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The RME HDSPe MADI PCI Express Card is RME's both inexpensive and outstanding PCI card with MADI interface. Based on the award-winning HDSP MADI card, the HDSPe MADI is designed to transfer digital audio data directly into a computer, from any device equipped with a MADI interface.

The RME HDSPe MADI PCI Express Card consequently uses all advantages of the MADI format, the professionals' multi-Channel audio interface, offering 64 channels of 24-bit audio at a sample rate of up to 48 kHz, 32 channels at up to 96 kHz and 16 channels at up to 192 kHz. Transmission is done via a single line, either coaxial with BNC plugs or by fiber cable. In both cases more than 100 m cable length can be achieved.

Compared with the HDSP MADI (Standard PCI version), the express card offers some new features: Support of higher sample rates than 96 kHz, more features in TotalMix (phase and internal loopback per channel, +6 dB gain for the hardware outputs), and the direct support of the Time Code Option. The RME HDSPe MADI provides even lower latencies, making the card the perfect partner for live recording and live mixing applications. The analog monitor output is equipped with the low-latency converter technology of the ADI-8 QS, thus guaranteeing stunning SNR and THD values too.

The RME HDSPe MADI is fully compatible to all devices with MADI interface. In combination with the ADI-648 an 8 x ADAT optical PC interface is realized, unbeatable in price and performance. With the ADI-6432 a bidirectional AES/EBU frontend with 64 channels is available.

On a powerful PC/Mac three RME HDSPe MADI can be used in a combination, providing 192 inputs and 192 outputs on a single workstation simultaneously.

RME HDSPe MADI PCI Express Card Connectivity

  • PCI Express Interface
  • 64 Input Channels / 64 Output Channels
  • 1 x MADI I/O (Optical and Coaxial)
  • 2 x MIDI I/O
  • Stereo Analog Out
  • Word Clock I/O
  • TotalMix
  • HDSP TCO (optional)

RME HDSPe MADI PCI Express Card Features

  • All settings can be changed in real-time
  • 8 Available buffer sizes/latencies: 0.7 / 1.5 / 3 / 6 / 12 / 23 / 46 / 93 ms
  • 32 Channels 96 kHz/24 bit record/playback
  • 16 Channels 192 kHz/24 bit record/playback
  • Automatic and intelligent master/slave clock control
  • Word clock input and output
  • TotalMix for latency-free submixes and perfect ASIO Direct Monitoring
  • SyncAlign guarantees sample aligned and never swapping channels
  • SyncCheck tests and reports the synchronization status of input signals
  • 2 x MIDI I/O, 32 channels high-speed MIDI
  • DIGICheck DSP: Level meter in hardware, peak- and RMS calculation
  • TotalMix: 8192 channel mixer with 42 bit internal resolution
  • SteadyClock: Jitter-immune, super-stable digital clock
  • Quick Boot technology for immediate loading of the hardware settings
  • Optional Time Code module (TCO) for external Video-/SMPTE synchronization

RME HDSPe MADI PCI Express Card Specifications

  • Type: 1-Lane PCI Express Endpoint device (no PCI Express to PCI Bridge), revision 1.1.
  • Line Speed: 2.5 Gbps line speed
  • Communication: Packet-based full-duplex communication (up to 500 MB/s transfer rate)
  • Settings: All settings changeable in real-time
  • Control: Automatic and intelligent master/slave clock control
  • Sync Sources: MADI coaxial, MADI optical, word clock, internal
  • Varipitch: By input signal or word clock
  • Sample Rates: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz, variable (Sync/word clock)
  • Sample Rate Range: (MADI) 32 kHz - 96 kHz, (word clock) 27 kHz - 200 kHz
  • Jitter: < 1 ns, internal and all inputs
  • Jitter Sensitivity: PLL operates even at 100 ns Jitter without problems
  • DIGICheck: The ultimate measurement, analysis and test tool
  • Input: MADI optical, MADI coaxial (BNC), 2 x MIDI, word clock (BNC)
  • Output: MADI optical, MADI coaxial (BNC), 2 x MIDI, word clock (BNC), stereo analog line/phones
  • Input Word Clock: BNC, Signal Adaptation Circuit (functional from 1.2 Vpp input signal), switchable termination
  • Output Word Clock: BNC, low-impedance driver stage, 4 Vpp into 75 Ohms, short-circuit-proof
  • MIDI I/O: via Four 5-pin DIN jacks

RME HDSPe MADI PCI Express Card Includes

  • HDSPe MADI Expansion Board
  • Quick Info Guide
  • RME Driver CD
  • MIDI Breakout Cable
  • Expansion Board Ribbon Cable (14-conductor)
  • 6 Months Warranty

RME HDSPe MADI PCI Express Card Accessories

  • HDSP TCO: Timecode Option Module
  • MIDI Breakout Cable: (BOHDSP9652MIDI)
  • ONK1: MADI Optical Network Cable, 1 m
  • ONK3: MADI Optical Network Cable, 3 m
  • ONK6: MADI Optical Network Cable, 6 m
  • ONK10: MADI Optical Network Cable, 10 m
  • ONK20: MADI Optical Network Cable, 20 m

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