RME ADI-8 QS

Reference class 8-channel, 24-bit/192kHz remote controllable AD/DA converter with Option Slot
RME ADI-8 QS image 1
Shown with optional MADI card, not included.
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$3,049.00
Sweetwater Savings: $550.00 MSRP: $3,599.00
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RME ADI-8 QS
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Remote Controllable 8-channel AD/DA Converter

RME converters and interfaces are among of the most popular on the planet. The reason being, their excellent sound quality, extraordinary feature sets, and universal compatibility. In fact, most product specialists who come to Sweetwater to demo audio software of all types use RME interfaces since they will work with just about any system you plug them in to. Now RME adds a remote controllable 8-channel AD/DA conversion to their repertiore of products with the new ADI-8 QS AD/DA Converter. The ADI-8 QS is a new highly flexible and fully featured 8-channel AD/DA converter. The ADI-8 QS combines excellent analog circuit design with outstanding low latency AD/DA converter chips.

RME ADI-8 QS AD/DA Converter at a Glance:
  • Reference class 8-channel, 24 bit/192 kHz remote controllable AD/DA converter
  • New digital filters reduce the conversion delay to just 8 samples
  • 2 x ADAT I/O, 25-pin AES/EBU, expansion slot for MADI option card
  • Full remote control, intelligent Clock, SyncCheck, and SyncAlign

8-channel AD/DA
Along with SteadyClock, the QS surely redefines the reference class of analog/digital converters. The compact 19"/ 1U device has a host of extraordinary features, including analog and digital limiters, 4 hardware reference levels up to +24 dBu, AES/EBU and ADAT I/O up to 192 kHz, optional MADI I/O, remote control via MIDI, remote digital input trimming for full input calibration, remote volume control for all 8 analog outputs, either separately, globally, ganged and much more.

Serious Low-latency 
The analog inputs and outputs feature the same circuitry as RME's well-known ADI-8 series, ensuring excellent signal to noise ratio and low THD. On the digital side, SteadyClock, RME's unique clock technology and jitter suppression, further enhances the list of features, ensuring the best sound quality regardless of the quality of the reference clock signal. The QS uses the latest AD- and DA-converter circuits with up to 192 kHz, with S/N ratios of 120 dBA. New digital filters reduce the conversion delay from over 40 samples to just 8 samples. Now that's some serious low-latency!
 
Numerous Interface Options
The ADI-8 QS also offers an unsurpassed choice of interface options. In addition to 2 ADAT I/Os that support up to 192kHz (S/MUX), the device also features a 25-pin AES/EBU interface for all inputs and outputs. And that's not all - The ADI-8 QS features RME's latest technological achievement - an expansion slot that makes the device even more flexible. The slot can host a MADI option card for direct connection to MADI systems. All interface options can be used simultaneously under all conditions; analog (balanced TRS and/or D-Sub), ADAT, AES/EBU and the MADI option card.
 
Remote Control
Within the ADI-8 series of converters, the full remote controllability of the QS allows the device to be placed anywhere on stage or in the studio as a remote controllable SuperStageBox with full access from the control room or FOH mixer. Other typical RME features like Intelligent Clock Control (ICC), SyncCheck, and SyncAlign have also been implemented.
 
RME ADI-8 QS AD/DA Converter Features:

  • 8-channel AD converter, fully symmetrical design, 120 dBA S/N
  • 8-channel DA converter, double balanced output, 120 dBA DA
  • Low latency conversion: only 8 samples of delay!
  • 2 ADAT optical inputs, 24 bit, with RME's unsurpassed Bitclock PLL, up to 192 kHz
  • 2 ADAT optical outputs, 24 bit, fully compatible, up to 192 kHz
  • 8 AES/EBU I/Os, full channel count up to 192 kHz, 24 bit, connected via D-sub
  • 8-channel Digital Input Trim over a range of 6 dB
  • Full remote controllability via MIDI and MIDI via MADI
  • All settings are stored permanently
  • Included Remote Control for store/recall of presets, volume and dim
  • Optional MADI module
The RME ADI-8 QS offers an incredible cost/performance ratio!

What Does "Special Order" Mean?

A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

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Tech Specs

Channels 8
A to D Yes
D to A Yes
Sample Rate 192kHz
Bit Depth 24-bit
Analog Inputs 1 x DB25, 8 x TRS
Analog Outputs 1 x DB25, 8 x TRS
Digital Inputs 2 x ADAT optical, 4 x AES/EBU (DB25)
Digital Outputs 2 x ADAT optical, 4 x AES/EBU (DB25)
Clock Inputs 1 x Word Clock
Clock Outputs 1 x Word Clock
Other I/O 1 x Remote
Expansion Slots One expansion slot
Rack Spaces 1U
Height 1.75"
Depth 9.5"
Width 19"
Weight 6.6 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number ADI8QS

Customer Reviews

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5/5

Stellar

I run a large hybrid mixing system and the ADI-8 QS are the core to my rig ADDA. I own many high end converters and these are what I chose in the end. They are rock solid and sound incredible.
Music background: Mixing and Producing
5/5

High end converter

This is the best convertor in the market.
Music background: Producer
See also: A/D Converters, RME, RME AD/DA Converters, RME Misc Digital Converters