Focusrite REDNET A8R

$2,999.99 USD

8×8 analogue I/O with dual PSUs

Available on Backorder

(Lead times may vary)

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RedNet A8R is a 1U, 8×8 analogue line-level I/O interface for any Dante audio-over-IP network. Featuring network and power supply redundancy, RedNet A8R is the ideal choice for providing analogue I/O in many critical-path applications, whether in Post Production, Broadcast, Live Sound or the Recording Studio.

High-quality conversion with up to 119dB of dynamic range is provided through two rear-panel DB25 connectors while an additional pair of AES3 I/O is provided through male and female XLR for added flexibility. Word Clock I/O on BNC connectors allows external devices to clock to RedNet A8R, or alternatively allows RedNet A8R to act as a network clock grand master slaved to external input. Power is supplied through a pair of locking IEC power inlets, and network connections are provided with a pair of locking Neutrik etherCON connectors; providing redundant operation or daisy-chained operation.

Key Features:

  • Eight channels of high-quality line-level analogue I/O for Dante audio-over-IP networks
  • 24-bit precision conversion up to 192kHz
  • 119dB dynamic range, flat from 20Hz – 20kHz, +/-0.15dB
  • Software-selectable +24dBu or +18dBu level alignment
  • AES67 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 on DB25 connectors
  • Comprehensive front-panel metering and indicators
  • Remote monitoring software with powerful graphic user interface
  • Brainworx bx_console Focusrite – exclusive plug-in that faithfully captures the sound, feel and styling of the original Focusrite ISA 110 Equaliser and ISA 130 Dynamics Modules.


Line Input  
0 dBFS Reference Input Levels elements 18 or 24dBu (switchable)
Frequency Response Inputs 20Hz – 20kHz ± 0.1dB
THD N Inputs <-130dB (0.00003)
EIN -96dBu A-Weighted (typical)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 120dB A-Weighted (typical)
Converter Dynamic Range 120dB A-Weighted (typical), 10Hz – 20kHz
Line Outputs  
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 118 dB A-Weighted (typical)
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 Inputs >138dB
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 or from Dante Network Master
External Word Clock Range Nominal sample rate ±7.5
Rear Panel Connectivity  
Line Inputs 1 x DB-25 connectors Analogue Outputs
Line Outputs 1 x DB-25 connectors
Channel Count 2 x 2 AES/EBU channels
Input (optional DARS) 1 x Female XLR
Output 1 x Male XLR
Word Clock Input 1 x BNC 75O port (switchable termination)
Word Clock Output 1 x BNC 75O port
PSU 2 x Internal, 100-240V, 50/60Hz, consumption 24W
Network 2 x etherCON NE8FBH, also compatible with standard RJ45 connectors
Front Panel Indicators  
Primary PSU (A) Green LED
Secondary PSU (B) Green LED
Primary Network Green LED
Secondary Network Green LED
Network Locked Green LED
Sample Rate Orange LED for each: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, x2, x4
Pull Up/Down Orange LED
Channel Signal Level Green LED (> -42dB), Orange LED (> -6dB) and Red (> 0dB)
AES/EBU signal indicators 2 I/O signal indicator LEDs
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