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RBIngraham

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RME Gives In
« on: May 20, 2018, 12:17:03 AM »

I've been told something was coming for a while now, even though they don't really like Dante...

https://www.rme-usa.com/digiface-dante.html
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RBIngraham

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Re: RME Gives In
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2018, 12:23:05 AM »

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Re: RME Gives In
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2018, 08:15:29 AM »

Wow, this is quite something!!  I know they were very anti-Dante in the past.
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RBIngraham

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Re: RME Gives In
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2018, 09:42:21 AM »

Yes they were.  They always felt it was fairly latent, which it is as a protocol compared to MADI.  But MADI is just large channel count AES over a single cable and point to point for the most part.  You can make a loop I believe but it's not simple and obviously not switched and rotatable. 

Perhaps when time allows I can hit up my RME rep for a loaner demo.  Of course if it's RME it will probably cost just as much as the PCIe card, so except that you can use a laptop rather than needing a PCIe slot it probably won't save much money.
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mattseymour

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Re: RME Gives In
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2018, 06:15:03 AM »

Opens the door for using a NUC or similar teeny PC so I'm a big fan of this form factor.
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RBIngraham

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Re: RME Gives In
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2018, 07:07:28 AM »

True.  I'm just not sure I would trust one of those tiny computers as my host.  I had been thinking of using the NUC for a GUI computer that you could just attach to the back of a good sized video display.


...  and now that I looked at the CPUs the NUC are up to these days perhaps my gut is mistaken.  :)

But the ones with a good CPU are not inexpensive.  I'm fine with lugging around my towers for now.
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RBIngraham

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Re: RME Gives In
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2018, 10:08:53 AM »

So I found a video talking about these at Musikmesse.

And of course they are RME prices.

Dante:  1,200 Euro
AVB:  800 Euro

So even more pricey than the Dante PCIe card.
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jlepore

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Re: RME Gives In
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2018, 06:02:19 PM »

Holy crap!  So not only does it handle full Dante I/O but it can do MADI as well, or act as a standalone format converter. That's a pretty amazing box.

I'll be curious to see a price and latency specs.
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RBIngraham

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Re: RME Gives In
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2018, 06:12:37 PM »

I just told you the price in the post right above.  :)
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