RME M-16 DA - 16-Channel High-End MADI/ADAT to Analog Converter

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RME M-16 DA - 16-Channel High-End MADI/ADAT to Analog Converter
Key Features
  • Capable of Extremely Long Cable Runs
  • Excellent Converters, Circuitry, & Clock
  • Easy Operation with Extensive Features
  • MADI Technology Capable of 64 Channels
The M-16 DA from RME is an extremely high-quality 16-channel D/A converter. It utilizes MADI (Multi-channel Audio Digital Interface) technology, which allows up to 64 channels of audio to flow freely without the shortcomings of multi-core cable-based digital audio technology. Not only does the M-16 DA provide pristine audio circuitry, the great converters, and RME's famous SteadyClock technology, but the MADI protocol also enables incredibly long cable runs of over 1 mile (2000 meters)!

In order to put the M-16 DA to use, you need to have a computer with either an internal RME MADI card (such as the HDSP MADI), or an external RME MADI interface (like the HDSPe MADIface). If you're setting up a system where you'll need MADI A/D conversion on the other end, you can use the 16-channel M-16 AD or the 32-channel M-32 AD.

The additional MADI port on the rear of the M-16 DA facilitates stacking multiple units together, which makes it possible to take advantage of the full 64-channels that this system is capable of delivering. With that magnitude of power, combined with the ability to send these signals great distances, makes this system a powerful tool for a wide range of professional applications. Live location recording, recording studio facilities, and installed systems in stadiums and theaters can all benefit from the excellent caliber of sound quality that RME is known for and that the M-16 DA will provide.

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RME M-16 DA Overview

The M-16 DA from RME is an extremely high-quality 16-channel D/A converter. It utilizes MADI (Multi-channel Audio Digital Interface) technology, which allows up to 64 channels of audio to flow freely without the shortcomings of multi-core cable-based digital audio technology. Not only does the M-16 DA provide pristine audio circuitry, the great converters, and RME's famous SteadyClock technology, but the MADI protocol also enables incredibly long cable runs of over 1 mile (2000 meters)!

In order to put the M-16 DA to use, you need to have a computer with either an internal RME MADI card (such as the HDSP MADI), or an external RME MADI interface (like the HDSPe MADIface). If you're setting up a system where you'll need MADI A/D conversion on the other end, you can use the 16-channel M-16 AD or the 32-channel M-32 AD.

The additional MADI port on the rear of the M-16 DA facilitates stacking multiple units together, which makes it possible to take advantage of the full 64-channels that this system is capable of delivering. With that magnitude of power, combined with the ability to send these signals great distances, makes this system a powerful tool for a wide range of professional applications. Live location recording, recording studio facilities, and installed systems in stadiums and theaters can all benefit from the excellent caliber of sound quality that RME is known for and that the M-16 DA will provide.

16-channel D/A converter, symmetrically designed in a 2 rack-space enclosure
Utilizes MADI (Multi-channel Audio Digital Interface) technology which allows up to 64 channels of audio to flow freely without the shortcomings of multi-core cable-based digital audio technology
Digital audio protocol enables cable runs of up 1.25 miles (2000 meters)
Fully MIDI controllable by sending MIDI messages over the MADI connection
During power on and power off, all noise is suppressed in the analog section
Zero delay compensation is necessary when stacking multiple units
16 6-segment LED meters
UPC: 874792004351

RME M-16 DA Specs

Converter TypeD/A Converter
Number of Channels16
Connectivity
Analog Audio I/O16 x 1/4" TRS Output
2 x DB-25 Balanced Output
Digital Audio I/O4 x TOSLINK Optical ADAT Input
1 x BNC Coaxial MADI Input
1 x SC-Plug Optical MADI Input
Host Connection / USBNone
USB (Non-Host)None
Network I/ONone
Sync I/O1 x BNC Word Clock Input
1 x BNC Word Clock Output
MIDI I/ONone
Performance
Frequency Response5 Hz to 22 kHz +0/-0.5 dB (at 48 kHz)
10 Hz to 23.2 kHz +0/-0.1 dB (at 48 kHz)
5 Hz to 80 kHz +0/-1 dB (at 192 kHz)
THD+N< -100 dB / < 0.001%
THD< -104 dB / < 0.00063%
SNR114 dB RMS (Unweighted)
118 dBA (A-Weighted)
Crosstalk> 110 dB
Digital Audio
Sample Rates44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 176.4 / 192 kHz
ClockingJitter: < 1 ns
Power
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Power Consumption40 W
Physical
Rackmount Size2 RU
Dimensions19 x 7.8 x 3.5" / 483 x 200 x 88 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight12.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)22.4 x 12.9 x 6.3"
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