16x16 AES3 I/O

RedNet D16 AES is a 1U, 16x16 AES3 interface for any Dante audio-over-IP network. Featuring network redundancy, RedNet D16 AES is the ideal choice for providing AES3 I/O in many applications, whether in Post Production, Broadcast, Live Sound or the Recording Studio.

Four rear-panel DB25 connectors wired to the AES59 standard provide eight pairs of AES3 I/O, while an additional pair of XLR connectors allows flexibility in cabling choice for one pair of I/O. Additional RCA connectors allow the connection of consumer S/PDIF equipment. All external audio inputs include sample rate conversion, further reducing cabling and clocking complexity. Word Clock I/O on BNC connectors allows external devices to clock to RedNet D16 AES, or alternatively allows RedNet D16 AES 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.


16x16 AES3 I/O for Dante audio-over-IP networks
Up to 24-bit, 192kHz sampling rates
AES67 compliant
Dual power supplies and network connections with full power and network redundancy including locking connectors for maximum reliability
Flexible input options: DB25, XLR, RCA with sample rate conversion
Word Clock I/O and DARS input for increased flexibility
Combined digital I/O to AES59 standard on DB25 connectors
Comprehensive front-panel metering and indicators
Remote monitoring software with powerful graphic user interface




16 channels, synchronous with unit sample rate

AES/EBU Connectors Inputs

Channels 1–16: 2x 25-way female D-Sub, each wired to AES59 (combined I/O)/Tascam Digital

S/PDIF Input

Channels 3–4 (switchable)

S/PDIF Connector Inputs

RCA Phono socket

Input format

Channel status ignored. Assumed to be 24 bit, 2-channel audio

Input Sample Rate Converters

Input sample rate range

32 to 216 kHz

Dynamic Range

> 138 dB (-60 dBFS method)


< -130 dB (0.00003); 0 dBFS input


AES/EBU connectors

Channels 1–16: 2x 25-way female D-Sub, each wired to AES59 (combined I/O)

S/PDIF output

2 channels, synchronous with unit sample rate

S/PDIF connector

RCA Phono socket

Output format


AES/EBU Outputs

16 channels, synchronous with unit sample rate

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 network master device

Local clock sources

Internal, DARS, Word Clock, Input 1–2, Input 9–10

External word clock range

Nominal sample rate ±7.5

Front Panel Indicators

Power Indicator

Green LED

Primary network

Green LED, indicates that a network connection is present on primary port when in redundant mode

Secondary network

As Primary network indicator. Not used in switched mode


Green LED

Unit sample rate

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

Pull up/down

Indicates unit is set to operate on a Dante pull up/down domain

Signal indicators

16 Green LEDs, 8 input/8 output indicators. Illuminate at -126 dBFS

Clock source indicators

Orange LED for each: Internal, Word Clock, DARS, Input 1–2, Input 9–10

Network Modes


Allows unit to connect to two independent networks


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



Internal, 100-240V, consumption 30 VA


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

RedNet Control 2.4.1 Release Notes

RedNet Control 2.4 User Guide

RedNet D16/D16R User Guide - English

RedNet D16/D16R User Guide - French

RedNet D16/D16R User Guide - Chinese

Data Sheet

RedNet Control 2.0 Feature Sheet

RedNet D16 Architect Spec


RedNet Control 2.4.1 for Mac

RedNet Control 2.4.1 for Windows

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