Focusrite X2P interface to enable increased RedNet control

Focusrite is further expanding its RedNet range with the X2P 2×2 Dante audio interface.

The compact and robust RedNet X2P features two Red Evolution mic pre’s, stereo line outs and a stereo headphone amplifier, allowing quick I/O and monitoring expansion of Focusrite RedNet or other Dante AoIP systems.

Power, audio and remote control are supplied using a single Ethernet cable, while a local input mixer allows “more me” monitoring control and a control lockout ensures settings remain unchanged when used remotely.

The two digitally-controlled Red Evolution mic pre’s provide ‘ultra-clean’ gain along with stereo linking, individually selectable phantom power, a high-pass filter and phase reverse. They also include Air mode, emulating the sound of Focusrite’s classic transformer-based mic preamps. The RedNet X2P provides high-performance audio conversion with over 118dB dynamic range.

The interface features a crossfader to enable level control of the local inputs versus network inputs assigned to feed either the line outputs or the headphone outputs. It can also be mounted directly to a mic stand.

The X2P announcement follows the company’s recent release of the Red 16Line 64-in/out audio interface, which offers Pro Tools HD and dual Thunderbolt 3 support.