RME/Synthax Audio Announces Two New Cards For MusikMesse
RME/Synthax Audio AG has announced the new HDSPe MADI card and the PCI-Express HDSPe 9632.
The HDSPe 9632 is a newly engineered PCI-Express version of its standard-PCI successor. Its new PCI-Express core ensures full compatibility and maximum performance with the latest high-speed serial bus technology found in all newer computers. RME’s FPGA core ensures full update capability via RME’s Secure Flash technology, for further hardware and driver updates.
The card comes with the finest 192 kHz reference AD/DA-convertors known from the ADI QS8, a 96 kHz-capable ADAT I/O (SMUX), SPDIF I/O and MIDI I/O and a separate headphone output which owns its own DA converters and can be adjusted independently from the setting of the line outputs, catering for comfortable monitoring not only in recording situations. The HDSP 9632 is delivered with unbalanced RCA/phono breakout cables as standard. Optional breakout cables are available for balanced XLR I/Os and for AES/EBU. This option offers a real 192 kHz AES/EBU input/output mastering facility. The HDSP 9632 supports RME’s TCO (Time Code Option) module and features all famous RME techniques: TotalMix, SyncCheck and SteadyClock.
The new HDSPe PCI-Card provides RME’s own high-speed serial audio data bus, as used in the Multiface, Multiface II, Digiface and RPM DJ Interfaces. These systems are owned and used by ten thousands of audio professionals around the planet. If users are looking for a no-compromise high-speed audio solution combined with ultimate compatibility, these devices are still state of the art. With the HDSPe PCI Card the further use of the existing range of RME’s I/O boxes in next generation computers and in Windows VISTA environments is secured. As a special addition, the new HDSP PCIe series is prepared to support the use of the TCO, RME’s Time Code Option, with Multiface/II and Digiface.
The HDSPe MADI card rounds up RME’s Premium Line MADI products and offers a powerful 128 I/O-channel computer connection. It supports 56- and 64-channel modes as well as Single and Double Wire formats. All 64 inputs and 64 playback channels can be routed and mixed independently to 64 physical outputs. The HDSPe MADI turns every state of the art computer into a powerful Digital Audio Workstation. The HDSPe MADI offers the most powerful router/mixer implemented on a single PCI-Express card ever. The card’s analogue Monitoring/Headphone output features the low latency DA convertors known from the ADI-8 QS.
All cards come with drivers for Windows XP (multi-client operation of MME, GSIF and ASIO 2.0) and brand new drivers for Windows Vista and Vista 64. Apple users are perfectly served with Power PC and MAC Universal (Intel) drivers providing Core Audio and Core MIDI support.
The pricing will be slightly higher compared to the standard PCI card products, but has not been officially announced. The HDSPe 9632, HDSPe PCI-Card and the HDSPe MADI Card will all be available in May 2007. More information on the RME/Synthax Audio Sound Cards.