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New RME Interface

Post by FORMAT » Sat Mar 25, 2006 8:44 pm

RME have just released info about their new interface, Fireface 400, smaller brother of the bigger one.

But at 900 €, seems a bit steep --- dont you think???....

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Post by AdamJay » Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:42 pm

900 euro is probably MSRP.
though if it is not... even still the Fireface800 is $1449-$1499 on the street.
great interfaces, great low latency drivers, and great converters.


http://www.rme-audio.com/english/firewire/ff400.htm

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Post by thx1138 » Tue Mar 28, 2006 1:37 am

Awesome bit of kit :D
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Post by Pitch Black » Tue Mar 28, 2006 1:59 am

This has me wondering if RME are going to drop PCMCIA altogether. 'Specially as the Macbooks don't have it...
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Post by muthafunka » Tue Mar 28, 2006 8:42 am

That's hot, almost makes me think about trading-down my Fireface to get the bus-powered portability

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Post by ilia » Tue Mar 28, 2006 9:51 am

muthafunka wrote:That's hot, almost makes me think about trading-down my Fireface to get the bus-powered portability
Are any laptops capable of bus-powering such units though?

I sure want one, although I really wish they implemented this configuration in the PCMCIA line instead... Can't beat their zero-CPU load hardware.

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Re: New RME Interface

Post by ilia » Tue Mar 28, 2006 9:58 am

FORMAT wrote:
But at 900 €, seems a bit steep --- dont you think???....
BTW, where did you see this price quote?
Can't find it on RME's site. And do you know when they will start shipping it?

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Post by efexx » Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:14 am

It has no midi. So you must take a midi-interface extra.

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Post by ilia » Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:30 am

efexx wrote:It has no midi. So you must take a midi-interface extra.
It does.

"A word clock input and output (BNC) plus two MIDI I/Os (breakout cable, 5-pin DIN) complete the analog/digital feature list and turn the Fireface 400 into an entire audio system of the highest quality."

But come to think of it, all my MIDI controllers these days are USB anyway...

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Re: New RME Interface

Post by FORMAT » Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:57 am

ilia wrote:
FORMAT wrote:
But at 900 €, seems a bit steep --- dont you think???....
BTW, where did you see this price quote?
Can't find it on RME's site. And do you know when they will start shipping it?
In the press release:

"Available during May, the Fireface 400 will retail at a price below €900,-"

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