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RME launches new ADI-2 DAC converter with remote control

RME launches new ADI-2 DAC converter with remote control
Colby  Ramsey

New Gear

15 December 2017: By Colby Ramsey

The unit, in its 9.5"/1HE housing, makes use of a 32 bit/768 kHz reference converter, RME SteadyClock technology for jitter suppression, and a powerful DSP processor.

RME Audio has launched the ADI-2 DAC, a two-channel high-end digital/analogue converter in a 9.5"/1HE housing.

Using a 32 bit/768 kHz reference converter, RME SteadyClock technology for jitter suppression and a powerful DSP processor, the ADI-2 DAC offers conversion and playback of digital signals into the analogue world. The DA converter features two high-performance headphone outputs, including a dedicated in-ear connection.

The ADI-2 DAC is a further development of the ADI-2 Pro AD/DA reference converter. Its input options include a coaxial SPDIF connection, an optical SPDIF/ADAT connection and a USB2 port. After DA conversion the analogue signals are available at the stereo XLR and stereo RCA outputs, or at the TRS standard and mini jack outputs of the headphone amp.

The unit offers a 5-Band parametric EQ, user-friendly bass/treble adjustment, Crossfeed playback, and loudness control for the analogue stereo outputs. For further versatility, the DA converter has a USB recording function for incoming SPDIF signals. The ADI-2 DAC can therefore work as a two-channel USB audio interface, capable of recording at sample rates up to 192 kHz and playing back up to 768 kHz, both PCM and DSD signals.

The ADI-2 DAC’s user interface has a high-resolution IPS display, where users can access tools such as the internal analyser, based on the Spectral Analyser from the DIGICheck analysis tool.

Additionally, the supplied remote control makes for convenient use of the DA-converter. Various functions are available, including volume up/down, playback source selector, and equaliser on/off. In all there are 20 different functions which can be assigned to four additional, freely programmable buttons.

The ADI-2 DAC will be distributed by Synthax Audio in the UK.