AES 2015: FOCUSRITE REDNET AM2 DANTE-COMPATIBLE MONITORING UNIT
Focusrite announces the RedNet AM2 stereo audio monitoring unit at AES. The RedNet AM2 is a Dante-compatible device offering headphone and line outputs for flexible monitoring of signals from the Dante network. There’s a 1/4-inch headphone output on the front panel and a pair of balanced XLR line outputs on the rear, which can be used to control loudspeakers. Two large knobs on the top control headphone and line output levels, with the latter having a mute button and associated LED.
The headphone output is supposed to deliver enough juice to drive even high-impedance headphones at substantial levels. The table-top unit is designed to sit comfortably on a flat surface, or alternatively it can be mounted on top of a mic stand using a standard threaded bush in the base. The AM2 can be powered via PoE (Power over Ethernet) or via the 12-volt DC input barrel connector. Dual etherCON connectors are provided for daisy-chaining with other network devices.