RedNet D16 AES is a 1U 19in rack-mount interface featuring 16 channels of AES/EBU connectivity to and from a Dante audio network, with Ethernet redundancy for maximum network reliability. Perfect for bridging between digital consoles, power amplifiers or any other AES3 equipped audio equipment and a Dante network.
RedNet D16 AES has a Sample Rate Convertor (SRC) on each input pair allowing instant operation with any AES3 source. Word Clock and Digital Audio Reference Signal (DARS) connections provide synchronisation with a wide range of hardware, while S/PDIF I/O allows the integration of equipment such as CD or solid state recorders/players.
16 Channel RedNet AES3 Interface for Dante Network
AES3 connectivity allows connection of external converters, effects units, mixing consoles or any other AES3 equipped audio equipment to the Dante audio network
Dual rear-panel Ethernet connectors (primary and secondary connectors) allow maximum network reliability with seamless switchover to a standby network in the unlikely event of a network failure. The ports can alternatively be used to daisy-chain additional units.
Sample Rate Conversion on all input channels
SRC allows external equipment to run at any sample rate, irrespective of the sample rate or clocking of the Dante audio network
Compact design allows maximum functionality in minimum rack space, with a full 16 channels of I/O in 1U. RedNet D16 AES features the standard trademark red anodised front panel
Input and Output on XLR as well as DB25
RedNet D16 provides two 8-channel AES59 combined I/O DB25 connections. In addition, a pair of XLR3 connectors duplicates channels 1 & 2
XLR Input for DARS or Digital Audio
The rear panel XLR input connector can either be used as a DARS input or as a traditional AES3 audio input, replacing channels 1–2 of the DB25 inputs
S/PDIF input and outputs are provided on RCA connectors; ideal for connecting CD players or solid-state recorders. The input replaces channels 3 & 4 in the DB25 connector while the output can be assigned to replicate any adjacent odd/even output pair
Word Clock I/O on BNC connectors allows synchronisation of the Dante network to house clock, or syncing external equipment to the Dante network
Remote routing and control
RedNet Control software allows full routing and control from your audio computer system via a software control panel – no hardware patching required.
Connectors: BNC 75Ω
Output: 5V 75Ω DC-coupled
Input: locks down to 0.2V AC-coupled (75Ω software switchable termination)
Electrical standard: as per AES10:2008
Recommended Cable: 75Ω characteristic impedance
Connector: BNC 75Ω
Optical Standard: as per AES10:2008 (ISO/IEC 9314-3, FDDI, ANSI X3.166)
Recommended Cable: Multi-mode, Graded-index, 62.5µm core, 125µm cladding
SRC lock range: 41kHz to 216kHz (MADI)
Sample Rate Ratio Limit: 6:1
THD: -130dB typical
Latency: 43 to 196 samples (Network and MADI sample rate dependent)