ADI-2/4 Pro SE

2-AD/4-DA 768 kHz, High-Performance Converter

ADI-2/4 Pro SE

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ADI-2/4 Pro SE

2-AD/4-DA 768 kHz, High-Performance Converter

Based on many years continued feature development of the ADI-2 Pro, RME unveils the next addition to the countless award winning ADI-2 Series. The latest masterpiece comes with a newly developed circuit board, improved specs and faster DSP for an outstanding transparent sound signature, extreme power headphone amplifiers including IEM power setting, super low noise 4.4 mm Pentaconn balanced connection, trigger out function for powering on/off external devices and finally a RIAA mode for directly digitizing vinyl discs in highest quality.

Connectivity and Features

Connectivity and Features

2 x Phono/Line input

1 x ADAT I/O

1 x SPDIF I/O

1 x AES I/O

RME USB 2.0

1 x Phones or Balanced Pentaconn

4 x Line Output

Class Compliant Mode

Remote

SteadyClock FS

DC-coupled Outputs

RME's latest AD/DA converter is:

  • A high-end AD/DA converter in professional studio quality
  • A double headphone amplifier in true high-end quality
  • A USB DAC like no other - the most versatile and capable one around
  • A high-end AD/DA frontend and headphone amp for iPad and iPhone
  • An AD/DA frontend for measurement systems at up to 768 kHz sample rate
  • A multi-format converter (AES, SPDIF, ADAT) with monitoring
  • An SPDIF/ADAT playback system
  • A DSD record and playback solution
  • A vinyl player digitizing solution on highest level

 

A Multitude of Devices compressed in one Housing

The ADI-2/4 Pro SE is a 2-channel analog input to digital and 4-channel digital to analog output converter in a half-rack (9.5") enclosure of 1 U height. Latest 32 bit / 768 kHz converters offer up to 123 dBA signal to noise ratio. Reference class tech specs throughout are combined with an unprecedented feature set. A powerful DSP adds all kinds of useful audio processing, including 5-band parametric EQ, fast Bass/Treble adjustment, Crossfeed, and a new concept in Loudness sound control.

The ADI-2/4 Pro includes two servo-balanced analog inputs on combo XLR / TRS jacks, two separate balanced and unbalanced outputs on XLR and TRS, two stereo Extreme Power headphone outputs on the front for easy balanced operation of all headphones, including IEMs via Pentaconn connector.

Also available are optical SPDIF I/O, which also understands ADAT, as well as coaxial SPDIF (RCA) and AES I/O (XLR) via an included breakout cable. This universal set of I/O options offers superior quality and flexible connectivity to those who take a no-compromise approach to audio.

With independent balanced outputs for Line and Phones, balanced phones no longer mutes the rear outputs. Balanced Line and Balanced Phones outputs can be used simultaneously, even with different sources/signals. The balanced TRS in the back can be fed from Line 1/2 or Phones 3/4 signal path, perfect for handling insert effects during the mastering process.

A high resolution IPS panel for the graphical operation surface eases operation even more, and displays further functions provided by the DSP, namely Peak level meters, a 30-band analyzer in DIGICheck biquad filter technology, and a State Overview screen listing the current states of SPDIF, AES, USB and clock.

The USB 2.0 port is fully Class Compliant (UAC 2.0) a standard that is natively supported by operating systems like iOS, macOS, Linux and Windows 10 (since 1709), and is also used for firmware updates. Including an external switched power supply with lockable connector, the ADI-2/4 Pro can be easily powered from battery, opening up mobile applications as well as galvanically isolated use cases.

As a computer interface the ADI-2/4 Pro offers a stereo (2 in / 2 out) and a multichannel mode (6 in / 8 out). Compatibility with macOS comes right out of the box. Under Windows the ADI-2/4 Pro uses RME's MADIface series driver, for full WDM and ASIO compatibility and highest performance.

 

Extreme Power Headphones - The new Reference in Accuracy and Dynamic Range

RME’s developed Extreme Power headphone stage is now further improved and delivers incredible more powerful headphone outputs (2.1 Watts unbalanced, 3.4 Watts balanced at 32 Ohms, per channel). With a Special IEM mode, the Lower noise Extreme Power design adds additional IEM power states (High power, Low power, IEM) for full IEM compatibility.

All three phones outputs feature mute relay, over-current detection, DC protection, plug detection and DSP control, like auto assigning volume, volume ramp up, auto balanced mode, dual phones mode, user interaction at overload detection, and low impedance level meter auto scaling.

RME’s latest True Balanced mode realizes balanced phones operation independent from the XLR outputs. The device now features 2 balanced input channels and 4 balanced output channels. Balanced headphones only use DAC channels 3/4 and the rear outputs can still output an independent signal via DAC 1/2. In True Balanced mode the ADI-2/4 Pro SE’s maximum output level rises to +7 dBu for IEM, +13 dBu for Low Power, +25 dBu for High Power. The signal to noise ratio stays unchanged.

 

Even more Flexible and Powerful

The new Trigger Out socket provides a 12 V switching signal via 3.5 mm mono jack plug, which can be used e.g. to switch power amps with Trigger In on and off together with the ADI-2/4 Pro.

In order to make operating the ADI-2/4 Pro SE as flexible as possible, the unit has a universal DC input socket, accepting voltages from 9.5 Volts up to 15 Volts. An internal switching regulator of the latest technology with high efficiency (> 90%) prevents internal hum noise by operating above audible frequencies. Internally the switching regulator is followed by standard linear regulators, followed by super low-noise linear regulators. Therefore the ADI-2/4 Pro SE achieves its technical specs even with less optimal power supplies. Or in other words: the choice of power supply is not critical.

Shortly after the release of the original ADI-2 Pro we received many requests for digitizing vinyl records. Thanks to MM (Moving Magnet) compatibility, the ADI-2/4 Pro SE does not require an external preamplifier anymore and can directly conntected to turntables. It has suitable input impedance, RIAA equalization, and the necessary preamplification.

 

RME ADi-2 Series MRC Remote

Extended Multi-Remote Support (MRC)

The ADI-2/4 Pro remote control provides buttons for standby on/off, volume, balance, bass and treble, input selection (optical, coaxial, USB), mute, on/off loudness, bass/treble and EQ. In addition, there are four programmable buttons that provide access to 52 different functions and commands for maximum flexibility. There is no other converter or comparable device with such a sophisticated, easy to use and at the same time versatile remote control . To control the ADI-2/4 Pro SE code table 3 needs to be activated so that the SEL LED lights up in red color.

 

More Outstanding Features

SteadyClock FS - Reference class Digital Clocking

Excellent performance in all clock modes and High Quality Analog Conversion to hear your mix as it is, with lowest jitter and highest jitter immunity.

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DigiCheck - The Secret Weapon of High Resolution Audio Measurements

RME Audio interfaces not only provide you with a professional digital audio interface, but also with a free available software tool: DigiCheck, for metering, testing, measuring and analyzing digital audio streams.

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Accessories

  • MRC - Multi-Remote-Control (included)
  • 40 Watts SMPS with IEC socket (included)
  • BO968 Digital breakout cable (9-pin D-sub to 2 x XLR and 2 x RCA) (included)

Specs

ADI-2/4 Pro SE

Analog Inputs

XLR/TRS

  • Input: XLR and 6.3 mm TRS jack, servo-balanced
  • Input impedance @ 1 kHz, balanced: 90 kOhm, unbalanced: 45 kOhm
  • Input sensitivity switchable +24 dBu, +19 dBu, +13 dBu, +7 dBu, +1 dBu @ 0 dBFS
  • Digital Trim Gain range: 0 dB up to +6 dB, in steps of 0.5 dB
  • Signal to Noise ratio (SNR) @ +13/19/24 dBu: >120 dB (AES17), >123 dBA
  • Signal to Noise ratio (SNR) @ +7/+1 dBu: >120 dB (AES17), 123 dBA
  • Frequency response* @ 44.1 kHz, -0.1 dB: 0.4 Hz – 20.4 kHz
  • Frequency response* @ 96 kHz, -0.5 dB: 0.2 Hz – 45.5 kHz
  • Frequency response* @ 192 kHz, -1 dB: 0.15 Hz – 90.9 kHz
  • Frequency response* @ 384 kHz, -1 dB: 0.15 Hz – 182 kHz
  • Frequency response* @ 768 kHz, -1 dB: 0.15 Hz – 348 kHz
  • THD @ -0.5 dBFS: > -130 dB, 0.0000316 %
  • THD+N @ -0.5 dBFS: -119 dB, 0.000112 %
  • Channel separation: > 130 dB @ 1 kHz
* DC Filter None. With Filter RME @ -1 dB: < 0,5 Hz

 

RIAA Mode via TS

  • RIAA deviation 20 Hz – 20 kHz: < ±0.05 dB
  • Input impedance: 45 kOhm @ 1 kHz, input capacitance 150 pF
  • Sensitivity: +14 dB: 20 mV, +20 dB: 10 mV, +26 dB: 5 mV
  • Sensitivity: +32 dB 2.5 mV, +38 dB: 1.25 mV
  • Additional 0 to +6 dB Gain in steps of 0.5 dB via Trim Gain
  • Maximum input level @ +14 dB: 11.1 mV, -13 dBu
  • Maximum input level @ +20 dB: 22.3 mV, -19 dBu
  • Maximum input level @ +26 dB: 44.5 mV, -25 dBu
  • Maximum input level @ +32 dB: 89.0 mV, -31 dBu
  • Maximum input level @ +38 dB: 178 mV, -37 dBu
  • Digital headroom in all Gains, related to sensitivity: 15 dB
  • Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR), 20 Hz-20 kHz, +14/20 dB Gain: 88 dB, 92 dBA
  • Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR), 20 Hz-20 kHz, +26 dB Gain: 80.5 dB, 85 dBA
  • Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR), 20 Hz-20 kHz, +32 dB Gain: 74 dB, 78.5 dBA
  • Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR), 20 Hz-20 kHz, +38 dB Gain: 68 dB, 73 dBA
  • THD+N, 20 Hz-20 kHz, +14/+20 dB: -88 dB, 0.004 %
  • THD+N, 20 Hz-20 kHz, +26 dB: -81.5 dB, 0.0084 %
  • THD+N, 20 Hz-20 kHz, +32 dB: -74 dB, 0.019 %
  • THD+N, 20 Hz-20 kHz, +38 dB: -69 dB, 0.035 %

 

Analog Outputs

1/2 XLR

  • Maximum Output Level: +26.5 dBu @ 0 dBFS
  • Output level switchable +24 dBu, +19 dBu, +13 dBu, +7 dBu, +1 dBu @ 0 dBFS
  • Signal to Noise ratio (SNR) @ +7/+13/19/24 dBu: 120 dB (AES17), 123 dBA
  • Signal to Noise ratio (SNR) @ +1 dBu: 119 dB (AES17), 120 dBA
  • Frequency response @ 44.1 kHz, -0.1 dB: 0 Hz – 21 kHz
  • Frequency response @ 96 kHz, -0.5 dB: 0 Hz – 44.9 kHz
  • Frequency response @ 192 kHz, -1 dB: 0 Hz – 90 kHz
  • Frequency response @ 384 kHz, -1 dB: 0 Hz – 181 kHz
  • Frequency response @ 768 kHz, -3 dB: 0 Hz – 285 kHz
  • THD @ 0 dBFS: < -120 dB, 0.0001 %
  • THD+N @ 0 dBFS: -116 dB, 0.00016 %
  • Channel separation: > 130 dB
  • Output impedance @ 1 kHz @ +24/+19/+13 dBu: 213 Ohm
  • Output impedance @ 1 kHz @ +7/+1 dBu: 113 Ohm

 

1/2 TS (rear)
As output XLR, but:

  • Output: 6.3 mm TRS jack, impedance-balanced
  • Maximum output level: +21.5 dBu @ 0 dBFS
  • Signal to Noise ratio (SNR) @ +19/13 dBu: 120 dB (AES17), 123 dBA
  • Signal to Noise ratio (SNR) @ +7 dBu: 119 dB (AES17), 121 dBA
  • Signal to Noise ratio (SNR) @ +1 dBu: 118 dB (AES17), 118 dBA
  • Output impedance @ 1 kHz: balanced 213 Ohm, unbalanced 106 Ohm

 

Phones 1/2, Phones 3/4
As Output 1/2 TRS, but:

  • Output: 6.3 mm TRS stereo jack, unbalanced
  • Maximum output level: +21.5 dBu @ 0 dBFS
  • Output impedance: 0.1 Ohm
  • Signal to Noise ratio (SNR) @ +19 dBu (Hi-Power): 120 dB (AES17), 122 dBA
  • Signal to Noise ratio (SNR) @ +7 dBu (Lo-Power): 119 dB (AES17), 121 dBA
  • Signal to Noise ratio (SNR) @ +1 dBu (IEM): 118 dB (AES17), 120 dBA
  • Output level at 0 dBFS, Ref Level +19 dBu, load 100 Ohm or up: +21.5 dBu (9.2 V)
  • Minimum load impedance IEM @ +1 dBu: 4 Ohm
  • Minimum load impedance Lo-Power @ +7 dBu: 8 Ohm
  • Minimum load impedance Hi-Power @ +19 dBu: 24 Ohm
  • THD @ +20 dBu, 32 Ohm load (1.9 Watts): -124 dB, 0.000057 %
  • THD+N @ + 20 dBu, 32 Ohm load (1.9 Watts): -118 dB, 0.00011 %
  • Max power @ 0.001% THD: 2.1 W per channel
  • Channel separation 20 Hz – 20 kHz: 80 dB @ 32 Ohm

 

Balanced Phones mode
As before, but:

  • Maximum output level: +27.5 dBu (18.4 V) @ 0 dBFS
  • Output levels switchable: IEM +7 dBu, Lo-Power +13 dBu, Hi-Power +25 dBu
  • Output levels switchable: IEM 1.73 V, Lo-Power 3.46 V, Hi-Power 13.8 V
  • Output impedance: 0.2 Ohm  Signal to Noise ratio (SNR) @ +25 dBu: 120 dB (AES17), 122 dBA
  • Signal to Noise ratio (SNR) @ +13 / +7 dBu: 119 dB (AES17), 121 dBA
  • Minimum load impedance IEM @ +7 dBu: 8 Ohm
  • Minimum load impedance Lo-Power @ +13 dBu: 12 Ohm
  • Minimum load impedance i Hi-Power @ +25 dBu: 40 Ohm
  • Max power @ 0.001% THD: 4 W per channel  Channel separation: > 130 dB @ 1 kHz

 

Digital Inputs

General

  • Lock Range: 28 kHz – 200 kHz
  • Jitter suppression: > 50 dB (> 1 Hz)
  • Accepts Consumer and Professional format

AES/EBU

  • 1 x XLR, transformer-balanced, galvanically isolated, according to AES3-1992
  • Input sensitivity 1.0 Vpp

SPDIF coaxial

  • 1 x RCA, transformer-balanced, 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

 

Digital Outputs

AES/EBU

  • 1 x XLR, transformer-balanced, galvanically isolated, according to AES3-1992
  • Output level 2.7 Vpp
  • Format Professional according to AES3-1992 Amendment 4
  • Single Wire mode, sample rate 28 kHz up to 200 kHz

SPDIF coaxial

  • 1 x RCA, according to IEC 60958
  • Output level 0.75 Vpp
  • Format Consumer SPDIF according to IEC 60958
  • Single Wire mode, sample rate 28 kHz up to 200 kHz

SPDIF optical

  • 1 x optical, according to IEC 60958
  • Format Consumer (SPDIF) according to IEC 60958
  • Sample rate 28 kHz up to 200 kHz

Digital

  • Clocks: Internal, AES In, SPDIF In, ADAT In
  • Jitter suppression of external clocks: > 50 dB (> 1 Hz)
  • Effective clock jitter influence on AD and 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: 32 kHz up to 200
  • Internally supported sample rates: 44.1 kHz up to 768 kHz

General

  • Included power supply: external switching PSU, 100 - 240 V AC, 3.3 A, 40 Watts
  • Standby power consumption DC 12 V: 170 mW
  • Standby power consumption AC 230 V: 280 mW
  • Idle power consumption: 14 Watts, Max. power consumption: 30 Watts
  • Idle current at 12 V: 1.16 A
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 215 x 44 x 160 mm (8.5" x 1.73" x 6.3")
  • Weight: 1.2 kg ( 2.2 lbs)
  • Temperature range: +5° up to +40° Celsius (41° F up to 112°F)
  • Relative humidity: < 75%, non condensing

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Drivers

ADI-2/4 Pro SE

Mac OS X
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DigiCheck NG macOS

Universal binary, runs natively on Intel and M1 machines. DigiCheck NG V 0.881 requires macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) or up.

Release date
2022-05-18
Windows
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DIGICheck 5.95 Win

Differences to v 4.53: EBU R-128 Meter. Surround Audio Scope with ITU weighting. Simultaneous usage of multiple cards in all functions. Displays fully configurable (e.g. channel selection). Multichannel Level Meter freely configurable. MMCSS for Vista. Many improvements on surface and internal operation. Supports all current interfaces plus DIGI 9636/52. DIGI32 series and DIGI96 series are no longer supported. (10/05/2020).

V595 adds support for newer devices.

Release date
2022-11-25
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dc_595_win.zip
Flash Update
Driver / Firmware Update / Software
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Driver / Firmware Update / Software
Mac OS Flash Update Tool for MADIface XT/USB/Pro, OctaMic XTC, ADI-2 Pro Series & DAC, Digiface USB/Dante/Ravenna, UFX II

Update to version MADIface XT: 191/56/42, USB: 25/101, Pro 73. OctaMic XTC: 47/26. ADI-2 Pro: 265/116, ADI-2 DAC: 78/51, ADI-2/4 Pro: 67/26, Digiface USB: 18/35, Dante: 54, Ravenna: 55, UFX II: A 23/14/12, E 111/14/108, 7 201/14/203.

Release date
2022-11-25
Driver / Firmware Update / Software
Windows Flash Update Tool for MADIface XT/USB/Pro, OctaMic XTC, ADI-2 Pro Series & DAC, Digiface USB, UFX II, UFX+, Digiface Dante, Digiface AVB

Update to firmware revisions (* latest change)

MADIface XT: USB 191 PCIe 56 DSP 42

MADIface USB: 25 (6), 101 (7)

MADIface Pro: 73

OctaMic XTC: 47/26

ADI-2 Pro series: FPGA 265, DSP 116

ADI-2 DAC series: FPGA 78, DSP 51

ADI-2/4 Pro SE: FPGA 67, DSP 26

UFX II: USB 23 DSP 14 CC 11* (A), USB 111 DSP 14 CC 108* (E), USB 201 DSP 14 CC 203* (7)

UFX+: USB 54 DSP 46 Thunderbolt 111* (A), USB 70* DSP 46 Thunderbolt 164 (E)

Digiface USB: 18 (X), 23 (G)

Digiface AVB: 250*

Digiface Dante: 54

Release date
2022-11-25
Mac OS X
Driver / Firmware Update / Software
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Driver / Firmware Update / Software
Mac OS Flash Update Tool for MADIface XT/USB/Pro, OctaMic XTC, ADI-2 Pro Series & DAC, Digiface USB/Dante/Ravenna, UFX II

Update to version MADIface XT: 191/56/42, USB: 25/101, Pro 73. OctaMic XTC: 47/26. ADI-2 Pro: 265/116, ADI-2 DAC: 78/51, ADI-2/4 Pro: 67/26, Digiface USB: 18/35, Dante: 54, Ravenna: 55, UFX II: A 23/14/12, E 111/14/108, 7 201/14/203.

Release date
2022-11-25
Windows
Driver / Firmware Update / Software
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Driver / Firmware Update / Software
Windows Flash Update Tool for MADIface XT/USB/Pro, OctaMic XTC, ADI-2 Pro Series & DAC, Digiface USB, UFX II, UFX+, Digiface Dante, Digiface AVB

Update to firmware revisions (* latest change)

MADIface XT: USB 191 PCIe 56 DSP 42

MADIface USB: 25 (6), 101 (7)

MADIface Pro: 73

OctaMic XTC: 47/26

ADI-2 Pro series: FPGA 265, DSP 116

ADI-2 DAC series: FPGA 78, DSP 51

ADI-2/4 Pro SE: FPGA 67, DSP 26

UFX II: USB 23 DSP 14 CC 11* (A), USB 111 DSP 14 CC 108* (E), USB 201 DSP 14 CC 203* (7)

UFX+: USB 54 DSP 46 Thunderbolt 111* (A), USB 70* DSP 46 Thunderbolt 164 (E)

Digiface USB: 18 (X), 23 (G)

Digiface AVB: 250*

Digiface Dante: 54

Release date
2022-11-25
Driver / Firmware Update / Software
Windows 7 to 11 PnP driver for MADIface XT / USB / Pro, Fireface UFX+ / UFX II, OctaMic XTC, ADI-2 Pro/AE/FS/DAC, ADI-2/4 Pro, Digiface USB / Dante / Ravenna

Version 0.9794

Release date
2022-09-13
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Manuals

ADI-2/4 Pro SE

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ADI-2/4 Pro SE

ADI-2/4 Pro SE manual, version 1.0, 10/2022

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