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RME M-16AD Digital Audio Converter

16-Channel Analogue to MADI/ADAT Converter
Part No: RME-M16AD

RME's M-16AD is a 16-channel high-end AD converter, easy to operate yet having a comprehensive feature set. The unit combines excellent analog circuit design with the latest converter chips and RME's superior SteadyClock, resulting in a state-of-the-art AD conversion - 16 times!

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RME's M-16AD is a 16-channel high-end AD converter, easy to operate yet having a comprehensive feature set. The unit combines excellent analog circuit design with the latest converter chips and RME's superior SteadyClock, resulting in a state-of-the-art AD conversion - 16 times! 

The unit's unique set of features includes analog limiters, three hardware reference levels up to +24 dBu, MADI and ADAT I/O up to 192 kHz, 6.3 mm TRS and D-sub inputs, remote control via MIDI, and operation across a wide range of mains voltages, all packed into a 2U enclosure. An extraordinary limiter, conceived and optimised for professional studio, stage, and broadcast applications, offers essential operational safety with its capability to limit an input's overload of up to 17 dB without audible distortion (max. input level + 30 dBu).

Features

The M-16AD offers an outstanding AD conversion to MADI and ADAT formats in a compact 19" unit with only 2U height. The balanced analog inputs based on RME's reference design from the ADI-8 QS guarantee excellent S/N and THD specs across a wide analog level range. Three different hardware levels are available. Using up-to-date converter technology, the device not only works up to 192 kHz, but also reaches a real-world signal-to-noise ratio of 116 dBA - on all channels


SteadyClock(TM) guarantees perfect sound quality through efficient jitter suppression, making the device completely independent from the quality of external clock signals. Intelligent Clock Control not only displays every clock status by means of flashing LEDs, but will also retain the last valid input sample rate in case of failure of the external source. Other renowned RME technologies like SyncCheck allow quick detection of clock problems

 

All M-series converters are fully remote controllable and configurable via MIDI. Each unit's complete status can be monitored, including all the front panel's displays. Individual IDs can be set for each unit, for separated control of multiple units via a single MIDI channel. Control software for Mac and PC is supplied and allows easy remote control, also with MIDI transfer via MADI (MIDI Extender)

 

The M-16AD has optical and coaxial MADI inputs. In case of failure of an input signal, the source is switched immediately, if a valid signal is present on the other input

 

The M-16AD's two ADAT outputs provide simple connectivity with other studio equipment. A combination with RME's HDSPe RayDAT makes a perfect partnership, allowing the transfer of 16 channels into a Mac or PC with regular optical Toslink cables at an unbeatable price. The converter's ADAT input only serves as an optional source for external synchronization

 

All settings are retained when the unit is powered off

Specifications

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Specification

Input AD: 1/4" TRS jack and 25 pin D-sub, servo balanced, completely symmetrical audio path


Output AD: 2 x ADAT optical, 1 x MADI optical/coaxial


Dynamic Range AD: 113 dB RMS unweighted, 116 dBA


THD AD: < -110 dB (< 0.00032 %)


THD+N AD: < -104 dB (< 0.00063 %)


Crosstalk AD: > 130 dB


Input level for 0 dBFS: +24 dBu, +19 dBu, +13 dBu


Frequency response AD

  • -0.1 dB: 10 Hz - 23.2 kHz (sf 48 kHz)
  • -0.5 dB: < 5 Hz - 45 kHz (sf 96 kHz)
  • -1 dB: < 5 Hz - 80 kHz (sf 192 kHz)


Sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz, variable (Sync/WC)


Jitter: Typical < 1 ns for internal, Word Clock, ADAT and MADI input


Jitter sensitivity: all PLLs operate error-free even at 100 ns


Jitter suppression: > 30 dB (2.4 kHz)


Power supply: Internal switching mode PS, 100V - 240V AC, 60 Watt


Dimensions

  • (WxHxD) 483 x 88 x 200 mm

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