RME Fireface UFX II USB Audio Interface

RME Fireface UFX II USB Audio Interface

RME Fireface UFX II USB Audio Interface

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Product Highlights

  • 30 Input/30 Output Channels
  • 12 Analog Inputs/Outputs
  • 24-Bit/192 kHz Digital Audio
  • 4 Microphone Preamps
  • AES/EBU, ADAT, and Wordclock I/O
  • 2 x MIDI I/O
  • Front-Panel Metering
  • TotalMix FX with Internal Effects
  • Standalone Operation
  • Mac OS X, Windows
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RME FIREFACE UFX II overview

  • 1Description

The Fireface UFX II from RME is a flexible USB 2.0 audio interface that provides a total of 60 channels of crystal-clear and transparent audio, at resolutions up to 24-bit/192 kHz. It offers four digitally controlled preamps, reference-class AD/DA converters, ultra-low latency operation combined with exceptional driver stability, and is ideal for recording, mixing, and monitoring applications in high-end home studios and commercial audio production facilities.

The Fireface UFX II offers a full range of connectivity options such as analog, AES/EBU, ADAT, and Wordclock I/Os. With support from USB 2.0 the unit also integrates with the company's ARC USB remote controller (available separately). New features include pad-free microphone circuitry, improved AD/DA converters, optimized analog I/Os, and low-impedance phone outputs with plenty of power and volume to drive high- and low-impedance headphones.

The interface can operate in standalone and can be fully configured/set up at the device by using the three rotary encoders and the color display. It comes equipped with TotalMix FX, a real-time mixer driven by two powerful DSP processors, which allows for practically unlimited mixing and routing operations. The software offers 3-band parametric equalizer, low-cut, echo, reverb, compressor, expander, and auto-level for any output, and can completely replace an external mixer by creating multiple latency-free main, monitor, or headphone mixes. TotalMix FX can also be controlled from an iPad via the TotalMix FX for iPad app (available separately).

The Fireface UFX II includes an improved version of DURec (Direct USB Recording), which lets you record all inputs and outputs directly to USB thumb drives or hard drives, without the need for a computer.

What's New with the Fireface UFX II

All new AD/DA converters
Pad-free microphone circuit design with +18 dBu max input level and 75 dB gain range
More memory and faster DSP - doubled reverb times
Optimized analog I/Os
Improved SNR and THD
New low impedance, high-power phones outputs (2 Ohms) with +19 dBu maximum output level provide ample output power and volume on any high- or low-impedance headphones
Improved DURec USB functionality and compatibility – internal Realtime clock for DURec
Can integrate with ARC USB remote control unit (available separately)
Reworked power supply and power handling, for reduced power consumption
New housing design

Features

30-in/30-out USB 2.0 audio interface with reference-class converters and full 24-bit/192 kHz operation – crystal-clear, transparent audio for high-end home studios and commercial audio production facilities
SteadyClock: Jitter-immune, super-stable digital clock – converters operate independently from external clock signals, for a pristine sound quality
Four digitally-controlled, high-transparency preamps feed eight A/D converters – every microphone channel uses a double, parallel A/D conversion on two A/D converters at the same time to reach exceptional signal-to-noise values and performance level not available with classic converter design
Bright multi-functional color display with full front-panel metering for all 60 channels plus effect bus, and complete control of all key features - directly from the front of the UFX II
2 x high-speed low-jitter MIDI I/Os (32 channels)
DURec (Direct USB Recording) integrated digital recorder – record all inputs and outputs directly to USB thumb drives or hard drives with up to 2TB capacity, via the front USB port without the need for a computer
TotalMix FX latency-free, real-time mixer allows for practically unlimited mixing and routing operations, with all inputs and playback channels simultaneously, to any hardware outputs – can be fully controlled on an iPad with TotalMix FX for iPad app (available separately)
TotalMix FX provides 3-band parametric equalizer, low-cut, echo, reverb, compressor, expander, and auto-level
Standalone operation – using the three rotary encoders and the color display the Fireface UFX II can be configured and set up completely at the device
Setup Recall – internal memory allows for the permanent storage of six different states of the unit
Operates in driver-based USB 2.0 and Class Compliant modes
Integrates with RME ARC USB remote controller (available separately)

Connectivity

30 x input / 30 x output channels
12 x analog I/O
60 x 30 matrix router
4 x mic/instrument preamps, digitally-controlled
1 x AES/EBU I/O
2 x ADAT I/O (1 x ADAT I/O, 1 x S/PDIF I/O optical)
1 x Word Clock I/O
2 x MIDI I/O
1 x USB 2.0
TotalMix FX
In the Box
RME Fireface UFX II USB Audio Interface
  • USB 3.0 Cable, 6' / 1.8m
  • RME Driver CD
  • IEC Power Cord
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    RME FIREFACE UFX II specs

    Analog A/D, Line Inputs (1 to 8, rear)

    Resolution: 24-bit
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR): 113 dB RMS unweighted, 116 dBA
    Frequency Response at 44.1 kHz, -0.1 dB: 5 Hz to 20.8 kHz
    Frequency Response at 96 kHz, -0.5 dB: 3 Hz to 45.8 kHz
    Frequency Response at 192 kHz, -1 dB: 2 Hz to 92 kHz
    THD: < -110 dB, < 0.00032 %
    THD+N: < -104 dB, < 0.00063 %
    Channel Separation: > 110 dB
    Maximum Input Level: +19 dBu
    Input: 1/4" / 6.3 mm TRS jack, electronically balanced
    Input Impedance: 8 kOhms unbalanced, 12 kOhms balanced
    Input sensitivity switchable to Low Gain, +4 dBu
    Input Level for 0 dBFS at Low Gain: +19 dBu
    Input Level for 0 dBFS at +4 dBu: +13 dBu
    Variable Gain: 0 to +12 dB
    Minimum Level for 0 dBFS: +1 dBu, -1.2 dBV

     

    Microphone Inputs (9 to 12, front)

    Input: XLR, electronically balanced
    Input Impedance: 3.4 kOhm
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR): 115 dB RMS unweighted, 118 dBA
    Gain Range: 75 dB
    Maximum Input Level, Gain 0 dB: +18 dBu
    Maximum Input Level, Gain 75 dB: -57 dBu
    CLIP LED: 0 dBFS
    SIG LED: -60 dBFS

     

    Instrument Inputs 9 to 12, front 

    Input: 6.3 mm TS jack, unbalanced
    Input Impedance: 1 MOhm
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR): 114 dB RMS unweighted, 118 dBA
    Gain Range: 42 dB
    Maximum Input Level, Gain 8 dB: +21 dBu
    Maximum Input Level, Gain 50 dB: -21 dBu

     

    D/A, Line Outputs (3 to 8, rear)

    Resolution: 24-bit
    Dynamic Range (DR): 115 dB RMS unweighted, 118 dBA
    Frequency Response at 44.1 kHz, -0.5 dB: 5 Hz to 20.8 kHz
    Frequency Response at 96 kHz, -0.5 dB: 5 Hz to 45 kHz
    Frequency Response at 192 kHz, -1 dB: 5 Hz to 89 kHz
    THD: < -110 dB, < 0.00032 %
    THD+N: < -104 dB, < 0.00063 %
    Channel Separation: > 110 dB
    Maximum Output Level: +19 dBu
    Output: 1/4" / 6.3 mm TRS jack, servo-balanced
    Output Impedance: 75 Ohms unbalanced, 150 Ohms balanced
    Output level switchable Hi Gain, +4 dBu, -10 dBV
    Output Level at 0 dBFS / Hi Gain: +19 dBu
    Output Level at 0 dBFS / +4 dBu: +13 dBu
    Output Level at 0 dBFS / -10 dBV: +2 dBV

     

    D/A - Stereo Monitor Output XLR (1 to 2) 

    Output: XLR, balanced
    Output Level Switchable: 24 dBu, Hi Gain, +4 dBu, -10 dBV
    Output Level at 0 dBFS / 24 dBu: +24 dBu
    Output Level at 0 dBFS / Hi Gain: +19 dBu
    Output Level at 0 dBFS / +4 dBu: +13 dBu
    Output Level at 0 dBFS / -10 dBV: +2 dBV

     

    D/A - Stereo Monitor Output Phones (9 to 12)

    Output: 2 x 1/4" / 6.3 mm TRS stereo jacks, unbalanced
    Maximum Output Level at 0 dBFS, High: +19 dBu
    Maximum Output Level at 0 dBFS, Low: +2 dBV
    Output Impedance: 2 Ohms
    Max. Power per Channel at 32 Ohms Load, 0.1% THD: 210 mW (2.6 Vrms, +10.5 dBu)

    Digital Clocks: Internal, ADAT, AES, MADI, word clock
    Low-Jitter Design: < 1 ns in PLL mode, all inputs
    Internal Clock: 800 ps Jitter, Random Spread Spectrum
    Jitter Suppression of External Clocks: > 30 dB (2.4 kHz)
    Effective Clock Jitter Influence on A/D and D/A Conversion: ~0
    PLL ensures zero dropout, even at more than 100 ns jitter
    Digital Bitclock PLL for trouble-free varispeed ADAT operation
    Supported Sample Rates: 28 to 200 kHz
    Digital Inputs AES/EBU

    1 x XLR, transformer-balanced, galvanically isolated, per AES3-1992
    High-sensitivity input stage (< 0.3 V p-p)
    S/PDIF compatible (IEC 60958)
    Accepts consumer and professional formats
    Lock Range: 27 to 200 kHz
    Jitter: < 1 ns (when synced to input signal)
    Jitter Suppression: > 30 dB (2.4 kHz)

     

    ADAT Optical

    2 x TOSLINK, format, per Alesis specification
    Standard: 2 x 8 channels 24-bit, up to 48 kHz
    Double Speed (S/MUX): 2 x 4 channels 24-bit / 96 kHz
    Quad Speed (S/MUX4): 2 x 2 channels 24-bit / 192 kHz
    Bitclock PLL ensures perfect synchronization even in varispeed operation
    Lock Range: 31.5 to 50 kHz
    Jitter: < 1 ns (when synced to input signal)

     

    S/PDIF Optical (ADAT2)

    1 x optical, according to IEC 60958
    Accepts consumer and professional format
    Lock Range: 27 to 200 kHz
    Jitter: < 1 ns (when synced to input signal)
    Jitter Suppression: > 30 dB (2.4 kHz)

     

    Word Clock

    BNC connector
    Internal termination 75 Ohms, switchable
    Automatic Double / Quad Speed detection and internal conversion to Single Speed
    SteadyClock guarantees super low jitter synchronization even in varispeed operation
    Not affected by DC-offsets within the network
    Signal Adaptation Circuit: Signal refresh through auto-center and hysteresis
    Overvoltage protection
    Level Range: 1.0 to 5.6 V p-p
    Lock Range: 27 to 200 kHz
    Jitter: < 1 ns (when synced to input signal)
    Jitter Suppression: > 30 dB (2.4 kHz)

    Digital Outputs AES/EBU

    XLR, transformer-balanced, galvanically isolated, per AES3-1992
    Output level Professional 4.5 V p-p, Consumer 2.6 V p-p
    Format Professional according to AES3-1992 Amendment 4
    Format Consumer (S/PDIF), per IEC 60958
    Single Wire mode, sample rate 28 to 200 kHz

     

    ADAT

    2 x TOSLINK
    Standard: 2 x 8 channels 24-bit, up to 48 kHz
    Double Speed (S/MUX): 2 x 4 channels 24-bit / 96 kHz
    Quad Speed (S/MUX4): 2 x 2 channels 24-bit / 192 kHz

     

    S/PDIF Optical (ADAT2)

    Format Consumer (S/PDIF), per IEC 60958
    Sample Rate: 28 to 200 kHz

     

    Word Clock

    BNC connector
    Maximum Output Voltage: 5 V p-p
    Output Voltage: 4.0 V p-p (at 75 Ohms termination)
    Output Impedance: 10 Ohms
    Frequency Range: 27 to 200 kHz

    MIDI 2 x MIDI I/O via 5-pin DIN jacks
    Galvanically-isolated by optocoupled input
    Hi-Speed Mode: Jitter and response time typically below 1 ms
    Separate 128-byte FIFOs for input and output
    System Requirements Mac
    Intel Mac OS X 10.6 or higher

    Windows
    Windows 7 or higher

    CPU
    Computer with Intel Core i3 CPU or higher

    Ports
    1 x USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 port

    Power Power Supply: internal switching PSU, 100-240 VAC, 36 W
    Idle Power Consumption: 19 W
    Typical Power Consumption: 22 to 25 W
    Environment Temperature Range: 41° to 122° F / +5° to +50° C
    Relative Humidity: < 75%, non-condensing
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 19 x 1.73 x 8.5 / 483 x 44 x 210 mm, (including rack ears)
    17.3 x 1.73 x 8.3" / 440 x 44 x 210 mm, (without rack ears)
    Total Depth: 9.4" / 240 mm
    Weight 6.6 lb / 3 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 12.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22.1 x 12.5 x 4.7"

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