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Ferrofish A16 MKII & RME MADI Bundle

Ferrofish A16 MKII & RME MADI Bundle
Ferrofish A16 MKII & RME MADI Bundle
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Ferrofish A16 MKII & RME MADI Bundle

Ferrofish A16 MKII & RME MADI Bundle

This FEA Exclusive bundle provides the perfect combination of high end conversion and interfacing. The Ferrofish gives you 16 inputs and outputs of clean, natural, conversion - via fully balanced Phase Aligned TRS connections. It also provides standard 5-pin Midi IO, is extremely easy set up, and provides digital connection via MADI (optical), for 16 channels (in and out) up to 24/192! The Ferrofish A16 MKII, also features SMUX compatible ADAT (for 16 ins and out up to 24/48, or 8 ins and outs up to 24/96). Combine this clean and detailed converter with the solid clocking of RME's "Steady Clock" system - via the bundled MADI PCIe card - and you not only have tight, clean, and detailed conversion; but stable high bandwidth interfacing to your computer/DAW.. Add in RME's TotalMix virtual routing system (surpassed by none in power, and expansive flexibility), and the Ferrofish A16 MKII / RME MADI bundle is a powerhouse for any studio.

Ferrofish A16 Mk-II 32 Channel AD/DA Converter Details

The A16 ultra from Ferrofish now has a worthy successor: Ferrofish created a state-of-the-art 2 x 16 channel AD/DA converter, that leaves nothing to be desired, and is unique concerning quality and features.

Besides improving the excellent audio performance of the A16 ultra even more we also added some exciting features. For example, the two TFT displays make configuration and control a breeze, and with the new MADI interface its easy to attach it to your other professional equipment.

Ferrofish A16 Mk-II 32 Channel AD/DA Converter Features

Analog Interface

  • 16 x in, 16 x out, symmetrical phone plugs
  • 24 bit AKM converters, 32kHz ?" 192kHz
  • Input-gain and output-levels individually adjustable for each channel

Digital Interfaces

  • Optical MADI interface (incl. MIDI over MADI)
  • Two ADAT interfaces for 16 channels

System Interfaces

  • BNC wordclock
  • MIDI connectors for remote


  • Two TFT displays show the high resolution level meters of all inputs and outputs
  • Preset management
  • Keyboard lock
  • Detailed status display for monitoring all inputs
  • Graphical adjustment of levels and gains
  • Routing Editor
  • SMUX control
  • 32 bit high performance ARM processor

PC Software

  • Remote software for the A16 MK-II via MIDI or MADI (MIDI over MADI)
  • Cascading of multiple A16 MK-II
  • Easy channel assignment with the graphical routing software
  • Adjustment of levels and gains with the mixer
  • Own graphics can be stored to individually label your A16 MK-II

RME HDSPe PCI Express MADI Details

The HDSPe MADI is RME's both inexpensive and outstanding PCI Express card with MADI interface. HDSPe MADI is based on the award-winning HDSP MADI card, and represents the new top model of this world-wide successful card line.

The PCI Express card consequently uses all advantages of the MADI format, the professionals' multi-Channel audio interface, offering 64 channels of 24-bit audio at a sample rate of up to 48 kHz, 32 channels at up to 96 kHz and 16 channels at up to 192 kHz. Transmission is done via a single line, either coaxial with BNC plugs or by fiber cable. In both cases more than 100 m cable length can be achieved.

Compared with the HDSP MADI (Standard PCI version), the express card offers some new features: Support of higher sample rates than 96 kHz, more features in TotalMix (phase and internal loopback per channel, +6 dB gain for the hardware outputs), and the direct support of the Time Code Option. HDSPe MADI provides even lower latencies, making the card the perfect partner for live recording and live mixing applications. The analog monitor output is equipped with the low-latency converter technology of the ADI-8 QS, thus guaranteeing stunning SNR and THD values too.

HDSPe MADI is fully compatible to all devices with MADI interface. In combination with the ADI-648 an 8 x ADAT optical PC interface is realized, unbeatable in price and performance. With the ADI-6432 a bidirectional AES/EBU frontend with 64 channels is available.

On a powerful PC/Mac three HDSPe MADI can be used in a combination, providing 192 inputs and 192 outputs on a single workstation simultaneously.

RME HDSPe PCI Express MADI Features

  • HDSPe MADI offers full support for 56 and 64 channel modes and double and single wire technology (96k frame) for 96 kHz.
  • Full 64 channel support can also be found in the hardware mixer TotalMix
  • MADI optical patchbay and router
  • MADI coaxial/optical or vice versa converter and splitter
  • MADI redistributor, patchbay and router
  • Included software:
    • DIGICheck for Windows: Spectral Analyser, professional level meter for 2, 8, or 64 channels, Vector Audio Scope, various other audio analysis tools.
    • Drivers: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/64 (full ASIO multi-client operation of WDM, GSIF 2.0 and ASIO 2.0), Mac OS X Intel (Core Audio and Core MIDI).

RME HDSPe PCI Express MADI Specifications

  • Connectivity:
    • PCI Express Interface
    • 64 Input channels / 64 Output channels
    • 1 x MADI I/O (optical and coaxial)
    • 2 x MIDI I/O
    • Stereo Analog Out
    • Word Clock I/O
    • TotalMix
    • optional: HDSP TCO
  • 1-Lane PCI Express Endpoint device (no PCI Express to PCI Bridge), revision 1.1.
  • 2.5 Gbps line speed
  • Packet-based full-duplex communication (up to 500 MB/s transfer rate)
  • All settings changeable in real-time
  • Automatic and intelligent master/slave clock control
  • Sync sources: MADI coaxial, MADI optical, word clock, internal
  • Varipitch: by input signal or word clock
  • Sample rates: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz, variable (Sync/word clock)
  • Sample rate range: MADI: 32 kHz - 96 kHz, word clock: 27 kHz - 200 kHz
  • Jitter: < 1 ns, internal and all inputs
  • Jitter sensitivity: PLL operates even at 100 ns Jitter without problems
  • Comes with DIGICheck: the ultimate measurement, analysis and test tool
  • Input MADI optical, MADI coaxial (BNC), 2 x MIDI, word clock (BNC)
  • Output MADI optical, MADI coaxial (BNC), 2 x MIDI, word clock (BNC), stereo analog line/phones
  • Input word clock: BNC, Signal Adaptation Circuit (functional from 1.2 Vpp input signal), switchable termination
  • Output word clock: BNC, low-impedance driver stage, 4 Vpp into 75 Ohms, short-circuit-proof
  • MIDI input and output: via four 5-pin DIN jacks

RME HDSPe PCI Express MADI Downloads

RME HDSPe PCI Express MADI Accessories

  • HDSP TCO: Timecode Option Module adding further sync options: 1 x word clock I/O, 1 x video sync input (alternative to wc input), 1 x LTC I/O
  • MIDI breakout cable (BOHDSP9652MIDI)
  • ONK1: MADI Optical Network Cable, 1 m
  • ONK3: MADI Optical Network Cable, 3 m
  • ONK6: MADI Optical Network Cable, 6 m
  • ONK10: MADI Optical Network Cable, 10 m
  • ONK20: MADI Optical Network Cable, 20 m

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