Topic: Some questions about RME Babyface Pro vs Babyface Pro FS

I try to read about the FS and understand the improvements.

If I understand correctly the headphone amp in the FS is vastly improved, is that correct?
Because the Babyface Pro's headphone amp is OK but there is a room for improvement. Is the output power of the FS's headphone amp is stronger? That's something I really like to improve.

Another very important question that isn't discussed anywhere is about Enhancements in the Windows driver.
For some reason the Windows driver's Enhancements of the RME Babyface line is not discussed anywhere and not mentioned even in the official specs.

OK, so since I use the RME Babyface Pro not only for professional usage, Enhancements\audio effects like Loudness Equalization, Headphones Virtualization and other are very important to me.
When you just listen as an audiophile and not as a professional audio engineer or something like that, these effects make a night and day difference.

I'm very satisfied with the audio effects\Enhancements in the RME Babyface Pro.
I want to know whether the Babyface Pro FS consist the same audio effects\Enhancements.

Again, I'm referring to the Windows drivers, not the ASIO driver.

2 (edited by ramses 2022-06-24 08:40:33)

Re: Some questions about RME Babyface Pro vs Babyface Pro FS

BBF Pro and BBF Pro FS are the same plus enhancements that are clearly described on the webpage:

- +19 / +4 dBu switch on the bottom adds a direct way to reduce the output level, thus improves SNR for sensitive active monitors, avoids distortion / overload, and helps to keep TotalMix FX faders near 0 dB instead of high attenuations.

- Full SteadyClock FS circuit as in the ADI-2 Pro FS for lowest jitter and highest jitter immunity.

- 3.5 mm TRS phones output power rises from 70 mW to 90 mW. THD of both phones outputs improved by up to 10 dB. Uses same output op-amps as ADI-2 Pro now. Output impedance of 3.5 mm TRS lowered from 2 Ohms to 0.1 Ohms.

-   Mic inputs SNR improved from 112.2 dB to 113.7 dB, TRS Line inputs SNR improved from 114 dB to 116.3 dB (120 dBA). THD Line inputs improved by 8 dB.

- 6 samples less latency on the AD side by new ADC (5 samples AD, 7 samples DA. It won't get quicker...).

- All the above improvements were achieved without raising the units power consumption.

- K-slot for theft protection.

Question: is there something difficult to understand? What is unclear?

The difference of technical data (phones output, etc) you can also see by comparing the manuals (technical section with all technical data) or by using my Excel:

In this blog article I provide an Excel where you can compare the different recording interfaces for USB/Firewire/TB:
The blog article: … B-MADIfac/
The direct link to the Excel: … 4-08-xlsx/

BR Ramses
UFX+, 12Mic, XTC, ADI-2 Pro FS R BE, RayDAT, X10SRi-F, E5-1650v4, Win10Pro21H2, Cub12Pro

Re: Some questions about RME Babyface Pro vs Babyface Pro FS

OK thanks, now everything clear.
Additional 10dB for headphones outputs is a lot.