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RME MADIface XT USB 3.0 Audio Interface

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Product Code: 9999-15040
RME MADIface XT
$2,649.00
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RME MADIface XT USB 3.0 Audio Interface

The RME MADIface XT USB 3.0 Audio Interface is designed to transfer digital audio data directly into a computer, from any device equipped with a MADI interface. Analog sources can be connected to a stereo analog input, and 2 stereo analog outputs add full monitoring connectivity.

The RME MADIface XT USB 3.0 Audio Interface is the world's first USB3 audio interface - and the world's smallest portable interface that provides access to hundreds of audio channels in such a small package. For highest usability and connectivity the RME MADIface XT USB 3.0 can also be used with USB 2.0 (computer I/O limited to 70 channels). Its unique PCI Express port connects to External PCI Express cards as well as adapters to Thunderbolt, providing all the fastest interfacing technologies available for maximum channel count and lowest latency in one unit.

To bring together the most complete I/O set for live or studio usage, two digitally controlled high end mic/line preamps, two balanced line outputs and one stereo phones output are included. Full stand-alone operation with remote control over MADI plus TotalMix FX for unlimited mixing, routing and processing open an endless world of possible applications. For the most convenient desktop operation RME's Advanced Remote Control can be connected (option).

The RME MADIface XT is capable of transferring digital audio data directly into a computer, from any device equipped with a MADI interface. Analog sources can be connected to a stereo analog input, and 2 stereo analog outputs add full monitoring connectivity. Installation is simple, even for the inexperienced user, thanks to the latest Plug and Play technology. The numerous unique features and well thought-out configuration dialogs put the RME MADIface XT at the very top of the range of digital audio interfaces.

RME MADIface XT USB 3.0 Audio Interface Connectivity

  • 196 Input / 198 Output channels
  • 2 x MADI I/O optical
  • 1 x MADI I/O coaxial
  • 2 x Analog Mic/Line Preamp Input (XLR/TRS)
  • 4 x Analog Output (Main XLR + Phones)
  • 1 x AES/EBU I/O via breakout cable
  • 1 x MIDI I/O via breakout cable
  • 3 x Virtual MIDI I/O via MADI I/O

RME MADIface XT USB 3.0 Audio Interface 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
  • 100/102 Channels 96 kHz/24 bit record/playback
  • 52/54 Channels 192 kHz/24 bit record/playback
  • Automatic and intelligent master/slave clock control
  • Word clock input and output
  • DDS technology for free setting of the sample rate (E-PCIe)
  • TotalMix for latency-free submixes and perfect ASIO Direct Monitoring
  • SyncAlign guarantees sample aligned and never swapping channels
  • SyncCheck tests and reports the sync hronization status of input signals
  • 1 x MIDI I/O, 16 channels high-speed MIDI
  • DIGICheck DSP: Level meter in hardware, peak- and RMS calculation
  • TotalMix: 4096 channel mixer with 46 bit internal resolution
  • TotalMix FX: 3-band EQ, Low Cut, Reverb, Echo, Compressor, Expander, Auto Level
  • SteadyClock: Jitter-immune, super-stable digital clock
  • Quick Boot technology for immediate loading of the hardware settings
  • Full stand-alone operation including MIDI remote

RME MADIface XT USB 3.0 Audio Interface Specifications

  • Analog:
    • AD, Microphone/Line 1-2:
      • Input: XLR, electronically balanced
      • Input Impedance: 2 kOhm
      • Resolution: 24 bit
      • Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR): 108 dB RMS unweighted, 111 dBA
      • Frequency Response @ 44.1 kHz, -0.5 dB: 12 Hz – 20.9 kHz
      • Frequency Response @ 96 kHz, -0.5 dB: 12 Hz – 45.3 kHz
      • Frequency Response @ 192 kHz, -1 dB: 8 Hz - 90 kHz
      • THD: < -100 dB, < 0.001 %
      • THD+N: < -98 dB, < 0.0012 %
      • Channel Separation: > 110 dB
      • Gain Range: 0 dB, +9 up to +60 dB
      • Maximum Input Level XLR, Gain 0 dB: +12 dBu
      • Maximum Input Level XLR, Gain 60 dB: -48 dBu
      • CLIP LED: 0 dBFS
      • SIG LED: -52 dBFS
    • AD, TRS As Microphone/Line 1-2, but:
      • Input: 6.3 mm TRS jack, unbalanced
      • Input Impedance: 5 kOhm
      • Maximum Input Level TRS, Gain 0 dB: +24 dBu
      • Maximum Input Level TRS, Gain 60 dB: -36 dBu
    • DA, Line Out 1-2:
      • Resolution: 24 bit
      • Dynamic Range (DR): 112 dB, 115 dBA @ 44.1 kHz (unmuted)
      • Frequency Response @ 44.1 kHz, -0.5 dB: 10 Hz - 22 kHz
      • Frequency Response @ 96 kHz, -0.5 dB: 10 Hz – 45 kHz
      • Frequency Response @ 192 kHz, -1 dB: 5 Hz - 80 kHz
      • THD: - 104 dB, 0.00063 %
      • THD+N: -100 dB, 0.001 %
      • Channel Separation: > 110 dB
      • Output: XLR balanced
      • Output Impedance: 150 Ohm
      • Output Level Balanced at 0 dBFS: +15 dBu
      • Output Level Unbalanced at 0 dBFS: +9 dBu
    • DA, Phones 3/4 As DA Line Out, but:
      • Output: 6.3 mm TRS jack, unbalanced
      • Output Impedance: 30 Ohm
      • Output Level at 0 dBFS: +7 dBu
  • Digital Inputs:
    • MADI:
      • Coaxial via BNC, 75 Ohm, according to AES10-1991
      • High-Sensitivity Input Stage (< 0.2 Vpp)
      • Optical via FDDI duplex SC connector
      • 62.5/125 and 50/125 compatible
      • Accepts 56 channel and 64 channel mode, plus 96k Frame
      • Standard up to 64 channels 24 bit 48 kHz
      • S/MUX up to 32 channels 24 bit 96 kHz
      • S/MUX4 up to 16 channels 24 bit 192 kHz
      • Lock range 25 kHz – 54 kHz
      • Jitter when synced to input signal is < 1 ns
    • AES/EBU:
      • 1 x XLR, Transformer-balanced, galvanically isolated, according to AES3-1992
      • High-sensitivity input stage (< 0.3 Vpp)
      • SPDIF compatible (IEC 60958)
      • Accepts Consumer and Professional format
      • Lock range is 27 kHz – 200 kHz
      • Jitter when synced to input signal is < 1 ns
      • Jitter suppression is > 30 dB (2.4 kHz)
    • Word Clock:
      • BNC, not terminated (10 kOhm)
      • Switchable internal termination 75 Ohm
      • Automatic Double/Quad Speed detection and conversion to Single Speed
      • SteadyClock guarantees super low jitter synchronization even in varispeed operation
      • Not effected by DC-offsets within the network
      • Signal Adaptation Circuit signal refresh through auto-center and hysteresis
      • Overvoltage protection
      • Level range is 1.0 Vss – 5.6 Vpp
      • Lock range is 28 kHz – 200 kHz
      • Jitter when synced to input signal is < 1 ns
      • Jitter suppression is > 30 dB (2.4 kHz)
  • Digital Outputs:
    • MADI:
      • Coaxial via BNC: 75 Ohm, according to AES10-1991
      • Output Voltage: 600 mVpp
      • Cable Length: up to 100 m
      • Optical: via FDDI duplex SC connector
      • Compatibility: 62.5/125 and 50/125 compatible
      • Cable Length: up to 2000 m
      • Generates: 56 channel and 64 channel mode, plus 96k Frame
      • Standard: up to 64 channels 24 bit 48 kHz
      • S/MUX / 96k Frame: up to 32 channels 24 bit 96 kHz
      • S/MUX4: Up to 16 channels 24 bit 192 kHz
    • AES/EBU:
      • Type: 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
    • Word Clock:
      • BNC:
      • Max. Output Voltage: 5 Vpp
      • Output Voltage @ 75 Ohm Termination: 4.0 Vpp
      • Output Impedance: 10 Ohm
      • Frequency Range: 28 kHz – 200 kHz
  • Digital:
    • Clocks: Internal, MADI In, Word Clock In, AES In
    • Low Jitter Design: < 1 ns in PLL mode, all inputs
    • Internal Clock: 800 ps jitter, random spread spectrum
    • Jitter Suppression of External Clocks: About 30 dB (2.4 kHz)
    • Effective Clock Jitter Influence on DA Conversion: Near zero
    • Word Clock From the MADI Input Signal: Nearly jitter-free word clock
    • Input PLL: Ensures zero dropout, even at more than 100 ns jitter
    • Supported Sample Rates: 28 kHz up to 200 kHz
    • Compliant: With PCI Express Base Specification v1.1
    • 1-Lane: PCI Express Endpoint device
    • Line Speed: 2.5 Gbps line speed
    • Communication: Packet-based full-duplex communication (up to 500 MB/s transfer rate)
  • MIDI:
    • 1 x MIDI I/O via breakout cable
    • 3 x MIDI I/O via MADI
    • PCIe bus based hi-speed operation
    • Separate 128 byte FIFO for input and output
    • MIDI state machine in hardware for reduced interrupt request load
    • Invisible transmission via User bit of channel 56 (up to 48 kHz)
    • Invisible transmission via User bit of channel 28 (up to 96 kHz)
  • General:
    • Power Supply: external power supply
    • Typical Power Consumption: 10 Watts
    • Current at 12 Volt Operating Voltage, Idle: 720 mA (8.6 Watts)
    • Dimensions incl. Rack Ears, Full Depth (W x H x D): 265 x 44 x 159 mm (10.5" x 1.73" x 6.26")
    • Dimensions Without Rack Ears, Body Depth (W x H x D): 215 x 44 x 130 mm (8.5" x 1.73" x 5.1")
    • Weight: 1.0 kg ( 2.2 lbs)
    • Temperature Range: +5° up to +50° Celsius (41° F up to 122°F)
    • Relative Humidity: < 75%, non condensing
  • System Requirements:
    • Windows OS: Vista or up
    • Mac OS: X Intel (10.6 or up)
    • CPU: At least Pentium Core 2 Duo
    • Ports: External PCI Express port, or USB 3 port, or USB 2.0 port

RME MADIface XT USB 3.0 Audio Interface Includes

  • RME MADIface XT USB 3.0 Audio Interface
  • AES/MIDI Breakout Cable
  • Cable USB 3, 1.8 m (6 ft)
  • External Power Supply With DC Locking Type Connector
  • RME Driver CD
  • User Manual

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  • 5
    Compact and powerful

    Posted by David Bowles on Jul 23rd 2014

    The RME MADIfaceXT is on the &quot;computer end&quot; of my recording chain: I am now able to monitor with headphones and speakers independently, and use the unit in standalone mode via saved presets. I&#039;ve also used the analogue inputs to record in stereo. Highly recommended.