RME Audio M-16 AD

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16-Channel, High-End Analog to MADI/ADAT Converter
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M16AD
ADK-RME-1399-00146
RME Audio
Mac & Win
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$3,899.00

M-32 AD is a 32-channel high-end AD converter, easy to operate yet having a comprehensive feature set. The unit combines excellent analog circuit design with the latest converter chips and RME's superior SteadyClock, resulting in a state-of-the-art AD conversion - 32 times!

Connectivity and Features

·        32 x Line Input

·        1 x MADI optical I/O

·        4 x ADAT I/O

·        1 x Word Clock I/O

·        1 x MIDI I/O

RME's M-32 AD is a 32-channel high-end AD converter, easy to operate yet having a comprehensive feature set. The unit combines excellent analog circuit design with the latest converter chips and RME's superior SteadyClock, resulting in a state-of-the-art AD conversion - 32 times!

 

The unit's unique set of features includes analog limiters, three hardware reference levels up to +24 dBu, MADI and ADAT I/O up to 192 kHz, 6.3 mm TRS and D-sub inputs, remote control via MIDI, and operation across a wide range of mains voltages, all packed into a 2U enclosure. An extraordinary limiter, conceived and optimised for professional studio, stage, and broadcast applications, offers essential operational safety with its capability to limit an input's overload of up to 17 dB without audible distortion (max. input level + 30 dBu).

 

The M-32 provides multichannel conversion in reference quality - at an unbeatable price/performance ratio!

 

Highlights

32-channel* AD converter, fully symmetrical design, 116 dBA

19" enclosure with only 2 units height

1 x MADI I/O, 32 chanels @ 96 kHz, 16 channels @ 192 kHz

4 x ADAT Out, 16 channels @ 96 kHz, 8 channels @ 192 kHz

Automatic Delay Compensation: no user operation necessary when stacking units

Analog limiter can be activated

32* LED level meters with 5 LEDs each

32* LEDs to display the Limiter state per channel

SteadyClock(TM) - pristine sound quality independently from the quality of the external clock signal

SyncCheck(TM) - unique technology to check clock synchronization

All settings are stored permanently

Fully remote controllable via MIDI and MIDI over MADI

 

THE M-16 AD IS FULLY IDENTICAL TO THE M-32 AD, WITH THESE EXCEPTIONS:

only one 16-channel AD board fitted

no fan

lower power consumption, 40 Watts

 

Features

The M-32 AD offers an outstanding AD conversion to MADI and ADAT formats in a compact 19" unit with only 2U height. The balanced analog inputs based on RME's reference design from the ADI-8 QS guarantee excellent S/N and THD specs across a wide analog level range. Three different hardware levels are available. Using up-to-date converter technology, the device not only works up to 192 kHz, but also reaches a real-world signal-to-noise ratio of 116 dBA - on all channels.

 

SteadyClock(TM) guarantees perfect sound quality through efficient jitter suppression, making the device completely independent from the quality of external clock signals. Intelligent Clock Control not only displays every clock status by means of flashing LEDs, but will also retain the last valid input sample rate in case of failure of the external source. Other renowned RME technologies like SyncCheck allow quick detection of clock problems.

 

All M-series converters are fully remote controllable and configurable via MIDI. Each unit's complete status can be monitored, including all the front panel's displays. Individual IDs can be set for each unit, for separated control of multiple units via a single MIDI channel. Control software for Mac and PC is supplied and allows easy remote control, also with MIDI transfer via MADI (MIDI Extender).

 

M-32 AD and M-16 AD have optical and coaxial MADI inputs. In case of failure of an input signal, the source is switched immediately, if a valid signal is present on the other input.

 

The M-32 AD's four ADAT outputs provide simple connectivity with other studio equipment. A combination with RME's HDSPe RayDAT makes a perfect partnership, allowing the transfer of 32 channels into a Mac or PC with regular optical Toslink cables at an unbeatable price. The converter's ADAT input only serves as an optional source for external synchronization.

 

All settings are retained when the unit is powered off.

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