Focusrite RedNet 4 Reviews5.0/5.0 based on 1 customer review
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from Chicago, IL
March 16, 2013Music Background:
Excellent sound and reliabilityThis box is a perfect start for a Dante system. I have tested Rednet 4 extensively over several networks using Dante Virtual Soundcard. As soon as it is setup properly it works flawlessly, even over a 10/100 network. You can be hundreds of feet away monitoring a recording without running more than a couple short cables.
Overall the box is high quality in construction while still managing to be fairly lightweight. The Rednet 4 preamps/ADC are excellent and I wouldn't hesitate to use them even in the most demanding applications.
On location the ability to use this as a stage box using a single ethernet cable to connect to a laptop is very convenient, if you've ever carried audio snakes around on a cart you know what I mean. Controlling the preamps is from the same laptop is icing on the cake.
Rednet 4 has no hardware outputs. How is monitoring done with one or more Rednet 4 boxes connected by a network switch? The best way is to use a Dante output device on the network, like one of the other Rednet boxes or a Yamaha mixer with a Dante card. I suggest contacting Sweetwater, Focusrite, or Audinate to talk about your potential setup.
Care must also be taken while selecting and configuring a network switch for the setup, Focusrite has suggested a few managed network switches that are reliable and I advise checking that first and making sure your switch is configured properly.
Dante is the most flexible audio routing system on the market, and the Rednet implementation is very sophisticated. I highly recommended it!