RME ADI-8 DS Mk III - is an 8-channel hi-end AD and DA converter in reference quality. In a
standard 19" box with 1 unit height the device offers numerous
extraordinary features like
SteadyClock, four hardware reference levels up to +24 dBu, AES/EBU and
ADAT I/O, 192 kHz sample rate, and a digital patch mode.
- 8-channel AD converter, full symmetrical design, 119 dBA
- 8-channel DA converter, double balanced output, 120 dBA
- Low latency conversion: less than 12 samples delay
- 4 x AES/EBU I/O per D-sub, 8 channels @ 192 kHz
- 2 x ADAT I/O, 8 channels @ 96 kHz, 4 channels at 192 kHz
- Word clock input and output
- 2 x 8-channel level metering
- Comprehensive digital patch mode for full interconnectivity
The ADI-8 DS Mk III is a highly flexible 8-channel AD/DA
converter and digital to digital format converter with an unrivalled
bunch of features. The device combines excellent analog circuit design
with outstanding low latency AD/DA converter chips. Along with
SteadyClock™, the DS offers AD and DA conversion of the highest quality,
redefining the reference class of analog/digital converters.
The compact 1U device provides a host of extraordinary
features, including 4 hardware reference levels up to +24 dBu, AES/EBU
and ADAT I/O up to 192 kHz, and a comprehensive Patch Mode.
The ADI-8 DS Mk III uses a completely symmetrical signal
path, that guarantees an exceptional sound quality, outstanding low
distortion and highest Signal to Noise ratio in all level settings. To
maintain the full dynamic range within all operating levels the ADI-8 DS
Mk III uses discrete gain stages which are switched electronically, so
that no additional noise or distortion is introduced into the audio
path. Sophisticated AD/DA converters provide
samplerates up to 192 kHz with a SNR of 120 dBA. On the digital side,
SteadyClockTM, RME’s unique clock technology and jitter suppression,
further enhances the list of features, ensuring the best sound quality
regardless of the quality of the reference clock signal.
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The specially developed internal high performance switching
power supply provides operation with voltages ranging from 100 to 240 AC
Volts. It is short-circuit proof, has an integrated line filter, is
fully regulated against voltage fluctuations, and suppresses mains
Analog Outputs. The ADI-8 DS Mk III has
separated driver stages for the TRS and D-sub outputs. The
servo-balanced TRS jacks will work up to +21 dBu. When selecting +24 dBu
the balanced D-sub connector outputs will provide the higher output
level while TRS stays at +19 dBu.
2 ADAT I/Os support up to 8 channels at 96 kHz (S/MUX) and 4
channels at 192 kHz (S/MUX4). A 25-pin AES/EBU interface features 8
channels at 192 kHz. All outputs can be used simultaneously, i.e.:
analog (balanced TRS and/or D-sub), ADAT, AES/EBU.
Analog Inputs. The ADI-8 DS Mk III provides inputs via TRS or D-sub connectors. Both operate servo-balanced and accept levels up to +24 dBu.
Digital Patch Mode. A digital patchbay with
free choice of source and destination setup can be used to convert ADAT
to AES, AES to ADAT, cross-convert them at the same time, pass ADAT on
to ADAT while monitored analog, and many more. The ADAT outputs also
feature copy mode for connection of two different ADAT devices. These
powerful and easy to use modes add significant value to the already
outstanding conversion quality.
Input AD: 1/4” TRS jack and 25 pin D-sub, servo balanced, completely symmetrical audio path
Output AD: 4 x AES/EBU, 2 x ADAT optical
Input DA: 4 x AES/EBU, 2 x ADAT optical
Output DA: 1/4” TRS jack servo balanced, up to +21 dBu. 25 pin D-sub, balanced, up to +24 dBu.
Dynamic Range AD: 119 dBA
THD AD: < -110 dB (< 0.00032 %)
THD+N AD: < -104 dB (< 0.00063 %)
Crosstalk AD: > 110 dB
Dynamic Range DA: 120 dBA unmuted
THD DA: < -104 dB (< 0.00063 %)
THD+N DA: < -102 dB (< 0.0008 %)
Crosstalk DA: > 110 dB
Input level for 0 dBFS: +24 dBu, +19 dBu, +13 dBu, +4.2 dBu
Output level for 0 dBFS: +24 dBu, +19 dBu, +13 dBu, +4.2 dBu
Input/Output level at 0 dBFS @ -10 dBV: +2 dBV
Sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2 , 96, 176.4, 192 kHz, variable (sync/word)
Frequency response AD/DA -0.1 dB: 10 Hz - 23.2 kHz (sf 48 kHz)
Frequency response AD/DA -0.5 dB: < 5 Hz - 43.0 kHz (sf 96 kHz)
Frequency response AD/DA -1 dB :< 5 Hz - 85.0 kHz (sf 192 kHz)