16-channel AES3 I/O for Dante audio over IP networks with redundant network & power
RedNet D16R AES is a 1U, 19in rack-mount Dante interface featuring 16 channels of AES/EBU connectivity to and from the Dante audio network. Perfect for bridging between digital consoles, power amplifiers or any other AES3-equipped audio equipment and any Dante network, RedNet D16R has SRC (Sample Rate Conversion) on each input pair allowing plug-and-play operation with any AES3 source. Word Clock I/O and DARS (Digital Audio Reference Signal) connections allow synchronisation with a wide range of external sources and hardware, while S/PDIF I/O allows the integration of equipment such as CD or solid state recorders/players. The D16R features a rugged, roadworthy exterior and high internal build quality, with Ethernet and power supply redundancy for maximum reliability. In addition, the unit offers a compact 1U rack-mount form factor.
Features16 Channel bi-directional RedNet AES3 Interface for Dante Networks
Power supply and Ethernet redundancy with auto switchover in case of failure, and locking etherCON network connectors.
Sample rate conversion allows external equipment to run at any sample rate
Compact 1U chassis allows maximum functionality in minimum rack space
Two 8-channel AES59 combined I/O DB25 connections, plus a pair of XLR3 connectors duplicating channels 1 & 2
Rear panel XLR input connector either be used as a DARS input or as a traditional AES3 audio input
S/PDIF input and outputs provided on RCA connectors; ideal for connecting CD players or solid-state recorders
Word Clock I/O on BNC connectors allows synchronisation of the Dante network to house clock, or syncing external equipment to the Dante network
RedNet Control and Dante control software allow routing and control from your audio computer system via a software control panel – no hardware patching required
Input Sample Rate Converters
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).
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, AES input 1-2, AES input 9-10 or from Dante Network Master.
External Word Clock Range: Nominal sample rate ±7.5%
Rear Panel Connectivity
Channel Count: 16 x 16 AES/EBU channels
Input and Output: 2 x DB-25 connectors (AES59 Combined I/O / Tascam Digital)
Alternate Input (optional DARS): 1 x Female XLR (replaces DB-25 channels 1-2)
Alternate Output: 1 x Male XLR (duplicates DB-25 channels 1-2)
Channel Count: 2 x 2 S/PDIF Channels (reduces AES/EBU input channels)
Input: 1 x RCA phono socket (replaces DB-25 channels 3-4)
Output: 1 x RCA phono socket (switchable, duplicates any DB-25 channel pair)
Input: 1 x BNC 75Ω port (switchable termination)
Output: 1 x BNC 75Ω port
PSU & Network Connections
PSU: 2 x IEC Inputs with retaining clips.
Network: 2 x etherCON connectors, also compatible with standard RJ45 connectors.
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 indicated clock source. Flashing indicates external clock is selected but not connected.
Sample Rate: Orange LED for each: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, x2, x4.
Pull Up/Down: Orange LED. Indicates unit is set to operate on a Dante pull up/down domain.
Signal Indicators: 16 Green LEDs, 8 input/8 output indicators. Illuminate @ -126dBFS.
Clock Source: Orange LED for each: Internal, Word Clock, DARS, Input 1–2 and Input 9–10.
Redundant - Allows unit to connect to two independent networks.
Switched - Connects both ports to integrated network switch allowing daisy-chaining of devices.
Power PSU: 2 x Internal, 100-240V, 50/60Hz, consumption 30VA.