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RME Audio ADI-8 DS

8-channel AD and DA Converter

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The ADI-8 DS is nearly identical to the ADI-8 PRO. Additional features include 88.2 and 96 kHz sample rate and Dither.

DS stands for Double Speed, meaning double sample rate. As ADAT optical does not support sample rates higher than 48 kHz the DS mode requires 2 channels to transmit the data of one channel. The used method called Sample Split is compatible to S/MUX, and also found in the Hammerfall and Hammerfall Light. The combination Hammerfall/ADI-8 DS allows DVD-compatible Hi-End recordings (up to 8 channel @ 96 kHz), at an astonishing low price.

The ADI-8 DS is an 8 channel AD/DA converter with reference approach. The compact 19 in. 1U rackmount enclosure includes several outstanding features, like Intelligent Clock Control (ICC), SyncCheck, SyncAlign, TDIF/ADAT converter and Bit Splitter. AD- and DA-circuit automatically operate either independently or linked. The latest 24-bit converters with 128 times oversampling achieve 117 dBA true dynamic range. All digital inputs and outputs operate at full 24-bit resolution. If you have been waiting for a flexible, fully professional yet affordable multi-channel converter -- the wait is over.

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- 8-channel AD-converter, completely symmetrical and DC-coupled audio path, 117 dBA SNR AD
- 8-channel DA-converter, balanced output, 112 dBA DA
- ADAT optical inputs, 24-bit, based on RME’s unsurpassed Bitclock PLL for sample accurate lock
- ADAT optical outputs, 24-bit, fully compatible to all ADAT optical inputs
- TDIF-1 interface, 24-bit, Low Jitter PLL, Emphasis support, DA-88 compatible
- Bit Split/Combine, Yamaha 02R compatible technique to record 24 bit data onto 16 bit machines
- Copy Mode adds a unique 24 bit ADAT to/from TDIF converter
- Bit Split/Combine, Copy Mode, ADAT and TDIF usable in all combinations
- Digital Patchbay operation, allows to copy, duplicate and distribute the digital input signals
- Dither available, for full compatibility to 16-bit even at 96 kHz
- SyncCheck, unique technology to check clock synchronisation
- Virtual Sample Buffer, allows to use the internal Low Jitter Clock (quarz crystal) even for DA-conversion
- Automatic storage of all settings

- Input AD: 1/4 in. TRS jack and 25-pin D-type connector, servo balanced, completely symmetrical DC-coupled audio path
- Output AD: ADAT optical, TDIF-1 (both 24-bit), word clock
- Input DA: ADAT optical, TDIF-1 (both 24-bit), word clock
- Output DA: 1/4 in. TRS jack and 25 pin D-type connector, servo balanced, DC-coupled audio path
- SNR AD: 117 dBA
- THD AD: < -110 dB (< 0.00032 %)
- THD+N AD: < -104 dB (< 0.00063 %)
- Crosstalk AD: > 130 dB
- SNR DA: 112 dBA unmuted
- THD DA: < -104 dB (< 0.00063 %)
- THD+N DA: < -102 dB (< 0.0008 %)
- Crosstalk DA: > 110 dB

- Input/Output level at 0 dBFS @ Hi Gain: +19 dBu
- Input/Output level at 0 dBFS @ +4 dBu: +13 dBu
- Input/Output level at 0 dBFS @ -10 dBV: +2 dBV

- Sample Rates: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, variable (Sync/Word Clock)
- Frequency Response AD/DA, -0.1 dB: 5 Hz - 21.5 kHz (sf 48 kHz)
- Frequency Response AD/DA, -0.5 dB: < 5 Hz - 44.8 kHz (sf 96 kHz)
- Power Supply: internal, 100 V-240 V AC
- Dimensions: 483 x 44 x 200 mm
- Warranty: 2 years

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