16x16 AES3 I/O with dual PSUs

RedNet D16R is a 1U, 16x16 AES3 interface for any Dante™ audio-over-IP network. Featuring network and power supply redundancy, RedNet D16R is the ideal choice for providing AES3 I/O in many critical-path applications, whether in Post Production, Broadcast, Live Sound or the Recording Studio. Perfect for bridging between digital consoles, power amplifiers or any other AES3-equipped audio equipment and any Dante network, RedNet D16R has SRC (Sample Rate Conversion) on each input pair allowing plug-and-play operation with any AES3 source.

Two 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 D16R, or alternatively allows RedNet D16R 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 with sample rate conversion
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
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
Brainworx bx_console Focusrite – exclusive plug-in that faithfully captures the sound, feel and styling of the original Focusrite ISA 110 Equaliser and ISA 130 Dynamics Modules.


Input Sample Rate Convertors

Sample Rate Range

32 to 216 kHz

Gain Error


Dynamic Range

> 138dB (-60 dBFS method)


< -130dB (0.00003); 0 dBFS input


11 to 45 samples (network and input 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, Word Clock, DARS, AES input 1-2, AES input 9-10 or from Dante Network Master

Rear Panel Connectivity

Channel Count

2 x 2 S/PDIF Channels (reduces AES/EBU input channels)

Input and Output

2 x DB-25 connectors (AES59 Combined I/O / Tascam Digital)

Alternate Input (optional DARS)

1 x Female XLR (replaces DB-25 channels 1-2)

Alternate Output

1 x Male XLR (duplicates DB-25 channels 1-2)


1 x RCA phono socket (replaces DB-25 channels 3-4)


1 x RCA phono socket (switchable, duplicates any DB-25 channel pair)


2 x IEC Inputs with retaining clips


2 x etherCON NE8FBH-S, also compatible with standard RJ45 connectors

AES/EBU Channel Count

16 x 16 AES/EBU channels

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.

Sample Rate

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

Pull Up/Down

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

Signal Indicators

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

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

Clock Source

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

Network Modes


Allows unit to connect to two independent networks


Connects both ports to integrated network switch allowing daisy-chaining



44.5mm/ 1.75"


482.6mm/ 19"


263mm/ 10.35"





Power PSU

2 x Internal, 100-240V, 50/60Hz, consumption 30VA

Heat Performance

Operating Temperature

Operates at up to an ambient temperature of 50 degrees Celcius


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 User Guide

RedNet D16/D16R User Guide - English

RedNet D16/D16R User Guide - French

RedNet D16/D16R User Guide - Chinese

Data Sheet

RedNet D16R Architect Spec

RedNet D16R 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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