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RME Babyface Pro 24-Channel 192kHz Professional USB 2.0 Audio Interface

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BABYFACE PRO

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RME's Babyface Pro is a high-end, unique portable desktop audio interface capable of transferring analog and digital audio data directly to Windows and Mac computers. The Babyface 24 Channel Analog/ADAT/SPDIF Interface features 24 Bit / 192 kHz Digital Audio, 24 x 12 Matrix Router, MIDI I/O, MIDI Remote Control, a hi-precision rotary encoder, 6 buttons, 4 LED bands and 6 status LEDs, with stand alone operation. Its innovative energy saving technologies provide supreme fidelity with no compromises in level, noise or distortion. The latest Plug and Play technology guarantees a simple installation, even for the inexperienced user. Numerous unique features put the Babyface Pro at the very top of the range of computer-based audio interfaces.

Features:

• Housing machined from a block of aluminium
• Intuitive and efficient user interface
• Mic stand thread on the bottom for free positioning
• All settings can be changed in real-time
• Buffer sizes/latencies from 48 up to 8192 samples selectable
• 4 channels 96 kHz/24 bit Record/Playback via ADAT optical (S/MUX)
• Clock modes slave and master
• Automatic and intelligent master/slave clock control
• Unsurpassed Bitclock PLL (audio synchronization) in ADAT mode
• SteadyClock: Jitter-immune, super-stable digital clock
• DDS technology for free setting of the sample rate
• SyncAlign guarantees sample aligned and never swapping channels
• SyncCheck tests and reports the synchronization status of input signals
• TotalMix for latency-free submixes and perfect ASIO Direct Monitoring
• TotalMix: 288 channel mixer with 46 bit internal resolution
• TotalMix FX: 3-band EQ, Low Cut, Reverb, Echo
• 1 x MIDI I/O, 16 channels high-speed MIDI
• 2 digitally controlled microphone inputs in reference quality
• 2 balanced line outputs, level +19 dBu
• 1 x headphone output with separate driver stages for high and low impedance phones
• DIGICheck DSP: Level meter in hardware, peak- and RMS calculation

Connectivity

• 12 Input and 12 Output channels
• 4 x Analog Inputs (Mic, Line, Instrument)
• 4 x Analog Outputs (2 x XLR, 2 x Phones)
• 1 x ADAT I/O or 1 x SPDIF I/O optical
• 1 x MIDI I/O
• 1 x USB 2.0 (USB 3 compatible)
• Digital Gain control on all inputs
• Separate outputs for high and low impedance headphones


Technical Specifications:

Analog

AD, Microphone/Line 1-2
• Input: XLR, electronically balanced
• Input impedance balanced: 2 kOhm, 5.2 kOhm with PAD
• Input impedance unbalanced: 1 kOhm, 2.6 kOhm with PAD
• Signal to Noise ratio (SNR): 113 dB RMS unweighted, 116 dBA
• Frequency response @ 44.1 kHz, -0.1 dB: 18 Hz 20.8 kHz
• Frequency response @ 96 kHz, -0.5 dB: 7 Hz 45.8 kHz
• Frequency response @ 192 kHz, -1 dB: 5 Hz 92 kHz
• With PAD active : -0.1 dB 8 Hz, -0.5 dB < 4 Hz, -1 dB < 3 Hz
• THD: < -110 dB, < 0.00032 %
• THD+N: < -104 dB, < 0.00063 %
• THD @ 30 dB Gain: < -107 dB, < 0.0004 %
• THD+N @ 30 dB Gain: < -100 dB, < 0.001 %
• Channel separation: > 110 dB
• Gain range: -11 dB up to +65 dB
• Maximum input level XLR, Gain 0 dB: +8 dBu, PAD +19 dBu
• Maximum input level XLR, Gain 65 dB: -57 dBu, PAD -46 dBu

AD, Line/Instrument In 3-4
As Microphone/Line 1-2, but:
• Input: 6.3 mm TS jack, unbalanced
• Input impedance: 470 kOhm
• Signal to Noise ratio (SNR): 114 dB RMS unweighted, 117 dBA
• Frequency response @ 44.1 kHz, -0.1 dB: 5 Hz 20.8 kHz
• Frequency response @ 96 kHz, -0.5 dB: < 3 Hz 45.8 kHz
• Frequency response @ 192 kHz, -1 dB: < 2 Hz 92 kHz
• Maximum input level @+4 dBu, Gain 0 dB: +13 dBu
• Maximum input level @-10 dBV, Gain 9 dB: -5 dBu

DA, Line Out 1-2
• Dynamic range (DR): 115 dB RMS unweighted, 118 dBA
• Frequency response @ 44.1 kHz, -0.5 dB: 0 Hz 20.8 kHz
• Frequency response @ 96 kHz, -0.5 dB: 0 Hz 45 kHz
• Frequency response @ 192 kHz, -1 dB: 0 Hz - 89 kHz
• THD: - 106 dB, 0.0005 %
• THD+N: -102 dB, 0.0008 %
• Channel separation: > 110 dB
• Output: XLR balanced
• Output impedance: 300 Ohm balanced, 150 Ohm unbalanced
• Output level @ 0 dBFS: Balanced +19 dBu, unbalanced +13 dBu
• DC @ 0 dBFS: 6.35mm 4.8 V, 3.5mm 2.4 V, XLR bal. 9.6 V

DA, Phones 3/4
As DA Line Out, but:
• Output: 6.3 mm TRS jack, unbalanced
• Output impedance: 10 Ohm
• Output level at 0 dBFS, 1 kOhm load: +13 dBu
• Max power @ 0.1% THD: 50 mW
User's Guide Babyface Pro RME 75
• Output: 3.5 mm TRS jack, unbalanced
• Output impedance: 2 Ohm
• Output level at 0 dBFS, 1 kOhm load: +7 dBu
• Max power @ 0.1% THD: 70 mW

MIDI
• 1 x MIDI I/O via breakout cable with 2 x 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

Digital
• Clocks: Internal, ADAT In, SPDIF In
• Low Jitter Design: < 1 ns in PLL mode, all inputs
• Internal clock: 800 ps Jitter, Random Spread Spectrum
• Jitter suppression of external clocks: > 50 dB (2.4 kHz)
• Effective clock jitter influence on AD and DA conversion: near zero
• PLL ensures zero dropout, even at more than 100 ns jitter
• Digital Bitclock PLL for trouble-free varispeed ADAT operation
• Supported sample rates: 28 kHz up to 200 kHz

Digital Inputs

ADAT Optical
• 1 x TOSLINK
• Standard: 8 channels 24 bit, up to 48 kHz
• Double Speed (S/MUX): 4 channels 24 bit 96 kHz
• Quad Speed (S/MUX4) : 2 channels 24 bit 192 kHz
• Bitclock PLL ensures perfect synchronisation even in varispeed operation
• Lock Range: 31.5 kHz 50 kHz
• Jitter when synced to input signal: < 1 ns
• Jitter suppression: > 50 dB (2.4 kHz)

SPDIF optical
• 1 x optical, according to IEC 60958
• Accepts Consumer and Professional format
• Lock Range: 27 kHz 200 kHz
• Jitter when synced to input signal: < 1 ns
• Jitter suppression: > 50 dB (2.4 kHz)

Digital Outputs

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

SPDIF optical
• 1 x optical, according to IEC 60958
• Format Consumer (SPDIF) according to IEC 60958
• Sample rate 28 kHz up to 200 kHz

General
• Power supply: USB bus power or external power supply
• Typical power consumption: 2.9 Watts
• Max. power consumption: 4.6 Watts
• Current at 5 V bus power operation: 600 mA (2.9 Watts)
• Current at 12 V external power: 240 mA (2.9 Watts)
• Dimensions (WxHxD): 108 x 35 x 181 mm (4.25" x 1.4" x 7.1")
• Weight: 680 g ( 1.5 lbs)
• Temperature range: +5deg up to +50deg Celsius (41deg F up to 122degF)
• Relative humidity: < 75%, non condensing


System Requirements:

• Windows XP SP2 or up, Intel Mac OS X (10.6 or up)
• 1 USB 2.0 port or USB 3 port
• Computer with at least Pentium Core 2 Duo CPU

Includes:

• Babyface Pro
• Cable USB 2.0 with right angle B plug, length 39 (1m)
• MIDI breakout cable
• Carrying box
• Manual
• RME Driver CD

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Closest StoreBelleville, Ontario
I purchased this to as an upgrade from a small Presonus. The RME sounds 10x cleaner, better separation and clarity. Very happy with this choice. I have yet to dig into the capabilities of the Baby Face Pro, but I certainly am looking forward to it.
Posted by Mickey Keys on Mar 25, 2016
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