RME’s ADI-2 Pro has become a reference for pro D/A conversion. Now, RME sets its sights on the high-end home audio market with the ADI-2 DAC, which shares the same technology but swaps some of the Pro’s studio-centric features for ones that are deemed essential by hi-fi enthusiasts at Sweetwater. With an adapted feature set and much-simplified operation, the ADI-2 DAC centers on audiophile-grade D/A conversion along with two amazing-sounding outputs for headphones and in-ear monitors; and of course, a remote control! Housed in a compact half-rack form factor, this little gem is packed with the finest high-end electronics, delivering reference-class conversion from SPDIF coaxial, SPDIF optical (ADAT compatible), and USB to RCA, XLR, TRS, and mini-TRS.
Feature-packed and immensely versatile
The ADI-2 DAC features balanced and unbalanced analog outputs, RME’s Extreme Power headphone output, a Super Low Noise IEM output, proprietary SteadyClock FS technology, a four-stage hardware output level control, DSP-based signal processing, external power supply operation, class-compliant USB compatibility, and sample rates up to 768kHz, as well as DSD and Direct DSD playback for matchless high-resolution sound.