At AES Paris RME introduced the ADI-8 QS 8-channel AD/DA converter. The device combines analog circuit design with low latency AD/DA converter chips. The 19-inch, 1U device includes analog and digital limiters, four hardware reference levels up to +24 dBu, AES/EBU and ADAT I/O up to 192 kHz, optional MADI I/O, remote control via MIDI, remote digital input trimming for full input calibration and remote volume control for all eight analog outputs, either separately, globally or ganged.
The analog inputs and outputs feature the same circuitry as RME’s ADI-8 series, designed to ensure excellent signal-to-noise ratio and low THD. He unit also features SteadyClock, RME’s clock and jitter suppression technology. The QS uses the latest AD/DA converter circuits with up to 192 kHz, with signal-to-noise ratios of 120 dBA. New digital filters reduce the conversion delay from more than 40 samples to eight samples.
In addition to two ADAT I/Os that support up to 192 kHz (S/MUX), the device also features a 25-pin AES/EBU interface for all inputs and outputs.