Smart Converter & Router
Live Saver. Problem Solver.
The A32pro is a worldwide unique solution to convert and route all important PRO-Audio formats with the highest possible I/O density in a single HU rack device: Analog, MADI and ADAT – all with up to 192 kHz.
The incredible flexible converter provides 32 balanced analog I/Os in D-Sub25 format with pro studio levels up to +20dBu – adjustable in 1 dB steps.
High-Quality analog conversion: with the latest high-performance low-latency converter generation from ESS, the device sets a new milestone for multi-channel conversion. Combined with a temperature-compensated high-precision clock and an active jitter reduction hardware design, the 388-channel behemoth delivers an exceptional detailed sound.
A total of four multitouch TFT screens show the levels of all 64 channels. A sophisticated help system provides context-sensitive help for the selected function at all times.
Remote Control by the RemoteFish App (PC and Mac) is also possible via USB (USB-over-MIDI), MIDI, MIDI-over-MADI.
MADI: The A32pro comes with two redundant MADI SFP ports (64 fully routable channels). Any combination of optical and/or BNC SFP modules can be used. The device ships with a single optical Multimode I/O module, supporting 64 channels at 48 kHz.
ADAT: 2 x 4 TOSLINK ports – port 4 switchable to SPDIF – can convert all 32 analog I/Os.
The A32pro provides a Word Clock I/O and a classic MIDI I/O for embedding signals and remote control of the unit. On top of it: GPIO, intuitive one-knob control, Preset Management, Panel Lock and a powerful cross-format routing matrix (see below). The A32pro series can also operate as a highly flexible digital audio signal router.
Additionally two headphone outputs on the front and an analog stereo output on the back can be used to monitor any channel, sending it to several destinations.
All in all the fan-less, small footprint Smart Converter & Routing system is a huge problem solver for studio and live sound applications. The efficiency puzzle for live, studio and broadcast is solved – finally.
The high density Multi-Format-Rack-Unit:
260 tightly integrated channels in a most affordable package.
Including 2 x Headphones and main outs.
2 x MADI SFP for unmatched flexibility
64 I/O channels. Optical or Coaxial. Redundant.
The A32pro provides two audio-loss-proof redundant MADI I/O with up to 64 channels. Both I/O are designed for perfect flexibility as SFP ports. This way different MADI modules can be used: Synthax USA offers the following SFP modules:
MADI optical multimode
MADI coaxial (Mini BNC ports) – upcoming
MADI is the industry standard for multi-channel audio at modern concert tours around the globe, classical music recordings, theatres and music studios. Setups with several hundred channels in a complex setup, including recording interfaces, mixing consoles and converters to all existing audio formats, are easy to realize. Thanks to the internal routing matrix with it´s submix capability, MADI signals can be freely merged from channels of all other formats (Analog, ADAT) – and even from the MADI inputs.
Ferrofish consequently supports MADI and offers industry-leading products, like the high-density A32pro series, with seamless integration to other formats. 56- and 64-channel MADI formats are supported.
MADI, Made by Ferrofish provides a set of advanced MADI features – integrated into the A32pro:
- 192 kHz MADI DELAY
- COMPENSATION up to 2000m
- DUAL PORT REDUNDANCY
- MIDI OVER MADI
MADI I/O (AES10)
Dual SFP Slots for MADI: Multimode or Singlemode SFP module as
default configuration, optional second SFP module optional
64 channels @32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz
32 channels @64kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz
32 channels @128kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz*
* both MADI ports are used to achieve full 32+32 channel transmission Support of MIDI over MADI.
Latency: 3 samples Redundancy: Automatic switching between optical <-> coax MADI when signal lost.
Analog Inputs (AD)
Latest generation of Analog / Digital Converters from ESS Tech.
4 x DSub25 (Tascam format)
Digital gain: +20dBu … -8 dBu, 1dB steps
OpAmps: OPA1604 / OPA1664
TFT screen, 28 levels
2 x ¼” (6.3mm) TRS jack, stereo with HQ amp section and dedicated DAC path.
Provides an independent stereo channel.
Selectable mono/stereo or M/S decoded source of all inputs and outputs.
Digitally controlled volume level.
4+4 optical interfaces (8 channels each with 48 kHz)
32 channels @32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz
16 channels @64kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz
n/a @128kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
Latency: 3 samples
4x General Purpose Inputs for switching Presets #1-4.
4x General Purpose Outputs for monitoring Lock/Power/MADI/Temp alerts.
2 x 1/8″ (3.5mm) TRS connector for remote control
Conversion MIDI <> MIDI-over-MADI possible
MIDI 2.0 pinout
BNC: 1 x input, 1 x output
75 Ohm Termination switchable for input
2 x input jacks with screw lock for redundant power.
Voltage supervision, warning message on screen when PSU input fails
Internal resettable polyfuse
1 x Power Supply included, second PSU optional
1 x USB 2.0 for Remote/Updates
192 kHz operation (S/MUX up to 192kHz).
GPIO Port for remote preset switching and alert monitoring
A/D and D/A converters with switchable filters
Dual Headphone output for easy monitoring
MIDI over MADI Preset Management
Extensive routing/mixing possibilities.
Redundancy (MADI I/O, Power Supplies).
Temperature compensated oscillator, with high accuracy.
Initial accuracy: +/-1.5ppm
Over temperature range: +/-2.5ppm
Digitally controlled PLL / Jitter reduction system
Output jitter: 50ps … 100ps typ.
4 x TFT Multitouch Screen User Interface
Two-layer illuminated touch-sensitive high resolution encoder
Highly intuitive control of the unit
Audio Core Processor
SHARC ADSP-2148x series DSP
Routing and processing of of all 384 audio channels.
Source to headphone output.
Calculation of of upcoming audio processing algorithms.
1RU, fanless design
Depth: 31cm (12.6”) (including connectors)
4.1kg (9 lbs)
41°F up to 113°F (+5°C up to +45°C)
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