Focusrire RedNet A16R MkII

R82,995.00 Incl.

Available on backorder


6×16 Analogue I/O With Independent Level Control

RedNet A16R MkII is a 16-channel analogue interface for Dante® networks, with two channels of AES3 I/O. Precision A-D and D-A conversion provides 119dB of dynamic range, flat from 20Hz – 20kHz (+/- 0.15dB). 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 standard 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, following an external input.

RedNet A16R MkII is well suited to both 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.

16 channels of high-quality line-level analogue I/O for Dante Audio-over-IP networks
Individual input/output channel level control and calibration available in +/- 1db increments via digital trim fader with mute and dim functions
24-bit precision conversion up to 192kHz
119dB dynamic range, flat from 20Hz – 20kHz, +/-0.15dB
Software-selectable +24dBu or +18dBu level alignment
AES67, AES70 and SMPTE 2110 compliant
Dual power supplies and network connections with full power and network redundancy including locking connectors for maximum reliability
Word Clock I/O and DARS input for increased flexibility plus an additional two channels of AES3 I/O
Analogue I/O to AES59 standard DB25 connectors
Comprehensive front-panel metering and indicators
RedNet Control remote monitoring software with powerful graphic user interface.



0 DBFS Reference Levels

+18 or 24dBu (switchable)

Frequency Response

20Hz – 20kHz ± 0.1dB


Less than -100dB (0.001) unweighted, 20Hz – 20kHz; -1dBFS input


-96dBu A-Weighted (typical)

Signal-To-Noise Ratio

120dB A-Weighted (typical)

Converter Dynamic Range

120dB A-Weighted (typical), 10Hz – 20kHz


0 DBFS Reference Levels Outputs

18 or 24dBu (switchable)

Frequency Response Outputs

20Hz – 20kHz ± 0.1dB

THD+N Outputs

Less than -100dB (0.001) unweighted, 20Hz – 20kHz; 23dBu input

Noise In Presence Of Signal

-94dBu A-Weighted (typical)

Dynamic Range

118 dB A-Weighted (typical)

Converter Dynamic Range Output

120dB A-Weighted (typical), 10Hz – 20kHz


Input To Output Or Input

Less than -100dB unweighted, 20Hz – 20kHz; 23dBu input

Output To Input Or Output

Less than -100dB unweighted, 20Hz – 20kHz; -1dBFS input


Sample Rate Range

32kHz to 216kHz

Gain Error


Dynamic Range Inputs

Greater than 138dB

THD+N Inputs

Less than -130dB (0.00003)


11 to 45 samples (network and sample rate dependent)


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 or from Dante Network Master

External Word Clock Range

Nominal sample rate ±7.5


Line Inputs

2 x DB25 connectors

Line Outputs

2 x DB25 connectors

Channel Count

2 x 2 AES/EBU channels

Input (Optional DARS)

1 x Female XLR (Switchable with analogue input channels 15 and 16 at quad rates)


1 x Male XLR (Duplicate of analogue output channels 15 and 16 at quad rates)

Word Clock Input

1 x BNC 75O port (switchable termination)

Word Clock Output

1 x BNC 75O port


2 x IEC Inputs with retaining clips


2 x EtherCON NE8FBH, also compatible with standard RJ45 connectors


Primary PSU (A)

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

Secondary Network

Green LED. Indicates that a network connection is present on secondary port when in redundant mode

Network Locked

Green LED. When unit is following network grand master, shows valid network lock

Sample Rate

Orange LED for each: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, x2, x4

Pull Up/Down

Orange LED. Indicates that the unit is set to operate on a Dante pull up/down domain

AES/EBU Signal Indicators

2 I/O signal indicator LEDs

Clock Source

Orange LED for each



Allows unit to connect to two independent networks


Connects both ports to integrated network switch allowing daisy-chaining

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 48 × 33 × 5 cm