Product #3169 | SKU HDSPEAES | RME
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32 channel PCIe audio interface card for win/mac (24bit/96kHz)


The HDSPe AES is a short-length PCI Express card with AES/EBU interfaces. It provides eight AES inputs (16 channels) and eight AES outputs (16 channels) at 192 kHz sample rate. The card is also equipped with two MIDI I/O ports, word clock I/O, and can be used with the optional TCO module for synchronization to LTC and video.

The HDSPe AES is RMEs reaction to requests from audio professionals for an AES-based solution with the typical RME features and quality. This audio card is a perfect all-in-one solution for professional users in the fields of broadcast, TV, theater, stage/PA - and in any professional studio.

The card is not based on a PCI to PCI Express bridge, which would simply add PCIe to existing PCI technology. It is a newly developed genuine PCI Express solution, which consequently takes full advantage of the new format, achieving significant performance gains in multitrack audio and lowest latency.


  • Support for 192 kHz at full channel count
  • Native support for Double and Quad Wire transfer
  • Direct conversion between these formats
  • SteadyClock for highest jitter suppression and clock regeneration
  • Intuitive and clearly laid-out user interface
  • TotalMix: 512 channel mixer with 42 bit internal resolution
  • 48 level meter Peak/RMS, hardware-computed


PCI Express interface
16 input channels / 16 output channels
2 x MIDI I/O
Word Clock I/O
optional: HDSP TCO
optional: BOB-32

Converters: Not applicable
Sample Rates: 32kHz to 192kHz, variable (sync/word clock)
Analog In: Not applicable
Analog Outputs: Not applicable
Digital Input Connectors: 16 channels of AES/EBU via 25-pin D-sub cable, Tascam pinout
Digital Output Connectors: 16 channels of AES/EBU via 25-pin D-sub cable, Tascam pinout
MIDI In/Out: 32 channels via breakout cable
Sync In/Out: 2 x BNC Wordclock I/O
Headphone Output: No
THD + N: Not applicable
Dynamic Range: Not applicable
Frequency Response: Not applicable

Minimum System Requirements: Windows XP
Mac OS X (10.4 or higher)
Free PCIe Express slot

Specialties: Packet-based full-duplex communication (up to 500MB/s transfer rate)


Product Manual
Manufacturers website


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  • Product: RME HDSPe AES
  • Manufacturer: RME
  • Model: HDSPEAES
  • RM Product #: 3169
  • Warranty: 2 year manufacturer warranty

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