Ferrofish Pulse16 DX now available

16x16 channels of AD/DA conversion with Dante, MADI and ADAT connectivity

Ferrofish Pulse16 DX

Ferrofish announces the availability of Pulse16 DX. With this 16x16-channel AD/DA converter, the German manufacturer offers a high-quality solution to integrate analogue inputs and outputs into Dante audio networks.

The Ferrofish Pulse16 series converters have achieved a great reputation. Pulse16 offers 16 analogue inputs and outputs, converting audio signals into the popular ADAT format. With Pulse16 MX, MADI is also available. The new Pulse16 DX now offers connectivity for Dante while retaining the same ADAT and MADI capability.

Dante networks have many advantages for studio, live applications and broadcast. Ferrofish Pulse16 DX adds 16 AD channels and 16 DA channels with Cirrus Logic converters to a Dante system and expands the audio network accordingly. Pulse16 DX is connected via two RJ45 ports and processes digital audio with up to 192 kHz / 24 bit.

In addition to the Ethernet ports for Dante connectivity, Pulse16 DX is also equipped with the same ADAT and MADI interfaces as Pulse16 and Pulse16 MX. This offers maximum flexibility for transmitting and processing audio data. ADAT is transmitted to and from the Pulse16 DX via eight TOSLINK connections. Swappable SFP modules allow switching between multimode and singlemode transmission. In addition to the conversion between analogue and digital signals, Pulse16 DX also converts between different digital formats. For example, 16 analogue channels can be added to an incoming MADI data stream for output via Dante.

The top-of-the-line conversion quality of the Ferrofish Pulse16 DX is based on high-grade converter chips and the special circuit offering active jitter reduction and precise conversion. Two TFT displays visualise the levels of all 32 channels, individually adjustable in steps of 1 dB. The proven control scheme developed by Ferrofish guarantees quick and easy configuration, routings can be saved to seven different slots for convenient recall later on.

The Ferrofish Pulse16 DX is distributed exclusively through cma audio GmbH in Europe and is available now. The estimated retail price is 1,999 Euros.