Sorry, this product is currently unavailable. If you're looking for something that will be of a similar fit in your studio, please contact us using the methods below.

RME ADI-8 DS – No Longer Available

24-Bit/96kHz, 8-Channel ADAT/TDIF, Word Clock, Bit Split, D-Sub, S/MUX, AD/DA Format Converter
MFR# ADI8DS

Product Description

The RME ADI-8 DS is nearly identical to the ADI-8 PRO. Additional features include 88.2 and 96 kHz sample rate and Dither.

DS stands for Double Speed, meaning double sample rate. As ADAT® optical does not support sample rates higher than 48 kHz the DS mode requires two channels to transmit the data of one channel. The used method called Sample Split is compatible to S/MUX, and also found in the Hammerfall and Hammerfall Light. The combination Hammerfall/ADI-8 DS allows DVD-compatible Hi-End recordings (up to 8 channel @ 96 kHz), at an astonishing low price.

The ADI-8 DS is an 8 channel AD/DA converter with reference approach. The compact 19" 1U rackmount enclosure includes several outstanding features, like Intelligent Clock Control (ICC), SyncCheck®, SyncAlign®, TDIF/ADAT converter and Bit Splitter. AD- and DA-circuit automatically operate either independently or linked. The latest 24 bit converters with 128 times oversampling achieve 117 dBA true dynamic range. All digital inputs and outputs operate at full 24-bit resolution. If you have been waiting for a flexible, fully professional yet affordable multi-channel converter - the wait is over.

Use the following feature list to compare our ADI-8 DS with all other multitrack converters, and you will agree: The ADI-8 DS has the best price/performance ratio!

  • 8 channel AD-converter, completely symmetrical and DC-coupled audio path, 117 dBA SNR AD
  • 8 channel DA-converter, balanced output, 112 dBA DA
  • ADAT optical inputs, 24 bit, based on RME's unsurpassed Bitclock PLL for sample accurate lock
  • ADAT optical outputs, 24 bit, fully compatible to all ADAT optical inputs
  • TDIF-1 interface, 24 bit, Low Jitter PLL, Emphasis support, DA-88 compatible
  • Bit Split/Combine, Yamaha 02R compatible technique to record 24 bit data onto 16 bit machines
  • Copy Mode adds a unique 24 bit ADAT to/from TDIF converter
  • Bit Split/Combine, Copy Mode, ADAT and TDIF usable in all combinations
  • Digital Patchbay operation, allows to copy, duplicate and distribute the digital input signals
  • Dither available, for full compatibility to 16 bit even at 96 kHz
  • SyncCheck, unique technology to check clock synchronisation
  • Virtual Sample Buffer, allows to use the internal Low Jitter Clock (quarz crystal) even for DA-conversion
  • Automatic storage of all settings
  • Product Specifications

    Condition New
    Maximum Sampling Rate 96 kHz

    Product Reviews

    No one has written a review yet. Be the first!

    * Required Fields

    Share Your Opinion

    The best gear advice always comes from those who use it the most. That's where you come in! Let the pro audio world hear your voice with a review of the RME ADI-8 DS. Once you submit your review, please check your email and verify your address to have it posted.

    How do you rate this product?
    I would like to thank VK for the wonderful sales assistance, service and prices. This was my first purchase with you and it won't be my last. I only wish I'd discovered you years ago!
    Matthew R.
    I had two Grammy wins this year - Ray LaMontagne & Carolina Chocolate Drops. Both made with help from Vintage King!
    Ryan F.
    In almost 20 years in Pro audio buying, never did I receive a unit so well packed and exactly as described. Works flawlessly. The whole process has been so smooth. I will never hesitate to do business with you guys in the future and will recommend you to everyone I know.
    Martin C.
    This was my first experience buying something from Vintage King (although I surf the "used" categories on the website frequently!), and, despite being on the other side of the world, I had absolutely no trouble and everything went very smoothly.
    Phil T.