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The Multiface II is not only multi because of the many different interface formats supported, but also multi-Channel! The small box using half the space of a 19" rack includes outstanding power and extensive features.Based on RMEs award-winning Hammerfall technology and equipped with the latest circuit designs of the Fireface 800, the Multiface II offers ADAT optical I/O, SPDIF I/O, MIDI I/O, word clock I/O and a separate hi-power monitor output.On top there are 8 analog inputs and outputs, balanced and 24-bit/96kHz. All this can be used on laptops as well as on desktop computers with lowest latency and minimal CPU load.RME HDSP MADI Differences to Multiface I Significant changes were provided to the internal core. The Multiface II integrates the more advanced featurs of Fireface- and OctaMic series: 1 x Hi-Power analog line/headphone out with volume (119 dB(A) SNR) analog input stage with advanced CMRR, lower THD and SNR increased by 10 dB analog outputs with lower THD synchronised and more efficient power supply reference level of the analog I/Os is changeable on the front with two different switches. No internal jumpers. ADAT Sync connector removed for increased space between the TRS jacks Improved enclosure and more generous board layout, improving technical specifications and internal quality. RME HDSP Multiface II Features Of course there are a lot typical RME features on board of the unit: 8 x analog line I/O, 24-Bit/96kHz, SNR 111 dBA, 1/4" TRS jacks 1 x ADAT digital I/O 1 x SPDIF digital I/O 1 x Word clock I/O (BNC) 1 x MIDI I/O, 16 channels high-speed MIDI 1 x hi-power analog line/headphone output, separate output for independent submix Hardware level calculation: freely scalable level meters, peak and RMS calculation without CPU load DIGICheck, RMEs unique metering - and analyse tool TotalMix: 720 channel mixer with 40 bit internal resolution. MIDI remote controllable. S/MUX poured in hardware: 4 channels 24-Bit/96kHz for record and playback via ADAT optical ... and numerous other features found already in the Hammerfall series. And all this for an unbeatable price!The front panel hosts some useful status LEDs, like MIDI state, lock state of the digital inputs and error state of the host-bus. Additionally there's a high-quality 24-Bit/96kHz analog line output, also usable with headphones, and one MIDI I/O.The rear of the Multiface II shows unrivalled connectivity: 8 analog line I/Os on 1/4" TRS jacks (balanced, 24-Bit/96kHz), ADAT optical I/O (switchable to SPDIF optical), SPDIF I/O coaxial, word clock I/O and MIDI I/O. Don't settle for less!The headphone output in hi-power technology offers high levels, even with low level headphones. Hence the headphone is direct usable with ASIO Direct Monitoring.Digital I/Os: One ADAT optical I/O provides eight more channels. The coaxial SPDIF I/O is complete AES/EBU compatible.The Multiface II can be used with laptops as well as desktop computers. The connection to laptops is achieved via a CardBus card or an ExpressCard, the connection to desktops via a PCI card or PCI Express card. These interfaces are sold separately.RME HDSP Multiface II SettingsJust click on the hammer symbol in the systray of the taskbar and the settings dialog of the Multiface comes up. The clear structured, easy to understand window plus the unique informative status windows for input signal, clock mode, sample rate and time code make your work with Hammerfall DSP System to a real pleasure. With a simple mouse click you gain access to the full power of your system.When working with several digital sources it is not only necessary to know if these are properly locked, but also if they are totally synchronized. RME's exclusive SyncCheck checks all input signals and displays their actual state, and thanks to our new Intelligent Clock Control concept you have all clocks and states under control - with ease.Regular firmware and driver updates ensure the Multiface II to stay at the top of today's audio interfaces. The latest addition, Disconnect mode, lets you use the unit as stand-alone AD/DA-converter, digital format converter, analog/digital mixer or submixer, and much more.RME HDSP Multiface II Specifications Supported sample rates: 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, variable 88 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 Technologie: 0 (zero!)% CPU load when using ALL 36 channels! All settings changeable in real-time Clock modes: slave and master Automatic, intelligent master/slave clock control Enhanced Mixed Mode: All inputs and outputs simultaneously operational Unsurpassed Bitclock PLL (audio synchronization) in ADAT mode Enhanced Zero Latency Monitoring for latency-free submixes and perfect ASIO Direct Monitoring DIGICheck, the ultimate measurement, analysis and test tool Dynamic ratio analog AD: 111.5 dB(A), DA: 112 dB(A) THD+N AD: -98 dB (0.0012%), DA: -97 dB (0.0014%) Analog level @ 0 dBFS (set by front panel switch): +2 dBV, +13 dBu, +19 dBu Dynamic ratio stereo monitor output: 119 dB(A), 119 dBA, output impedance 30 Ohm Input 8 x line (1/4" TRS jacks), 1 x optical (TOSLINK), 1 x coaxial (RCA), 1 x MIDI, word clock (BNC) Digital input formats: SPDIF, AES/EBU (Consumer, Professional), ADAT optical Outputs: 8 x line (1/4" TRS jacks), 1 x optical (TOSLINK), stereo analog line (TRS), 1 x coaxial (phono), 1 x MIDI, word clock (BNC) Digital format putput: SPDIF, AES/EBU (Consumer/Professional), ADAT optical RME HDSP Multiface II Connectivity 8 x Analog I/O (96 kHz) 1 x ADAT I/O (at 96 kHz via S/Mux) 1 x SPDIF I/O (96 kHz) 1 x Stereo Analog Output (separate for Submix/Phones) 1 x MIDI I/O 1 x Word Clock I/O TotalMix RME HDSP Multiface II Accessories External Power Supply for CardBus (NTCB-EU) Line Cord for Power supply (NETZ-CB) Car Cable for CardBus (AUTOK) Cable for Storage Battery (AKKUK)

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Evaluating AD/DA loops by means of Audio Diffmaker

List updated with result from two RME Multiface II loops recorded by juki, a member of the French forum Audiofanzine, one using 4 dBu balanced inputs, the other one using -10 dBV unbalanced inputs. DA-AD loops from this wav file evaluated by means of Audio DiffMaker. ADDA converters MOTU 828mk2 (laurend) Corr Depth: 36,4 dB (L), 37,9...

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Calibrating hardware - -18 dbFS PEAK or RMS?

...whole -18 dBFS thing comes in. If you read your converter's manual you'll find the analog reference level. In my Multiface II this is +19 dBu (about 7V rms) at the highest headroom settings. Reference voltage levels are often based on 1 kHz sine waves, so for example in my interface, if I...

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Evaluating AD/DA loops by means of Audio Diffmaker

...dB (L), -0.8 dB (R)..Corr Depth: 24,2 dB (L), 25,7 dB (R) Difference*: -43.4 dBFS (L), -44.6 dBFS (R) RME Multiface II (juki, Audiofanzine) Unbalanced, -10 dBV: 0.5 dB (L), 0.4 dB (R) Corr Depth: 22,7 dB (L), 24,4 dB (R) Difference*: -43.2 dBFS (L) -44.6 dBFS (R) Balanced, 4 dBu: Corr Depth: 22,3 dB (L),...

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