RME Audio Hammerfall DSP HDSP 9632
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RME Audio Hammerfall DSP HDSP 9632

Hammerfall DSP HDSP 9632, Internal PCI/ISA Sound Card from RME Audio.

Etienne G 11/20/2004

RME Audio Hammerfall DSP HDSP 9632 : Etienne G's user review

5

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Following properties:
MIDI I / O.
Optical Interface ADAT / AES-EBU (XLR optional adapter cable) / SPDIF.
Interface RCA (phono) SPDIF.
Internal digital interface (CD-ROM/Sync-I/O).
I / O with analog stereo balanced converters 24bits/192KHz last generation (dynamic range> 110 dBA - 4 dBu/-10dBV sensitivity configurable via software).
Headphone output with independent level.
software / DSP
DIGICheck 3.0: Analysis Tool configuration.
HDSP Meter Bridge: level meter (RMS and Peak) with computing hardware.
All outputs / inputs used along with TotalMix (router / mixer real-time hardware).
Zero-latency monitoring.
Announced minimum latency: 1.5 ms!

After much debate (with myself!) And reflection, reading forums comparative mags ... I ordered it, and the optional breackout xlr cable in, and therefore unlike the symmetric delivered (RCA)
config: Motherboard A7N8X-Deluxe
-Amd barton 3200 +
Enermax power supply, (remember the model, not the courage to go behind the tower)
-CPU fan Cooler Master V73-asb
Schieftech-box grand tour
-HDD: Western Digital Raptor Serial ATA (10000 rpm) + Seagate 120GB 7200 RPM 8MB baraccuda cache
- ATI Radeon 9200 fanless
- 512 mb ddr 400 ram in dual channel (2 x 256) Brand Samsung

9 because perfection is not of this world!

UTILIZATION

Installation on wheels, the least it is for the manual, in English or German

GETTING STARTED

Drivers hyper stable, 3ms latency in recording or playback
reading of 20 + track recording with a virtual full of instrumentals and effects without any problems.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for a week.
what I like most is the dynamics and precision converters, both in recording in reading (I replayed all my favorite CDs by rediscovering directly on the headphones sennheiser hd580 with my accuracy, I hear things I had ever heard!)
before I had an Audigy 2 Platinum; as a garbage compared to a roller rolls!
I've worked with friends with echo layla, without exaggeration, it is below the quality of the converters, the stability of pilot frankly I do not even talk about the edirol School of Music where I work or Hoontech dsp 2000 of a friend is just as incomparable.Conclusion the best cards ever!
what I like least is not translated the manual (but it makes me revise my English)
value for money is amazing for me! (499 euros with an option symmetrical and shipping included in Thoman) double my old soundblaster toy (just good for games !...)