German company RME have been serving the pro audio community for over twenty years so it makes perfect sense that we find ’em at Superbooth ’18. Less expected is the Audeze LCD-XC headphones that sit atop their display table – a lead-in to their latest product which, it turns out, is aimed at the home hi-fi market.
Derived from their ADI-2 Pro, the ADI-2 DAC (€999) drops the Pro’s analogue inputs and associated ADC for a streamlined DAC and headphone amplifier that, phono stage and MQA support aside, has the potential to take on the Mytek Brooklyn at half the money. We need only add a pair of active/powered loudspeakers for the ultimate in home hi-fi minimalism.
RME Brand Manager Joost Bullens walks us through the specifics:
Further information: RME