Topic: Considering ADI-2 PRO, Got Some Questions.
I'm a HDSP 9652 user, and I would like to continue with RME in the future.
I'm shopping for a new PC build, and I can't find a suitable motherboard with PCI to continue using my 9652, although a PCIe to PCI converter could work.
Anyways, I'm shopping for a new hi quality AD/DA, and monitor controller (to be used with 2 pairs of speakers ), and possible room correction (was looking at miniDSP devices) for a slight spectrum correction of an already treated room. Then I saw there is ADI-2 Pro with all the features I need.
My questions are:
1. Are drivers for ADI-2 PRO stellar and fast as all other RME units, I guess they can't be as fast as PCI/PCIe line, but are they same stability -speed as Fireface 802, UFX, Babyface and other RME devices so I can use it just via USB without need for 9652 or Raydat or something similar ?
2. Can these two pair of line-outs be used for two pair of speakers, and can they be switched via front control panel of the unit so I don't need another monitor controller in the path?
3. Could I hook up an external 8 channel AD converter via ADAT and have a total of 10 analog ins 44/48 khz, or it's a just 2 channel ADAT interface ? As far as I know adat support 8 channels 44/48 or am I wrong here?
This 3rd request is not that important, I'm more concern about first two things.
If all of these 3 criteria are satisfied, I'll probably cop it.