The latest update to RME’s ADI-8 series - the ADI-8 DS Mk III - is an 8-channel AD/DA converter.
The device combines an analog circuit design with AD/DA converter chips. Along with its integrated SteadyClock, the ADI-8 DS Mk III offers AD and DA conversion as well as digital format conversion and distribution features for digital connectivity.
The ADI-8 DS Mk III comes as a standard 19" one rack unit device offering Intelligent Clock Control (ICC), SyncCheck, SteadyClock, AES/EBU and ADAT I/Os, four hardware reference levels up to +24 dBu and 192 kHz sample rate, word clock I/O and double 8-channel level metering. According to the company, the DS Mk III incorporates lowest latency conversion with less than 12 samples delay, which turns digital monitoring into analog-style monitoring.
In addition to the AD/DA link to the analog world the ADI-8 DS Mk III interfaces digital studio equipment with ADAT or AES/EBU in- and outputs, and can match RME's HDSPe AES and HDSP AES-32. It provides both cards with 8 analog I/Os in reference conversion quality at up to 192 kHz. Using multiple MK III, the HDSPe RayDAT could be fitted with up to 32 analog I/Os via its 4 ADAT I/Os.
The new DS Mk III also includes a digital patchbay with free choice of source and destination setup. ADAT can be converted to AES, AES to ADAT, cross-converted at the same time, ADAT passed on to ADAT while monitored analog, and more. The ADAT outputs also feature a copy mode for connection of two different ADAT devices.
Check out RME for more details.