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RMEs Fireface 800 revolutionized the world of FireWire audio interfaces. Now the revolution continues: The Fireface 400 is not just the little brother of the Fireface 800 - it is a completely newly designed device. It is the only device in its class with active jitter suppression, stand-alone functionality, complete controllability from the front panel, highly flexible I/Os in professional quality, and an unsurpassed 648-Channel matrix router - at sample rates up to 192 kHz. As usual, RME offer a host of sophisticated features and characteristics with the fastest Firewire technology. These include:

  • Two digitally controlled Mic Preamps in high-end quality
  • Two balanced universal inputs for line and instrument signals
  • SteadyClock for maximum jitter suppression and clock refresh
  • Simple stand-alone operation with rotary encoder and front panel display
  • 54 Level Meter Peak/RMS, hardware-calculated
  • Full mobility by Bus Power support
  • DIGICheck, RME's unique meter and analysis tool
  • TotalMix: 648-Channel mixer with 42-bit internal resolution


Evaluating AD/DA loops by means of Audio Diffmaker

...(L) -52.1 dBFS (R) Prism Orpheus (MainTime) Corr Depth: 30,8 dB (L), 32,4 dB (R) Difference: -51.1 dBFS (L) -52.4 dBFS (R) RME Fireface 400 (didier.brest) Corr Depth: 30,2 dB (L), 31,8 dB (R) Difference: -49.8 dBFS (L) -50.8 dBFS (R) TC Electronics Impact Twin (ben) Corr Depth: 29,1 dB (L), 30,8 dB (R) Difference: -48,7 dBFS (L), -49,7 dBFS...

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SSL SiX small format mixer???

...(line in) channels one and two. I compared the output of the SSL Six (headphone and monitor) to my RME Fireface 400 and my UAD Twin. As I prefer my Fireface 400 over the UAD Twin, I continue the test with the RME Fireface 400 only. Running the audio signal from the RME into the SSL...

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Which of these would you buy? RME Interface or Tascam Mixer

I use a Fireface 400 and one ADA8200. Works like a charm. The Tascam is just going to take space away from possible synthesizers and effects. :cop:

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