Ferrofish A32 Dante
32 balanced analog input / 32 balanced analog output AD/DA converter with Dante, MADI and ADAT digital connections.
A32 READY FOR DANTE
The A32 Dante Version has an additional interface with 64 digital inputs and 64 digital outputs, which can be easily integrated into existing DANTE networks.
Alternatively, with an interconnection of two A32 DANTEs, a live recording on the computer of up to 64 channels is possible at any time. In this case, a separate sound card (such as, for example, when using the ADAT or MADI ports) is not necessary.
The intuitive operating concept and the redundancy options, as well as the multiple submix and routing possibilities, make the A32 DANTE an ideal component of every DANTE interconnected system.
EXTENSIVE ROUTING POSSIBILITIES
The A32 is designed for MADI. Up to 64 channels can be transferred using a simple pair of glass fiber cables (or coaxial cable) spanning a distance of up to 2 kilometers (1.2 miles).
Besides MADI, the A32 also offers full ADAT integration. Four full-fledged ADAT I/O ports allow use of all 64 analog channels, even without MADI.
Thanks to the MIDI over MADI feature, the A32 can be remote controlled using MIDI data embedded in the same MADI cable. The audio transfer between the MADI input and MADI output is done with zero latency!
We know you need a reliable system. Thats why we have two power inputs. If one power supply fails, you see a warning on the TFT screens, and you can search for the failure while the A32 still works with the other supply.
MADI is also laid out redundant: If you connect both, optical and coax, the input automatically switches to the other source, if sync is lost.
ADVANCED CONVERTER CHIP
High quality converter chips with excellent audio performance are supported by a sophisticated analog amplifier circuit.
The high quality analog circuit is partnered on the digital side with a Sharc DSP. This processor takes great care of the digital audio with it’s floating point arithmetic and 80 bit wide accumulator, so that on the digital side, not a bit gets lost!
GIVING CONTROL BACK TO YOU
The new visual control concept of the A32 embarks on a new path: Besides the precise level meters of all 64 analog channels, the four TFT displays offer a very new, self explanatory method of operation – it’s unlikely you will ever need the manual!
You don't need to install a program to have the ability to see the levels and adjust everything. Just take a look on the A32, and you see what's happening, all channels are clearly visible on high resolution level meters.
DIRECT MONITORING ANALOG OR DIGITAL SIGNALS
If you ever wondered what happens on an analog or digital channel, you will find the headphone connector very useful. With one touch of the encoder you see the headphone screen.
There you can set the volume, and select the source for the headphone output. You can also store up to seven mixes, and just select one to hear it on the headphones.
|64 DANTE in / 64 DANTE out||4x TFT Screens allow complete control of all levels and settings|
|32 balanced inputs, 32kHz - 192kHz||One Key Control allows easy control of all functions|
|Thermal stabilized oscillator with very low jitter and high stability||64 analog channels are visible the same time, peak and level display|
|64 MADI in/out optical and coaxial||No need to study the manual, multi language help pages guides available|
|MIDI over MADI||Preset Management|
|4x ADAT TOSLINK inputs||400MHz Sharc DSP processes all 384 audio channels|
|4x ADAT TOSLINK outputs||Extensive routing/mixing possibilities|
|SMUX up to 192kHz||Individual delay-compensation of all analog outputs|
|BNC Wordclock||DSP Plugin Mainframe|
|MIDI in/out plugs||Headphone /submix output for easy control|
(MIDI, playback and keyboards technician for Ellie Goulding’s European Tour)
“The sound quality of this converter is fantastic and it couldn’t be easier to operate,” he reports. “We were one of the first people to get hold of it and we didn’t have a lot of time for extensive testing. As it turns out, it really was a case of unboxing it, bolting it into the rack, and turning it on. Straight out of the box, it worked exactly as you’d expect it to. The Ferrofish A32 is a very well thought out and intuitive piece of equipment. And while I’m certain we’re only using it for a fraction of its capabilities, for our requirements, it couldn’t be better.”
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