RME Babyface Pro 24-Channel 192 kHz USB Bus-Powered Audio Interface

RME Babyface Pro 24-Channel 192 kHz USB Bus-Powered Audio Interface

RME Babyface Pro 24-Channel 192 kHz USB Bus-Powered Audio Interface

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Product Highlights

  • 4 Analog Inputs, 4 Analog Outputs
  • 3.5mm and 6.3mm Headphone Outputs
  • FPGA Chip for DSP
  • Integrated XLR Socket
  • Class Compliant for Mac, PC, Linux, iPad
  • SteadyClock Jitter Reduction
  • TOSLINK I/O
  • MIDI I/O Via Included Breakout Cable
  • + 76 dB Gain, Adjustable in 1 dB Steps
  • TotalMix FX Hardware Mixer
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  • 1Description

The RME Babyface Pro 24-Channel 192 kHz USB Bus-Powered Audio Interface is designed for a wide variety of studio and live recording applications. Expertly crafted from a block of aluminum, this portable interface features a new XLR socket that integrates seamlessly into the housing. Parallel 6.3mm TRS and 3.5mm mini headphone jacks feature separate driver stages to match low and high impedance headphones.
The interface ships with the company's TotalMix FX, a software mixer available for Windows, Mac OS X and iOS on an iPad. When using the device with an iPad, an external power adapter must be used, as the iPad alone is unable to power the interface. The mixer software allows you to use the interface in a wide variety of situations, from simple mixing of signals to more complicated routing configurations.

The unit's FPGA-based DSP mixer adds a flexible 3-band parametric equalizer on all inputs and outputs. Additionally the FPGA DSP engine provides both reverb and delay FX.

Combined with the unit's low latency AD/DA converters and the company's unique SteadyClock technology to reduce jitter, the interface offers a professional recording solution in a compact form factor.

FPGA Chip
Uses a field-programmable gate array (FPGA) which enables flexible DSP processing
Class Compliant
Enables native support by operating systems such as Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and hardware like Apple's iPad, without the need for proprietary drivers
SteadyClock
Uses a highly efficient jitter reduction circuit to allow the converters to operate as if they were working with an internal clock at all times
TotalMix FX
Provides fully flexible mixing/routing for both studio and live applications via the company's hardware mixer
In the Box
RME Babyface Pro 24-Channel 192 kHz USB Bus-Powered Audio Interface
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Connectivity 12x input channels
    12x output channels
    4x analog inputs (mic, line, instrument)
    4x analog outputs (2x XLR, 2x phones)
    1x ADAT I/O or 1x SPDIF I/O optical
    1x MIDI I/O
    1x USB 2.0 (USB 3 compatible)
    Digital gain control on all inputs
    Separate outputs for high and low impedance headphones
    Analog
    Microphone/Line Input AD, Microphone/Line Inputs 1-2
    Input: XLR, electronically balanced
    Input Impedance Balanced: 2 kOhm, 5.2 kOhm with PAD
    Input Impedance Unbalanced: 1 kOhm, 2.6 kOhm with PAD
    Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR): 113 dB RMS unweighted, 116 dBA
    Frequency Response @ 44.1 kHz, -0.1 dB: 18 Hz - 20.8 kHz
    Frequency Response @ 96 kHz, -0.5 dB: 7 Hz - 45.8 kHz
    Frequency Response @ 192 kHz, -1 dB: 5 Hz - 92 kHz
    With PAD Active: -0.1 dB 8 Hz, -0.5 dB < 4 Hz, -1 dB < 3 Hz
    THD: < -110 dB, < 0.00032 %
    THD+N: < -104 dB, < 0.00063 %
    THD @ 30 dB Gain: < -107 dB, < 0.0004 %
    THD+N @ 30 dB Gain: < -100 dB, < 0.001 %
    Channel Separation: > 110 dB
    Gain Range: -11 dB up to +65 dB
    Maximum Input Level XLR, Gain 0 dB: +8 dBu, PAD +19 dBu
    Maximum Input Level XLR, Gain 65 dB: -57 dBu, PAD -46 dBu
    Line Input Line/Instrument IN 3-4 as Microphone/Line 1-2, but:
    Input: 6.3 mm TS jack, unbalanced
    Input impedance: 470 kOhm
    Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR): 114 dB RMS unweighted, 117 dBA
    Frequency Response @ 44.1 kHz, -0.1 dB: 5 Hz - 20.8 kHz
    Frequency Response @ 96 kHz, -0.5 dB: < 3 Hz - 45.8 kHz
    Frequency Response @ 192 kHz, -1 dB: < 2 Hz - 92 kHz
    Maximum Input Level @+4 dBu, Gain 0 dB: +13 dBu
    Maximum Input Level @-10 dBV, Gain 9 dB: -5 dBu
    Line Out 1-2
    Dynamic Range (DR): 115 dB RMS unweighted, 118 dBA
    Frequency Response @ 44.1 kHz, -0.5 dB: 0 Hz - 20.8 kHz
    Frequency Response @ 96 kHz, -0.5 dB: 0 Hz - 45 kHz
    Frequency Response @ 192 kHz, -1 dB: 0 Hz - 89 kHz
    THD: - 106 dB, 0.0005 %
    THD+N: -102 dB, 0.0008 %
    Channel Separation: > 110 dB
    Output: XLR balanced
    Output Impedance: 300 Ohm balanced, 150 Ohm unbalanced
    Output Level @ 0 dBFS: Balanced +19 dBu, unbalanced +13 dBu
    DC @ 0dBFS: 6.35 mm 4.8 V, 3.5 mm 2.4 V, XLR bal. 9.6V
    Headphone Out As DA Line Out, but:
    Output: 6.3 mm TRS jack, unbalanced
    Output Impedance: 10 Ohm
    Output Level at 0 dBFS, 1 kOhm load: +13 dBu
    Max Power @ 0.1% THD: 50 mW
    Output: 3.5 mm TRS jack, unbalanced
    Output Impedance: 2 Ohm
    Output Level at 0 dBFS, 1 kOhm load: +7 dBu
    Max Power @ 0.1% THD: 70 mW
    MIDI
    MIDI 1x MIDI I/O via breakout cable with 2 x 5-pin DIN jacks
    Galvanically isolated by opto-coupled input
    Hi-speed Mode: Jitter and response time typically below 1 ms
    Separate 128 byte FIFOs for input and output
    Digital AD/DA Performance
    Digital Clocks: Internal, ADAT In, SPDIF In
    Low Jitter Design: < 1 ns in PLL mode, all inputs
    Internal clock: 800 ps Jitter, Random Spread Spectrum
    Jitter suppression of external clocks: > 50 dB (2.4 kHz)
    Effective clock jitter influence on AD and DA conversion: near zero
    PLL ensures zero dropout, even at more than 100 ns jitter
    Digital Bitclock PLL for trouble-free varispeed ADAT operation
    Supported sample rates: 28 kHz up to 200 kHz
    Digital Inputs
    ADAT 1x TOSLINK
    Standard: 8 channels 24 bit, up to 48 kHz
    Double Speed (S/MUX): 4 channels 24 bit 96 kHz
    Quad Speed (S/MUX4) : 2 channels 24 bit 192 kHz
    Bitclock PLL ensures perfect synchronization even in varispeed operation
    Lock Range: 31.5 to 50 kHz
    Jitter when synced to input signal: < 1 ns
    Jitter suppression: > 50 dB (2.4 kHz)
    SPDIF 1x optical, according to IEC 60958
    Accepts Consumer and Professional format
    Lock Range: 27 to 200 kHz
    Jitter when synced to input signal: < 1 ns
    Jitter suppression: > 50 dB (2.4 kHz)
    Digital Outputs
    ADAT 1x TOSLINK
    Standard: 8 channels 24 bit, up to 48 kHz
    Double Speed (S/MUX): 4 channels 24 bit 96 kHz
    Quad Speed (S/MUX4) : 2 channels 24 bit 192 kHz
    SPDIF 1x optical, according to IEC 60958
    Format Consumer (SPDIF) according to IEC 60958
    Sample rate 28 kHz up to 200 kHz
    General
    Power Supply USB or external
    Power Consumption Typical: 2.9 W
    Max: 4.6 W
    Current At 5 V bus power operation: 600 mA (2.9 W)
    At 12 V external power: 240 mA (2.9 W)
    Temperature Range 41 to 122°F (+5 to +50ºC)
    Relative Humidity <75% non condensing
    Dimensions 4.25 x 1.40 x 7.10" (108 x 35 x 181 mm)
    Weight 1.5 lb (680 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.575 x 6.221 x 3.307"

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