RME HDSPe Madi FX review: specs & price

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The RME HDSPe Madi FX is a PCI Express sound card with a 4096-channel mono matrix router, MADI optical coaxial converter functionality, AES / EBU interface...

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Converter24 bit/192 kHz24 bit/192 kHzNone24 bit/192 kHz24 bit/96 kHzNone24 bit/192 kHz24 bit/192 kHz24 bit/192 kHz24 bit/192 kHz24 bit/192 kHz24 bit/192 kHzNone24 bit/192 kHz24 bit/192 kHzNone24 bit/192 kHz24 bit/192 kHz24 bit/96 kHz
Microphone Inputs0000000000000000001
Phantom power
Number of instrument inputs0000000000000000001
Line Inputs02000042208800000-4
Digital InputsAESAESEthernetAESADATEthernet-AES-AES00-MADIMADI-Sub-D 25-pinADAT, AES, S/PDIFS/PDIF
MIDI interface
SYNC
Analogue Outputs0200004220880120014
Digital OutputsAESAESRedNetAESADATRedNet-AES-AES00-MADIMADI-AESADAT, AES, S/PDIFS/PDIF
Headphone jack
Zero latency monitoring
Drivers-WDM Audio, DirectSound, MME, ASIO 2.2-----WDM Audio, Direct Sound, MME, ASIO 2.2, Core Audio Support-----------
Allows operation with 256 channels--128 inputs / 128 outputs at 44.1, 48 and 96 kHz (64 x I / O at 192 kHz)--128 inputs / 128 outputs at 44.1, 48 and 96 kHz (64 x In / Out at 192 kHz)-------------
Connections----3x ADAT input, 3x ADAT output------------Analog I / O, ADAT I / O, AES / EBU I / O, SPDIF I / O, MIDI I / O, 1x Stereo headphone output-
Roundtrip latency------------0.7 ms--0.7 ms---

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Description

The RME HDSPe Madi FX is a PCI Express sound card with a 4096-channel mono matrix router, MADI optical coaxial converter functionality, AES / EBU interface for direct integration of AD / DA devices, Extremely low latencies, Sample frequencies up to 192 kHz, Includes SteadyClock for maximum jitter suppression, Including DIGICheck analysis and metering tool (EBU R128 compatible), Including TotalMix FX, The variable real-time mixer and signal router with 42 bits internal, Resolution and integrated onboard DSP effects - Latency-free monitoring (EQ, Dynamics, AutoSet and Reverb / Echo), 2x MADI I / O optically, 1x MADI I / O coaxial, 1x AES / EBU I / O, 1x stereo analog out, 1x wordclock I / O, 1x MIDI I / O over 5-pin DIN & 3x MIDI I / O via MADI. The retail price is 1329.19 £.

Specifications

MADI194 input and 194 output channels
Analogue output2 channels (6.3 mm stereo jack, monitoring or headphones)
Converter24 bit/192 kHz
Microphone Inputs0
Phantom powerNo
Number of instrument inputs0
Line Inputs0
Digital InputsMADI
MIDI interfaceYes
SYNCYes
Analogue Outputs1
Digital OutputsMADI
Headphone jackYes
Zero latency monitoringYes

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