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RME FIREFACE UFX

Discussion in 'Converters / Interfaces' started by dortola, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. dortola

    dortola Guest

    Hi! I'd like to know your comments and/or opinions about the new RME interface. Is it worth 2k?
    Thanks!
     
  2. fatso

    fatso Guest

    Dang! $2k.... I've got their fireface800 and it's been good to me, but i was wondering when their next sh*t would drop. Looks like just now. $2k might scare me away, even though I really dig some of their new features. XLR outs on main monitor outputs 1/2 is cool. the digitally controlled output level in half db steps is a really nice feature for consistent calibrated monitoring levels. Way more standalone usefull than the ff800... cool monitoring. Nice evolution. Maybe I'll get one used ;)
     
  3. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

    There are a couple of recent threads that have discussed this, but not too much info so far. There is a lot of info in the archives on the FF800. No real reaction on how useful all the new features on the UFX are. I've been giving it a serious look, but will probably put my interface upgrade off for a while. I'll be interested in how people really end up using the effects and dsp power.
     
  4. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    I have my doubts about USB or if this is worth switching from a FF800. If I was going to take a new leap on any converter, it would have to be more significant than this. But, like you say Bob, not much comparison info on it yet.

    If I want a big leap in audio I'm using Lavry Blacks and also looking at Prism. Otherwise, FF800 are the best thing out there for the price. Am I wrong?

    Ah... I see this isn't USB? I was thinking about the Baby... I stand corrected yes??
     
  5. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

    Yeah, the UFX has the option of firewire or USB 2.0. They have been touting the USB 2.0 connection - I guess because it's a new feature. I've read that even though the theoretical spec of USB 2.0 is higher than firewire that firewire usually outperforms USB. I really don't know enough about the detail of this.
     
  6. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Well, if its anything like usb midi, its latency plagued from the get go. I'm no tech savy literate but if usb midi lacks for my requirement, I can't see how 16 tracks of audio would be better. That's where I'm benching my starting point from. Am I off or on?
     

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