$ 3,249.99 -20%
$ 2,599.99

The Focusrite RedNet A8R is a 1U, 8x8 analog line-level I/O interface with network and PSU redundancy and Focusrite’s finest A-D for any Dante audio-over-IP network.

Featuring network and power supply redundancy, RedNet A8R is the integrator’s choice for providing analog I/O in critical-path applications, including post-production, broadcast, live sound or recording studio. The RedNet A8R has high-quality conversion with up to 119dB of dynamic range, which is provided through two rear-panel DB25 connectors. 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.

Focusrite RedNet A8R—Just the Facts

  • Eight channels of high-quality line-level analog 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
  • Analog I/O to AES59 standard on DB25 connectors
  • Comprehensive front-panel metering and indicators
  • Remote monitoring software with powerful graphic user interface
  • 2-year warranty

Focusrite RedNet A8R—Under the Hood

With the industry-leading flexibility of Dante networked audio, Focusrite's audio-over-IP devices deliver a modular approach to integrating an audio solution, whether for post production, broadcast, live sound, or recording studio. The range includes Focusrite’s finest remote-controlled mic pres, best conversion, and a wide selection of PC interfacing options.

All Focusrite audio-over-IP devices are compatible with a standard layer-3 IP network; in fact it's likely that nearly every facility already has a compatible infrastructure. Just add Ethernet cable and a network switch to build up your audio network

Sonic excellence

Advanced A-D and D-A conversion, premium multi-layered board circuitry and rock steady JetPLL clocking delivers extremely clean, transparent audio with extensive dynamic range and 24-bit, 192kHz sampling.

Dante audio networking

The power and flexibility of Dante is harnessed to build an extremely scalable, modular audio system that is compatible with any other Dante-enabled device.


Some devices feature dual power supplies and dual network connections allowing for silent fail-over in the event of power or network outage, providing peace of mind.

Extensive compatibility

A wide range of connectivity options are available, including analogue, MADI, AES3, Mac, Windows, Pro Tools | HD and of course other Dante products.

For help integrating a Focusrite A8R into your Dante-enabled audio network, or configuring a new network audio system, call or chat online with your PAD Studio Integrator today.


Line Input

  • 0DBFS 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

  • 0DBFS Reference Levels: 18 or 24dBu (switchable)
  • Frequency response: 20Hz – 20kHz ± 0.1dB
  • THD+N: <-100dB (0.001) un-weighted, 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 un-weighted, 20Hz – 20kHz; 23dBu input
  • Output to input or output: <-100dB un-weighted, 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 analog 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 75 ohm port (switchable termination)
  • Word clock output: 1 x BNC 75 ohm 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: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 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


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