RME Fireface 802 USB and Firewire Audio Interface

RME's top-notch 30-in/30-out USB/FireWire audio interface gives you 12x12 analog I/O, ADAT/SMUX & AES/EBU digital I/O, and built-in DSP for latency-free FX.

The Fireface 802 renews RME's reputation built on the legendary Fireface 800. 60 channels of audio, high-end microphone preamps, reference class converters, a complete effects section and operation at up to 192 kHz are the base for many more features:

Ultra-low latency operation with USB or FireWire, combined with the legendary RME driver stability and maintenance`. Active jitter suppression, individually switchable reference levels for all inputs and outputs, full stand-alone functionality, RME's unique DIGICheck metering and analysis toolbox, and identical operation on Windows PC and Mac.

TotalMix FX, RME's digital high-end mixer and signal router, driven by two powerful DSPs, with integrated EQ, Dynamics and Reverb/Echo effects at up to 192 kHz, plus a built-in monitoring controller.

The full-blown feature set also includes optional Class Compliant mode and operation with TotalMix FX for iPad, RME's app to fully control the 802 from the iPad, without any computer. The easy to use app includes metering for all 90 channels plus effects bus, different setup screens, and complete control of all features.

The Fireface 802 is a highly integrated pro audio solution, a full-blown studio, all within a 19" enclosure. An interface designed for users who don't want to make compromises in sound, stability and ultra-low latency operation, and who long for an unrivaled professional feature set. Once again a milestone interface from RME, including the best of the best and even a bit read more more.

Premium Plug-ins Included

RME bundles every Fireface UFX+, UFX II, 802, UCX, and UC with a free S-Gear, state-of-the-art software guitar amplification by Scuffham Amps. Additionally, users who purchase a Fireface will have free access to the full, unlimited versions of Plugin Alliance's Brainworx BX Opto and BX Masterdesk plug-ins. Users will also receive trial versions of Gig Performer, Pianoteq 6 by Modartt and the Blue 3 Organ by GG Audio.
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AD, Line In 1-8, rear
- Resolution AD: 24 bit
- Signal to Noise ratio (SNR): 113 dB RMS unweighted, 116 dBA
- Frequency response @ 44.1 kHz, -0.1 dB: 5 Hz - 20.8 kHz
- Frequency response @ 96 kHz, -0.5 dB: 5 Hz - 45.8 kHz
- Frequency response @ 192 kHz, -1 dB: 5 Hz - 92 kHz
- THD: < -110 dB, < 0.00032 %
- THD+N: < -104 dB, < 0.00063 %
- Channel separation: > 110 dB
- Input: 6.3 mm TRS jack, electronically balanced
- Input sensitivity: 8 kOhm unbalanced, 12 kOhm balanced
- Input sensitivity switchable to Lo Gain, +4 dBu, -10 dBV
- Input level for 0 dBFS @ Lo Gain: +19 dBu
- Input level for 0 dBFS @ +4 dBu: +13 dBu

Microphone In 9-12, front -- As AD, but:
- Input: XLR, electronically balanced
- Input impedance: 3.4 kOhm
- Signal to Noise ratio (SNR): 112 dB RMS unweighted, 116 dBA
- Gain range: 54 dB
- Maximum input level, Gain +6 dB: +10 dBu

Instrument In 9-12, front -- As AD, but:
- Input: 6.3 mm TS jack, unbalanced
- Input impedance: 800 kOhm
- Signal to Noise ratio (SNR): 112 dB RMS unweighted, 115 dBA
- Maximum input level, Gain +6 dB: +21 dBu

DA, Line Out 1-8, rear
- Dynamic range (DR): 115 dB RMS unweighted, 118 dBA
- Frequency response @ 44.1 kHz, -0.5 dB: 5 Hz - 20.8 kHz
- Frequency response @ 96 kHz, -0.5 dB: 5 Hz - 45 kHz
- Frequency response @ 192 kHz, -1 dB: 5 Hz - 89 kHz
- THD: -110 dB, < 0.00032 %
- THD+N: -104 dB, < 0.00063 %
- Channel separation: > 110 dB
- Output: 6.3 mm TRS jack, servo-balanced
- Output impedance: 75 Ohm
- Output level switchable Hi Gain, +4 dBu, -10 dBV
- Output level at 0 dBFS @ Hi Gain: +19 dBu
- Output level at 0 dBFS @ +4 dBu: +13 dBu
- Output level at 0 dBFS @ -10 dBV: +2 dBV

DA Stereo Monitor Output Phones (9-12) -- As DA, but:
- Output: 6.3 mm TRS stereo jack, unbalanced
- Maximum output level at 0 dBFS, High: +16.8 dBu
- Maximum output level at 0 dBFS, Low: +2 dBV
- Output impedance: 30 Ohm

- 2 x XLR, transformer-balanced, galvanically isolated, according to AES3-1992

ADAT Optical
- 2 x TOSLINK I/O, format according to Alesis specification
- Standard: 2 x 8 channels 24 bit, up to 48 kHz
- Double Speed (S/MUX): 2 x 4 channels 24 bit 96 kHz
- Quad Speed (S/MUX4): 2 x 2 channels 24 bit 192 kHz
- Quad Speed Windows USB: 1 x 2 channels 24 bit 192 kHz

SPDIF optical (via ADAT2)
- 1 x optical, according to IEC 60958

Word Clock
- BNC, switchable termination
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 11.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 22 x 13 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): FF802

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 330-259-0308

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (2 ratings)
Submitted August 12, 2018 by a customer from gmail.com in Los Angeles, CA

"Lives up to its name"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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The direct monitoring system on this product is worth the price tag alone. You can listen to all inputs and outputs individually, create custom mixes, and much more. Total Mix can look a little intimidating at first, but it is actually incredibly intuitive after you use it for a little while. This product comes with a clear 200-page book, not just a manual. Just about every advanced feature capability and routing option is available with this soundcard. It is definitely a soundcard that can grow with you. The preamps sound amazing and have a "ready to print" sound. The preamps can also be bypassed easily on all inputs if you have your own. If you want to use all 8 back analog outputs for recording. You can use a Y cable on the front headphone/line monitor for external monitors. Then route 1/2 to 9/10 or 11/12 in Total Mix. Save as a preset and you're done. You can use 9/10 for headphones and 11/12 for external monitors. If you feel limited by your current soundcard and are serious about your sound this is the soundcard for you. If you run a professional studio this is the best sound card on the market, along with the UFX+.

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