RME FireFace 800

RME FireFace 800, Audio interface

Item number: 100010272
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Audio interface • Subcategory: FireWire Interface • PC Connection: FireWire • Design: 19" 1U • Analogue In/Out: 8 in / 8 Out • Mic Inputs: 4 • Digital In/Out: 2 ADAT I/O, S/PDIF Coax • MIDI I/O: 1 In / 1 Out • Monitor Mixing: Hardware Monitoring DSP controlled • Sampling Rate: 192 kHz • Bit Rate: 24-Bits • Bus Powered: - • Special Features: The Industry Standard: best sound quality combined with excellent performance • Accessories: AC adapter, FireWire cable • FireWire Audio Interface/MIDI Interface with 24-Bit/192kHz Audio, ADAT and S/PDIF I/O • RME FireFace 800 56-Channel, 24-Bit 192 kHz FireWire Audio Interface After more than 2 years of development, the time has come: RME presents the Fireface 800, the world´s most powerful FireWire audio interface ever. Up to 56 channels record/playback, up to 192 kHz sample rate, and true FireWire 800 sum up to an unsurpassed high-end, high performance and high speed FireWire audio interface. The Fireface 800 combines the latest and also proven technologies of previous RME products with the fastest FireWire technology. Analog technology of the ADI-8 converters, microphone technology of QuadMic and OctaMic, TotalMix technology of the Hammerfall DSP series, years of experience in programming of efficient and reliable drivers, up to complete support from DIGICheck - only the best of the best, and even a bit more. The Fireface 800 offers the best worked out instrument input that could ever be found in an audio interface, a high power headphone output and signal-to-noise ratios of 119 dBA - typically RME! Features: All inputs and outputs can be used at the same time*!. E. g., the instrument input can be used either instead of the line input on the back, or together with it. Even the TRS jack and the XLR socket of the microphone inputs can be used simultaneously. In this way, up to 35 signal sources can be connected to the Fireface 800 and recorded onto 28 separate tracks! Thanks to the DSP-based TotalMix mixer, known from the Hammerfall DSP series, all inputs and outputs can be freely mixed, distributed and routed. Up to 14 completely independent stereo submixes are possible. Each of the mixer´s output channels, that is every single submix channel, can be recorded directly, without the need of external cable loops. Thanks to an internal flash memory, all settings including TotalMix are recalled during boot. After making all desired settings, the device works stand-alone even without computer as a submixer, A/D and D/A-converter, headphone mixer, format converter, instrument or microphone pre-amplifier, monitoring mixer and much more. The Fireface 800 is equipped with SteadyClock™, RME´s unique sync and clock technology. With this, the device becomes a sync reference for the whole studio. SteadyClock refreshes clock signals, removes jitter, and takes permanent care of optimal conversion quality, thus guarantees a sensational sound quality, completely independent from the reference clock´s quality. SteadyClock allows the Fireface 800 to control the sample rate freely on its own. The Settings dialog includes a direct choice of the video and audio world´s most often used sample rates. Additionally, two faders can be used to set the sample rate freely and in real-time, within the range of +/- 4% and +/- 0.4%. Via an insert slot on the back, a Time Code Option (TCO) for synchronizing to LTC and video can be added. Thanks to SteadyClock, the Fireface 800 does not only extract absolute positions, but also a very clean low-jitter word clock. Fireface 800 uses RME´s own FireWire techology, heavily optimized for audio purposes. Lowest overhead, special hardware adaptations and a new low latency buffer concept enable a performance and compatibility which has been thought of as impossible until now - at latencies of only one millisecond. The Fireface 800 has a second port for hub functionality, bi-lingual mode for full FireWire 400 compatibility, and an additional FireWire 400 port. Several Fireface 800 can be used in parallel and at the same time on one FireWire port without any problem.
    Simultaneous I/O: 28-in x 28-out A/D Resolution: 24-bit 192kHz Audio Inputs: 4 x XLR Mic, 12 x TRS, 1 x TRS Hi-Z/Line Audio Outputs: 8 x TRS, 1 x TRS Headphone/Main Digital Inputs: 2 x ADAT Optical 16 Ch., 1 x S/PDIF Coax Digital Outputs: 2 x ADAT Optical 16 Ch., 1 x S/PDIF Coax Mic Preamps: 4 with phantom power MIDI I/O: In Out Clock I/O: 1 x Word Clock In/Out via BNC, Video In BNC, LTC In/Out via BNC
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