8-channel remote-controlled 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.

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
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6-segment LED level meters; OLED display indicates input gain and system information
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Microphone Inputs

Gain Range

10dB to 65dB in 1dB steps


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


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


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

Signal-to-Noise Ratio

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

Phantom Power

48V, independently switchable per channel


-20dB, independently switchable per channel


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


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


2 x IEC Inputs with retaining clips


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


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


Allows unit to connect to two independent networks


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



44.5mm/ 1.75"


482.6mm/ 19"


394mm/ 15.51"





Heat Performance

Operating Temperature

Operates at up to an ambient temperature of 50 degrees Celcius


Single Fan


User Guide

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 System User Guide 1.0

Midi Controller Manual

RedNet MP8R User Guide - English

RedNet MP8R User Guide - French

Data Sheet

RedNet MP8R Data Sheet


RedNet Control 2.8.5 for Mac

RedNet Control 2.8.5 for Windows

RedNet Control 2.8.5 Release Notes

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