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Ferrofish A16 MkII
Ferrofish A16 MkII
 
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List Price: $1,499.00
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Product Code: 2408

 

Ferrofish A16 MkII AD/DA Converter

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.

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

Frontpanel

  • 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

What We Think - Ferrofish A16 Mk-II Review

"The new Ferrofish A16 MK-II is a fantastic update to an already fantastic multi-channel AD/DA converter. We've been users and big proponents of the original 'Creamware' A16 Ultra for years. We feel that the Ultra gave a lot of bang for the buck for someone looking for a 16 channel converter with built-in ADAT I/O connectivity to their interface. However, ADAT has it's limitations and we felt that this kept the Ultra locked into the middle ground - a great step up converter, but perhaps not something that was going to be where you would end up long term.

"Now with the Ferrofish A16 MK-II, MADI connectivity has been added in place of the Z-Link of the older units. MADI will allow you to work at rates up to 192kHz now, transmitting full channel counts. There is now also two LCD displays on the front panel to allow full I/O metering. They may be small, but these meters are crystal clear and actually very easy to read, though maybe not from across the room. No big whoop, though. The thing sounds very, very good.

"And if you match this up with the Sonic Core Scope Xite-1 DSP Interface, you will have a ridiculously powerful system that rivals (and surpasses in many ways) even the most popular and most well recognized systems for flexibility and processing power - all for a fraction of what those other systems cost, AND you can run it on a laptop. Seriously, the Scope Xite-1 has 16 SHARC processors (12x 333MHz and 6 x 66Mhz for compatibility) in it! Not to mention, it also comes loaded with some of the best "plug-ins" and virtual instruments you've ever heard. Sonic Core is a company to not only watch, but to get on board with!"

Alan Moon - Front End Audio

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Evaluation June 3, 2014
Reviewer: Tomas Maldzius from Vilnius, Vilnius Lithuania  
Had a chance to do business with Ryan. He was very helpful and professional. 5 stars.

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Solid. February 5, 2013
Reviewer: Aaron Ersoy from Forsyth, GA United States  
I owned the original Creamware A16, I loved it then, and I love the tricked out Ferrofish unit. Audio is clear, decent head room and easy to use. Besides what else can you buy that provides 16 channels of adda that wont cost you 2K and up? I ave this unit hooked up to my BLA Micro clock mkII and a RME RayDAT HDSPE card. I have so many I/O options it's ridiculous. Buy one already.

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audiophile sound March 21, 2012
Reviewer: Mark Davies from Australia  
I've been using one of these into an SSL MADI Xtreme 64 PCIe card on MADI for a few months now on a Windows XP SP2 system, & love it. Very easy to set up & use. As reviewed by FEA, metering is easy to read & I've found the menu easy to understand & navigate through. I can hear better definition, space & depth in my recordings & mixes than my previous pre's to mixer to Firewire interface AD/DA converters. 16 channels i/o allows trouble free routing to various monitoring systems so I can finally get my teeth into some surround sound. It is noticeably cheaper than a few similar spec converters out there (which are beyond my means) so to my mind its worth the investment if excellent sound quality is your thing.

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