RME ADI-2 DAC
German manufacturer RME Audio has released the RME ADI-2 DAC, a two-channel high-end digital-to-analogue converter designed with features targeted at appealing to both studio professionals and audiophiles alike.
The RME ADI-2 DAC is a further development of the renowned ADI-2 Pro AD/DA reference converter. Its input options include a coaxial SPDIF connection, an optical SPDIF/ADAT connection and a USB2 port. After D/A conversion the analogue signals are available at the stereo XLR and stereo RCA outputs, or at the TRS standard and mini jack outputs of the headphone amp. ‘ Using the latest 32-bit/768kHz reference converter RME SteadyClock technology for excellent jitter suppression and a powerful DSP processor, the ADI-2 DAC offers zero-compromise conversion and playback of digital signals into the analogue world,’ said Bill Barsby, of Innovative Music Australia, which distributes RME in Australia. ‘ The D/A converter features two high-performance headphone outputs, including a dedicated in-ear connection.’
The RME ADI-2 DAC includes a DSP processor that offers 5-band parametric equalisation, bass/treble adjustment, a crossfeed director and a loudness control. It also has a USB recording function for incoming S/PDIF signals, able to record at sample rates up to 192kHz and play back at up to 768kHz, both PCM and DSD signals. ‘ To ensure that users have quick and intuitive access to the wide variety of input and output option and processing functions, the ADI-2 DAC has an ergonomic user interface and highresolution IPS display, where users can access such tools as the internal analyser, based on the famous Spectral Analyzer from the DIGICheck analysis tool,’ Barsby told Australian Hi-Fi Magazine. ‘ The supplied remote control makes using the DAC even more convenient with 20 different functions that can be individually accessed and/or assigned to four additional programmable buttons.’
For more information, contact Innovative Music on (03) 9540 0658 or at www.innovativemusic.com.au