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RME Multiface II and HDSPe ExpressCard Bundle for Laptop Computers

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RME Multiface and HDSPe ExpressCard

 Bundle is a high-quality hardware interface solution for your laptop computer. It combines the Multiface II with the RME ExpressCard to make a complete mobile recording package. If you've been longing for the ability to do high-quality recording on a laptop or need low latency for software instruments, look no further than the Multiface II/HDSPe ExpressCard Bundle.

The Multiface is a 36 Channel 24-Bit/96kHz analog/digital input/output box housed in a small, compact enclosure. It provides 8 channels of audio I/O on balanced connectors, ADAT optical and S/PDIF I/O, Word clock I/O, along with MIDI and a separate stereo analog line out.


Includes HDSPe ExpressCard
The ExpressCard in the RME Multiface II/HDSPe ExpressCard Bundle is optimized for performance. The connection between the card and I/O box is established using ordinary FireWire cable (IEEE 1394, 6-pole). Yet, the data transfer does not use FireWire protocol, but RME's own proprietary bus protocol. A compact and lightweight switch-mode power supply is included for the interface.

Incorporates new features from Fireface
Some significant changes to the circuitry were made along with the incorporation of several features from RME's award-winning Fireface including: Hi-power headphone output with volume knob and 119dBA SNR - Analog input stages with improved CMRR, lower THD and increased S/N ratio by almost 10dB - Analog output stages with significantly lower THD. RME's more effective synchronized internal switching power supply was also added. The reference level (+4dB, -10dB) of the analog inputs and outputs can be changed by two independent switches on the front panel. Like the original RME Multiface, the RME Multiface II has to be combined with and RME card, which ensures maximum transfer rates of up to 130 MB/s. The RME Multiface II/HDSPe ExpressCard Bundle is compatible with both the Windows and Mac platform.

Other improvements of the RME Multiface II include the removal of the ADAT Sync interface (D-sub) on the back of the current Multiface (since it is hardly used any more). The added space allows the analog TRS jacks on the Multiface II to be moved further apart, so that eight Neutrik jacks now fit side by side. Additionally, a cable hook used to secure power and audio cables has been added.

Audio interface with proven reliability
The RME Multiface offered the best possible performance in terms of low-latency operation and CPU load, thanks to the PCIe card solution, which still surpasses "slightly slower" technologies like USB 2.0 or even FireWire. That was reason enough for RME to apply the latest technological developments to the Multiface II, an update of the original Multiface, thus making a proven product even better. First of all, the new RME Multiface II is 100% compatible with the current model's firmware and driver. It offers the same set of features and settings and the same low-latency, zero-CPU-load performance.

  • ExpressCard, 34mm standard
  • IEEE 1394 (FireWire) connector, RME bus protocol
  • 36-channel 24-bit/96kHz HDSP I/O
  • Input signal monitoring independent from clock mode and sample rate
  • Intelligent clock control according to operational mode and present/desired sample rate
  • Professional status and level display at lowest CPU load
  • Change latency on-the-fly under ASIO, without manual reset or re-boot
  • Intelligent Clock Control measures and displays of all incoming and used clocks
  • Surveillance and sample accurate synchronization of all channels
  • TotalMix mixes all inputs and all outputs on all outputs. Several independent submixes possible
  • Comparison and display of all input's clock status
  • Automatic monitoring of the input signal with zero latency
  • 8 analog line I/Os with 24 Bit/96kHz conversion
  • 1 x Word clock I/O
  • 1 SPDIF digital I/O
  • 1 ADAT digital I/O
  • Hi-Power headphone output for independent submix
  • MIDI I/O high-speed MIDI
  • Switch-mode power supply included
  • FireWire cable included
  • 10lane PCI Express endpoint device (no PCI Express to PCI Bridge)

Multiface 2 Specifications
Converters: 24-bit
Sample Rates: Internal: 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96kHz
External: 28 to 103kHz (via Wordclock)
Analog Input: 8 x 1/4" TRS phone
Analog Output: 1 x 1/4" TRS phone
Digital Input: 1 x TosLink ADAT optical
1 x RCA S/PDIF coaxial
Digital Output: 1 x TosLink ADAT optical
1 x RCA S/PDIF,AES coaxial
MIDI In/Out: Yes
Sync In/Out: 2 x BNC Wordclock (I/O)
ADAT 9-pin sync-in
Headphone Output: Yes
THD + N: A/D: <-92dB, <0.002%
D/A: <-91dB, <0.002%
Dynamic Range: 108dB (RMS unweighted, unmuted) 112dBA
:Frequency Response A/D: 5Hz to 20.7kHz, -0.5dB @ 44,1kHz
A/D: 5Hz to 32.0kHz, -0.5dB @ 96kHz
D/A: 5Hz to 20.9kHz, -0.5dB @ 44,1kHz
D/A: 5Hz to 35.0kHz, -0.5dB @ 96kHz
System Requirements: Windows 2000 SP4/XP
Mac OS X 10.28 or higher
Specialties: Bitclock PLL for trouble-free varispeed ADAT operation

CardBus Interface Specifications
Host Bus Interface: ExpressCard
Data Transfer Rate: 130MB/s in both directions
Connectors: FireWire IEEE 1394a (proprietary transfer protocol)
System Requirements: Windows 2000 SP4/XP
Mac OS X 10.28 or higher

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