RME Fireface UCX 36-Channel USB Audio Interface - 8 Analog Inputs


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RME Fireface UCX 36-Channel USB Audio Interface

Gearank Recommended

The Fireface UCX first appeared on our recommended list in December 2017 when it took the top rated spot in the 8 Analog Input category.

It held that position until October 2020 when it became the equal top with the Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 3rd Gen.

It dropped down to second place behind the Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 3rd Gen in October 2021 where it remains today.

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  • A/D Resolution: 24-bit/192kHz
  • Simultaneous I/O: 8 x 6
  • Inputs: 2 x XLR Combo, 6 x TRS
  • Outputs: 6 x TRS, 1 x Headphones
  • Computer Connectivity: USB 2.0, USB 3, Firewire 400
  • MIDI: I/O
  • Phantom Power: +48V
  • Zero-Latency: Monitoring, Effects and Processing

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Online Reviews

Website Source *Rating Value
Sound On Sound Sam Inglis 94/100
Gearspace CPhoenix 90/100
Audiofanzine Stig 100/100
Tape Op Andy Hong 90/100
*Displayed values are prior to the Gearank Algorithm's adjustments it makes when evaluating the source.