RME ADI-2 DAC

High-end DA converter & headphone amplifier

  • Sample rates: 44.1 kHz up to 768 kHz
  • Playback of DSD and Direct DSD
  • SteadyClock FS
  • LCD display with AutoDark function for lighting
  • Desktop Case
  • Dimensions: 215 x 52 x 150 mm
  • Weight: 1.0 kg
  • Includes remote control, USB cable and power supply

Connections:

  • S / PDIF input coaxial
  • ADAT / S / PDIF input optically
  • 2 Line outputs RCA unbalanced (stereo L / R)
  • 2 Line outputs XLR balanced (stereo L / R)
  • Stereo headphone output 6.3 mm jack
  • Low noise IEM output 3.5mm mini jack
  • USB 2.0 port (USB 3.0 compatible)

Further information

Amount Of Channels 2
AD Conversion No
DA Conversion Yes
Max. Resolution 32 bit
Max. sampling rate 768 kHz
S/PDIF Connecor Yes
AES/EBU Connector No
ADAT Yes
Word clock No
Number of analog inputs 0
Number of Analog Outputs 4
Headphone connection Yes

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The best new, affordable high-end DAC for Pros and Consumers.

Artemis *Seven*, 21.04.2018
Initially I intended to purchase a 2nd interface for my secondary location, where I mostly just relax and do a little bit of work on the side. However, upon finding out that my favorite audio interface brand released something in between a pro and consumer DAC product it immediately caught my attention.

Having owned the RME UFX interface for a while now, I knew what I was getting - a very well made, very high quality and easy to use product. And I wasn't disappointed. I only had to wait a while for delivery as it's constantly getting sold out of stock - something of a testiment to the product's value.

For the pros:
- sound (obviously) is absolutely high-end and crystal clear (monitors)
- heapdhone amp, which after having owned multiple REALLY high end amplifiers I can honestly say I'm surprised by.... it gave a "new life" to my DT 770's PRO which I thought I knew in and out
- something as silly as a full "dark out" function for a total lack of emitted light (for those late night listens) but very important to quite a few people
- classic RME menu's and no-nonsense unit design, so RME users will feel right at home
- the ability to interface with other RME products through the support of ADAT protocol over it's TOSLINK input (unlike other DACs with SPDIF only)
- user manual is detailed, with reference photos to help
- PRICE (no, seriously) - having the technical specs and features typically associated with products at twice the price point

For the cons:
- not necessarily a con, however I don't imagine many people using IEMs for stationary listening, so I'd rather have another one of those incredible headphone amps instead of the IEM one to share my sound experience with another person at the same time
- digital encoders - some people may think they are low quality, because they are stepped ("clicky"), and would rather have smooth, stepless ones, but RME provides a very valid technical reason for the use of those going into their decision making and technical arguments extensively in the user manual
- technically, visually and otherwise operationally - I can't think of any (apart from the ones I had to come up with above to fill the con section with something)

I would whole-heartedly recommend this product to any consumer or professional in the world. RME outdid themselves again.
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qyyp, 25.05.2018
The RME ADI-2 DAC replaces an outdated Audiolab M-DAC.

Due to the meanwhile consistent conversion to Linux the change was necessary, since the Audiolab M-DAC is not completely Linux-compatible and tends with some music sources to unfriendly cracking noises.

Although the ADI-2 DAC is not officially advertised as Linux-compatible by RME, it is supported by at least the Debian-based distributions seemingly completely and without further driver installation: Connect via USB, turn on and the rest automatically regulates itself.

The sound is excellent without blemish:
The RME ADI-2 DAC works on two KH120 studio monitors from Neumann, a Beyerdynamic T5P and a Stage 3 Custom IEM from Rhines Monitors.
Compared to the Audiolab a clear gain in brilliance and dynamics. Here the SD Sharp filter has emerged as my preferred filter.

Extremely pleasant is the built-in crossfeed for headphones, even if this is limited to only 4 permanently set value combinations, so these presets are usefully thought of. Of course, a full adaptation to the respective headphones would be better, but you can moan at a high or highest level.

The operating concept of the RME ADI-2 DAC is logical and well thought out, although not always completely intuitive. I admit frankly, I had to look at least once in the manual, which was also due to the daily form paired with acute impatience.

The workmanship is very good and will do justice to those who set as a benchmark noble studio equipment and do not require chromed, playful hi-fi equipment.

Overall conclusion: So far completely satisfied - an investment that I have not regretted. A clear buy recommendation, because more DAC at this price does not work.
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