RME Audio FireFace UFX II

24 Bit / 192 kHz, 60-channel Hi-Performance USB 2.0 Audio Interface, 19", 1RU
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Fireface UFX II
ADK-RME-1330-00130
RME Audio
Mac
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$2,599.00

RME USB Premium Flagship Interface

The unique Fireface UFX II is the premier solution to transfer analog and digital audio data directly to a computer from practically any source.

 

Numerous unique features, well thought-out configuration dialogs, an industry-leading mixing engine and monitoring solution, professional DSP effects and class-leading analog circuits with latest digital converters put the Fireface UFX II at the very top of the range of computer-based audio interfaces.

 

Connectivity and Features

 

12 x Analog I/O

4 x XLR/TRS Mic/Inst/Line

2 x Phones Output

1 x AES/EBU I/O

2 x ADAT I/O

1 x Word Clock I/O

2 x MIDI I/O

1 x RME USB 2.0

TotalMix FX

ARC USB

DURec

Class Compliant Mode

AutoSet Digital Gain Control

DC-coupled Outputs (Phones)

Including FX

 

The first choice of Audio Professionals around the World

With exceptional flexibility and compatibility, the inclusion of DURec (Direct USB Recording), and RME’s famous low latency hardware and driver designs, the Fireface UFX II delivers a rich feature set that will appeal to users in both high end home studios and commercial audio production facilities.

 

With capacity for 60 audio channels (30 input and 30 output), support for sampling frequencies upward of 192 kHz, and the flexibility provided by USB connectivity, the new Fireface UFX II is an ideal solution to a wide range of recording, mixing, and monitoring applications.

The Fireface UFX II offers excellent flexibility that enables the interface to fit seamlessly into a myriad of production environments. Analog, ADAT, AES, SPDIF, and USB 2 are all standard on the Fireface UFX II. Equally impressive is the unit’s channel count: 12 analog, 16 ADAT, and 2 AES for 30 channels input and 30 channels output. Further, with support for USB 2 connectivity, the new Fireface UFX II can integrate with RME’s optional ARC USB remote controller.

 

RME’s Fireface UFX II incorporates premium AD/DA converters, optimized analog I/O circuits, as well as improved SNR and THD values to guarantee pristine, crystal clear and transparent audio. A new PAD-free mic circuit design with +18 dBu maximum input level and 75 dB gain range provides trouble-free operation for the most demanding recording environments.

 

Further, new low impedance, high power phones outputs (2 Ohms) with +19 dBu maximum output level provide ample output power and volume on any headphones - high or low impedance.

 

Flexible Routing & Mixing with TotalMix FX

Since 2001, TotalMix has added unlimited routing and mixing to RME audio interfaces. Its unique capability to create as many independent submixes as output channels available, turned it into the most flexible and powerful mixer of its kind.

 

With supported hardware, TotalMix FX includes a complete effects system, which not only adds flexibility to the recording chain, but also makes latency saddled software solutions obsolete.

 

TotalMix FX can completely replace an external mixer, enabling the creation of multiple latency-free monitor mixes with EQ, Dynamics, Reverb and Delay for any outputs, incl. main monitors and headphone mixes for musicians.

 

TotalMix FX for iPad™ App

TotalMix FX for iPad™ adds full control over hardware mixer and DSP effects for Fireface UFX+, UFX II, UCX, 802, Babyface, Babyface Pro and MADIface Pro when in Class Compliant Mode, and lets you create, store and load complete mixes directly from the iPad™

TotalMix FX - Mixing/Routing with superior features for Studio and Live Work

Since 2001 TotalMix added unlimited routing and mixing to RME‘s audio interfaces. Its unique capability to create as many independent submixes as output channels available turned it into the most flexible and powerful mixer of its kind.

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.

ARC USB Remote Control - Plug’n Play Plus

The ARC USB connects to your computer via USB, and talks to TotalMix FX directly. It has 15 freely assignable and illuminated buttons, one encoder wheel, and a TS jack to connect a foot switch.

 

The ARC USB is a USB 1.1 MIDI remote control for the Fireface UFX II. Thanks to operating as a UAC 1 class device, it is natively compatible to Windows and Mac OS X. As soon as it is present in the operating system, TotaIMix FX will automatically detect the ARC USB, and communicate with it via simple MIDI remote commands to control the UFX II.

 

DURec (Direct USB Recording)

DURec is an integrated digital recorder for all inputs and outputs directly to USB memory devices via the front USB port. The Fireface UFX+ and Fireface UFX II records on USB thumb drives or hard drives with up to 2 TB capacity. The recording functionality is provided by the internal DSP, and is therefore independent from a connected Windows or Mac computer. The Direct USB Recording converts the Fireface UFX Series both into a stand-alone field recorder and a powerful multichannel live player for previous recordings, e. g. for virtual sound checks. Live concerts, band rehearsals or spontaneous jam sessions can be directly recorded and played back from the medium - even completely stand-alone without computer or software.

SPECS

Fireface UFX II

ANALOG

AD, Line In 1-8, rear

 

Resolution AD: 24 bit

Signal to Noise ratio (SNR): 113 dB RMS unweighted, 116 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

Maximum input level: +19 dBu

Input: 6.3 mm TRS jack, electronically balanced

Input impedance: 8 kOhm unbalanced, 12 kOhm balanced

Input sensitivity switchable to Lo Gain, +4 dBu

Input level for 0 dBFS @ Lo Gain: +19 dBu

Input level for 0 dBFS @ +4 dBu: +13 dBu

Variable gain: 0 to +12 dB

Minimum level for 0 dBFS: +1 dBu, -1.2 dBV

Microphone In 9-12, front

As AD, but:

 

Input: XLR, electronically balanced

Input impedance: 3.4 kOhm

Signal to Noise ratio (SNR): 115 dB RMS unweighted, 118 dBA

Gain range: 75 dB

Maximum input level, Gain 0 dB: +18 dBu

Maximum input level, Gain 75 dB: -57 dBu

CLIP LED: 0 dBFS SIG LED: -60 dBFS

Instrument In 9-12, front

As AD, but:

 

Input: 6.3 mm TS jack, unbalanced

Input impedance: 1 MOhm

Signal to Noise ratio (SNR): 114 dB RMS unweighted, 118 dBA

Gain range: 42 dB

Maximum input level, Gain 8 dB: +21 dBu

Maximum input level, Gain 50 dB: -21 dBu

DA, Line Out 3-8, rear

 

Resolution: 24 bit

Dynamic range (DR): 115 dB RMS unweighted, 118 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: < -110 dB, < 0.00032 %

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 unbalanced, 150 Ohm balanced

Output level switchable Hi Gain, +4 dBu, -10 dBV

Output level at 0 dBFS @ Hi Gain: +19 dBu

Output level at 0 dBFS @ +4 dBu: +13 dBu

Output level at 0 dBFS @ -10 dBV: +2 dBV

DA - Stereo Monitor Output XLR (1-2)

As DA, but:

 

Output: XLR, balanced

Output level switchable 24 dBu, Hi Gain, +4 dBu, -10 dBV

Output level at 0 dBFS @ 24 dBu: +24 dBu

Output level at 0 dBFS @ Hi Gain: +19 dBu

Output level at 0 dBFS @ +4 dBu: +13 dBu

Output level at 0 dBFS @ -10 dBV: +2 dBV

DA - Stereo Monitor Output Phones (9-12)

As DA, but:

 

Output: 2 x 6.3 mm TRS stereo jack, unbalanced

Maximum output level at 0 dBFS, High: +19 dBu

Maximum output level at 0 dBFS, Low: +2 dBV

Output impedance: 2 Ohm

Max power per channel @ 32 Ohm load, 0.1% THD: 210 mW (2.6Vrms, +10.5 dBu)

 

 

MIDI

2 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, MADI, word clock

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

Internal clock: 800 ps Jitter, Random Spread Spectrum

Jitter suppression of external clocks: > 30 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 ADAToperation

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) SPDIFcompatible (IEC 60958)

Accepts Consumer and Professional format

Lock range: 27 kHz 200 kHz

Jitter when synced to input signal: < 1 ns

Jitter suppression: > 30 dB (2.4 kHz)

ADAT Optical

 

2 x TOSLINK, format according to Alesis specification

Standard: 2 x 8 channels 24 bit, up to 48 kHz

Double Speed (S/MUX): 2 x 4 channels 24 bit 96 kHz

Quad Speed (S/MUX4): 2 x 2 channels 24 bit 192 kHz

Bitclock PLL ensures perfect synchronisation even invarispeed operation

Lock range: 31.5 kHz 50 kHz Jitter when synced to inputsignal: < 1

SPDIF optical (ADAT2)

 

1 x optical, according to IEC 60958

Accepts Consumer and Professional format

Lock range: 27 kHz 200 kHz

Jitter when synced to input signal: < 1 ns

Jitter suppression: > 30 dB (2.4 kHz)

Word Clock

 

BNC

Internal termination 75 Ohm switchable

Automatic Double/Quad Speed detection and internalconversion to Single Speed

SteadyClock guarantees super low jitter synchronization evenin varispeed operation

Not affected by DC-offsets within the network

Signal Adaptation Circuit: signal refresh throughauto-center and hysteresis

Overvoltage protection

Level range: 1.0 Vpp 5.6 Vpp

Lock Range: 27 kHz 200 kHz

Jitter when synced to input signal: < 1 ns

Jitter suppression: > 30 dB (2.4 kHz)

 

 

DIGITAL OUTPUTS

AES/EBU

 

XLR, transformer-balanced, galvanically isolated, accordingto 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

ADAT

 

2 x TOSLINK

Standard: 2 x 8 channels 24 bit, up to 48 kHz

Double Speed (S/MUX): 2 x 4 channels 24 bit 96 kHz

Quad Speed (S/MUX4): 2 x 2 channels 24 bit 192 kHz

SPDIF optical (ADAT2)

 

Format Consumer (SPDIF) according to IEC 60958

Sample rate 28 kHz up to 200 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: Internal switching PSU, 100 - 240 V AC, 36Watts

Idle power consumption: 19 Watts

Typical power consumption: 22-25 Watts

Dimensions including rack ears (WxHxD): 483 x 44 x 210 mm(19" x 1.73" x 8.5")

Dimensions without rack ears (WxHxD): 440 x 44 x 210 mm(17.3" x 1.73" x 8.3")

Total depth: 240 mm (9.4)

Weight: 3 kg ( 6.6 lbs)

Temperature range: +5 up to +50 Celsius (41 F up to122F)

Relative humidity: < 75%, non condensing

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