RME 8 Channel MADI/AES Format Converter & Matrix Interface

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Order Code: ADI642

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8 Channel MADI/AES Format Converter & Matrix Interface 192 kHz MADI/AES Format Convertor

The ADI-642 perfectly integrates AES/EBU in any MADI system. This high end format converter from MADI to AES/EBU and vice versa features flexible routing options via an easy-to-use 72×74 routing matrix, allowing free configuration of all MADI and AES/EBU channels.

This Multichannel Audio Digital Interface offers format conversion from MADI to ADAT and vice-versa. The ADI-648 thus combines the world’s most successful multi-Channel interface with the professionals’ exclusive high-end interface. MADI offers 64 channels of 24-Bit audio at up to 48 kHz sample rate, and 32 channels at up to 96 kHz. Transmission happens over a single line, either coaxial (BNC) or fiber optic (network). In both cases the cable length can be more than 100 meters.

The MADI channels are transferred from and to 8 ADAT optical inputs and 8 outputs via TOSLINK. Furthermore, the ADI-648 contains an easy-configurable 8-Channel 16×16 Matrix Router. Any of the outputs, which are divided into 8-Channel blocks, can be fed from any 8-Channel input block, both on the ADAT and the MADI side. With this, there is not only free routing within the M-A and the A-M conversion, but also splitting and routing within the same format. An 8-Channel input block can be routed to any number of output blocks in parallel. Using more than one unit, several MADI signals can be combined to one (merging).


  • 1 x MADI optical I/O
  • 1 x MADI I/O coaxial
  • 4 x AES/EBU I/O
  • 1 x Phones Output
  • 1 x Word Clock I/O
  • 1 x Com-Port I/O
  • 1 x MIDI I/O
  • SyncAlign ® and SyncCheck ®

Application examples:

  • Managing long distances with a single cable
  • ADAT breakout box for devices with MADI interface
  • Connecting MADI-based equipment to RME’s Hammerfall series
  • ADAT optical patchbay and router
  • MADI coaxial / optical or vice-versa converter and splitter
  • MADI redistributor, patchbay and router
  • MADI Merger