RME ADI-2 DAC AD/DA Converter & Extreme Headphone Amplifier

The RME ADI-2 DAC features top high-end quality DA conversion along with two exceptional outputs for headphones and IEMs, and can all be controlled with the included remote control.

Key Features:

  • High-End DA Conversion
  • DSD Playback and sample rates up to 768 kHz
  • High-resolution IPS display
  • CC Mode (Class Compliant / 'Plug n Play' on Mac, Windows and iOS)
  • SteadyClock FS (digital clock with femtosecond accuracy)
  • Includes Remote Control (user-definable)

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    Product Code: 100298021

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    On the success and rave reviews of the ADI-2 Pro DAC in both the studio and the HiFi scene, RME have created the new ADI-2 DAC; offering the same pro sound in a simpler, adapted DAC that's focused on home and HiFi use.

    The RME ADI-2 DAC features top high-end quality DA conversion along with two exceptional outputs for headphones and IEMs, and can all be controlled with the included remote control.

    The ADI-2 DAC is class compliant being plug 'n' play on a Mac, Windows and iOS devices making it extremely flexible and easy to set up. It features balanced/unbalanced analog outputs, Direct DSD Playback and offers sample rates of up to 768 kHz. It can also be used as a high end soundcard with it's true 2 channel Full Duplex Audio Interface.

    The premium "Extreme Power" headphone amp can power most high end headphones and super low noise IEM output make the DAC very versatile for lovers of sound be it studio engineers or HIFI enthusiasts. 

    Modern IEMs are extremely sensitive and operate on very low voltages. As a side effect they uncover the noise floor of the player, DAC or headphone amp. When RME developed its Extreme Power headphone stage the basic noise floor was taken care to be as low as possible.

    To maintain full dynamic range with even the most sensitive IEMs, RME have added the most advanced IEM output imaginable as a second phones connection to the front of the ADI-2 DAC. Its ground noise floor is an astounding 10 dB lower than the one of the Extreme Power output (black hole background…), output impedance is near zero Ohms, THD reaches new record lows, click-free on/off is included as well as volume ramp-up, and the sound quality with any IEM is amazing.

    Lights Off
    All of the DAC lights including display, function keys, volume knob and even the standby button turn off after 10 second of no user operation when AutoDark is activated in the unit's menu and touching any button or control will turn on all lights for 10 seconds. Using the remote AutoDark can also be switched off / on, and using any button on the remote turns lights on for 3 seconds.

    DAC Remote (included)
    The ADI-2 DAC comes with a remote that is not the usual cheap add-on. This nicely designed remote control has clearly labeled buttons, readable even in low light conditions without reading glasses, a nicely laid out button arrangement that is easy to remember, and perfect button ergonomics. Plus: It won't interfere with your ATV or other devices.

    The DAC remote offers buttons for Standby On/Off, Volume, input selection (Optical, Coaxial, USB) and Mute. Four programmable buttons are added that can be assigned with 22 different functions and commands for total flexibility. There is no other DAC or similar unit with such a sophisticated, easy to use and versatile remote functionality! 

    Main features of the RME ADI-2 DAC include:

  • High-End DA Conversion
  • DSD Playback and sample rates up to 768 kHz
  • High-resolution IPS display
  • CC Mode (Class Compliant / 'Plug n Play' on Mac, Windows and iOS)
  • SteadyClock FS (digital clock with femtosecond accuracy)
  • Includes Remote Control (user-definable)
  • Connectivity:

  • 1 x USB 2.0 (USB 3.0 compatible)
  • 1 x SPDIF Input (coaxial)
  • 1 x ADAT or SPDIF Input (optical)
  • 1 x RCA Analog Stereo Output (unbalanced)
  • 1 x XLR Analog Stereo Output (balanced)
  • 1 x “Extreme Power“ Headphone Output
  • 1 x “Super Low Noise" IEM Output
  • Digital Inputs

    General

    • Lock Range: 28 kHz – 200 kHz

    • Jitter suppression: > 50 dB (2.4 kHz)

    • Jitter when synced to input signal: < 1 ns

    • Accepts Consumer and Professional format

    SPDIF coaxial

    • 1 x RCA, according to IEC 60958

    • High-sensitivity input stage (< 0.3 Vpp)

    • AES/EBU compatible (AES3-1992)

    SPDIF optical

    • 1 x optical, according to IEC 60958

    • ADAT compatible

     

    Analogue Outputs

    XLR

    • Output level switchable +19 dBu, +13 dBu, +7 dBu, +1 dBu @ 0 dBFS

    • Signal to Noise ratio (SNR) @ +7/+13/+19 dBu: 117 dB RMS unweighted, 120 dBA

    • Signal to Noise ratio (SNR) @ +1 dBu: 115,4 dB RMS unweighted, 118,9 dBA

    • Frequency response @ 44.1 kHz, -0.1 dB: 0 Hz – 20.2 kHz

    • Frequency response @ 96 kHz, -0.5 dB: 0 Hz – 44.9 kHz

    • Frequency response @ 192 kHz, -1 dB: 0 Hz – 88 kHz

    • Frequency response @ 384 kHz, -1 dB: 0 Hz – 115 kHz

    • Frequency response @ 768 kHz, -3 dB: 0 Hz – 109 kHz

    • THD @ -1 dBFS: -112 dB, 0.00025 %

    • THD+N @ -1 dBFS: -110 dB, 0.00032 %

    • THD @ -3 dBFS: -116 dB, 0.00016 %

    • Channel separation: > 120 dB

    • Output impedance: 200 Ohm balanced, 100 Ohm unbalanced

    RCA

    As XLR output, but:
    • Output: 6.3 mm TS jack, unbalanced

    • Output level 6 dB lower than XLR (-5 dBu to +13 dBu @ 0 dBFS)

    • Signal to Noise ratio (SNR) @ +13 dBu: 117 dB RMS unweighted, 120 dBA

    • Signal to Noise ratio (SNR) @ +1/+7 dBu: 114/116 dB RMS unweighted, 117/119 dBA

    • Signal to Noise ratio (SNR) @ -5 dBu: 109 dB RMS unweighted, 113 dBA

    Phones
    As RCA but:
    • Output: 6.3 mm TRS jack, unbalanced, stereo

    • Output impedance: 0.1 Ohm

    • Signal to Noise ratio (SNR) @ +22 dBu: 117 dB RMS unweighted, 120 dBA

    • Signal to Noise ratio (SNR) @ +7 dBu: 116 dB RMS unweighted, 119 dBA

    • Output level at 0 dBFS, High Power, load 100 Ohm or up: +22 dBu (10 V)

    • Output level at 0 dBFS, Low Power, load 8 Ohm or up: +7 dBu (1.73 V)

    • THD @ +18 dBu, 32 Ohm load, 1.2 Watt: -110 dB, 0.0003 %

    • THD+N @ + 18 dBu, 32 Ohm load: -107 dB, 0.00045 %

    • THD @ +14 dBu, 16 Ohm load, 0.94 Watt: -110 dB, 0.0003 %

    • Max power @ 0.001% THD: 1.5 W per channel

    IEM
    As Phones, but:

    • Output level at 0 dBFS: -3 dBu, 0.55 V

    • Signal to Noise ratio (SNR) @ -3 dBu: 115 dB RMS unweighted, 118 dBA

    • Max power, 8 Ohm, 0.001% THD: 40 mW per channel
    Digital
    • Clocks: Internal, SPDIF In

    • Low Jitter Design: < 1 ns in PLL mode, all inputs

    • Internal clock: < 800 ps Jitter, Random Spread Spectrum

    • Jitter suppression of external clocks: > 50 dB (2.4 kHz)

    • Effective clock jitter influence on DA conversion: near zero

    • PLL ensures zero dropout, even at more than 100 ns jitter

    • Additional Digital Bitclock PLL for trouble-free varispeed ADAT operation

    • Supported sample rates for external clocks: 28 kHz up to 200 kHz

    • Internally supported sample rates: 44.1 kHz up to 768 kHz

    General

     

    • Included power supply: external switching PSU, 100 - 240 V AC, 2 A, 24 Watts

    • Standby power consumption: 120 mW (10 mA)

    • Idle power consumption: 7 Watts, Max. power consumption: 18 Watts

    • Idle current at 12 V: 570 mA (6.8 Watts)

    • Dimensions (WxHxD): 215 x 52 x 150 mm (8.5" x 2.05" x 5.9")

    • Weight: 1.0 kg ( 2.2 lbs)

    • Temperature range: +5° up to +50° Celsius (41° F up to 122°F)

    • Relative humidity: < 75%, non condensing

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