The RedNet MP8R from Focusrite is an 8-channel remote-controlled microphone preamplifier and A/D for the Dante audio-over-IP network. The MP8R was developed from the RedNet 4 studio remote-controlled microphone preamp, and incorporated improvements from the considerable input of leading live sound practitioners during its development. The unit provides a wealth of features that make it particularly applicable to the live sound/recording and broadcast environments, and other workflows where reliability is paramount.
Dual Ethernet ports with locking etherCON connectors are provided, with several operating modes including daisy-chaining and redundancy confirmed by front-panel indicators. Two separate power supplies with fault detection capability are included, with separate power input sockets (with retaining clips) on the rear of the unit. The state of each power supply is indicated both remotely and on the front panel.
The MP8R features a rugged, roadworthy exterior and internal build quality. In addition, the unit offers a compact 1U rack-mount form factor.
The MP8R preamps utilize Focusrite’s well-known mic pre designs,with a pedigree that stretches back to the original Focusrite products of the mid-1980s. Fully keeping pace with the latest developments in audio technology, today’s Focusrite preamps offer lower noise, improved dynamic range, and better Common Mode Rejection. The preamps in the MP8R offer an increased maximum input level of 28 dBu, plus a 20 dB pad, high-pass filter, polarity inversion, and phantom power. Each preamp has a dual-input impedance of 2.4 or 10 kOhms, allowing flexibility when running multiple mic pres in parallel.
– RedNet audio interface with redundant power supplies and networking for maximum reliability
– Ideal for live sound, broadcast, and large installations
– 8 high-quality Focusrite mic preamps, remote-controllable from any computer on the RedNet network
– Each preamp channel provides two channels on the network for easy signal splits
– Redundant networking via two Neutrik Ethercon locking network connectors
– Redundant power supplies for maximum system reliability in any environment
– 3-year warranty
Computer Connectivity: IP Network
Form Factor: Rackmount
Simultaneous I/O: 8 x 8
A/D Resolution: Up to 24-bit/192kHz
Built In DSP/FX: Yes
Number of Preamps: 8
Phantom Power: Yes
Analog Inputs: 8 x XLR
Data I/O: 2 x etherCON Ethernet
Rack Spaces: 1U