RME presents new M-32 Pro AVB series of converters at IBC 2018

M 32 AD PRO Perspective

The new 32-channel M-32 AD Pro and M-32 DA Pro converters respond to the demands of audio pros requiring high analog channel counts

The series includes the M-32 AD Pro and M-32 DA Pro, two high-end, 32-channel 192 kHz converters that meet the requirements of today’s productions and installations that require high analog channel counts. Based on state-of-the-art, high-resolution converter components and a fully balanced analog circuit design, the new M-Series offers a signal-to-noise ratio of 120 dB(A) with extremely low THD values.

In addition to the two fully equipped MADI I/Os including separate signal routing, the new M-Series converters boast an AVB interface based on the open network standard IEEE 802.1 and 1722.1, enabling transmission of the 32 analog channels at maximum 192 kHz sampling rate via a single Ethernet cable.

Combined with external AVB switches, the new converters can be quickly, easily and reliably integrated into more complex network structures thanks to the comprehensive time-synchronous signal processing of the AVB protocol. Seamless Integration & Compatibility

The open AVDECC 1722.1 control protocol as part of AVB allows users to use external controllers from different manufacturers to control almost all device functions. A web interface and a JSON API are also available, both via the network connection and the integrated USB port.

In order to connect with a variety of analog hardware, the individual channels of the M-32 AD Pro and M-32 DA Pro can be operated with different line levels — each with full resolution of the converters. Besides +19 dBu and +13 dBu, the new M-Series is one of the only solutions that also allows working with the SMPTE recommendation of +24 dBU at 0 dBFS.

The combination of level displays and channel labelling fields conveys a familiar analog feeling but proves to be an almost indispensable advantage in daily practice. Using the supplied transparent papers, users can create individual channel labels and securely affix them behind a magnetic cover. This provides a comprehensive overview of analog channel assignments.

The RME M-32 Pro AVB series starts shipping in October 2018. M.S.R.P.: € 3,690 Euro.