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RME Fireface UFX II
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RME Fireface UFX II Audio Interface

The RME Fireface UFX II Audio Interface is the premier solution to transfer analog and digital audio data directly to a computer from practically any source. Numerous unique features, well thought-out configuration dialogs, an industry-leading mixing engine and monitoring solution, professional DSP effects and more put the Fireface UFX II at the very top of the range of computer-based audio interfaces.

The RME Fireface UFX II Audio Interface delivers a rich feature set that will appeal to users in both high end home studios and commercial audio production facilities. With exceptional flexibility and compatibility, the inclusion of DURec (Direct USB Recording), and RME’s famous low latency hardware and driver designs, the RME Fireface UFX II Audio Interface provides a perfect interface solution.

With capacity for 60 audio channels (30 input and 30 output), support for sampling frequencies upward of 192 kHz, and the flexibility provided by USB connectivity, the new RME Fireface UFX II is an ideal solution to a wide range of recording, mixing, and monitoring applications.

The RME Fireface UFX II offers excellent flexibility that enables the interface to fit seamlessly into a myriad of production environments. Analog, ADAT, AES, SPDIF, and USB 2 are all standard on the RME Fireface UFX II. Equally impressive is the unit’s channel count: 12 analog, 16 ADAT, and 2 AES for 30 channels input and 30 channels output. Further, with support for USB 2 connectivity, the new RME Fireface UFX II can integrate with RME’s optional ARC USB remote controller.

The RME’s Fireface UFX II incorporates premium AD/DA converters, optimized analog I/O circuits, as well as improved SNR and THD values to guarantee pristine, crystal clear and transparent audio. A new PAD-free mic circuit design with +18 dBu maximum input level and 75 dB gain range provides trouble-free operation for the most demanding recording environments.

Further, new low impedance, high power phones outputs (2 Ohms) with +19 dBu maximum output level provide ample output power and volume on any headphones - high or low impedance.

Improved DURec (Direct USB Recording)

The RME Fireface UFX II also includes DURec (Direct USB Recording), which is available on the front of the interface. It now offers second generation hardware with improved USB functionality and compatibility - providing greater reliability, even with slower or multi-partitioned USB thumb drives.

ARC USB Remote Control - Plug’n Play Plus

The ARC USB connects to your computer via USB, and talks to TotalMix FX directly. It has 15 freely assignable and illuminated buttons, one encoder wheel, and a TS jack to connect a foot switch.

The ARC USB is a USB 1.1 MIDI remote control for the Fireface UFX II. Thanks to operating as a UAC 1 class device, it is natively compatible to Windows and Mac OS X. As soon as it is present in the operating system, TotaIMix FX will automatically detect the ARC USB, and communicate with it via simple MIDI remote commands to control the RME Fireface UFX II.

TotalMix FX

Since 2001, TotalMix has added unlimited routing and mixing to RME audio interfaces. Its unique capability to create as many independent submixes as output channels available, turned it into the most flexible and powerful mixer of its kind.

With supported hardware, TotalMix FX includes a complete effects system, which not only adds flexibility to the recording chain, but also makes latency saddled software solutions obsolete.

TotalMix FX can completely replace an external mixer, enabling the creation of multiple latency-free monitor mixes with EQ, Dynamics, Reverb and Delay for any outputs, incl. main monitors and headphone mixes for musicians.

TotalMix FX for iPad™ App

TotalMix FX for iPad™ adds full control over hardware mixer and DSP effects for Fireface UFX+, UFX II, UFX, UCX, 802, Babyface, Babyface Pro and MADIface Pro when in Class Compliant Mode, and lets you create, store and load complete mixes directly from the iPad™.

RME Fireface UFX II Audio Interface Features

  • All settings can be changed in real-time
  • Buffer sizes/latencies from 32 up to 8192 samples selectable
  • 8 Channels 96 kHz/24 bit Record/Playback via ADAT optical (S/MUX)
  • 4 Channels 192 kHz/24 bit Record/Playback via ADAT optical (S/MUX4)
  • Clock modes slave and master
  • Automatic and intelligent master/slave clock control
  • Unsurpassed Bitclock PLL (audi synchronization) in ADAT mode
  • SteadyClock: Jitter-immune, super-stable digital clock
  • DDS technology for free setting of the sample rate
  • SyncAlign guarantees sample aligned and never swapping channels
  • SyncCheck tests and reports the synchronization status of input signals
  • TotalMix for latency-free submixes and perfect ASIO Direct Monitoring
  • TotalMix: 1800 channel mixer with 46 bit internal resolution
  • TotalMix FX: 3-band EQ, Low Cut, Reverb, Echo, Compressor, Expander, Auto Level
  • 2 x MIDI I/O, 32 channels high-speed Low-Jitter MIDI
  • 2 x Hi-power low impedance headphone output
  • DIGICheck DSP: Level meter in hardware, peak- and RMS calculation

RME Fireface UFX II Audio Interface Specifications

  • Analog:
    • AD, Line In 1-8, Rear:
      • Resolution AD: 24 bit
      • Signal to Noise ratio (SNR): 113 dB RMS unweighted, 116 dBA
      • Frequency Response @ 44.1 kHz, -0.1 dB: 5 Hz – 20.8 kHz
      • Frequency Response @ 96 kHz, -0.5 dB: 3 Hz – 45.8 kHz
      • Frequency Response @ 192 kHz, -1 dB: 2 Hz – 92 kHz
      • THD: < -110 dB, < 0.00032 %
      • THD+N: < -104 dB, < 0.00063 %
      • Channel Separation: > 110 dB
      • Maximum Input Level: +19 dBu
      • Input: 6.3 mm TRS jack, electronically balanced
      • Input Impedance: 8 kOhm unbalanced, 12 kOhm balanced
      • Input Sensitivity Switchable to Lo Gain: +4 dBu
      • Input Level for 0 dBFS @ Lo Gain: +19 dBu
      • Input Level for 0 dBFS @ +4 dBu: +13 dBu
      • Variable Gain: 0 to +12 dB
      • Minimum Level for 0 dBFS: +1 dBu, -1.2 dBV
    • Microphone In 9-12, Front:
      • Input: XLR, electronically balanced
      • Input Impedance: 3.4 kOhm
      • Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR): 115 dB RMS unweighted, 118 dBA
      • Gain Range: 75 dB
      • Maximum Input Level, Gain 0 dB: +18 dBu
      • Maximum Input Level, Gain 75 dB: -57 dBu
      • CLIP LED: 0 dBFS SIG LED: -60 dBFS
    • Instrument In 9-12, Front:
      • Input: 6.3 mm TS jack, unbalanced
      • Input Impedance: 1 MOhm
      • Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR): 114 dB RMS unweighted, 118 dBA
      • Gain Range: 42 dB
      • Maximum Input Level, Gain 8 dB: +21 dBu
      • Maximum Input Level, Gain 50 dB: -21 dBu
    • DA, Line Out 3-8, Rear:
      • Resolution: 24 bit
      • Dynamic Range (DR): 115 dB RMS unweighted, 118 dBA
      • Frequency Response @ 44.1 kHz, -0.5 dB: 5 Hz – 20.8 kHz
      • Frequency Response @ 96 kHz, -0.5 dB: 5 Hz – 45 kHz
      • Frequency Response @ 192 kHz, -1 dB: 5 Hz - 89 kHz
      • THD: < -110 dB, < 0.00032 %
      • THD+N: < -104 dB, < 0.00063 %
      • Channel Separation: > 110 dB
      • Maximum Output Level: +19 dBu
      • Output: 6.3 mm TRS jack, servo-balanced
      • Output Impedance: 75 Ohm unbalanced, 150 Ohm balanced
      • Output Level Switchable Hi Gain: +4 dBu, -10 dBV
      • Output Level at 0 dBFS @ Hi Gain: +19 dBu
      • Output Level at 0 dBFS @ +4 dBu: +13 dBu
      • Output Level at 0 dBFS @ -10 dBV: +2 dBV
    • DA - Stereo Monitor Output XLR (1-2):
      • Output: XLR, Balanced
      • Output Level Switchable 24 dBu, Hi Gain: +4 dBu, -10 dBV
      • Output Level at 0 dBFS @ 24 dBu: +24 dBu
      • Output Level at 0 dBFS @ Hi Gain: +19 dBu
      • Output Level at 0 dBFS @ +4 dBu: +13 dBu
      • Output Level at 0 dBFS @ -10 dBV: +2 dBV
    • DA - Stereo Monitor Output Phones (9-12):
      • Output: 2 x 6.3 mm TRS stereo jack, unbalanced
      • Maximum Output Level at 0 dBFS, High: +19 dBu
      • Maximum Output Level at 0 dBFS, Low: +2 dBV
      • Output Impedance: 2 Ohm
      • Max Power Per Channel @ 32 Ohm load, 0.1% THD: 210 mW (2.6 Vrms, +10.5 dBu)
  • MIDI:
    • MIDI I/O: 2 x MIDI I/O via 5-pin DIN jacks
    • Isolation: Galvanically isolated by optocoupled input
    • Hi-speed Mode: Jitter and response time typically below 1 ms
    • FIFO I/O: Separate 128 byte FIFOs for input and output
  • Digital:
    • Clocks: Internal, ADAT, AES, MADI, word clock
    • Low Jitter Design: < 1 ns in PLL mode, all inputs
    • Internal Clock: 800 ps Jitter, Random Spread Spectrum
    • Jitter Suppression of External Clocks: > 30 dB (2.4 kHz)
    • Effective Clock Jitter Influence on AD and DA Conversion: Near zero
    • PLL: Ensures zero dropout, even at more than 100 ns jitter
    • Digital Bitclock PLL: For trouble-free varispeed ADAT operation
    • Supported Sample Rates: 28 kHz up to 200 kHz
  • Digital Inputs:
    • AES/EBU:
      • XLR: 1 x XLR, transformer-balanced, galvanically isolated, according to AES3-1992
      • High-sensitivity Input Stage: (< 0.3 Vpp) SPDIF compatible (IEC 60958)
      • Format: Accepts Consumer and Professional format
      • Lock Range: 27 kHz – 200 kHz
      • Jitter When Synced to Input Signal: < 1 ns
      • Jitter Suppression: > 30 dB (2.4 kHz)
    • ADAT Optical:
      • TOSLINK: 2 x TOSLINK, format according to Alesis specification
      • Standard: 2 x 8 channels 24 bit, up to 48 kHz
      • Double Speed (S/MUX): 2 x 4 channels 24 bit 96 kHz
      • Quad Speed (S/MUX4): 2 x 2 channels 24 bit 192 kHz
      • Bitclock PLL: Ensures perfect synchronisation even in varispeed operation
      • Lock Range: 31.5 kHz – 50 kHz, Jitter when synced to input signal: < 1
    • SPDIF Optical (ADAT2):
      • Optical: 1 x Optical, according to IEC 60958
      • Format: Accepts Consumer and Professional format
      • Lock Range: 27 kHz – 200 kHz
      • Jitter When Synced to Input Signal: < 1 ns
      • Jitter Suppression: > 30 dB (2.4 kHz)
    • Word Clock:
      • BNC:
      • Internal Termination: 75 Ohm switchable
      • Speed Detection: Automatic Double/Quad Speed detection and internal conversion to single speed
      • SteadyClock: Guarantees super low jitter synchronization even in varispeed operation
      • DC-offsets: Not affected by DC-offsets within the network
      • Signal Adaptation Circuit: Signal refresh through auto-center and hysteresis
    • Overvoltage Protection:
      • Level Range: 1.0 Vpp – 5.6 Vpp
      • Lock Range: 27 kHz – 200 kHz
      • Jitter When Synced to Input Signal: < 1 ns
      • Jitter Suppression: > 30 dB (2.4 kHz)
  • Digital Outputs:
    • AES/EBU:
      • XLR: Transformer-balanced, galvanically isolated, according to AES3-1992
      • Output Level Professional: 4.5 Vpp, Consumer 2.6 Vpp
      • Format Professional: According to AES3-1992 Amendment 4
      • Format Consumer (SPDIF): According to IEC 60958
      • Single Wire Mode: Sample rate 28 kHz up to 200 kHz
    • ADAT:
      • TOSLINK: 2 x TOSLINK
      • Standard Channels: 2 x 8 channels 24 bit, up to 48 kHz
      • Double Speed (S/MUX): 2 x 4 channels 24 bit 96 kHz
      • Quad Speed (S/MUX4): 2 x 2 channels 24 bit 192 kHz
    • SPDIF Optical (ADAT2):
      • Format Consumer (SPDIF): according to IEC 60958
      • Sample Rate: 28 kHz up to 200 kHz
    • Word Clock:
      • BNC:
      • Max. Output Voltage: 5 Vpp
      • Output Voltage @ 75 Ohm Termination: 4.0 Vpp
      • Output Impedance: 10 Ohm
      • Frequency Range: 27 kHz – 200 kHz
  • General:
    • Power Supply: Internal switching PSU, 100 - 240 V AC, 36 Watts
    • Idle Power Consumption: 19 Watts
    • Typical Power Consumption: 22-25 Watts
    • Dimensions Including Rack Ears (W x H x D): 483 x 44 x 210 mm (19" x 1.73" x 8.5")
    • Dimensions Without Rack Ears (W x H x D): 440 x 44 x 210 mm (17.3" x 1.73" x 8.3")
    • Total Depth: 240 mm (9.4”)
    • Weight: 3 kg ( 6.6 lbs)
    • Temperature Range: +5° up to +50° Celsius (41° F up to 122°F)
    • Relative Humidity: < 75%, non condensing

RME Fireface UFX II Audio Interface Includes

  • RME Fireface UFX II
  • Cable USB 2.0, 1.8 m (6 ft)
  • RME Driver CD
  • Power Cord
  • User Manual

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Standard in the Field March 2, 2015
Reviewer: Craig  
Have 5 products by RME and always select this company for 2 reasons -- their stuff works and the quality is always comparable to the best in the field. Have a UCX as well and find the UFX to be substantially more useful in a small home studio. Haven't tried the standalone USB stick recording feature yet but if this works, it will be a great help in single-person recording situations. Their equipment lasts -- have an ADI96-Pro from 2000 and it still works through SPDIF connection. BTW, suggest you get a converter that speaks through USB -- it is much more likely to last as computers evolve.

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