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Fireface UCX and Bus Power

Q: I watched the Sweetwater Minute video Mitch Gallagher did on the RME Fireface UCX, and I think that is the perfect interface for me. But I was wondering, do you have to run it with a power supply or can it be bus powered?

A: The Fireface UCX must be powered from its own AC adapter, it cannot be bus powered. RME tells us this is because more power is required for the high-quality converters and other components in the device than is available via bus power.

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    RME Fireface UCX 18-channel Hybrid USB 2.0/USB 3/FireWire 400 Audio Interface with Onboard DSP The super-versatile RME Fireface UCX hybrid interface gives you many of the hit features found in their Fireface UFX model, but in a more portable...
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