The ADI-6432 is a 64-channel bi-directional MADI – AES converter. The compact device (19″, 2U) supports 64 channels at up to 48 kHz, 32 channels at up to 96, and 16 channels at up to 192 kHz, all at 24 bit.
All channels are transferred via a single cable, either MADI coaxial (BNC) or MADI optical (network cable). A typical application would be to use two units as a digital multicore. Connected to the RME HDSP MADI card, the ADI-6432 turns into an external AES/EBU interface with up to 32 stereo AES/EBU inputs and outputs.
For the first time, a 19″ RME device is 2U in height. This way, in spite of the number of connectors on the rear panel, there is no lack of space, and cabling is very convenient. The front panel features a detailed display with 97 LEDs for Sync/Lock and Audio states of all I/Os, and a number of buttons with LED display for configuring the device’s settings. Of course any number of units can be cascaded and synchronized with sample accuracy.
Many well-known features of other RME devices have been included, e.g. SteadyClock for excellent reclocking and jitter suppression, direct clocking via MADI (no Word Clock required), full compatibility with third-party MADI devices and “invisible” transfer of MIDI and RS232 serial data in the MADI stream. The ADI-6432 is fully MIDI controllable, both with the 5-pin DIN connector and via MIDI over MADI.
The ADI-6432 will be available in stores from May 2006.