8-channel mic pre with dual PSUs

RedNet MP8R is a 1U, eight-channel remote-controlled mic pre and A-D interface for any Dante audio-over-IP network. Featuring network and power supply redundancy, RedNet MP8R is the ideal choice for providing mic pres in many critical-path applications, whether in Post Production, Broadcast, Live Sound or the Recording Studio.

RedNet MP8R was designed in direct response to requests from clients in Live Sound and Broadcast looking for a high-quality remote controlled mic pre coupled with high performance A-D conversion. The result is a preamp with high dynamic range, flat frequency response, and excellent common-mode gain performance. The unique automatic gain compensation feature allows for a variety of flexible workflows; each mic pre feeds a pair of network transmitters, – one directly fed by the mic pre, the other fed through automatically compensated DSP – making mic pre sharing very simple. Front panel level indication is provided through 6-segment LED meters, while an OLED display indicates input gain and other system information.


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Eight-channel remote controlled mic pre and A-D for Dante audio-over-IP networks
Up to 24-bit, 192kHz sampling rates with very low latency
Excellent common-mode gain performance improves rejection of noise induced in the cable
AES67 compliant
Dual power supplies and network connections with full power and network redundancy including locking connectors for maximum reliability
Maximum input of 28dBu allows versatile, universal input
Automatic gain compensation allows a second set of network transmitters to remain at the same signal level, independently of changes to the analogue gain. This makes the sharing of mic pres simple in many workflows
Remote-controllable Gain, Phantom Power and High-Pass Filter from Yamaha CL and QL Series Consoles
20dB pad, HPF and polarity inversion per input
6-segment LED level meters; OLED display indicates input gain and system information
Extensive remote control and signal metering from RedNet Control

specifications

Microphone Inputs


Gain Range

10dB to 65dB in 1dB steps

Type

Electronically Balanced, Zin = 2.4kO/10kO (Switchable); Inputs default to 2.4kO unpowered

Max. Input Level

29dBu ±0.5; min gain with pad for 0dBFS, Rs = 150O

Min. Input Level

-46dBu ±0.5; max gain without pad for 0dBFS, Rs = 150O

Frequency Response

20Hz - 40kHz ±0.1dB

THD N

-98dB (0.0012) @ -1dBFS, Rs = 150O

EIN

-129dBu A-Weighted (typical), Rs = 150O

Signal-to-Noise Ratio

118dB A-Weighted (typical), Rs = 150O

Phantom Power

48V, independently switchable per channel

Pad

-20dB, independently switchable per channel

HPF

-6dB @ 65 ± 3Hz, 12dB/Octave, independently switchable per channel

Crosstalk


Input to Input

<-100dB 20Hz - 20kHz; minimum input gain

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

Rear Panel Connectivity


Mic Inputs

8 x Female XLR

PSU

2 x IEC Inputs with retaining clips

Network

2 x etherCON NE8FBH-S, 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

Secondary Network

Green LED. Indicates that a network connection is present on secondary port when in redundant mode

Network Locked

Green LED. When unit is network slave, shows valid network lock.

Sample Rate

Orange LED for each: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, x2, x4

Pull Up/Down

Orange LED. Indicates that the unit is set to operate on a Dante pull up/down domain

Channel Signal Level

6 level indicator LEDs for each channel

Channel Select Buttons

8

Channel Function Controls

Info, Impedance, Pad, Phantom Power, HPF, Phase, Gain Encoder

Channel Display

Colour OLED. Displays Channel Name, Gain, Lock status, Channel Number, Gain Compensation status

Network Modes


Redundant

Allows unit to connect to two independent networks

Switched

Connects both ports to integrated network switch allowing daisy-chaining of devices

Dimensions


Height

44.5mm/ 1.75"

Width

482.6mm/ 19"

Depth

394mm/ 15.51"

Weight


Weight

5.75kg

Power


Heat Performance


Operating Temperature

Operates at up to an ambient temperature of 50 degrees Celcius

Fan

Single Fan

Downloads

User Guide


RedNet Control 2 User Guides - English

RedNet Getting Started Guide - English

RedNet Getting Started Guide - Chinese

RedNet Getting Started Guide - French

RedNet Getting Started Guide - Germany

RedNet Getting Started Guide - Japanese

RedNet Getting Started Guide - Korean

RedNet Getting Started Guide - Spanish

RedNet Installation Guide 1.1

RedNet MIDI Control Guide

RedNet MP8R User Manual - Chinese

RedNet MP8R User Manual - English

RedNet MP8R User Manual French

RedNet System User Guide 1.0

Data Sheet


RedNet Control 2.0 Feature Sheet

Mac RedNet Control 2.1

New Features in RedNet Control 2.1

Click here for full release notes

Windows RedNet Control 2.1

New Features in RedNet Control

Click here for full release notes

RedNet MP8R Data Sheet

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