With the ADI-2 DAC, RME has created a high-quality and flexible stereo digital-to-analog converter that has taken the hearts of home users and the hi-fi scene by storm. The device is now available in a slightly revised version. The use of an AK4493 (previously 4490) improves the signal-to-noise ratio from 117 dB to 120 db (123 dBA). At the same time, the distortion is reduced by about 10 dB to a fantastic -120 dB at full digital level. The sensational -118 dBu, which resulted in complete freedom from noise at the IEM output, is now even better with -120 dBu.
In addition, an additional headroom of 2.5 dB is now available for the XLR, RCA and IEM analog outputs, which also increases the undistorted intersample peak limit to a generous +4 dBFS.
While the basic features and functions of the ADI-2 DAC remain unchanged, the device features an advanced infrared remote control, the MRC (Multi-Remote-Control), which can remotely control up to 4 different future RME devices. Currently only the ADI-2 DAC is supported.
The remote control is an extended version of the previous one, with additional buttons provided for the most frequently used functions, such as volume switching, parametric EQ, bass/treble on/off switching. In addition, there are buttons for direct control of bass, treble and balance.
With the changes to the device and the new, extended remote control, RME is pursuing the goal of perfecting an already perfect device.