RME Fireface UFX+
RME showed three new products at NAB 2016, including the MADIface Pro compact audio interface with MADI connectivity; Fireface UFX+, RME’s first interface with Thunderbolt connectivity; and the ADI-2 Pro, a high-end AD/DA converter.
The new MADIface Pro retains the housing and integrated XLR I/O of RME’s Babyface Pro, but has replaced the 8-channel ADAT I/O with MADI. The result is 64 channels of pristine audio with a single cable on an interface that will fit into a laptop bag with a computer. Because of its physical design and versatile I/O, the MADIface Pro is the perfect mobile solution where quality audio is critical. As well as remote, live, broadcast and industrial applications, the MADIface Pro is also offered as a complete solution for the studio on Mac and Windows.
The RME Fireface UFX+ is able to handle up to 94 channels I/O with ease. It includes DURec (Direct USB Recording) and RME’s low latency hardware and driver designs. The new Fireface UFX+ includes MADI I/O, taking it to 188 channels of I/O (128 channels more than the Fireface UFX), a more powerful DSP for latency-free routing as well as extensive processing of dynamics and effects for all channels. The Fireface UFX+ also features USB 3, Thunderbolt, and the new ARC USB optional remote control. It can be used both with Mac OS X and Windows, and support hot plugging.
The ADI-2 Pro is RME’s new reference AD/DA converter, USB 2 DAC, USB 2 interface and high-end headphone amplifier. Its design, specifications, user features and its ability to deliver crystal transparency, make it perfect for mastering and measurement applications as well as the ultimate tool for audiophiles everywhere. Based on a user’s connections, the ADI-2 pro will automatically switch to AD/DA converter, USB interface or analog preamp mode.
The ADI-2 Pro combines a high-class USB DAC offering quality analog conversion to and from AES, S/PDIF and ADAT, and an excellent headphone amp that features two separately controlled outputs. RME has also designed the ADI-2 Pro to automatically switch to AD/DA converter, USB interface or analog mode based on a user’s connections. It also supports sample frequencies of up to 768 kHz, a parametric 5-band EQ as well as low cut for all analog I/Os, allowing effective response correction for headphones and speakers.
Thanks to the excellent SNR (Signal-to-Noise Ratio) and reference-class THD (Total Harmonic Distortion), the ADI-2 Pro is designed for both mastering and measuring systems. It is also suited for mobile use in combination with an Apple iPad. An optional power bank offers up to five hours of mobile operation. The high-resolution IPS display also promises a perfect overview over all parameters.
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