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RME Multiface II and HDSPe PCI Express Card Bundle for Desktop Computer

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Price:
$999.00
SKU:
RMMF2PCIE
Brand:
RME
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Weight:
25.00 LBS
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Product Description

RME Multiface II

 offers the best possible performance in terms of low-latency operation and CPU load, due to its PCI interface, which still surpasses current technologies like FireWire. Reason enough to apply the latest technological developments to an update of the Multiface, thus making a proven product even better.

The new Multiface II stays 100% compatible with the current model's firmware and driver. It offers the same set of features, settings, and the same low-latency, zero-CPU-load performance.

RME HDSPe PCI

is the desktop computer component of the system. RME HDSPe PCI is based on the Hammerfall PCI core with zero CPU load technology, and is optimized for high performance. Due to current technology, internal high-speed RAM can be used faster and more efficient than external SRAM. Up to a 130MB/s transfer rate allows for maximum audio performance in both directions and additionally the card is fully "plug and play" compatible under Windows and Mac OS.

The connection between PCIe card and I/O box is established using ordinary firewire cable (IEEE 1394, 6-pole). The data transfer does not use Firewire protocol, but RME's own proprietary bus protocol. The supplied cable is 4.5 m (15 ft.) long, a cable length up to 15 m (48 ft.) has been successfully tested.

Features

Includes Desktop PCIe card
The new PCIe core is optimized for performance. The connection between PCI card and I/O box is established using ordinary FireWire cable (IEEE 1394, 6-pole). The data transfer does not use FireWire protocol, but RME's own proprietary bus protocol. The supplied cable is 4.5 m (15 ft.) long. The PCIe card operates as power supply for the attached I/O-box (Digiface, Multiface, Multiface II, RPM) over the FireWire cable.

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 RME's PCIe-card for desktop computers or with RME's CardBus (PCMCIA) card for portable computers, which ensures maximum transfer rates of up to 130 MB/s. The RME Multiface II is compatible with 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.

Multiface II

  • 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
  • Surveillance and sample accurate synchronization of all channels
  • TotalMix mixes all inputs and all outputs on all outputs. Several independent submixes possible
  • 8 analog line I/Os with 24 Bit/96kHz conversion
  • 1 ADAT digital I/O
  • 1 x Word clock I/O
  • 1 SPDIF digital I/O
  • Automatic monitoring of the input signal with zero latency
  • MIDI I/O high-speed MIDI
  • Hi-Power headphone output for independent submix
  • Dynamic range analog AD: 115dBA, DA: 120dBA
  • Change latency on-the-fly under ASIO, without manual reset or re-boot
  • Bitclock PLL; the most reliable receiver circuit for ADAT optical signal

PCI Card Interface

  • Short PCI 2.0 compliant PCI card, 32 bit, 3.3 V, PCI-X compatible
  • Zero wait state Busmaster interface with 130MB/s transfer rate in both directions
  • Secure BIOS Technology - card stays fully functional even when the flash process fails
Specification

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)
S/PDIF
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

PCI Card Interface Specifications
Host Bus Interface: PCIe Express
Data Transfer Rate: 250MB/s in both directions
Connectors: FireWire IEEE 1394a (proprietary transfer protocol)
System Requirements: Windows 2000 SP4/XP
Mac OS X 10.2.8 or higher


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