RME ADI-2 DAC fs
£712.50 ex. vat
The RME ADI-2 DAC fs is equipped with two Extreme Power headphone outputs it also found its way into HiFi and home use, getting countless rave reviews for its sound, flexibility and technical prowess. To address the home and HiFi users, RME exchanged some of the Pro's studio features with typical home and HiFi ones. With an adapted feature set and much simplified operation RME proudly presents the RME ADI-2 DAC FS.
Built on the technology, concept and features of the ADI-2 Pro, the RME ADI-2 DAC FS concentrates on DA conversion in top high-end quality, along with two exceptional headphone and IEM outputs, and a dedicated infrared remote control, called the MRC (Multi-Remote-Control).
Packed into the compact half 19" format factor, this little gem is filled with the finest high-end electronics, offering a reference class conversion from SPDIF coaxial and optical (ADAT compatible) and USB to RCA, XLR, TRS and min-TRS.
As the most versatile DAC available, the RME ADI-2 DAC FS offers balanced/unbalanced analogue I/Os, an Extreme Power headphone output, a super low noise IEM output, SteadyClock FS, 4-stage hardware output level control, DSP-based signal processing, external power supply operation, Class Compliant USB compatibility, sample rates up to 768 kHz as well as DSD and Direct DSD playback.
The SPDIF input signal can even be recorded via USB - as one would expect from RME, the RME ADI-2 DAC FS is a true 2 channel Full Duplex audio interface.
The updated RME ADI-2 DAC FS uses AKM's AK4493 in a special circuit variant developed by RME engineers that allows the chip to perform at its best. With noise levels of 123 dBA, distortion less than -120 dB, or THD+N of -117 dB, the device delivers outstanding measured values. Even the IEM output, with -118 dBu already the world's lowest noise headphone output, improves to a sensational -120 dBu. In addition, there is 4 dB of digital headroom, so that even high intersample peaks do not produce any audible distortion. Finally, the device now also offers a clear reserve in volume setting. +2.5 dB result in a still undistorted analog output signal.
All these improvements are completely transparent in the previous menu navigation. There are no changes in operation, features and behavior compared to the predecessor, which is why neither appearance nor name have changed. The only difference: with 'Low Dispersion' another digital filter is available for selection. Explanations for this filter can be found in the detailed manual of the RME ADI-2 DAC FS.
The RME ADI-2 DAC FS comes with a remote that is not the usual cheap add-on. This nicely designed remote control has clearly labelled buttons, readable even in low light conditions without reading glasses, a nicely laid out button arrangement that is easy to remember, and perfect button ergonomics. Plus: It won't interfere with your ATV or other devices.
The RME MRC remote control provides buttons for standby on/off, volume, balance, bass and treble, input selection (optical, coaxial, USB), mute, on/off loudness, bass/treble and EQ. In addition, there are four programmable buttons that provide access to 32 different functions and commands for maximum flexibility. There is no other converter or comparable device with such a sophisticated, easy to use and at the same time versatile remote control!