»DIGI96/8 Add-Ons

24 Bit/96 kHz SPDIF/ADAT® PCI Digital Audio Interface

Please note that the DIGI96/8 is discontinued

SPDIF I/O Coaxial

SPDIF I/O Optical

AES/EBU Compatible

ADAT Optical

Overview Settings Dialog Technical Specs / Features Unique Technologies Pricing

DIGI96/8 is the perfect digital audio interface for your Mac or PC. It offers both a 2-channel (SPDIF and AES/EBU) and 8-channel interface (ADAT® optical.) Enhanced Full Duplex and Master mode allow a combined operation in SPDIF and ADAT® format.

RME's unique Bitclock PLL has become reference. Whatever you do with your ADAT®: DIGI96/8 stays locked and will not loose a sample! Professionals will enjoy to change the Emphasis bit, and play back encoded AC-3 streams that are compatible to every AC-3 decoder by setting the Non-Audio bit.

The optional
Expansion Boards (EXB) turn the DIGI96/8 into a fully analog version, with 4 or 8 analog inputs and outputs in exceptional quality. The optional Word Clock Module (WCM) adds word clock input and output, a unique test and 'house clock' mode. And our latest TDIF Expansion (TEB) lets you use the card as TDIF interface as well.

Last but not least: The DIGI96 series includes
DIGICheck, the ultimate measurement, analysis and test tool!

The DIGI96 series offers drivers for Windows 95/98 (MME, multi-DirectSound, ASIO 2.0, GSIF, DS/MME/ASIO/GSIF multi-client operation), Windows NT (MME with multi-client operation, ASIO 2.0), Windows 2000/XP (MME, ASIO 2.0, GSIF, MME/ASIO/GSIF multi-client operation), MacOS (Sound Manager and ASIO 2.0) and Linux (OSS and ALSA.)


Just click on the DIGI symbol in the systray of the taskbar and the settings dialog of the DIGI96/8 comes up. The clear structured, easy to understand window plus the unique informative status displays for input and output make your work with the DIGI96/8 to a real pleasure. With a simple mouse click (or a freely configurable key shortcut) you gain access to the full power of your card.

RME's Settings dialog shows installed and active DIGI96® series' cards, according to their numbering in the system. Therefore even in multicard usage you'll always know which wave device belongs to which card.

The latest drivers can be found on our Download page.



Supported sample frequencies: 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 64 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz
All settings changeable in realtime, all output options even in playback mode
Separate record- and playback circuits; complete master mode
Enhanced Full Duplex: Different sample rates at input and output possible
Mixed Mode: ADAT® in - SPDIF out and vice versa at full synchronization
AutoSync: Automatic and intelligent master/slave clock control
Outstanding PLL allows synchronization even at double/half sample rates
Unsurpassed Bitclock PLL (audio synchronization) in ADAT® mode
Optional Word Clock Module (WCM) provides word clock input and output
TMS (Track Marker Support): Supports CD/DAT start-IDs and the read out of CD subcode
Comes with DIGICheck: the ultimate measurement, analysis and test tool
Unique status windows for record and playback, showing mode and sample rate
Zero Latency Monitoring: Hardware bypass per track, controlled by Punch-in/out
AutoSelect searches automatically for an input with valid signal
Combined Channel Interleave/multi-device driver, for full software compatibility
Complete interrupt-sharing
Windows driver with Pentium® optimization (quad times memory transfer)
High bus transfer rate (up to 130 MByte/s)
Digital inputs and outputs ground-free transformer coupled
Super low jitter design: < 1 ns in PLL mode (44,1 kHz, optical in)
32 bit memory transfer and 128 kB fast SRAM guarantee very low system load
Digital I/O: optical (TOSLINK), coaxial (phono), internal (CD-ROM/Sync-I/O)
Formats: SPDIF (Consumer, Professional), ADAT®

These are only some of DIGI96/8 capabilities. Click here for a complete list.

  • AutoSelect
    Automatic input selection by monitoring all inputs and incoming signals.
  • AutoSync
    Intelligent clock control according to operational mode and present/desired sample rate.
  • Bitclock PLL
    The most reliable receiver circuit for ADAT optical signal.
  • Enhanced Full Duplex
    Simultaneous record and playback even at different sample rates.
  • Enhanced ZLM®
    Monitoring of the input signal, independent from clock mode and sample rate.
  • Hardware Selftest
    Quick hardware check when booting, to improve and ensure full reliability.
  • Hi-Performance
    Custom chip (FPGA) ensures full performance and minimal driver action.
  • Latency Fast Change
    Change latency on-the-fly under ASIO, without manual reset or re-boot.
  • Mixed Mode
    ADAT® optical in - SPDIF out and vice versa.
  • SyncAlign®
    Surveillance and sample accurate synchronization of all channels.
  • Track Marker Support (TMS)
    Reads CD subcode and DAT Start IDs.
  • Zero Latency Monitoring - ZLM®
    Automatic monitoring of the input signal with zero latency.

A complete overview of all the unique technologies in the DIGI96 series can be found here.

See your local distributor's website for current price information.

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