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Focusrite 8-Channel Remote Control Mic Preamp

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8-Channel remote-controlled mic pre and A/D for Dante networks

RedNet MP8R is an 8-channel remote-controlled microphone preamplifier and A/D for the Dante audio-over-IP network, designed specifically for the live sound/recording and broadcast environments, and other workflows where reliability is paramount, with Ethernet and power supply redundancy. The MP8R features eight high-quality remote-controlled mic preamps developed specifically for the RedNet range, and backed by thirty years of mic preamplifier development. Each preamp has a dual input impedance of 10k or 2.4k ohms, allowing flexibility when running multiple mic pres in parallel. The device includes eight auxiliary outputs with automatic DSP-based gain tracking for digital splits. Following the mic pres are eight channels of Focusrites legendary high-precision A/D converters, operating at up to 192kHz/24-bit with minimum latency and offering class-leading dynamic range and overall performance. The MP8R features a rugged, roadworthy exterior and high internal build quality. In addition, the unit offers a compact 1U rack-mount form factor.

Key Features:

• Built-in redundancy with dual power and network connections
• Rugged roadworthy all-metal construction, high build quality, locking power and etherCON Ethernet connectors
• Eight Focusrite remote-controlled preamps with enhanced input level capability, and dual input impedance to deliver maximum performance when one mic feeds single or multiple pres
• Two outputs from each preamp: one direct and the other automatically gain-compensated to deliver a constant level
• Remote-controllable Gain, Phantom Power and High-Pass Filter from Yamaha CL and QL Series Consoles.
20dB pad, HPF and polarity inversion per input
• Operate locally, or remotely via RedNet Control software, Pro Tools, MIDI or OCA (Open Control Architecture available 2015 via firmware update)
• Precision low-latency conversion at up to 24-bit/192kHz, with best-in-class dynamic range and overall audio quality
• 6-segment LED level meters; OLED display indicates input gain and system information
• Compact 1U form factor
• Full interoperability with other Dante products and networks



Gain Range: 10dB to 65dB in 1dB steps
Type: Electronically Balanced, Zin = 2.4kΩ/10kΩ (Switchable); Inputs default to 2.4kΩ when unit is unpowered.
Max. Input Level: 29dBu 0.5; min gain with pad for 0dBFS, Rs = 150Ω
Min. Input Level: -46dBu 0.5; max gain without pad for 0dBFS, Rs = 150Ω
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 40kHz 0.1dB
THD + N: -98dB (0.0012%) @ -1dBFS, Rs = 150Ω
EIN: -129dBu 'A'-Weighted (typical), Rs = 150Ω
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 118dB 'A'-Weighted (typical), Rs = 150Ω
Phantom Power: +48V, independently switchable per channel.
Pad: -20dB, independently switchable per channel.
HPF: -6dB @ 65 3Hz, 12dB/Octave, independently switchable per channel.


Input to Input: < -100dB 20Hz - 20kHz; minimum input gain.


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.


Mic Inputs: 8 x Female XLR

PSU & Network Connections
PSU: 2 x IEC Inputs with retaining clips.
Network: 2 x etherCON connectors, also compatible with standard RJ45 connectors.


• 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. When in Switched mode, a valid network connection at either Primary or Secondary network port will cause this LED to illuminate.
• Secondary Network: Green LED. Indicates that a network connection is present on secondary port when in redundant mode. Not used in switched mode.
• Network Locked: Green LED. When unit is network slave, shows valid network lock. When unit is network master, shows lock to internal clock.
• 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. 3 Green LEDs, (-30dB, -18dB, -12dB); 2 orange LEDs (-6dB, -3dB); red LED (0dB/onset of clipping).
• Channel Select Buttons: 8
• Channel Function Controls: Info, Impedance, Pad, Phantom Power, HPF, Phase, Gain Encoder.
• Channel Display: Colour OLED. Displays Channel Name, Gain, Lock status (When on), Channel Number, Gain Compensation status (When on).


Redundant: Allows unit to connect to two independent networks.
Switched: Connects both ports to integrated network switch allowing daisy-chaining of devices.


Height: 44.5mm/ 1.75"
Width: 482.6mm/ 19"
Depth: 394mm/ 15.51"

Weight: 5.75kg


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