Focusrite Announces RedNet X2P Dante Audio Interface

September 19 2017, 03:10
The new Focusrite RedNet X2P is a compact, robust 2x2 Dante audio interface featuring two Red Evolution mic preamps, stereo line out and a stereo headphone amplifier. The RedNet X2P quickly adds I/O to any Focusrite Red or RedNet interfaces or any Audinate Dante audio-over-IP system, and power, audio and remote control are supplied using a single Ethernet cable. A local input mixer allows 'more me' monitoring control, while a control lockout ensures settings remain unchanged when used remotely.

Expanding even more the already extended range of Red and RedNet solutions from the British brand, the new RedNet X2P Dante audio interface was designed to fit directly into new generation audio-networked systems, simply using a power over Ethernet switch or PoE injector.

The two digitally-controlled Red Evolution mic preamplifiers provide large amounts of ultra-clean gain along with stereo linking, individual phantom power, a high-pass filter and phase reverse. Plus they include Air mode, emulating the sound of Focusrite’s classic transformer-based mic preamps. The unit even provides high-performance audio conversion with over 118dB dynamic range. The converters have been expertly selected and calibrated to provide the best balance of sound quality, dynamic range and conversion latency.

Sometimes it helps to have direct input monitoring within the interface, so the RedNet X2P features a crossfader to enable users to control the level of local inputs versus network inputs that feed either the line outputs or the headphone outputs. The unit can be mounted directly to a mic stand, keeping it out of the way and within reach.

Flexible control locks enable users to lock out local control of mic pre settings, output settings or both, allowing the RedNet X2P to be left at artists reach and allowing them to adjust their headphone mix and level, safe in the knowledge that they cannot accidentally adjust the mic pre gain.
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