[LAU] 8 balanced out interface suggestions

Iain Mott mott at reverberant.com
Sat Aug 6 18:26:03 UTC 2016

Thanks Fons, I'm pretty sure the Mutliface II has been discontinued. Can 
the babyface pro can be used with any ADAT output device to get 8 outs?

It's still unclear whether this event will purchase or rent the device 
so I'm not sure of the budget. It's in China, so I guess there should be 
lots of options - and there is an RME distributer there.

If anyone has other suggestions, please send.


Em 06-08-2016 10:33, Fons Adriaensen escreveu:
> On Sat, Aug 06, 2016 at 09:35:06AM -0300, Iain Mott wrote:
>> I need to set up a linux computer with 8 balanced outputs for an
>> event next month and I'd like to ask what are the current
>> makes/models that work well in Linux, ie. with simple installation.
>> It will be set up on a desktop linux computer so a PCI card
>> interface will be OK. It doesn't need to have a mixer and the number
>> of inputs isn't important.
>> I personally use a RME Multiface Mark 1. It's very old and in recent
>> years it has become a bit unreliable on start up (it needs to be
>> pre-warmed-up to start up properly ) so I don't want to risk taking
>> it.
> An RME Multiface II is the first thing I'd think of if you want
> 8 high quality balanced line outs. And since you already have
> the interface...
> Other options would be anything having an ADAT output combined
> with an 8-ch AD converter such as the Aphex 141.
> I recently got an RME Babyface Pro. Works great in CC mode, and
> has ADAT out (as well as 2 balanced and 2 unbalanced line outs
> of its own).
> The problem with your old Multiface could be just some ageing
> components. Capacitors in the power circuits would be the first
> suspects. Could be easy to fix.
> Ciao,

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