FERROFISH A32 - now shipping
Press Release
FERROFISH A32 - now shipping
Haimhausen, January 2016
Starting with the A16 MK-II Ferrofish set a new standard: Never before there was a converter
including a MADI interface on the market for such an attractive price.
With this success, the demand for more channels rose. The new A32 fulfills this request. But that‘s not enough: In addition
to a complete redesign of the A/D – D/A section, many other useful features were added. The new A32 is again a quantum
leap in converter technology, for the same price per channel!
Ferrofish A32 - MADE for MADI
The A32 is designed for MADI – the digital audio interface for professionals. 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).
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, so you can daisy chain multiple A32
without any added latency or delay compensation. This is what we call plug-and-play!
Your Companion for Live and Studio work
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. So the A32 is perfectly suited for the professional and ambitious home recording studio.
One of the ADAT connectors can alternately be used as an optical S/PDIF or AES/EBU interface. This port has a sample rate
converter inside, so it’s easy to use even when the connected unit is not able to sync to an external clock.
The analog side of the A32 also has lot to offer: High quality converter chips with excellent audio performance are supported
by a sophisticated analog amplifier circuit.
The gain of each channel can be adjusted separately in 0.5 dB steps. The standard levels (+4 dBu, +13 dBu and +20 dBu) are
switched in the analog part, so performance of the analog converters is maintained.
Control of all 64 Channel Levels
and Settings
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!
To the audio under control, we added a
headphone output on the front side. This
not only allows direct monitoring of any
analog or digital signal, but also works as
full-fledged submix bus.
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!
Connectivity / Features
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32 balanced inputs, 32kHz -192kHz
32 balanced outputs, 32kHz -192kHz
Thermal stabilized oscillator with very low jitter and high stability
MADI optical and coaxial
MIDI over MADI
4x ADAT TOSLINK inputs
4x ADAT TOSLINK outputs
SMUX up to 192kHz
BNC Wordclock
MIDI in/out plugs and MIDI over MADI
Headphone/submix output for easy control
4x TFT Screens allow complete control of all levels and settings
One Key Control allows easy control of all functions
64 analog channels are visible at the same time, peak and level display
No need to study the manual, multi language help pages guides available
Preset Management
400MHz Sharc DSP processes all 258 audio channels
Extensive routing/mixing possibilities
Individual delay-compensation of all analog outputs
Art-Nr: 1000704
Am Pfanderling 60 . 85778 Haimhausen . Germany
Fon: +49 8133 - 918170 . E-Mail: info@audioag.com
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