RME Digi96/8 Pro computer soundcard Specifications
Description: Computer soundcard with PCI-bus interface (Mac- and PC-compatible); one pair of unbalanced analog outputs on a ¼" TRS jack; digital (S/PDIF coaxial and optical, and AES/EBU; ADAT optical) input and output. Sample rates supported: 32, 44.1, 48, 64, 88.2, 96kHz (unit will operate with reference word clocks from 25kHz to 105kHz). D/A resolution: 20 bits maximum (since upgraded to 24 bits). Analog output impedance: 75 ohms. Nominal analog output level: +10dBU, externally switchable to -2dBU (also under software control). Dynamic range: 96dB (RMS unweighted), 98dB (A-weighted); current version is specified at 104dB and 106dB, respectively. Full-scale THD+noise: -85dB (original version), -97dB (current version). Supplied accessories: setup CD-ROM, electrical S/PDIF and AES/EBU I/O adapter cable, DIGICheck analysis program. Optional extras: Word Clock Module (with Master Clock and Test Generator); AEB4-1 and AEB8-1 analog expansion boards with 4 balanced and 8 unbalanced inputs, respectively.
Computer requirements: Pentium running Windows 95/98 or NT 4.0, or Macintosh Power PC running MacOS. (Linux and BeOS also supported.) Appropriate digital audio workstation applications such as Sound Forge, Cakewalk, Cubase VST, CoolEdit, Opcode Studio Vision Pro, Prosoniq Sonic WorkX, etc. Hard-drive and CPU performance will dictate how many tracks can be recorded and played back simultaneously.
Serial number of unit reviewed: 22100873 (original version). Hardware reports as "version 000/004," (first/second samples), driver software as "version 4.4," updated to "4.82" for the followup, ASIO driver as "version 2.3," then "2.5."
Price: $450. Word Clock Module: $135. AEB4-1: $150. AEB8-1: $195. Approximate number of dealers: 22.
Manufacturer: IMM Electronik, Leipziger Strasse 27, 09648, Mittweida, Germany. Web: www.rme-audio.com/english. US Distributor: X-VISION AudioUS, 241 Federal Plaza West, 4th Floor. Suite 406, Youngstown, OH 44503. Tel: (330) 747-3866. Fax: (330) 747-3865. Web: www.xvisionaudio.com.