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RME now shipping HDSPe AIO
RME has announced it is now shipping the HDSPe AIO, a 38-channel 192 kHz PCI Express audio interface.
This card makes the dream of an All-In-One solution for every possible audio application come true. Equipped with the latest 192 kHz AD- and DA-converters for more than 112 dB signal to noise ratio, simultaneously operational SPDIF (phono) and AES/EBU (XLR) ports, full TotalMix hardware mixing/routing, SteadyClock for jitter suppression of external clock signals, optional easy-to-install high-quality analog expansion boards and support for the Time Code Option – all this combines into a professional ‘soundcard’ that the world has not seen before. Of course the AIO supports the optional TCO for synchronization to timecode (LTC/video).
HDSPe AIO features
- Balanced* stereo analog in- and output, 24-bit/192kHz, > 112 dB SNR
- Optional analog expansion boards with 4 balanced in- or outputs
- All analog I/Os capable of 192 kHz, constant number of available channels
- 1 ADAT digital I/O, supporting 192 kHz via S/MUX4 operation
- 1 SPDIF digital I/O, 192 kHz-capable
- 1 AES/EBU digital I/O, 192 kHz-capable
- 1 Stereo headphone output, separate DA-converter and playback device
- So up to 18 inputs and 20 outputs can be used simultaneously!
- 1 MIDI I/O with 16 channels of hi-speed MIDI via breakout cable
- DIGICheck, RME’s unique metering- and analysing tool
- TotalMix: 760 channel Mixer with 42 bit internal resolution
- Native PCI Express – no PCI to PCI Express bridge used
The multiformat HDSPe AIO card is available for an MSRP of $899 USD (street $799 USD).
Visit RME for more information.
* The HDSPe AIO ships in a basic version with analog RCA/phono breakout cables (headphone: TRS jack). Therefore all analog I/Os are unbalanced. An analog XLR breakout cable is available as option (headphone: Neutrik TRS locking jack), turning analog into balanced mode.