Topic: ADI 2 DAC or the new ADI 2 FS?

Hello RME development team,
I want to replace my old ADI-2 soon. It's supposed to be an (ADI-2) RME again.
I have two devices in the shortlist, the ADI-2 DAC and the new ADI-2 FS, which will come on the market this summer.

Most important to me is a very good DA converter, but I could rather something with the AD converter branch of the FS begin, as with the features of the ADI-2 DAC.

So my question:
Will the DA converter of the ADI 2 FS be as good as that of the ADI 2 DAC?
With thanks and greetings,

Roland

Re: ADI 2 DAC or the new ADI 2 FS?

I think DA yes, 100% equal.
On the ADI2DAC the headphones out are a little different, the main headphones a little more power (AFAICS) and an extra IEM output.
Of course the ADI2FS has AD.
Unless you have very special headphones needs, my choice would be ADI2FS.
All IMHO

Vincent, Amsterdam
https://soundcloud.com/thesecretworld
HDSP9652+ADI-8AE  2X HDSP9632
Cubase pro10

Re: ADI 2 DAC or the new ADI 2 FS?

Roland,

Proud Owner of the ADI-2FS here.   It is a very highly developed product, without compromise.   The ADI-2 FS is worthy of the highest recommendation!!

Curt

Re: ADI 2 DAC or the new ADI 2 FS?

Hello,
Thanks for your contributions, I think it will be the FS.

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Re: ADI 2 DAC or the new ADI 2 FS?

Curt962 wrote:

Roland,

Proud Owner of the ADI-2FS here.   It is a very highly developed product, without compromise.   The ADI-2 FS is worthy of the highest recommendation!!

Curt

Hear hear. So far we did not ship a single ADI-2 FS...

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME

Re: ADI 2 DAC or the new ADI 2 FS?

MC,

My Unit says "FS" right on the front panel.   Wirklich!  smile

Re: ADI 2 DAC or the new ADI 2 FS?

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail … -converter

Says FS right on it! smile

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Re: ADI 2 DAC or the new ADI 2 FS?

You are mixing product names wink
You wrote "ADI-2 FS" which is not available on the market yet.
And your later post #7 makes clear that you talk about the "ADI-2 DAC" instead.

"ADI-2 DAC" is the official product name, the additional "FS" on the front only tells, that the unit has a FS inside.

Other RME products need the "FS" in the official product name to differentiate between old and new products, i.e.:
ADI-2 Pro / AE     vs new ADI-2 Pro FS / ADI-2 Pro FS BE and
ADI-2                  vs new ADI-2 FS (which is not yet available).

BR
Ramses
X10SRi-F, Win7 Prof, Cubase 9.5, UFX+, Octamic XTC, ADI-2 Pro FS BE/DAC, RayDAT, ARC USB

Re: ADI 2 DAC or the new ADI 2 FS?

Ramses,

My "misnomer" seems understandable, as with every glance at the Unit, I see "fs" silkscreened on the front panel.  smile

Regardless of nomenclature, the RME is a Superb Product, and my positive opinions of it don't change a "femto bit" 

All the best friend!

Curt

Re: ADI 2 DAC or the new ADI 2 FS?

This one too big_smile
https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail … -converter

ADI-2 DAC - Neumann KH 310 A monitors

Re: ADI 2 DAC or the new ADI 2 FS?

Curt simply needs new glasses and a memory extension as he sees smaller letters ("FS") much better
and even forgot which device he bought wink

BR
Ramses
X10SRi-F, Win7 Prof, Cubase 9.5, UFX+, Octamic XTC, ADI-2 Pro FS BE/DAC, RayDAT, ARC USB

Re: ADI 2 DAC or the new ADI 2 FS?

Ramses...really?

My Optic Nerves have been upgraded using only the Finest Audio Grade materials.   

The Eye Lenses are likewise. smile

The "fs" on the unit only means one thing...Auf Deutsch oder Englishe.

Re: ADI 2 DAC or the new ADI 2 FS?

...also waiting for that ADI-2 fs...
It would be extremly helpful to have some (preliminary and of course not legally binding...) handbook to solve some questions in between!
- One actual question is if the adjustable output level function is remembered by the device after power down? (or do I have to foresee resistor attenuators in the cables´ connectors, which I am currently configuring)

Re: ADI 2 DAC or the new ADI 2 FS?

https://www.rme-audio.de/download/adi2dac_e.pdf

68 Pages of Fun!! 

Ref:  Fig 5.2...The ADI-2 retains all current settings at Shutdown.  Hope that helps.

Curt

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Re: ADI 2 DAC or the new ADI 2 FS?

Curt962 wrote:

https://www.rme-audio.de/download/adi2dac_e.pdf

68 Pages of Fun!! 

Ref:  Fig 5.2...The ADI-2 retains all current settings at Shutdown.  Hope that helps.

Curt


ADI-2 fs is the box of interest (not ADI-2 DAC fs), probably too many ADIs around...
Thx anyway

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Re: ADI 2 DAC or the new ADI 2 FS?

The ADI-2 FS remembers all front panel settings...as expected...

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME

Re: ADI 2 DAC or the new ADI 2 FS?

MC wrote:

The ADI-2 FS remembers all front panel settings...as expected...

Very good, Thx, then we wait for the 2 additional LEDs to come...

Re: ADI 2 DAC or the new ADI 2 FS?

Do you know when the new ADI-2 FS will be available in the USA?