RME Babyface Pro FS 24-Channel Bus-Powered USB 2.0 Audio Interface

Product #65753 | SKU BABYFACE PRO FS | RME
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Features

  • 4 Analogue Inputs, 4 Analogue Outputs.
  • 3.5mm and 6.3mm Headphone Outputs.
  • TOSLINK, ADAT, and MIDI I/O.
  • Improved Specs over Babyface Pro.
  • SteadyClock FS Jitter Reduction.

Description

The RME Babyface Pro FS 24-Channel Bus-Powered USB 2.0 Audio Interface is designed for a wide variety of studio and live recording applications. Users of the original Babyface Pro will recognise the look of this portable interface, with its dedicated XLR sockets and parallel phone jacks (1/4", 3.5mm, and TRS connections).

Familiar users will be delighted at the new improvements offered in the Babyface Pro FS. RME has implemented a +19/+4 dBu switch on the bottom to reduce the output level, allowing you to optimise the signal-to-noise ratio of the preamps on a case by case basis. The clocking, already high-quality, has been improved to provide ultralow jitter and jitter immunity. The 3.5mm headphone output power has risen from 70 to 90mW, and both headphone outputs sport improved THD up to 10 dB. Latency now has a typical delay of 5 samples AD and 7 samples DA, one-fifth of previous generations. These are just some of the improvements.

The interface ships with the company's TotalMix FX, a software mixer available for Windows, Mac OS X, and iOS. When using the device with an iPad, an external power adapter must be used, as the iPad alone is unable to power the interface. The mixer software allows you to use the interface in a wide variety of situations, from the simple mixing of signals to more complicated routing configurations.

The unit's FPGA-based DSP mixer adds a flexible 3-band parametric equaliser on all inputs and outputs. Delay and reverb are also on hand. Achieving sample rates and resolutions of up to 192 kHz / 24-bit, the interface offers a professional recording solution in a compact form factor.

Key Features:

  • +19/+4 dBu switch on the bottom adds a direct way to reduce the output level, improving SNR for sensitive active monitors, as well as avoiding distortion/overloads, and keeping TotalMix FX faders near 0 dB instead of high attenuations.
  • Full SteadyClock FS circuit for ultralow jitter and high jitter immunity.
  • 3.5 mm TRS phones output power rises from 70 mW to 90 mW.
  • THD of both phones outputs improved by up to 10 dB.
  • Uses same output opamps as ADI-2 Pro.
  • Output impedance of 3.5 mm TRS lowered from 2 to 0.1 ohm.
  • Mic inputs SNR improved from 112.2 to 113.7 dB.
  • TRS line inputs SNR improved from 114 to 116 dB RMS (120 dBA)
  • THD line inputs improved by 8 dB.
  • Latency improved by six samples on the AD side by new ADC (5 samples AD, 7 samples DA)
  • No increase in power consumption, despite new features.
  • K-slot for theft protection.

Specifications

Interface
Channels of I/O Analogue:
4 Inputs / 4 Outputs
Digital:
12 Inputs / 12 Outputs
Max Sample Rate/Resolution 192 kHz / 24-Bit
Connectivity
Host Connection 1 x USB Type-B (USB 3.0)
Analogue I/O 2 x XLR Balanced Mic/Line Input
2 x 1/4" Balanced/Unbalanced Line/Hi-Z Input
2 x XLR Balanced Monitor Output
1 x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output
Phantom Power +48 V
Digital I/O 2 x TOSLINK / ADAT, S/PDIF (I/O) In/Out
MIDI I/O 1 x 5-Pin MIDI In (On Breakout Cable)
1 x 5-Pin MIDI Out (On Breakout Cable)
Performance
Frequency Response A/D Convertors, Mic/Line Inputs:
18 Hz to 20.8 kHz -0.1 dB (at 44.1 kHz)
A/D Convertors, Mic/Line Inputs:
7 Hz to 45.8 kHz -0.5 dB (at 96 kHz)
A/D Convertors, Mic/Line Inputs:
5 Hz to 88 kHz (at 192 kHz)
A/D Convertors, Line/Hi-Z Inputs:
5 kHz to 20.8 kHz -0.1 dB (at 44.1 kHz)
3 Hz to 45.8 kHz -0.5 dB (at 96 kHz)
2 Hz to 92 kHz -1 dB (at 192 kHz)
D/A Convertors, Line Outputs:
0 Hz to 20.8 kHz -0.5 dB (at 44.1 kHz)
0 Hz to 45 kHz -0.5 dB (at 96 kHz)
0 Hz to 89 kHz -1 dB (at 192 kHz)
Gain Range Mic/Line/Hi-Z Inputs:
-11 dB Up to +65 dB
Max Input Level Mic Inputs:
+8 dBu (Min Gain)
+19 dBu (Pad On)
-57 dBu (Max Gain)
-46 dBu (Pad On)
Line/Hi-Z Inputs:
+13 dBu (+4 dBu)
-5 dBu (-10 dBV)
Headphone Output Power 60 mW into 10 Ohms (Max)
90 mW into 1000 Kilohms (Max)
Dynamic Range D/A Convertors:
115 dB RMS
118 dBA
Impedance Mic/Line Inputs:
2 to 5.2 Kilohms (Balanced)
1 to 2.6 Kilohms (Unbalanced)
Line/Hi-Z Inputs:
1 Megohm
Line Outputs:
300 Ohms (Balanced)
150 Ohms (Unbalanced)
Headphone Outputs:
10 Ohms (Unbalanced)
0.1 Ohm (Unbalanced)
THD+N Mic/Line Inputs:
< -108 dB (< 0.00035%)
< -100 dB (< 0.001%)
Line Outputs:
-102 dB (0.0008%)
THD Line Outputs:
-106 dB (0.0005%)
Mic/Line Inputs:
-112 dB (24%)
-115 dB (16%)
SNR Mic/Line Inputs:
113.7 dB RMS
117 dBA
Line/Hi-Z Inputs:
116 dB RMS
120 dBA
Line Outputs:
114.8 dB RMS
118 dBA
Channel Separation Mic/Line Inputs:
>110 dB
Line Outputs:
>110 dB
Digital Audio
Sample Rates Up to 200 kHz
Bit Depth Up to 24-Bit
Sync Sources ADAT
Compatibility
OS Compatibility macOS
Windows
iOS
Power
Power Requirements AC/DC Power Adapter (Not Included), USB Bus-Power
Power Consumption 2.8 W (Idle)
3.7 W (Typical)
5.4 W (Maximum)
General
Operating Humidity 75% (Recommended)
Operating Temperature 41 to 122°F / 5 to 50°C
Physical
Anti-Theft Features Kensington Security Slot
Dimensions 4.25 x 7.13 x 1.38" / 10.8 x 18.1 x 3.5 cm
Weight 1.5 lb / 680.0 g

In The Box

  • RME Babyface Pro FS 24-Channel Bus-Powered USB 2.0 Audio Interface.
  • MIDI Breakout Cable.

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  • Nik
    This will probably be sufficient for many years to come. Using the Babyface is easier that I initially thought, the Totalmix software has a bit of a steep learning curve, but just use DAW made until you invest time into learning how to use the mixer. The sound quality and build quality are amazing, I don't really like the form factor and wish it came in black. I had looked at various other interfaces, but ended up pulling the trigger anyway, support is very important when you pay decent money for a product and other brands seem lacking in this department. If I require more I/O I can expand via ADAT later on. Having a comprehensive manual in the box was nice too. I use Reaper, and the Babyface plays nice, latency is minimal, I still have much to learn. Rubbermonkey were very quick with shipping, all in all, I'm very satisfied.
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Details

  • Product: RME Babyface Pro FS 24-Channel Bus-Powered USB 2.0 Audio Interface
  • Manufacturer: RME
  • Model: BABYFACE PRO FS
  • SKU: BABYFACE PRO FS
  • RM Product #: 65753
  • Warranty: 2 year manufacturer warranty

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