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RME shipping HDSPe MADIface
RME has announced it is now shipping the HDSPe MADIface, a 128-Channel 192 kHz MADI PCI ExpressCard for notebook computers.
RMEs HDSPe ExpressCard MADI is a true PCI Express solution, which consequently takes full advantage of the new format, achieving significant performance gains in multitrack audio. The ExpressCard is built according to PCI Express Base Specification v 1.1. The connection between ExpressCard MADI and breakout box is established using ordinary firewire cable (IEEE 1394, 6-pin). However, the data transfer does not use FireWire protocol. The supplied cable is 1 m (3 ft.) long. The ExpressCard MADI serves as power supply for the breakout box, freeing you from the hassle of additional wall warts.
RME HDSPe MADIface features
- ExpressCard/34 Interface.
- 64 Input channels / 64 output channels.
- 1 x MADI I/O (optical and coaxial).
- No external power supply required.
The HDSPe MADIface is available for an MSRP of $1,949 USD (street ~$1,599 USD).
Visit RME for more information.