394-Channel, triple MADI
USB 3.0 audio interface
USB 3.0 for maximum channel count
For highest usability and connectivity, the MADiface XT can also be used with USB 2.0 (computer I/O limited to 70 channels). Its unique PCI Express connector allows connection to external PCI Express cards as well as Thunderbolt adapters, providing the fastest available interface technologies for maximum channel count and lowest latency in one device.
Two digitally controlled high-end mic/line preamps, two balanced line outputs and one stereo headphone output provide a comprehensive I/O set for live or studio use. Full stand-alone operation with remote control via MADI as well as TotalMix FX for unlimited mixing, routing and processing open up an endless world of application possibilities.
The RME MADIface XT is capable of transferring digital audio data from any device equipped with a MADI interface directly into a computer. Analog sources can be connected to an analog stereo input, and 2 analog stereo outputs provide full monitoring connectivity. Installation is easy, even for the inexperienced user, thanks to state-of-the-art plug-and-play technology. The numerous unique features and sophisticated configuration dialogs put the MADIface XT at the forefront of digital audio interfaces.
The front panel of the MADIface XT features 2 XLR/TRS line and microphone inputs, a stereo line/headphone output, two knobs with push functionality, four menu keys, a graphical color display and six status LEDs.
The Neutrik combo jacks of the two Mic/Line inputs offer XLR and 6.3mm / 1/4" TRS connection. They feature LEDs for signal (SIG), overload (clip) and phantom power (48V).
Channels 3/4 feed the headphone output, which also works as a high-quality unbalanced line output.
The Home Screen (Global Level Meters) shows the current status of the interface mode (PCIe orange, USB 2 yellow, USB 3 blue), the sync status of the MADI and AES inputs, as well as incoming and outgoing MIDI data.
The four keys, the two encoders 1 and 2, the high-resolution and clear color display and a well thought-out menu structure enable the user to change and configure the settings of the device quickly and completely without a computer. Help notes and clear markings in the display guide the user through all functions. Knobs 1 and 2 adjust the listening volume of the rear and front outputs directly on the unit.
On the back of the MADIface XT are two balanced analog outputs, word clock I/O, MADI coaxial I/O, two MADI optical I/O, USB 3 connector (compatible with USB 2), PCI Express connector, MIDI/AES I/O, the power jack and a power switch.
The included high-power switching power supply operates in the 100V to 240V AC range. It is short-circuit proof, has an integrated mains filter, is completely protected against voltage fluctuations regulated and suppresses mains interference. Turn the plug carefully after plugging it in until it locks.