The Fireface 800 is the world’s most powerful FireWire audio interface ever. Up to 56 channels record/playback, up to 192 kHz sample rate, and true FireWire 800 sum up to an unsurpassed high-end, high performance and high speed FireWire audio interface. Since the Fireface first shipped in July 2004, the unit became the reference for FireWire audio – and still is today!
The Fireface 800 combines the latest and also proven technologies of previous RME products with the fastest FireWire technology. Analog technology of the ADI-8 converters, microphone technology of the OctaMic, TotalMix technology of the Hammerfall DSP series, years of experience in programming of efficient and reliable drivers, up to complete support from DIGICheck – only the best of the best, and even a bit more. The Fireface 800 offers the best worked out instrument input that could ever be found in an audio interface, a high power headphone output and signal-to-noise ratios of 119 dBA.
RMEs Fireface 800 is seen as reference by users and editors, when talking about FireWire audio and mobile recording.
- 10 x Analog I/O
- 1 x Stereo Headphone Out
- 2 x ADAT I/O or 1 x ADAT I/O plus 1 x SPDIF I/O optical
- 1 x SPDIF I/O coaxial
- 1 x Word Clock I/O
- 1 x MIDI I/O
- 4 x Mic/Line Inputs with Preamps
- 1 x Instrument input adjustable
- 2 x FireWire 800
- 1 x Firewire 400
- optional: Time Code Module
Input AD: 8 x 1/4″ TRS, 4 x XLR Mic, 4 x 1/4″ TRS Line, all servo-balanced. 1 x 1/4″ TS unbalanced
Output DA: 8 x 1/4″ TRS, servo-balanced, DC-coupled signal path. 1 x 1/4″ TRS unbalanced
Input Digital: 2 x ADAT optical or SPDIF optical, SPDIF coaxial (AES/EBU compatible)
Output Digital: 2 x ADAT optical or SPDIF optical, SPDIF coaxial (AES/EBU compatible)
MIDI: 1 x MIDI I/O via 5-pin DIN jacks, for 16 channels low jitter hi-speed MIDI
Dynamic range AD: 109 dB RMS unweighted, 112 dBA
THD AD: < -110 dB (< 0.00032 %)
THD+N AD: < -104 dB (< 0.00063 %)
Crosstalk AD: > 110 dB
Dynamic range DA: 116 dB RMS unweighted, 119 dBA (unmuted)
THD DA: < -103 dB (< 0.0007 %)
THD+N DA: < -100 dB (< 0.001 %)
Crosstalk DA: > 110 dB
Input/Output level for 0 dBFS @ Hi Gain: +19 dBu
Input/Output level for 0 dBFS @ +4 dBu: +13 dBu
Input/Output level for 0 dBFS @ -10 dBV: +2 dBV
Sample rate internally: 32, 44.1, 48, 64, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 128, 176.4, 192 kHz
Sample rate externally: 28 kHz – 200 kHz
Frequency response AD/DA: -0.1 dB: 5 Hz – 21.5 kHz (sf 48 kHz)
Frequency response AD/DA: -0.5 dB: < 5 Hz – 43.5 kHz (sf 96 kHz)
Frequency response AD/DA: -1 dB: < 5 Hz – 70 kHz (sf 192 kHz)
Windows 2000 SP4, Windows XP, Vista (32 and 64 bit), 7/8 (32 and 64 bit): Full ASIO multi-client operation of WDM, MME (not XP64), GSIF 2.0 and ASIO 2.0. WDM (DirectSound) with stereo and multi-Channel support. Full hot-plugging. Up to 3 units operational. Mac OS X (10.3 or higher) PPC and Intel: Core Audio, Core MIDI. Full hot-plugging. Up to three units operational.
* In Quad Speed mode (176.4 and 192 kHz), both ADAT I/Os are deactivated
** Firewire is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.