At the recent InfoComm 2018 show in Las Vegas, Focusrite highlighted the new RedNet X2P 2×2 Dante compact audio interface.
The RedNet X2P incorporates two Red Evolution mic preamps, balanced line outputs and a stereo headphone amp, designed to provide a remote I/O solution for Focusrite RedNet or other Dante audio-over-IP networks. It can be quickly integrated into Dante-enabled broadcast, post production and music workflows because power, audio and remote control are supplied using a single Ethernet cable.
The two digitally-controlled mic preamps provide clean gain along with stereo linking, individually selectable phantom power, a high-pass filter and phase reverse. Additionally, they include Air mode, emulating the sound of Focusrite’s transformer-based mic preamps.
The RedNet X2P provides audio conversion with a stated dynamic range of more than 118 dB dynamic range. A “more me” control allows talent to mix the level of the local mic pre inputs at zero latency with the cue mix feed to the unit via the network inputs assigned to feed either the local line outputs or headphone amp.
The unit can be mounted directly to a mic stand, keeping it out of the way yet within reach. Flexible remote control enables local control of mic pre settings and output settings, or both to be locked. Artists can adjust their headphone mix and level without accidentally adjusting the mic pre gain.