Ultra-fidelity PCM/DSD 768 kHz DA Converter
The ADI-2 DAC is a 2-channel digital to analog converter in a half-rack (9.5") enclosure of 1 U height. Latest 32 bit / 768kHz converters offer up to 120 dBA signal to noise ratio. This value is not only printed in the brochure – it is what the unitachieves in real-world operation.
Reference class tech specs throughout are combined with an unprecedented feature set. A powerful DSP adds all kinds of useful audio processing, including 5-band parametric EQ, fast Bass/Treble adjustment, Crossfeed, and a new concept in Loudness sound control.
Operation is quick and easy through 3 encoders with push button function and 4 more buttons to access dedicated menus.
The unit remembers all current settings, even the menu position. Additionally the unit’s whole setup as well as equalizer settings can be stored under individual names.
A high resolution IPS panel for the graphical operation surface eases operation even more, and displays further functions provided by the DSP, namely Peak level meters, a 30-band analyzer in DIGICheck biquad filter technology, and a State
Overview screen listing the current states of SPDIF, USB and clock.
The digital inputs SPDIF coaxial and optical can be used alternately. SPDIF optical also supports 2 channels of ADAT operation, at up to 192 kHz.
When used as USB interface, Class Compliant UAC 2 enables up to 768 kHz sample rate on an iPad™. The same is available on computers for high resolution of PCM, DXD and DSD at up to 768 kHz / DSD256.
The balanced and unbalanced outputs are fitted with both XLR and RCA jacks. The unit uses a fully balanced and DCcoupled circuit design, for highest phase accuracy at lowest roll-off.
The Extreme Power headphone output provides reference sound and headroom. RME’s unique IEM output offers unprecedented low noise for latest super-sensitive In-Ear phones.
To maintain the full dynamic range within the best operating level, discrete 4-stage reference level settings were realized for maximum dynamic range (-5, +1, +7, +13 dBu). The digital volume control of the ADI-2 DAC operates distortion free over a range of 190 dB, therefore does not cause any tampering of the sound.
The ADI-2 DAC supports all sample rates between 32 kHz and 768 kHz. Furthermore, RME's SteadyClock FS guarantees exceptional performance in all clock modes. Thanks to a highly efficient jitter suppression, the DA-conversion always operates on highest sonic level, being completely independent from the quality of the incoming clock signal.
The ADI-2 DAC shines in both studio and home usage. Its click- and noise-free on/off operation and a comfortable, illuminated standby button add to the soft, modern desktop design. An Auto-Dark mode removes all disturbing lights without sacrificing operation and setup. The included remote control offers comfortable control of the ADI-2 DAC directly from the preferred listening position with stellar flexibility through four additional, freely programmable keys.
Battery operated usage is possible through a 12V connector.