RME Hammerfall HDSP 9652

24-bit/96kHz PCI Audio Card with 24-ch ADAT, 2-ch S/PDIF, MIDI, and Word Clock I/O
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RME Hammerfall HDSP 9652
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The All-New Hammerfall!

HDSP 9652 is the long-awaited successor of the well-known PCI card Project Hammerfall (DIGI9652). Like the original Hammerfall, HDSP 9652 offers 3 x ADAT optical I/O, ADAT-Sync In, SPDIF I/O and word clock I/O. On top, there are 2 MIDI I/Os and TotalMix, a DSP-based real-time mixer/router!

The HDSP 9652's Secure BIOS Technology allows hardware updates via software/driver without any risk. And thanks to its unique 'Zero CPU Load' technology Hammerfall DSP guarantees highest performance and lowest latency on both notebooks and desktops!

Hammerfall also supports Expansion Boards (EXB). Two internal ADAT inputs and two internal ADAT outputs allow you to realize up to 16 analog inputs, 16 analog outputs, or up to two TDIF ports directly inside the computer.

  • 3 x ADAT digital I/O, based on RME's reliable Bitclock PLL
  • 1 x SPDIF digital I/O, based on RME's reliable DIGI96 technology
  • 1 x Breakout cable for coaxial SPDIF operation
  • 1 x Word clock I/O (BNC) on included expansion board
  • 1 x ADAT Sync In (9-pin D-type) for sample accurate transfers
  • 2 x MIDI I/O, 32 channels high-speed MIDI via breakout cable
  • S/MUX poured in hardware: 12 channels 96 kHz/24 bit for record and playback on ADAT optical

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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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Solid as a rock

Going from my old Firepod to this...night and day. Have it hooked up to a couple DigimaxFS and they seem (at least to my ears) to be clearer and hotter. No pops, cracks, skips, NOTHING but pure clean unaltered recorded sound. Only thing I had a slight problem with was finding the correct routing to get sound. The matrix and mixconsole are a little confusing at first, but after you study what everything does it makes perfect sense. Looking forward to having this in my setup for years to come.
Music background: Long time musician, Hobbyist Engineer

RME Hammerfall HDSP-9652..... WOW, THIS CARD IS INCREDIBLE!!!!!

Amazing capability and performance, the upgradeable firmware is a real plus, card should last me for years to come. Excellent quality, great drivers and tools. Using ASIO driver my CPU hardly gets tasked.
Music background: Recording Engineer


I purchased the RME Hammerfall card from Sweetwater for use with Cubase SX 2.2 and the card is rock solid. It was easy to install, no clicks, no pops... Smooth!!! By far the best audio card I have ever used. I am using a Carillon 2.5 Ghz, 1 Gig Ram, Windows XP SP1 computer.

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Carson McClain

This is a serious card for serious music producers. I sell this mainly to composers and soundscape artists. Why? Pristine audio quality. This has plenty of digital I/O and it has word clock, how perfect! If you have a computer specifically set up as a sampler or if you need more I/O this is the card to get. I have sold this card to some of the top producers and performers and they have been very happy with this.
See also: RME, RME PCI Audio Interfaces