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RME - HDSP MADI - 24 Bit / 96 kHz, 2 x 64-channel PCI Card

RME  - HDSP MADI - 24 Bit / 96 kHz, 2 x 64-channel PCI Card
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Brand: RME
Model: HDSP MADI
Name: HDSP MADI - 24 Bit / 96 kHz, 2 x 64-channel PCI Card
Category: Hardware > Interfaces > Sound Cards > Audio and MIDI
Condition: Brand New
List Price: $1,899.00
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Description:

Inexpensive and Outstanding PCI Card with MADI Interface


The Hammerfall DSP MADI is RME's both inexpensive and outstanding PCI card with MADI interface. Hammerfall DSP MADI is based on the award-winning Hammerfall DSP technology, and represents the top model of this world-wide successful card line.

MADI, the professionals' multi-channel audio interface, offers 64 channels of 24 bit audio at a sample rate of up to 48 kHz and 32 channels at up to 96 kHz. Transmission is done via a single line, either coaxial with BNC plugs or with fiber cable. In both cases more than 100 m cable length can be achieved. Hammerfall DSP is fully compatible to all devices with MADI interface. In combination with the ADI-648 an 8 x ADAT optical PC interface is realized, unbeatable in price and performance.

Hammerfall DSP MADI offers full support for 56 and 64 channel modes and double and single wire technology (96k frame) for 96 kHz. Full 64 channel support can also be found in the hardware mixer TotalMix. All 64 inputs and 64 playback channels can be routed and mixed to 66 physical outputs completely freely, which translates to a 8192 channel mixer. With that, Hammerfall DSP MADI offers the most powerful router/mixer ever implemented on a PCI card, and allows much more than a usage as pure computer I/O unit:

MADI optical patchbay and router
MADI coaxial/optical or vice versa converter and splitter
MADI redistributor, patchbay and router
Furthermore, the hardware delivers RMS and peak level meters for full control over 192 audio channels at minimal CPU load.

As usual with RME, Hammerfall DSP MADI offers further sensible features. For instance an analog 24 bit 192 kHz line/headphone output with 110 dB dynamic range and separate mix bus for direct control of all input and output signals. While most MADI-based devices require an additional word clock line, the Hammerfall DSP MADI (like the ADI-648) can extract the reference clock directly from the MADI signal, making long-distance connections even more convenient.

The included expansion board carries word clock I/O (BNC) and MIDI I/O. The word clock input is galvanically isolated via transformer and operates on both single and double speed signals automatically. MIDI I/O offers 2 completely independent MIDI inputs and outputs via breakout cable (4 DIN sockets). A virtual MIDI port allows for a direct transmission of MIDI data over MADI.

For the first time, RME uses a configuration memory for the most important settings of the card. Instead of operating in a default mode on computer power-up until loading the driver, Hammerfall DSP MADI activates the last used sample rate, master/slave configuration and MADI format immediately when switched on. This eliminates disturbing noises and clock network problems during power-up or re-boot of the computer.

Included software:

- HDSP Meter Bridge: Scalable level meter with Peak- and RMS calculation in hardware
- DIGICheck 4.0 for Windows: Spectral Analyser, professional level meter for 2, 8, or 64 channels, Vector Audio Scope, various other audio analysis tools.

UNIQUE TECHNOLOGIES IN HAMMERFALL DSP


AutoSync
Intelligent clock control according to operational mode and present/desired sample rate.

Bitclock PLL
The most reliable receiver circuit for ADAT optical signal.

Dynamic Bus Utilization
Scalable computer load according to the current usage.

Enhanced ZLMr
Monitoring of the input signal, independent from clock mode and sample rate.

Intelligent Clock Control
Measurement and display of all incoming and used clocks.

Latency Fast Change
Change latency on-the-fly under ASIO, without manual reset or re-boot.

SyncAlignr
Surveillance and sample accurate synchronization of all channels.

SyncCheckr
Comparison and display of all input clock status.

Zero Latency Monitoring (ZLMr)
Automatic monitoring of the input signal with zero latency.

TotalMix
Mixes all inputs and all outputs on all outputs. Several independent submixes possible.

Features:

  • 8 buffer sizes/latencies available: 1.5 ms, 3 ms, 6 ms, 12 ms, 23 ms, 46 ms, 93 ms, 186 ms
  • ASIO zero CPU load technology: 0 (zero!)% CPU load when using ALL 128 channels!
  • All settings changeable in realtime
  • Clock modes slave and master
  • Automatic and intelligent master/slave clock control
  • Enhanced Zero Latency Monitoring for latency-free submixes and perfect ASIO Direct Monitoring
  • Sync sources: MADI coaxial, MADI optical, word clock, internal
  • Varipitch: by input signal or word clock
  • Sample rates: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, variable (Sync/word clock)
  • Sample rate range: MADI: 32 kHz - 96 kHz, word clock: 27 kHz-105
  • Jitter: < 1 ns, internal and all inputs
  • Jitter sensitivity: PLL operates even at 100 ns Jitter without problems
  • Comes with DIGICheck: the ultimate measurement, analysis and test tool
  • Input MADI optical, MADI coaxial (BNC), 2 x MIDI, word clock (BNC)
  • Output MADI optical, MADI coaxial (BNC), 2 x MIDI, word clock (BNC), stereo analog line/phones
  • Input word clock: BNC, Signal Adaptation Circuit (functional from 1.2 Vss input signal), switchable termination
  • Output word clock: BNC, low-impedance driver stage, 4 Vss into 75 Ohms, short-circuit-proof
  • MIDI input and output: via four 5-pin DIN jacks

Requirements:

  • PC Requirements:
    • Windows 2000/XP (full ASIO multi-client operation of MME, GSIF and ASIO 2.0)