The HDSPe AES is a short-length PCI Express card with AES/EBU interfaces. It provides eight AES inputs (16 channels) and eight AES outputs (16 channels) at 192 kHz sample rate.
The card is also equipped with two MIDI I/O ports, word clock I/O, and can be used with the optional TCO module for synchronization to LTC and video.
The HDSPe AES is RMEs reaction to requests from audio professionals for an AES-based solution with the typical RME features and quality. This audio card is a perfect all-in-one solution for professional users in the fields of broadcast, TV, theater, stage/PA - and in any professional studio.
The card's mainboard contains word clock I/O and a 25-pin D-sub connector, providing four AES inputs and four AES outputs via standard digital breakout cable (Tascam pinout). The sensitive word clock input operates on Single, Double and Quad Speed signals automatically. The expansion board adds audio channels 9-16 and a connector for a MIDI breakout Cable with two MIDI I/Os (four 5-pin DIN connectors). It does not require a PCIe slot.
The card is not based on a PCI to PCI Express bridge, which would simply add PCIe to existing PCI technology. It is a newly developed genuine PCI Express solution, which consequently takes full advantage of the new format, achieving significant performance gains in multitrack audio and lowest latency.
A PCI Version (HDSP AES-32) is available.
PCI Express interface
16 input channels / 16 output channels
8 x AES/EBU I/O
2 x MIDI I/O
Word Clock I/O
optional: HDSP TCO
Support for 192 kHz at full channel count
Native support for Double and Quad Wire transfer
Direct conversion between these formats
SteadyClock for highest jitter suppression and clock regeneration
Intuitive and clearly laid-out user interface
TotalMix: 512 channel mixer with 42 bit internal resolution
48 level meter Peak/RMS, hardware-computed
All settings: changeable in real-time
Automatic and intelligent master/slave clock control
Enhanced Zero Latency Monitoring for latency-free submixes and perfect ASIO Direct Monitoring
Sync sources: 8 x AES, word clock, internal
Varipitch: by input signal or word clock
Sample rates: 32 kHz up to 192 kHz, variable (Sync/word clock)