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Ferrofish PULSE16 24dBu

16 in / 16 out AD/DA converter with analog I/O modified for +24dBu level compatibility



The PULSE16 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. ***Optional +24 dBU I/Os and/or CV outputs are available.

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.

***This is the +24 dBU I/O version.

MADI I/O: optical (optional SFP interface):
 • 64 channels @32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz
 • 32 channels @64kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz
 • 16 channels @128kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz*
 • MIDI over MADI implemented
 • latency: 2 samples
ADAT I/O: 4+4 x optical interfaces:
 • 32 channels @32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz
 • 16 channels @64kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz
 • 8 channels @128kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz **
• Wordclock BNC: 1 x input, 1 x output 75 Ohm termination switchable for input
• MIDI I/O: two DIN5 jacks for remote
A/D Converter: 2 x CS5368 (Cirrus Logic), 24Bit, max 196kHz **
 • 16 x 6.3mm phone jack, balanced
 • max. input level: +20dBu
 • digital gain: +20dBu...-8dBu, 1dB steps
 • S/N: 114dB
 • THD+N: -105dB
 • interchannel isolation: 110dB
 • latency @32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz: 12/fs (0.25ms @48kHz)
 • latency @64kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz: 9/fs (0.09375ms @96kHz)
 • latency @128kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz: 5/fs (0.026ms @192kHz) **
 • OpAmps: RC4580
 • level indicator: TFT screen, 28 levels
• Headphone output: independent stereo channel, select any mono or stereo source, digital volume control
• FPGA processor: Routing of all 112+112 channels, independent selection of headphone output
PLL: digital controlled PLL / Jitter reduction system
 • output jitter: 50ps ... 100ps typ.
internal Clock: temperature compensated oscillator, with high accuracy
 • initial accuracy: +/-1.5ppm
 • over temperature range: +/-2.5ppm
 • aging: +/-1ppm
Preset management: 7 presets
 • each preset holds routing, input gains, output levels
 • part of the preset (routing, gains, levels) can be selected when loading
• lock feature: unit can be (un-)locked using a factory set secret 6 digit number
• power supply: input jack with screw lock power supply included, 12V, 3A

** Remark: 128kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz only available if MADI option is installed

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