Topic: ADI-2 Dac

I would like to ask is the USB connection using USB

power +data /  or data only (no USB power).

I ask as my motherboard has the option to disable

USB power, on a special filtered set of USB Ports

Thank you

Re: ADI-2 Dac

The ADI-2 DAC does not draw power over USB.

Regards,
Jeff Petersen
Synthax Inc.

Re: ADI-2 Dac

Jeff wrote:

The ADI-2 DAC does not draw power over USB.


Thank you for your fast reply

Best Regards

and hope you are safe in these pandemic times

MarkL

4 (edited by Curt962 2020-03-21 04:43:00)

Re: ADI-2 Dac

Hi Mark!

I've been Lazy in not Welciming you to the Group.  Welcome!!

Your ADI-2DAC gets it's power from a very highly developed SMPS.

Your ADI-2 DAC's Amazement Factor does not end here.   It is a Labaratory Grade device that you (and I) will use for Years to come!!

Enjoy your new RME!!

PS:  Crazy Times indeed.  Do NOT "Cough" at Work, or someone will turn you in to the Health Police immediately.  Soviet Style. 

I know this First Hand.  Co-Workers who would NOT donate enough Pi$$ to put out a Fire on my Pant Leg are suddenly "Concerned"    ????


You've been Warned.  smile

BEST!!

Curt

Vintage 2018 ADI-2 DAC. "Classic Edition"
Cables:  Red Ones, and White Ones.
Speakers:  Yes (2)

Re: ADI-2 Dac

Hi Curt,
Thanks for the welcome,Yes your are 100% correct

about the ADI-2 Dac,I have had a lot of DAC's

and after my experience with the ADI-2,

Well the others, are all just Dac's and that is all they do,

for me the ADI-2 Dac is an end game,I feel I have found

perfection/someone might not agree/and I would say well it

comes so close it is of no importance if someone wanted to

disagree.The ADI-2 Dac is a swiss Knife of electronics,

what is on offer is outstanding,and I say Thank you

RME for giving us such perfection

Best Regards

Curt962 wrote:

Hi Mark!

I've been Lazy in not Welciming you to the Group.  Welcome!!

Your ADI-2DAC gets it's power from a very highly developed SMPS.

Your ADI-2 DAC's Amazement Factor does not end here.   It is a Labaratory Grade device that you (and I) will use for Years to come!!

Enjoy your new RME!!

PS:  Crazy Times indeed.  Do NOT "Cough" at Work, or someone will turn you in to the Health Police immediately.  Soviet Style. 

I know this First Hand.  Co-Workers who would NOT donate enough Pi$$ to put out a Fire on my Pant Leg are suddenly "Concerned"    ????


You've been Warned.  smile

BEST!!

Curt

Re: ADI-2 Dac

Mark,

That's Wonderful!  Thanks for Sharing with the Group.   Your ADI-2DAC is indeed, a "Swiss Army Knife", and has SO MANY capabilities!!   The REAL ACID-TEST is when your Wife approves!    SHE LOVES the ADI-2 DAC!   

Life is Good!    Enjoy your new RME in good Health.

Best to you for happy listening!

Curt

Vintage 2018 ADI-2 DAC. "Classic Edition"
Cables:  Red Ones, and White Ones.
Speakers:  Yes (2)

7 (edited by ramses 2020-03-22 20:09:36)

Re: ADI-2 Dac

@MarkL: well RME squeezes everything out of the chip whats possible...

Its not only the AKM chip alone, its the design of the whole board layout which also makes a difference in terms of i.e. SNR, etc.

There you participate as customer from the experience and expertise of RME and also from the whole product design with FPGA (programmable processors) where most things - even USB communication - can be fixed by firmware upgrades.

I don't know of any other company who added so much functionality to their DAC product like RME, because "they simply can". A clear benefit from a company that comes from the studio world and even in the studio market they are in the lead offering intelligent products, well designed software and the best price / performance ratio.

But its really very rare - if not "unique" to RME - that a company provides firmware and driver updates for up to ~19 years.
Thats sustainability that we all would wish for in other areas like Smarphones, TVs etc ....

Yes ... it sounds that your search came to an end, enjoy.

BR
Ramses
X10SRi-F, Win10 Pro 1909, Cubase, UFX+, Octamic XTC, ADI-2 Pro FS BE/R BE, RayDAT, ARC USB

Re: ADI-2 Dac

Indeed!   +1 for Ramses!!!

In the Digital World?  If it's not RME...I'm not buying.  RME truly has NO competition.

Curt

Vintage 2018 ADI-2 DAC. "Classic Edition"
Cables:  Red Ones, and White Ones.
Speakers:  Yes (2)

Re: ADI-2 Dac

Hi Curt and Ramses,

Thank you for your comments to my original question.

Your reply's made very interesting reading,it seems

unanimous by many owners of the ADI-2 Dac.

That nothing else comes close,and that would be my

experience,it is certainly something special.

All be safe in these times,

Cheers

10 (edited by Curt962 2020-03-23 10:22:51)

Re: ADI-2 Dac

But Wait!  There's More!  smile

Mark, all the Great Specs, and Nifty Features of your ADI-2 DAC would often not be fully appreciated without the aid of the excellent User Manual!   It is the Source of all Knowledge, and Wisdom.  Nothing Hidden, No Mysteries...ALL is explained therein.   You can very conveniently download a copy (in searchable PDF) to your Smart Device so that you always have access.  It comes in handy at times..even when you're thousands of miles away from your RME, and some nebulous audio matter pops into thought.. OR...somebody says something WRONG on the internet! big_smile

Happy Listening!

Curt

Vintage 2018 ADI-2 DAC. "Classic Edition"
Cables:  Red Ones, and White Ones.
Speakers:  Yes (2)