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Focusrite RedNet 3 Network Interface

The Focusrite RedNet 3 Network Interface is a multi-channel, bi-directional 32 x 32 ADAT / S-MUX, 8 x 8 AES/EBU, and 2 x 2 S/PDIF digital interface for use with a RedNet digital audio networking system. RedNet is a near-zero-latency DANTE networking protocol which allows for easy system and I/O expansion while offering a wide range of connectivity options.

RedNet 3 interfaces your existing digital audio systems and components to the RedNet network, with up to 32 inputs and outputs and full software remote control. The unit includes support for AES/EBU, S/PDIF and ADAT (16 ADAT optical ports support 32 digital channels in and out – even at 96kHz, with S-MUX2) digital audio formats and allows the RedNet system to be synchronised to incoming signal clock or a word clock source.

RedNet 3 can be used simply as a means of converting 32 channels of audio and delivering it somewhere else on the network at near-zero latency. If you need to connect RedNet 3 to your computer there are three methods:

- The RedNet PCIe card for Core Audio and ASIO applications such as Logic and Nuendo
- RedNet 5 for Pro Tools HD, Pro Tools HDX and Pro Tools HD Native via DigiLink connectors
- Directly to your computer’s Ethernet port using a standard Ethernet cable (and “Dante Virtual Soundcard”)

What is RedNet?
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.

Focusrite RedNet 3 Network Interface Features

  • Up to 32 simultaneous inputs and outputs and full software remote control: 32 x 32 ADAT / S-MUX, 8 x 8 AES/EBU (w/ SRC), and 2 x 2 S/PDIF
  • Sonic Excellence – Advanced D/D connectivity with Sample Rate Conversion on AES/EBU, premium multi-layered board circuitry and rock steady JetPLL™clocking delivers extremely clean, transparent audio at a dynamic range of 119dB with 24-bit resolution at sample rates up to 192kHz.
  • Dante Audio Networking – Harnessing the power of Dante’s tried and tested digital audio networking system, RedNet forms an extremely scalable, modular audio distribution system that is compatible with any other Dante enabled products.
  • Highly Expandable – RedNet’s modular “building block” design means that each system can be specified with any combination of RedNet units to ensure your system has the right type and quantity of I/O exactly where you need them.
  • Extensive Compatibility – With many different options for interfacing with other hardware, whether it's MADI, AES 3, analogue, Mac, PC, Pro Tools|HD, or Dante-based products - RedNet will function with a huge range of devices and features multiple connectivity options.

Focusrite RedNet 3 Network Interface Specifications

  • Connectivity
    • ADAT Optical inputs 1 – 8 via TOSLINK optical connectors: Each connector supports 8 channels at 44.1 or 48k, 4 channels at 96k (S-MUX2), and 2 channels at 192kHz (S-MUX4)*
    • ADAT Optical outputs 1 – 8 via TOSLINK optical connectors: Each connector supports 8 channels at 44.1 or 48k, 4 channels at 96k (S-MUX2), and 2 channels at 192kHz (S-MUX4)*
    • AES/EBU inputs and outputs 1 – 8 via DB25 connector (replaces port one of the ADAT inputs when in use)
    • S/PDIF input 1 – 2 via coaxial port (replaces one AES bank when in use)
    • S/PDIF output 1 – 2 via coaxial port
    • Word Clock input via BNC port
    • Word Clock output via BNC port
    • Dante Ethernet port
      * When running at 44.1 or 48kHz, ADAT input ports 5 – 8 are disabled and ADAT output ports 5-8 mirror output ports 1-4
  • Inputs
    • AES/EBU inputs: 8 channels, with switchable SRC
    • AES/EBU connector: 25-way female Dsub, wired to AES 59 (combined I/O)
    • ADAT inputs: 32 channels @ 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 kHz sample rate; 16 channels @ 192 kHz
    • ADAT connectors: TOSLINK lightguides x 8
    • S/PDIF input: 2 channels, with switchable SRC 44.1 to 192 kHz
    • S/PDIF connector: Phono (RCA) socket
  • AES/EBU Input Sample Rate Converters
    • Input sample rate range: 32 to 216 kHz
    • Gain error: -0.3 dB
    • Dynamic Range: > 138 dB (-60 dBFS method)
    • THD+N: < -130 dB (0.00003%); 0 dBFS input
  • Outputs
    • AES/EBU outputs: 8 channels, sync-locked to RedNet system sample rate
    • AES/EBU connector: See “Inputs”
    • ADAT outputs: 32 channels @ 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 kHz sample rate; 16 channels @ 192 kHz
    • ADAT connectors: TOSLINK lightguides x 8
    • S/PDIF output: 2 channels, sync-locked to RedNet system sample rate
    • S/PDIF connector: Phono (RCA) socket
  • Operating Modes
    • AES/EBU mode: AES/EBU inputs – Chs. 1 to 8; ADAT inputs – Chs. 9 to 32*; AES/EBU outputs – Chs. 1 to 8; ADAT outputs – Chs. 1 to 32*
    • ADAT mode: ADAT inputs – Chs. 1 to 32*; AES/EBU outputs – Chs. 1 to 8; ADAT outputs – Chs. 1 to 32*
  • Digital Performance
    • Supported sample rates: 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 192 kHz
    • Clock sources: Local or from network master device
    • Local clock sources: Internal, Word Clock input, AES input 1, ADAT input 1, S/PDIF input
    • External word clock range: Sample rate ±7.5%
  • Power
    • PSU: Internal, 100 - 240 V, consumption 30 VA

Focusrite RedNet 3 Network Interface Includes

  • RedNet 3 unit
  • RedNet 3 User Guide (manual)
  • RedNet System User Guide
  • 2 meter Cat6 Ethernet cable
  • IEC AC mains cable
  • Product registration card with Bundle Code. Registration gives access to:
    • RedNet Control
    • RedNet drivers (installed with RedNet Control)
    • Audinate Dante Controller (installed with RedNet Control)
    • Dante Virtual Soundcard token and download instructions
    • RedNet 2 User Guide – PDF format
    • RedNet System User Guide – PDF format

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