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  • RME ADI-2 DAC Review

    Check this review out from 'The Master Switch'

    https://www.themasterswitch.com/rme-adi-2-dac-review

  • #2
    There’s also a review coming soon of the RME adi-2 pro at http://archimago.blogspot.com

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    • #3
      It looks like a DAC well worth the price, but I for one would not have a clue how to gain advantage of it as it has so many options, I would get lost without an idiosyncratic explanatory manual written for laymen.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Gandalf View Post
        It looks like a DAC well worth the price, but I for one would not have a clue how to gain advantage of it as it has so many options, I would get lost without an idiosyncratic explanatory manual written for laymen.
        Yes indeed, it seems to be great DAC and was positively reviewed. See also
        https://www.audiosciencereview.com/f...-review.13379/

        Somewhere in those reviews I read that one can get lost in all the functions the ADI-2 provides. But there seems to be a great manual shipped with it.

        There is also an RME user forum: https://forum.rme-audio.de

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        • #5
          The DAC is actually really easy to use. It is a plug and play option in the true sense. The beauty of this DAC is it's ability to appeal to both the casual as well as the professional listener.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Bulldog View Post
            The DAC is actually really easy to use. It is a plug and play option in the true sense. The beauty of this DAC is it's ability to appeal to both the casual as well as the professional listener.
            There was a time when I was very much interested in DACs. At one point exclusively in R2R DACs. With my former system I used to have an Aqua La Voce DAC (https://www.aquahifi.com/products.html). It was nice DAC, I loved it. But seeing what modern Delta-Sigma-DACs can do, I'd probably never go back to an R2R DAC. In that respect, the RME ADI-2 would be my DAC to go, I am sure of that.
            At one point I thought of a very simple design: a DAC with good volume control feeding active speakers. But I decided on the all-in-one Devialet box and I am very happy with it. But should my Devialet break down fatally, I'd jump on the ADI-2 and active speakers, preferably ATCs!

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            • #7
              I had a Metrum Adagio Pre / DAC (R2R DAC) before the RME ADI-2 DAC FS.
              It had 6 times the price of the RME, the RME sounds a little different, but i like it more now.
              Bass is a bit better (not stronger) and the highs and mids are the same quality for me (on SLOW Filter)
              I do not regret the change

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              • #8
                DARKO has a small Film about the RME ADI-2 DAC at

                https://darko.audio/2019/12/rme-quie...eir-adi-2-dac/

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by SailorZH View Post
                  DARKO has a small Film about the RME ADI-2 DAC at

                  https://darko.audio/2019/12/rme-quie...eir-adi-2-dac/
                  Cool. Thanks for the link.

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                  • #10
                    John Darko did a video with the RME ADI 2 FS

                    https://youtu.be/WFJQIPymJGk

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                    • #11
                      Hi ADI-DAC-users

                      there is a new firmware (V35) for the RME ADI DAC 2 from 26.03.2021

                      Biggest change i found, is a improved SteadyClock, filter and phase control. SteadyClock’s jitter filter now operates down to 1 Hz instead of about 200 Hz, thus reduces even very low frequency input jitter efficiently.

                      Did not do a longer sound compare yet but a improved clock is a good thing (i said to myself )
                      Sounds good on my 45A as before

                      the update App is here, took a minute over USB for me without a problem. (from V34 to V35)

                      https://www.rme-audio.de/adi-2-dac.html

                      from release note
                      03/26/2021 ADI-2 DAC DSP 35, ADI-2 Pro FPGA 250 DSP 102. All Pro: improved performance of SRC, headroom reduced to +3 dB. New option 'SRC Gain dig' to preserve digital headroom during USB recording and digital loop-through. Pro and DAC with MRC: Over display in level meters now takes actual headroom into account (+2.5 dB Line/IEM, +1 dB Phones). All DAC: When loading a setup, the current sample rate is not changed.

                      03/17/2021 Digiface USB: v17 supports new PCBs. Devices with V14 do not need to be updated. ADI-2 DAC FGA 35, ADI-2 Pro FPGA 249: Improved SteadyClock, filter and phase control. SteadyClock’s jitter filter now operates down to 1 Hz instead of about 200 Hz, thus reduces even very low frequency input jitter efficiently.
                      happy easter to you all!
                      tom

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                      • #12
                        Thanks, SolarMusic for the info. I am downloading the update now.

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                        • #13
                          RME ADI-2 DAC FS now ships with ESS Chips


                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43kk...annel=RMEAudio

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                          • #14
                            newest Firmware is v41, USB 66

                            https://forum.rme-audio.de/viewtopic.php?id=33593

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                            • #15
                              Thanks, SolarMusic. I just upgraded to v4.1. It's very easy to do the upgrade once you know how!

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