NEWS: NAMM SHOW 2018

Ferrofish to showcase Pulse16, Pulse16 MX Converters.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 — Anaheim, CA — Ferrofish, German manufacturer of premium conversion solutions for the pro-audio, broadcast and integration markets, has announced it will showcase its Pulse16 and Pulse16 MX recording interfaces at booth 14701, during the 2018 NAMM Show. The Pulse16 boasts 16 channels each of analog input and output in a single rack space chassis. The full I/O is deliverable via ADAT at up to 96 kHz, while the Pulse16 MX adds MADI connectivity. The Pulse16 and Pulse16 MX adopt the latest features and AD/DA conversion of the company’s popular A32 Converter, resulting in a powerful, compact interface at an enticing price.

“We are looking forward to showcasing the Pulse16 and Pulse16 MX at this year’s NAMM show,” said Mathias von Heydekampf, managing director of Synthax, distributor of Ferrofish. “With 16 channels of input and output, the Pulse16 will more than meet the needs of home and project studios for multitrack recording and routing to outboard signal processing. The units also serve as a cost-effective I/O expansion option for larger studios via ADAT or, in the case of Pulse16 MX, MADI. The latest generation conversion chip from Cirrus Logic joins our own active jitter reduction circuit to ensure that your audio sounds smoother and more natural than ever before in the digital realm.”
Feeling the Pulse

The Pulse16 and Pulse16 MX’s 16 analog inputs and 16 analog outputs are available on TRS connectors and are capable of handling levels up to +20dBu, allowing easy integration into any studio environment. At the core of both models is the latest generation Cirrus Logic conversion chip, providing pristine 24 bit/96 kHz AD/DA conversion. Dual ADAT I/O pairs handled by the Pulse16’s four TOSLINK ports enable digital delivery of the full 16x16 Analog Channel count even at 96 kHz. MADI I/O, available on the Pulse16 MX or Pulse16 via an expansion card, expands the unit’s connectivity options further. Included Wordclock I/O ports enable synching both Pulse16 models with other digital equipment, and MIDI I/O ports enable full remote control of interface functionality.

The Pulse16 and Pulse16 MX sport full signal monitoring and comprehensive routing control via dual TFT LCD displays on the front of the unit. The displays can also provide detailed signal level readings for each channel, while a front-panel headphone output is available to allow easy monitoring of any stereo or mono signal passing through the interface on the fly. The innovative always-on contextual help feature, made popular in Ferrofish’s A32 interface, is also available to make menu navigation a snap.

Pulse16 MX converter

Based on the successful Pulse16, the new Pulse16 MX adds an optical SFP MADI port to the popular converter design. Using the most current generation of 24bit/192kHz Cirrus Logic converters, it converts between 16x16 analog audio channels and the digital domain consisting of four ADAT and one SFP MADI port. Offering different types of modules (multimode/singlemode), which can be replaced easily, the optical MADI cable can be up to 2km or 10km long. Up to four units can be daisy chained using MADI for a total Analog Channel count of 64x64. So the new Pulse16 MX makes an exceptional choice for recording, broadcast, and installed sound — wherever high-end signal conversion is required.

The Pulse16 MX features two TFT displays for detailed information of all 32 channels at a glance—providing a clear overview of signal flow in and out of the unit. A circuit for active jitter reduction results in highly detailed resolution and great overall sound. Equally notable, the Pulse 16 incorporates Wordclock for integration into existing digital environments and MIDI I/O for remote control of the unit. For acoustic monitoring, any desired mono or stereo signal can be presented to the headphone output on the front panel. Of course many popular features from the famous A32 have been added as well: Preset Management, Panel Lock, Daisy-chain-compensation and a sophisticated routing matrix.

“The Ferrofish Pulse16 MX combines the performance of the renowned Pulse16 with a flexibility of the professional MADI format at an really good pricepoint.“ Juergen Kindermann, CEO of Ferrofish, comments.

The Ferrofish Pulse16 MX AD/DA converter carries an MSRP of $1199. The unit is now available at your local dealer.

For more information, please visit Ferrofish at booth 14701, Anaheim Convention Center North or visit: Ferrofish – advanced audio applications.

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