Since its release earlier this year, RME’s dedicated headphone amplifier and USB-DAC has continued to win plaudits from both pro audio and HiFi circles, and we’re pleased to report that the praise just keeps on coming.
Along with its AD/DA sibling the RME ADI-2 Pro FS, the RME ADI-2 DAC is undoubtedly the German manufacturer’s finest converter to date. With a sleek design and flawless sound, plus a huge array of features like EQ, spectral analyser, auto-recognition and a customisable remote control, the ADI-2 DAC is arguably the most cost-effective, high-end analogue to digital converter currently on the market.
Reviews have been strong for both devices, with the latest coming from Sound On Sound. Finding a long list of ‘pros’ and zero ‘cons’, SOS describes the ADI-2 DAC as having “superb technical performance”, with “elegant control and configuration options” and “sophisticated DSP functions”.
Reviewer Hugh Robjohns summarised his view of the DAC, writing “this is a very intelligently and skilfully remodelled version of the ADI-2, and I am very impressed with all that it can do, and the ease and quality with which it does it!”
“I am very impressed with all that it can do,
and the ease and quality with which it does it!”
Sound On Sound also previously reviewed the RME ADI-2 Pro (now renamed the ADI-2 Pro FS). If you’re looking for the highest-quality, ‘end-game’ AD/DA converter for high-end recording and monitoring, the RME ADI-2 Pro FS shares many similarities with the ADI-2 DAC whilst adding crystal-clear, transparent analogue to digital conversion to the mix.
“A genuinely high-end performance standard”
Other reviewers have been equally forthcoming with praise for the ADI-2 DAC. In their review for their website, headphone specialists Headfonics writes “I can’t think of any other desktop DAC/amp combo that would be easier to recommend in 2018… This is an extremely down-to-earth device that has just been given extreme thought, massive experience and great attention to detail.”
Another review site impressed by the ADI-2 DAC is Basshead.Club, with their reviewer stating “I absolutely love the RME ADI-2 DAC. The incredible feature set, build quality, sound, and ease of use are all in a class of their own… RME Audio targeted the audiophile market with the ADI-2 DAC and struck gold.”
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