RedNet A16R MkII US$4,399.99

RedNet A16R MkII

Product Code: MONF0017


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RedNet A16R MkII is a 16x16 analogue interface for Dante networks, with channel level control for individual inputs and outputs.

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Product Specifications

What's in the box:
  • RedNet A16R MkII
  • 2x IEC AC mains cables
  • 2x IEC Retaining Clips
  • Focusrite Pro Important Information Guide provides links to:
    • RedNet Control
    • RedNet PCIe drivers (included with RedNet Control download)
    • Audinate Dante Controller (installed with RedNet Control)

System Requirements:

  • Mac OS X:
    • 10.13 macOS High Sierra
    • 10.14 macOS Mojave
    • 10.15 macOS Catalina
    • 10.16 macOS Big Sur

  • Windows:
    • Windows 10 (32/ 64 bit)

Feature Specifications:

Input / Output Trim
  • Input Trim: -78 to 0dB in 1dB steps (per channel)
  • Output Trim: -78 to 0dB in 1dB steps (per channel)

Input Sample Rate Convertors

  • Sample Rate Range: 32 to 216 kHz
  • Gain Error: -0.3dB
  • Dynamic Range: > 138dB (-60 dBFS method)
  • THD + N: < -130dB (0.00003%); 0 dBFS input
  • Latency: 11 to 45 samples (network and input sample rate dependent

Line Inputs

All measurements taken at +24dBu reference level, Rs = 50Ω
  • 0dBFS Reference Levels: +18 or +24dBu (switchable)
  • Frequency Response: 20h – 20kHz ± 0.1dB
  • THD + N: <-105dB (0.0005623%) unweighted, 20Hz – 20kHz; -1dBFS input
  • EIN: -95dBu 'A'-Weighted (typical)
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 119dB 'A'-Weighted (typical)
  • Converter Dynamic Range: 120dB 'A'-Weighted (typical), 10Hz – 20kHz

Line Outputs

All measurements taken at +24dBu reference level, RL = 100kΩ
  • 0 dBFS Reference Levels: +18 or +24dBu (switchable)
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz ± 0.1dB
  • THD + N: <-100dB (0.001%) unweighted, 20Hz – 20kHz; +23dBu input
  • Noise in Presence of Signal: -94dBu 'A'-Weighted (typical)
  • Dynamic Range: 118dB 'A'-Weighted (typical)
  • Converter Dynamic Range: 120dB 'A'-Weighted (typical), 10Hz – 20kHz

  • Input to Output or Input : <-100dB unweighted, 20Hz – 20kHz; +23dBu input
  • Output to Input or Output: <-100dB unweighted, 20Hz – 20kHz; -1dBFS input

Digital Input Sample Rate Converters
  • Sample Rate Range: 32kHz to 216kHz
  • Gain Error: -0.3dB
  • Dynamic Range: >138dB
  • THD + N: <-130dB (0.00003%)
  • Latency : 11 to 45 samples (network and sample rate dependent)

Digital Performance

  • Supported Sample Rates: 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 176.4 / 192 kHz (-4% / -0.1% / +0.1% / +4.167%) at 24 bit
  • Clock Sources: Internal, Word Clock, DARS or from Dante Network Master
  • External Word Clock Range: Nominal sample rate ±7.5%

Rear Panel Connectivity

Analogue Inputs
  • Line Inputs: 2 x DB-25 connectors
Analogue Outputs
  • Line Outputs: 2 x DB-25 connectors
  • Channel Count: 2 x 2 AES3 channels
  • Input (optional DARS): 1 x Female XLR (Switchable with analogue input channels 15 and 16 at quad rates)
  • Output: 1 x Male XLR (Duplicate of analogue output channels 15 and 16 at quad rates
Word Clock
  • Word Clock Input: 1 x BNC 75Ω port (Switchable Termination)
  • Word Clock Output: 1 x BNC 75Ω port
PSU & Network Connections
  • PSU: 2 x IEC Inputs with retaining clips.
  • Network: 2 x etherCON NE8FBH-S, also compatible with standard RJ45 connectors (Accommodates rugged etherCON NE8MC*. Does not intermate with Cat 6 cable connector NE8MC6-MO and NKE65* cable)
Front Panel Indicators
  • Primary PSU (A): Green LED. Illuminates when an AC input is applied and all DC outputs are present.
  • Secondary PSU (B): Green LED. Illuminates when an AC input is applied and all DC outputs are present.
  • Primary Network: Green LED. Indicates that a network connection is present on primary port when in redundant mode. When in Switched mode, a valid network connection at either Primary or Secondary network port will cause this LED to illuminate.
  • Secondary Network: Green LED. Indicates that a network connection is present on secondary port when in redundant mode. Not used in switched mode.
  • Network Locked: Green LED. When unit is network slave, shows valid network lock. When unit is network master, shows lock to internal clock.
  • Sample Rate: Orange LED for each: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, x2, x4.
  • Pull Up/Down: Orange LED. Indicates that the unit is set to operate on a Dante pull up/down domain.
  • Channel Signal Level: 16 Input and 16 Output tri-state signal level LEDs: Green LED (> -42dB), Orange LED (> -6dB) and Red (> 0dB)
  • AES3 signal indicators: 2 I/O signal indicator LEDs (one input, one output). Green LED illuminates >-127dBFS
  • Clock Source: Orange LED for each: Internal, Word Clock and DARS
Network Modes
  • Redundant: Allows unit to connect to two independent networks.
  • Switched: Connects both ports to integrated network switch allowing daisy-chaining of devices.
  • PSU: 2 x Internal, 100-240V, 50/60Hz, consumption 30W
Heat Performance
  • Operating Temperature: Operates at up to an ambient temperature of 50 degrees Celcius
  • Fan: Two-step Dual Fans which increase in speed when reaching temperatures towards 50 degrees ambient temperature

Product Dimensions:

  • 482mm (18.98") width x 327mm (12.87") depth x 44mm (1.73") height
  • Weight: 4.995kg


Attribute Description
Power SupplyUK
Power SupplyUS
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RedNet A16R MkII is a 16-channel analogue Interface for Dante networks, with two channels of AES3 I/O. Individual input and output channel level controls allow for precise adjustment of all I/O levels using RedNet Control. With two power supplies and primary and secondary etherCON network connectors, RedNet A16R MkII is perfect for critical-path applications in recording, post-production, live sound and broadcast. Built-in redundancy features allow for silent fail-over in the event of power or network outage, providing reassurance for system technicians.

Analogue inputs and outputs are connected through four rear-panel AES59-configured DB25 connectors, while an additional pair of AES3 I/O is provided through male and female XLR for added flexibility. The XLR input can accept DARS signals in addition to AES3. Word Clock I/O on BNC connectors allows external devices to clock to RedNet A16R MkII, or alternatively allows RedNet A16R MkII to act as a network clock grand master, synchronised to external input. RedNet A16R MkII is well suited to permanent installation and repeated strike and setup: all connectors lock and remain terminated even under stress, providing worry-free installation and peace of mind once situated in a rack. In addition, all Focusrite Pro products come with a three-year warranty and award-winning customer support.

Key Features
  • 16-channel bi-directional analogue interface for Dante networks, with additional two-channel AES3 I/O.
  • Precision A-D and D-A conversion with 119dB dynamic range, flat from 20Hz - 20 kHz (+/- 0.15dB).
  • Individual input/output channel level control using RedNet Control software.
  • Dual PSUs with locking IEC inlets.
  • Dual locking etherCON connectors for Primary and Secondary network connections.
  • Power supply and ethernet redundancy with auto switchover in case of failure.
  • Front-panel LED indicators for PSU, network, sample rate, signal present and clock source status.
  • Sample rate conversion on the AES3 inputs allows external equipment to run at any sample rate.
  • Analogue I/O on four AES59 standard DB25 connectors.
  • Digital I/O on a pair of XLR connectors (AES3).
  • Rear panel XLR connector can either be used as a DARS input or as a traditional AES3 audio input.
  • BNC connectors for Word Clock input and output.
  • Compact 1U chassis allows maximum functionality in minimum rack space.
  • AES67 and AES70 compliant.
  • SMPTE ST 2110 compliant when used with Dante Domain Manager (sold separately).
  • Full operability with Focusrite RedNet and Red interfaces, plus all Dante devices from hundreds of manufacturers.
  • Remote control with RedNet Control, and route via Dante Control.


Enjoy three years of warranty.
Wherever you happen to be in the world, you can rely on a three year warranty if any Focusrite hardware needs repairing or replacing due to a manufacturing fault. Focusrite will send you replacement gear in the UK and the US, and they'll cover the shipping costs both ways. In the UK, they'll send you a replacement before you return your hardware to them.
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