The team at Synthax Audio UK has announced a new addition to the Ferrofish lineup of analogue to digital converters.
The new Pulse16 DX is a high-quality AD/DA converter that can now be directly integrated into audio networks. The 1U rackmount unit features 16 analogue I/O over TRS Jack, ADAT, MADI and Dante conversion allowing full 16x16 expansion across a Dante audio network at a low cost for such a feature set.
Analogue And Dante
The Ferrofish Pulse 16 DX offers 16 analogue inputs and 16 analogue outputs with Dante, MADI and ADAT connectivity. With its two RJ45 (Network) connectors, the Pulse16 DX expands any Dante audio network via its 16 AD/DA Cirrus Logic converters. Able to operate at 48kHz, 96kHz or 192kHz at 24 bit, the Ferrofish Pulse16 DX can always deliver a full complement of high-quality analogue I/O.
MADI and ADAT
In addition to the Dante feature set, the new Pulse 16 DX also offers ADAT and MADI functionality with eight ADAT TOSLINK connectors. MADI users are given the choice to operate in multimode or singlemode with easy to swap SFP modules that allow reconfiguration without the need of a factory modification. The Ferrofish Pulse 16 DX can even function as a format converter. For example, users are able to convert MADI to Dante or add 16 analogue channels to an incoming MADI stream and then route them onto your Dante network.
On The Level
With two TFT displays, the user has full visibility over all 32 channels (16 in and 16 out). You also have exceptional control with each channel adjustable in 1 dB increments. Most importantly, the Pulse 16 DX continues the Ferrofish reputation of delivering a superb sound, thanks in part to their active jitter reduction, ensuring accurate results and perfect conversion. The Ferrofish Pulse16 DX is a versatile, comprehensive and reliable converter that will work in any digital audio environment.
We very much look forward to getting a Ferrofish Pulse 16 DX for review when it is available in the third quarter of 2018. As yet the price is still to be announced but we are sure it will be a great value addition to any digital audio studio, or broadcast facility.