Topic: The new RME UCX II - wow !
@Matthias, RME: I really have to compliment you on this, it's a real eye-catcher !!
Feature-wise and from the technical specs the new UCX II
looks more like the smaller and more compact version of the RME UFX II, than the big brother of the Fireface UCX ;-)
gives you a lot of additional, very useful features for only ~€200 more (a real gem and powerhouse)
allows you to buy this more compact and less expensive device to get the preamp quality of an UFX II and DURec
allows you to connect an ADI-2 Pro FS R BE (if you want the special features that it offers) and still to be able connect external devices like preamps and/or AD/DA converter through ADAT
AD is AK5558, DA is AK4458 (info from RME on audiosciencereview.com forum)
See Official Product page: https://www.rme-audio.de/fireface-ucx-ii.html and manuals:
Mic inputs with preamp technology of UFX II allowing high input levels up to +18 dBu and with a gain range of 75 dB (awesome!)
Instrument inputs with input impedance of 1MOhm
Very low converter latencies of only 5/6 samples (AD/DA)
DURec with RTC (Real Time Clock) for timestamps in DURec files. This is extremely nice, many thanks for that RME !!!
New high resolution clear colour display with four keys and encoder (looks beautiful)
Additional AES I/O, 2x2 more useful I/O ports, thus 40ch interface (vs UCX: 36)
SteadyClock FS (Femto Second clock)
Full operability in stand-alone mode due to the new display (like UFX II / UFX+)
MIDI I/O this time with real plugs at the back of the unit (without breakout cable)
All of the Fireface UCX II’s line-level outputs are fully DC-coupled
DURec USB port allows for direct connection of either recording medium for DURec or ARC-USB (USB hub to connect both is not possible)
Hi-power low impedance headphone output
CC (Class Compliant) audio
20 Input / 20 Output channels
8 x Analog I/O
2 x Mic/Line Preamps and 2x Line/Instrument inputs (digitally controlled)
ADAT I/O and via breakout cable: AES/EBU and SPDIF I/O
Wordclock I/O (switchable termination via driver settings dialog)
USB 2.0 (USB 3 compatible)
Link to Excel to compare RME FW/USB/TB recording interfaces:
Blog article: https://www.tonstudio-forum.de/blog/ind … B-MADIfac/.
Direct link to Excel: https://www.tonstudio-forum.de/index.ph … -04b-xlsx/ (URL updated)