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RME ADI-2 AD/DA Converter

RME ADI-2 Hi-Performance 192 kHz/24 Bit 2-channel AD/DA Converter

RME ADI-2 Hi-Performance 2-Channel AD/DA Converter Details

The RME ADI-2 is a compact and extremely flexible 2-channel Hi-End AD/DA-converter. The small 9.5" unit offers top notch AD/DA-conversion from/to SPDIF, AES and ADAT, at up to 192 kHz. Its ability to use SPDIF, AES and ADAT format provides outstanding compatibility. Whatever it is - simply get connected!

Key features of this extraordinary flexible converter are balanced inputs and outputs, monitoring via headphone out, SteadyClock for optimal converter quality, 3-stage hardware input and output level control, and its capability to run on a wide range of power supplied.

RME ADI-2 Hi-Performance 2-Channel AD/DA Converter Features

  • The ADI-2 is equipped with a balanced stereo line input via two Neutrik XLR/phones combo jacks, a balanced stereo line output with XLR plus separate and simultaneously active phone jacks, as well as an adjustable headphone output.
  • The analog inputs and outputs use the same circuit design as RME's famous ADI-8 DS, guaranteeing outstandingly low noise and distortion. Three different settings for the input and output levels each provide perfect compatibility on analog domain. A further highlight is SteadyClock(TM), a proprietary clock technology for maximum jitter suppression. SteadyClock guarantees superb sound quality completely independent from the quality of the current reference clock. The ADI-2 uses the latest generation of AD/DA-converters capable of up to 192 kHz sampling frequency at S/N ratios up to 119 dBA.
  • But the ADI-2 has more to offer than tremendous sound, it also gives you exciting digital connectivity. Its transformer-balanced coaxial (RCA) SPDIF I/O has switchable Channel Status to make it fully AES/EBU compatible. The optical TOSLINK I/Os can handle up to 192 kHz and also serve as ADAT I/O with up to 96 kHz sample rate. You can even use SPDIF input and ADAT output or vice versa in AD/DA mode.
  • The clear layout and the distinct labeling of the front panel with its functional buttons, the informative status displays, a 6 LED level meter as well as the tidy functional back panel make it easy to operate the unit right out of the box. Protective rack handles and a strain-relief for power cord and audio cables are further useful details that make the ADI-2 even more unique.

RME ADI-2 Hi-Performance 2-Channel AD/DA Converter Specifications

  • Input AD: 1/4" TRS jack and XLR via Neutrik combo jacks, servo-balanced, completely symmetrical, DC-coupled signal path
  • Output AD: ADAT optical or SPDIF optical, SPDIF coaxial, AES/EBU compatible
  • Input DA: ADAT optical or SPDIF optical, SPDIF coaxial, AES/EBU compatible
  • Output DA: 1/4" TRS jack and XLR, servo-balanced, DC-coupled signal path
  • Dynamic range AD: 110 dB RMS unweighted, 113 dBA
  • THD AD: < -110 dB (< 0.00032 %)
  • THD+N AD: < -104 dB (< 0.00063 %)
  • Crosstalk AD: > 110 dB
  • Dynamic range DA: 116 dB RMS unweighted, 119 dBA (unmuted)
  • THD DA: < -103 dB (< 0.0007 %)
  • THD+N DA: < -100 dB (< 0.001 %)
  • Crosstalk DA: > 110 dB
  • Input/Output level, 0 dBFS @ Hi Gain: +19 dBu
  • Input/Output level, 0 dBFS @ +4 dBu: +13 dBu
  • Input/Output level, 0 dBFS @ -10 dBV: +2 dBV
  • Sample rate internally: 32, 44.1, 48, 64, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 128, 176.4, 192 kHz
  • Sample rate externally: 28 kHz - 200 kHz
  • Frequency response AD/DA, -0.1 dB: 5 Hz - 21.5 kHz (sf 48 kHz)
  • Frequency response AD/DA, -0.5 dB: < 5 Hz - 43.5 kHz (sf 96 kHz)
  • Frequency response AD/DA, -1 dB: < 5 Hz - 70 kHz (sf 192 kHz)
  • Accepted power supply voltage: DC 8 V - 28 V, AC 8 V - 20
  • Dimensions: 215 x 44 x 130 mm
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Power Supply: Following the 'Universal Power Supply' philosophy of RME's Digiface, Multiface, QuadMic und OctaMic, the ADI-2 comes with an external switching power supply. The unit's additional internal switching power supply has been specially designed and optimized for audio applications. It accepts any voltage from 7 to 30 V, be it AC or DC, and even runs on batteries and rechargeable batteries.

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What We Think - RME ADI-2 Review

"The RME ADI-2 is one of the best improvements someone on a budget can make to their home recording studio. Plus, it's good enough to provide an excellent source of AD/DA for the portable-professional. Excellent features and great sound - the RME ADI-2 is one definitely to consider."

Alan Moon - Front End Audio

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