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8-channel remote-controlled mic pre and A/D for Dante networks

RedNet MP8R is an 8-channel remote-controlled microphone preamplifier and A/D for the Dante

audio-over-IP network, designed specifically for the live sound/recording and broadcast environments,

and other workflows where reliability is paramount, with Ethernet and power supply redundancy.

The MP8R features eight high-quality remote-controlled mic preamps developed specifically for the

RedNet range, and backed by thirty years of mic preamplifier development. Each preamp has a dual input

impedance of 10k or 2.4k ohms, allowing flexibility when running multiple mic pres in parallel.

The device includes eight auxiliary outputs with automatic DSP-based gain tracking for digital “splits”.

Following the mic pres are eight channels of Focusrite’s legendary high-precision A/D converters,

operating at up to 192kHz/24-bit with minimum latency and offering class-leading dynamic range and

overall performance. The MP8R features a rugged, roadworthy exterior and high internal build quality.

In addition, the unit offers a compact 1U rack-mount form factor.

  • Built-in redundancy with dual power and network connections
  • Rugged roadworthy all-metal construction, high build quality, locking power and etherCON Ethernet connectors
  • Eight Focusrite remote-controlled preamps with enhanced input level capability, and dual input impedance to deliver maximum performance when one mic feeds single or multiple pres
  • Two outputs from each preamp: one direct and the other automatically gain-compensated to deliver a constant level
  • Remote-controllable Gain, Phantom Power and High-Pass Filter from Yamaha CL and QL Series Consoles.
  • 20dB pad, HPF and polarity inversion per input
  • Operate locally, or remotely via RedNet Control software, Pro Tools, MIDI or OCA (Open Control Architecture – available 2015 via firmware update)
  • Precision low-latency conversion at up to 24-bit/192kHz, with best-in-class dynamic range and overall audio quality
  • 6-segment LED level meters; OLED display indicates input gain and system information
  • Compact 1U form factor
  • Full interoperability with other Dante products and networks
  • Comprehensive remote control software with powerful graphic user interface

RedNet is Focusrite’s flagship range of modular Ethernet-networked audio interfaces that harnesses the power of Audinate’s tried

and tested Dante digital audio networking system to bring studio quality sound to any modern audio application. Fundamentally

RedNet is an extremely scalable, near zero latency audio distribution system that can be used to expand I/O channel count, interface

digital components, and/or bridge between Pro Tools|HD or MADI and the Dante audio network.