RME Fireface 400
Product #3145 | SKU RME-FIREFACE-400
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RME Fireface 400

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Firewire 36 channel 24bit/96khz Interface for win/mac
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The Fireface 400 from RME is a multi-channel FireWire audio interface for use with both the Mac and Windows. The eight analog inputs and outputs (balanced, output 7/8 unbalanced) are equipped with software controlled switching of reference levels. Channels 1 and 2 provide two microphone inputs with a digitally controlled input stage, individually switchable 48V phantom power and Neutrik Combo connectors for XLR and TRS.

Digital connectivity is provided by ADAT Lightpipe I/O along with coaxial S/PDIF which is AES/EBU compatible. BNC connectors allow for inputting and outputting Wordclock. The Fireface 400 is equipped with SteadyClock, the company's sync and clock technology that allows the unit to function as a sync reference for a whole studio. SteadyClock refreshes clock signals, removes jitter and provides optimal conversion quality, irrespective of the quality of the reference clock.

With the inclusion of internal flash memory, all settings are recalled during boot. This allows the unit to be configured and used as a stand-alone device, without being connected to a computer. Active jitter suppression, stand-alone functionality, complete controllability from the front panel, highly flexible professional quality I/Os and a 648-channel matrix router at sample rates up to 192kHz, make the Fireface a complete solution for digital audio.


  • FireWire based audio interface for Mac and Windows

  • Functions as a stand alone device with rotary encoder and front panel display

  • Two high quality digitally controlled microphones preamps

  • Two balanced universal inputs for line and instrument signals

  • ADAT optical I/O allows for connection and insertion of effects devices, mixing consoles or external

    converters. These eight channels are available simultaneously with the analog channels

  • RME's SteadyClock provides maximum jitter suppression and clock refresh

  • Can be bus-powered for the ultimate in flexibility


Converters: 24-bit
Sample Rates: Internally: 32, 44.1, 48, 64, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 128, 176.4 and 192kHz
Externally: 28kHz to 200kHz
Analog Input: 2 x 1/4" TRS/XLR Neutrik Combo (front)
2 x 1/4" TRS phone Instrument/Line (front)
4 x 1/4" TRS phone (rear)
Analog Output: 6 x 1/4" TRS phone (rear)
1 x 1/4" TRS phone Headphone (front)
Digital Input: 1 x ADAT optical
1 x RCA S/PDIF coaxial (AES/EBU compatible)
1 x BNC Wordclock
Digital Output: 1 x ADAT optical
1 x RCA S/PDIF coaxial (AES/EBU compatible)
1 x BNC Wordclock
MIDI In/Out: Yes
Sync In/Out: Wordclock, S/PDIF
Headphone Output: Yes
Headphone output can be used directly with ASIO direct monitoring
THD + N: AD: <-104dB (<0.00063%)
DA: <-97dB (<0.001%)
Dynamic Range: 110dB RMS unweighted
Frequency Response: 5Hz to 21kHz, -0.5dB @ 44.1kHz 5Hz to 43.3kHz, -0.5dB @ 96kHz 5Hz to 70kH, -1.0dB @ 192kHz

System Requirements:
G4 Dual 867MHz or better
OS X 10.3 or higher
OHCI compatible FireWire Port 400 (1394a) or 800 (1394b)
Pentium III 866MHz or better
Windows 2000 SP4, Windows XP/XP 64
OHCI compatible FireWire Port 400 (1394a) or 800 (1394b)

Dimensions: (Including Rack Ears) 10.5 x 1.73 x 6.5" (265 x 44 x 165mm)
Weight: 3.3 lbs (1.5 kg)
Specialties: Can be configured and used stand-alone as a submixer, A/D and D/A-converter, headphone mixer, format converter, instrument or microphone pre-amplifier, monitoring mixer and more


Product Manual
Manufacturers website


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  • Product: RME Fireface 400
  • Manufacturer: RME
  • Model: RME-FIREFACE-400
  • RM Product #: 3145
  • Warranty: 2 year manufacturer warranty

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