The Hammerfall DSP AES-32 is a PCIe card with AES/EBU interfaces. It provides eight AES inputs (16 channels) and eight AES outputs (16 channels) at 192 kHz sample rate. The card is also equipped with two MIDI I/O ports, word clock I/O, and can be used with the optional TCO module for synchronization to LTC and video.
The HDSP AES-32 is RME's reaction to requests from audio professionals for an AES-based solution with the typical RME features and quality. This audio card is a perfect all-in-one solution for professional users in the fields of broadcast, TV, theater, stage/PA - and in any professional studio.
The card's main board contains word clock I/O and a 25-pin D-sub connector, providing four AES inputs and four AES outputs via standard digital breakout cable (Tascam pinout). The word clock input is galvanically isolated via transformer and operates on Single, Double and Quad Speed signals automatically. The expansion board adds audio channels 9-16 and a connector for a MIDI breakout cable with two MIDI I/Os (four 5-pin DIN connectors). It does not require a PCI slot.
The AES-32's remarkable features include:
Support for 192 kHz at full channel count
Native support for Double and Quad Wire transfer
Direct conversion between these formats
SteadyClock for highest jitter suppression and clock regeneration
Intuitive and clearly laid-out user interface
TotalMix: 512 channel mixer with 42 bit internal resolution
48 level meter Peak/RMS, hardware-computed