Topic: RME hardware for AES input, digital crossover and Stereo 2+2 Out
With a clean slate to update the setup described below, and wishing to stay with RME products and Totalmix for routing, what would be the current recommended system? This is a consumer domestic system, not a studio. I do need a mic preamp for the Acourate* digital room correction setup (presently provided in the UFX). *www.audiovero.de
I currently use a Fireface UFX (not II) as a sound card for a dedicated Windows 10 desktop computer running AcourateConvolver. The source is Daphile (a linux Squeezebox network player) that outputs a stereo digital signal on USB that I convert to AES. The AES stereo goes to the UFX input.
The UFX is connected by USB to the windows 10 computer where I use the RME ASIO driver as input to Acourate Convolver. The Acourate Convolver software provides a digital crossover and outputs to 4 channels - stereo Mains and stereo subs through the UFX DAC channels.
My goals are (1) to improve (modernize) the DAC, (2) simplify (I do not use most of the UFX capabilities) and (3) automatically switch the RME sample rate to match the ASIO input sample rate. For (3), would a PCIe card such as the HDSPe AIO or AES do this?
**Edit: and (4) Balanced DAC output (same as current UFX)