[LAU] Using an RME Multiface II as a DAC/ADC converter box

Brent Busby brent at keycorner.org
Fri Dec 7 18:07:19 UTC 2012

On Fri, 7 Dec 2012, Florian Paul Schmidt wrote:

> Maybe patent licenses? ADAT isn't an open standard AFAIK..

But the Multiface has ADAT too for only $800-900.  And it has the 
computer uplink as well.  It actually looks like it has more 
functionality than the ADI-8 (unless I'm missing something), since an 
ADI-8 can't be connected directly to a computer, but a Multiface can via 
RME's PCI-E card.

So why would I want an ADI-8?  If it's possible to hook up a second 
Multiface to a first one's ADAT port and run the second one without a 
computer, then that seems like a much cheaper way to get 8 more i/o's.

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