Meet the new flagship RME Fireface UFX III multichannel interface
Introducing the new RME Fireface UFX III multichannel audio interface. This new flagship in the range is a 188-channel 24-bit 192 kHz USB 3 interface built to become the center of any professional recording setup.
RME interfaces are known throughout the industry as some of the best in every aspect. From the sought-after high-end conversion to the quality of the preamps, even the built-in headphone amps are outrageously good.
The RME Fireface UFX III
The new version has all the features of the previous model, the UFX II. This includes the 4 XLR combo preamp inputs, dual headphones outputs, and MIDI I/O on the front panel, as well as the 8 TRS line inputs on the rear panel.
In addition, the balanced analogue outputs remain 2 XLR and 6 TRS outs. Meanwhile, you have AES I/O and a pair of ADAT I/O.
On the digital side, the new UFX III is now equipped with 64-channel MADI with connectivity via MADI optical I/O and Word Clock I/O / MADI Coaxial.
Also, the UFX III uses USB 3 which makes it possible to transfer up to 94 channels of audio. However, it can still operate in USB 2 mode if necessary with a maximum of 30 channels I/O (12 analog plus 16 ADAT plus AES).
Overall, the UFX III is one of RME’s most high-end interfaces, but it’s also one of the most compatible. This means the Class Compliant Mode will even support an iPad Pro with USB 3 (94 channels).
Pricing and availability:
The RME Fireface UFX III is currently available from Thomann.
More about the RME Fireface UFX III:
- RME official page
- Everything RME
- All about audio interfaces
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- Front and rear panels.: RME
- RME-Fireface-UFX-III-Widget: RME
Nice! That’s definitely the interface I’ll end up with – as soon as I can save up enough of course.
It’s a shame intel stopped making the Thunderbolt chips for the UFX+ (and other TB audio interfaces) but well done to RME for reacting so quickly and creating the USB only UFX3 as a replacement.