Ferrofish Pulse 16 AD/DA Converter
The Ferrofish Pulse 16 AD/DA Converter is the high-quality solution to connect a wide range of external analog and ADAT studio equipment to a mixer or a computer interface.The high-density converter provides 16 x 16 balanced analoge TRS-I/Os and can handle pro studio levels up to +20dBu – adjustable in 1 dB steps. 2 x 4 ADAT ports provide full 16 x 16 channel operation – even with up to 96 kHz. The optical ADAT ‘Lightpipe’ interface is still the most affordable way to transfer a variety of audio channels. Originally designed for the Alesis Digital Audio Tape machine – hence the name – in 1991 ADAT is reliable, standardized and still everywhere.
The PULSE series is using the recent high-performance low-latency converter generation from Cirrus Logic. Combined with a temperature-compensated high-precision clock and an active jitter reduction hardware design, the fan-less, 98-channel PULSE16 delivers an exceptional detailed sound. The Pulse16 incorporates a Word Clock I/O and a MIDI I/O for embedding signals and remote control of the unit. Many popular features from the flagship A32 have been added as well: Preset Management, Panel Lock and the sophisticated routing matrix.
Internal Routing Matrix
The PULSE16 provides an internal matrix for the free routing and splitting of all 48 Ins to all 48 Outs in blocks of 8 channels. The integrated headphone output on the front allows it to monitor every mono or stereo I/O directly on the unit.
Dual TFT Display|
Two high-resolution TFT displays provide detailed level information for all 2 x 16 signals at a glance. The innovative on-board contextual help, much loved by Ferrofish users, allows it to use the high-tech device, without reaching for the manual.
Optional MADI Upgrade
The PULSE16 can be upgraded with an optical MADI I/O module via the SFP port, turning it into a full-advanced PULSE16 MX. It not only adds 64 x 64 MADI channels, but allows sample rates of up to 192 kHz for all I/O, incl. ADAT (SMUX/4).
Ferrofish Pulse 16 AD/DA Converter Features
- Cirrus Logic 24 Bit / 96 kHz converter
- 16x16 analog I/O channels
- 16x16 ADAT I/O channels in 2x2 TOSLINK ports
- Full 16x16 analog channel count
- Wordclock I/O (BNC)
- MIDI I/O for remote control
- 2 x TFT screens giving complete control
- Proprietary circuit for active jitter reduction
- Input sensitivity of all analog channels can
- Output levels of all analog channels can
- Headphone Output
- Fan-less design no noise
- 1HE, 19 solid metal chassis
Ferrofish Pulse 16 AD/DA Converter Specifications
- Converter: Cirrus Logic 24 Bit / 96 kHz
- Analog I/O Channels: 16 x 16
- ADAT I/O Channels: 16 x 16
- ADAT Ports: 2 x 2 TOSLINK
- Analog Channel Count: 16 x 16
- Wordclock I/O: BNC
- Remote Control: Via MIDI I/O
- Screens: 2 x TFT
- Headphone Out: Yes
- Design: Fan-less, no noise
- Dimensions: 1HE / 19 inch
- Material: Solid metal chassis
Ferrofish Pulse 16 AD/DA Converter Includes
- Pulse 16 AD/DA Converter
- Power Supply
- Warrant Information
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What We Think
The Ferrofish Pulse 16 offers an updated model for the long loved series of converters. All inputs and outputs are fully phase aligned balanced TRS connectors. It is extremely easy to navigate the system menu, set up, and use. The Ferrofish Pule 16 provides a natural, clean and clear sound that is musical - and presents a spacious sound stage. Ferrofish is an impressive set of converters. Which is why I personally use them.
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