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RME Fireface 802 Audio Interface

Product Code RMFIREFACE-802
Manufacturer RME

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Description

The Fireface 802 provides 60 channels of audio: 30 input and 30 output channels.

All inputs and outputs can be used at the same time. Up to 12 analog and 18 digital channels can be recorded onto 30 tracks separately.

Analog I/O

The Fireface 802 has 12 analog I/Os.

12 Inputs . 8 balanced TRS on the back and 4 XLR inputs with Mic/Instrument preamps on the front.

12 Outputs . On the rear: 8 balanced TRS. On the front: Two hi-power TRS stereo phones outputs provide high volumes even with hi-impedance headphones (playback channels 9/10 and 11/12).

Sound Quality . Like other RME products before the Fireface 802 combines excellent analog circuit design with latest digital conversion technology. All balanced TRS & XLR I/Os as well as the two phones outputs offer outstanding low noise and distortion values. In best RME tradition and product philosophy converters and preamps don't produce "sound", they do not add or remove anything from the source signal, just capture it as it is.

Equipped with the latest low latency A/D and D/A converter chips, all I/Os operate at up to 192 kHz and reach 118 dBA dynamic range on playback - even both headphone outputs. Their high power technology delivers high volume no matter if high or low impedance phones are used.

Due to its efficient jitter reduction, RME's superior SteadyClock guarantees state-of-the-art AD/DA conversion, even when clocking to an external clock source.

Every input and output is individually switchable to these common professional studio levels: -10 dBV, +4 dBu, HiGain (equivalent to +2 dBV, +13 dBu and +19 dBu for digital full scale).

All outputs can be used for ASIO Direct Monitoring (ADM) purposes.

Preamps . for Microphones and Instruments with Low Latency Conversion. The 802 has four high-transparency preamps, also with low latency converters.

Microphone and instrument preamps of the 802 use the classic technology of the OctaMic II, a high-end preamp for supreme sonic demands and critical applications, like the professional recording of classical concerts. The symmetrical preamp design impresses with extremely low distortion, excellent signal to noise ratio and a perfect linear frequency response. A premium solution for transmitting and amplifying any audio input truly unchanged, be it high-level stage or typical studio signals, lower level and high-impedance instruments, or dynamic, condenser and ribbon microphones.

The pot-controlled gain of up to 60 dB, adjustable over a range of 54 dB, is individually set for every preamp on the front of the 802.

The four inputs on the front use balanced XLR/TS combo sockets and operate alternatively as Hi-Z inputs. Directly plug in up to four guitars or other instruments - no other hardware required.

Each channel can be individually switched to 48V phantom power or instrument mode. LEDs for signal, clip, TS operation and activated phantom power provide overview on the unit's status.

The Fireface 802 follows RME's tradition of providing flexible and expandable audio systems. Adding additional preamplifiers or more analog inputs is easily done via the dual ADAT optical I/Os on the rear.

 

 

Specifications

AD, Line In 1-8, rear

 

Resolution AD: 24 bit

Signal to Noise ratio (SNR): 113 dB RMS unweighted, 116 dBA

Frequency response @ 44.1 kHz, -0.1 dB: 5 Hz - 20.8 kHz

Frequency response @ 96 kHz, -0.5 dB: 5 Hz - 45.8 kHz

Frequency response @ 192 kHz, -1 dB: 5 Hz - 92 kHz

THD: < -110 dB, < 0.00032 %

THD+N: < -104 dB, < 0.00063 %

Channel separation: > 110 dB

Input: 6.3 mm TRS jack, electronically balanced

Input sensitivity: 8 kOhm unbalanced, 12 kOhm balanced

Input sensitivity switchable to Lo Gain, +4 dBu, -10 dBV

Input level for 0 dBFS @ Lo Gain: +19 dBu

Input level for 0 dBFS @ +4 dBu: +13 dBu

 

Microphone In 9-12, front

 

As AD, but:

 

Input: XLR, electronically balanced

Input impedance: 3.4 kOhm

Signal to Noise ratio (SNR): 112 dB RMS unweighted, 116 dBA

Gain range: 54 dB

Maximum input level, Gain +6 dB: +10 dBu

 

Instrument In 9-12, front

 

As AD, but:

 

Input: 6.3 mm TS jack, unbalanced

Input impedance: 800 kOhm

Signal to Noise ratio (SNR): 112 dB RMS unweighted, 115 dBA

Maximum input level, Gain +6 dB: +21 dBu

 

DA, Line Out 1-8, rear

 

Dynamic range (DR): 115 dB RMS unweighted, 118 dBA

Frequency response @ 44.1 kHz, -0.5 dB: 5 Hz - 20.8 kHz

Frequency response @ 96 kHz, -0.5 dB: 5 Hz - 45 kHz

Frequency response @ 192 kHz, -1 dB: 5 Hz - 89 kHz

THD: -104 dB, < 0.00032 %

THD+N: -100 dB, < 0.00063 %

Channel separation: > 110 dB

Output: 6.3 mm TRS jack, servo-balanced

Output impedance: 75 Ohm

Output level switchable Hi Gain, +4 dBu, -10 dBV

Output level at 0 dBFS @ Hi Gain: +19 dBu

Output level at 0 dBFS @ +4 dBu: +13 dBu

Output level at 0 dBFS @ -10 dBV: +2 dBV

 

DA - Stereo Monitor Output Phones (9-12)

 

As DA, but:

 

Output: 6.3 mm TRS stereo jack, unbalanced

Maximum output level at 0 dBFS, High: +16.8 dBu

Maximum output level at 0 dBFS, Low: +2 dBV

Output impedance: 30 Ohm

 

AES/EBU

 

2 x XLR, transformer-balanced, galvanically isolated, according to AES3-1992

 

ADAT Optical

 

2 x TOSLINK I/O, format according to Alesis specification

Standard: 2 x 8 channels 24 bit, up to 48 kHz

Double Speed (S/MUX): 2 x 4 channels 24 bit 96 kHz

Quad Speed (S/MUX4): 2 x 2 channels 24 bit 192 kHz

Quad Speed Windows USB: 1 x 2 channels 24 bit 192 kHz

 

 

SPDIF optical (via ADAT2)

 

1 x optical, according to IEC 60958

 

Word Clock

 

BNC, switchable termination

 

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