RME Fireface UCX II 40-Channel 192 Kilohertz USB Audio Interface

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RME Fireface UCX II 40-Channel 192 Kilohertz USB Audio Interface

The Fireface UCX II is a highly integrated pro audio solution in an ultra-compact format for studio and live recordings. It continues RME's long tradition of designing compact advanced interfaces, packing into a half-rack size unit what usually would be spread out over two or three 19 inch panels.

Features:

  • All settings can be changed in real-time
  • Buffer sizes/latencies from 48 up to 8192 samples selectable
  • 4 channels 96 kHz/24 bit Record/Playback via ADAT optical (S/MUX)
  • 2 channels 192 kHz/24 bit Record/Playback via ADAT optical (S/MUX4)
  • Clock modes slave and master
  • Automatic and intelligent master/slave clock control
  • Unsurpassed Bitclock PLL (audio synchronization) in ADAT mode
  • SteadyClock FS: Jitter-immune, super-stable digital clock
  • DDS technology for free setting of the sample rate
  • SyncAlign guarantees sample aligned and never swapping channels
  • SyncCheck tests and reports the synchronization status of input signals
  • TotalMix for latency-free submixes and perfect ASIO Direct Monitoring
  • TotalMix: 800 channel mixer with 46 bit internal resolution
  • TotalMix FX: 3-band EQ, Low Cut, Reverb, Echo, Compressor, Expander, Auto Level
  • 1 x MIDI I/O, 16 channels high-speed Low-Jitter MIDI
  • 1 x Hi-power low impedance headphone output
  • DIGICheck DSP: Level meter in hardware, peak- and RMS calculation

Specifications:

  • Analog:
    • AD, Line In 5-8, rear:
      • Resolution AD: 24 bit
      • Signal to Noise ratio (SNR): 112 dB RMS unweighted, 115 dBA
      • Frequency response @ 44.1 kHz, -0.1 dB: 5 Hz – 20.8 kHz
      • Frequency response @ 96 kHz, -0.5 dB: 3 Hz – 45.8 kHz
      • Frequency response @ 192 kHz, -1 dB: 2 Hz – 92 kHz
      • THD: < -110 dB, < 0.00032 %
      • THD+N: < -104 dB, < 0.00063 %
      • Channel separation: > 110 dB
      • Input: 6.3 mm TRS jack, electronically balanced
      • Input impedance: 8 kOhm unbalanced, 12 kOhm balanced
      • Input sensitivity switchable to +19 dBu and +13 dBu
      • Variable gain: 0 to +12 dB
      • Minimum level for 0 dBFS: +1 dBu, -1.2 dBV
    • Line In 3-4, front:
      • As AD, but:
      • Additional Gain stage: 0 up to +12 dB
      • Maximum input level, +19 dBu, Gain 0 dB: Line +19 dBu, Inst +13 dBu
      • Maximum input level, +13 dBu, Gain 12 dB: Line +1 dBu, Inst -5 dBu
      • Input impedance: Instrument 1 MOhm. Line 13 kOhm balanced, 9 kOhm unbalanced
      • Input Gain Inst: +6 dB
      • Input mode: Line balanced (TRS), Inst unbalanced (TS)
    • Microphone In 1-2, front:
      • As AD, but:
      • Input: XLR, electronically balanced
      • Input impedance: 5.4 kOhm
      • Gain range: 75 dB
      • Maximum input level, Gain 0 dB: +18 dBu
      • Maximum input level, Gain 75 dB: -57 dBu
      • EIN: -128 dBu A-weighted, 60 dB gain,150 Ohm, 20 Hz – 20 kHz
    • Line In 1-2:
      • As AD, but:
      • Input: TRS, electronically balanced
      • Input impedance: 10 kOhm balanced, 5 kOhm unbalanced
      • Maximum input level, Gain 0 dB: +24 dBu
      • Maximum input level, Gain 75 dB: -51 dBu
    • DA, Line Out 1-6, rear:
      • Resolution: 24 bit
      • Dynamic range (DR): 112 dB RMS unweighted, 115 dBA
      • Frequency response @ 44.1 kHz, -0.5 dB: 5 Hz – 20.8 kHz
      • Frequency response @ 96 kHz, -0.5 dB: 5 Hz – 45 kHz
      • Frequency response @ 192 kHz, -1 dB: 5 Hz - 89 kHz
      • THD: < -108 dB, < 0.0004 %
      • THD+N: < -104 dB, < 0.00063 %
      • Channel separation: > 110 dB
      • Maximum output level: +19 dBu
      • Output: 6.3 mm TRS jack, servo-balanced
      • Output impedance: 75 Ohm
      • Output level switchable +19 dBu, +13 dBu, +4 dBu
    • DA - Stereo Monitor Output Phones (7-8):
      • As DA, but:
      • Output: 6.3 mm TRS stereo jack, unbalanced
      • Maximum output level at 0 dBFS, High: +19 dBu
      • Maximum output level at 0 dBFS, Low: +4 dBu
      • Output impedance: 1 Ohm
      • Max power per channel @ 32 Ohm load, 0.1% THD: 210 mW (2.6 Vrms, +10.5 dBu)
  • MIDI:
    • 1 x MIDI I/O via 5-pin DIN jacks
    • Galvanically isolated by optocoupled input
    • Hi-speed mode: Jitter and response time typically below 1 ms
    • Separate 128 byte FIFOs for input and output
  • Digital:
    • Clocks: Internal, ADAT, AES, SPDIF, word clock
    • Jitter suppression of external clocks: > 50 dB (2.4 kHz)
    • Effective clock jitter influence on AD and DA conversion: near zero
    • PLL ensures zero dropout, even at more than 100 ns jitter
    • Digital Bitclock PLL for trouble-free varispeed ADAT operation
    • Supported sample rates: 28 kHz up to 200 kHz
  • Digital Inputs:
    • AES/EBU:
      • 1 x XLR, transformer-balanced, galvanically isolated, according to AES3-1992
      • High-sensitivity input stage (< 0.3 Vpp)
      • SPDIF compatible (IEC 60958)
      • Accepts Consumer and Professional format
      • Lock range: 27 kHz – 200 kHz
      • Jitter suppression: > 50 dB (2.4 kHz)
    • SPDIF coaxial:
      • 1 x RCA, according to IEC 60958
      • High-sensitivity input stage (< 0.3 Vpp)
      • Accepts Consumer and Professional format, copy protection will be ignored
      • Lock Range: 27 kHz – 200 kHz
      • Jitter suppression: > 50 dB (2.4 kHz)
    • ADAT Optical:
      • 1 x TOSLINK, format according to Alesis specification
      • Standard: 8 channels 24 bit, up to 48 kHz
      • Double Speed (S/MUX): 4 channels 24 bit 96 kHz
      • Quad Speed (S/MUX4): 2 channels 24 bit 192 kHz
      • Bitclock PLL ensures perfect synchronisation even in varispeed operation
      • Lock range: 31.5 kHz – 50 kHz
      • Jitter suppression: > 50 dB (2.4 kHz)
      • SPDIF compatible (automatic detection)
    • Word Clock:
      • BNC
      • Internal termination 75 Ohm switchable
      • Automatic Double/Quad Speed detection and internal conversion to Single Speed
      • SteadyClock guarantees super low jitter synchronization even in varispeed operation
      • Not affected by DC-offsets within the network
      • Signal Adaptation Circuit: signal refresh through auto-center and hysteresis
      • Overvoltage protection
      • Level range: 1.0 Vpp – 5.6 Vpp
      • Lock Range: 27 kHz – 200 kHz
      • Jitter suppression: > 50 dB (2.4 kHz)
  • Digital Outputs:
    • AES/EBU:
      • XLR, transformer-balanced, galvanically isolated, according to AES3-1992
      • Output level Professional 4.5 Vpp, Consumer 2.6 Vpp
      • Format Professional according to AES3-1992 Amendment 4
      • Format Consumer (SPDIF) according to IEC 60958
      • Single Wire mode, sample rate 28 kHz up to 200 kHz
    • SPDIF coaxial:
      • 1 x RCA, according to IEC 60958
      • Output level Professional 1.2 Vpp, Consumer 0.6 Vpp
      • Format Professional according to AES3-1992 Amendment 4
      • Format Consumer (SPDIF) according to IEC 60958
      • Single Wire mode, sample rate 28 kHz up to 200 kHz
    • ADAT:
      • 1 x TOSLINK, format according to Alesis specification
      • Standard: 8 channels 24 bit, up to 48 kHz
      • Double Speed (S/MUX): 4 channels 24 bit 96 kHz
      • Quad Speed (S/MUX4): 2 channels 24 bit 192 kHz
    • Word Clock:
      • BNC
      • Max. output voltage: 5 Vpp
      • Output voltage @ 75 Ohm termination: 4.0 Vpp
      • Output impedance: 10 Ohm
      • Frequency range: 27 kHz – 200 kHz
  • General:
    • Power supply: external power supply
    • Typical power consumption: 13 Watts
    • Current at 12 Volt operating voltage: 910 mA (11 Watts)
    • Dimensions incl. rack ears, full depth (WxHxD): 258 x 44 x 155 mm (10.16" x 1.73" x 6.1")
    • Dimensions without rack ears, body depth (WxHxD): 215 x 44 x 130 mm (8.5" x 1.73" x 5.1")
    • Weight: 910 g ( 2.0 lbs)
    • Temperature range: +5° up to +50° Celsius (41° F up to 122°F)
    • Relative humidity: < 75%, non condensing

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