RME MADIface XT MADI USB3.0 Interface

394 Channel Triple MADI Interface

The RME MADIface XT is the world's first USB3 audio interface - and the world's smallest portable interface that provides access to hundreds of audio channels in such a small package. For highest usability and connectivity the XT can also be used with USB 2.0 (computer I/O limited to 70 channels). Its unique PCI Express port connects to External PCI Express cards as well as adapters to Thunderbolt, providing all the fastest interfacing technologies available for maximum channel count and lowest latency in one unit.

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The RME MADIface XT delivers the most complete I/O set for live or studio usage, combining two digitally controlled high end mic/line preamps, two balanced line outputs and one stereo phones output. Full stand-alone operation is possible with a remote control, enabling unlimited mixing, routing and processing – creating a limitless world of possible applications.

The MADIface XT has the capacity to transfer digital audio data directly to a computer from any device featuring a MADI interface. Analogue sources can be linked to a stereo analogue input, and two stereo analogue outputs add full monitoring connectivity. Installation is easy, even for the inexperienced user, thanks to intuitive Plug and Play engineering. The multitudinous individual features and well thought-out configuration dialogues put the MADIface XT at the very pinnacle of digital audio interfaces.

Front Panel

The front of the MADIface XT has 2 XLR/TRS line and microphone inputs, a stereo line/headphone output, two rotary encoders with push functionality, four menu keys, a graphical colour display, and six status LEDs.

Mic/Line Inputs 
The Neutrik combo sockets of the two Mic/Line inputs provide XLR and 6.3 mm / 1/4" TRS connection. They have LEDs for Signal (SIG), Overload (Clip) and phantom power (48V).

Headphone Output 
Channels 3/4 feed the headphone output, which also operates as high-quality unbalanced line output.

The display main screen (Global Level Meters) shows the current state of interface mode (PCIe orange, USB 2 yellow, USB 3 blue), the sync state of MADI and AES inputs, and incoming and outgoing MIDI data.

The four keys, the two encoders 1 and 2, the high-resolution and clear colour display, and a well thought-out menu structure enable the user to quickly change and configure the device's settings completely without a computer. Help notes and clear markers in the display guide the user through all functions. The rotary encoder 1 and 2 set the monitoring volume of the rear and front output directly at the device. 

Rear Panel

The rear panel of the MADIface XT has two balanced analogue outputs, word clock I/O, MADI coaxial I/O, two MADI optical I/O, USB 3 port (compatible to USB 2), PCI Express connector, MIDI/AES I/O D-sub for breakout cable, the power socket and a power switch.

Balanced Line Level Outputs 
2 balanced analogue outputs via XLR.

Word Clock I/O 
BNC. In menu Options – Clock the input can be set to be terminated with 75 Ohms.

MADI I/O coaxial 
Standard coaxial MADI ports.

MADI I/O optical 
2 x standard optical MADI ports.

Mini-DIN. Connector for the optional remote controls with Volume, Store, Dim and Recall functions.

D-sub connector for the included breakout cable with XLR for AES I/O and 5-pin DIN for MIDI I/O.

USB 3.0. 
USB socket for connection to the computer. USB bus power is not supported. Compatible to USB 2.0.

PCI Express 
External PCI Express connector for Molex E-PCIe standard cables.

POWER (switch): 
Turns the MADIface XT on and off.

Socket for power connection
The locking type jack fits the locking type DC connector on the included power supply. After inserting the connector, carefully turn it so that it locks.

The included high-performance switch mode power supply operates in the range of 100V to 240V AC. It is short-circuit-proof, has an integrated line-filter, is fully regulated against voltage fluctuations, and suppresses mains interference.

More Information
  • 196 Input / 198 Output channels
  • 2 x MADI I/O optical
  • 1 x MADI I/O coaxial
  • 2 x Analogue Mic/Line Preamp Input (XLR/TRS)
  • 4 x Analogue Output (Main XLR + Phones)
  • 1 x AES/EBU I/O via breakout cable (included)
  • 1 x MIDI I/O via breakout cable (included)
  • 3 x virtual MIDI I/O via MADI I/O
  • TotalMix FX
  • Interface for External PCI Express, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
  • Interface for External PCI Express, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
  • Sample rates: 32 kHz up to 192 kHz, variable (Sync/word clock)
  • Analogue input gain range: 60 dB
  • SNR input: 108 dB RMS unweighted, 111 dBA
  • SNR output: 112 dB RMS unweigthed, 115 dBA
  • 3 virtual MIDI over MADI I/Os, one external MIDI I/O
  • TotalMix: 4096-channel mixer with 46-bit internal resolution
  • SteadyClock™: super-stable digital clock, highest jitter suppression
  • Full stand-alone operation, including MIDI remote control
  • Comes with DIGICheck, RME's ultimate measurement, analysis and test tool

Please note: MADIface XT is not compatible with RME Rackmount 'RM-19'



  • Windows Vista/7/8 (32 bit & 64 bit, multi-client operation of ASIO and WDM)
  • Mac OS X (Core Audio, Core MIDI)