The Swiss-Army knife of audio.
The PULSE16DX is the high-quality solution to connect and route a wide range of Analog, MADI, ADAT and Dante equipment – with up to 192 kHz.
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.
Combined with a temperature-compensated high-precision clock and an active jitter reduction hardware design, the 354-channel DX delivers an exceptional detailed sound.
On the digital side, the multi-format device provides an optical MADI I/O with 64 I/Os. 2 x 4 ADAT ports can convert all 16 analog I/Os – even with up to 96 kHz.
On top of it, the DX adds 64 x 64 channels of Dante/AES67 to an already impressive array of various I/Os – unique in this size and price range.
The Pulse16DX incorporates a Word Clock I/O and a MIDI I/O for embedding signals and remote control of the unit. Many popular features from the flagship A32 have been added as well: Preset Management, Panel Lock and the sophisticated routing matrix.
All in all the fan-less, small footprint device is a huge problem solver for studio and live sound applications.
An exceptional choice for live sound, recording, broadcast and house of worship.
Wherever high-end, multi-format conversion, including network audio, is required.
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.
Ferrofish consequently supports MADI and offers industry-leading products, like the PULSE16 DX and the high-density converters of the A-Series with seamless integration to other formats.
MADI – Made by Ferrofish provides a set of advanced MADI features – integrated into the PULSE16 DX:
- up to 192 kHz
- MADI DELAY COMPENSATION
- up to 2000m
- DUAL PORT REDUNDANCY
- MIDI OVER MADI
- Dante I/O
2 x RJ-45 Ethernet connector (CAT5/6 cables),
64 x 64 channel Brooklyn II board built-in.
MADI I/O (AES10)
SFP Multimode included
SFP Singlemode optional
SFP port for MADI optical Multimode or Singlemode SFP module
64 channels @32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz
32 channels @64kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz
16 channels @128kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
Support of MIDI over MADI.
Latency: 2 samples
Analog Inputs (AD)
2 x CS5368 (Cirrus Logic)
16 x TRS ¼” (6.3mm), female
Analog switches: +20dBu, +13dBu, +4dBu
Digital gain: +20dBu ... -8dBu, 1dB steps
@48kHz: 7.8/fs, 0.16ms
@96kHz: 5.4/fs, 0.06ms
@192kHz: 6.6/fs, 0.03ms
TFT screen, 28 levels
Analog Outputs (DA)
2 x CS4365 (Cirrus Logic)
16 x TRS ¼” (6.3mm), female
Digital gain: +20dBu ... -8 dBu, 1dB steps
@48kHz: 12/fs, 0.25ms
@96kHz: 9/fs, 0.09ms
@192kHz: 5/fs, 0.03ms
1 x ¼” (6.3mm) TRS jack, stereo.
Selectable mono or stereo source.
Digitally controlled volume level.
4+4 optical ports (8 channels each with 48 kHz)
16 channels @32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz
16 channels @64kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz
8 channels @128kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz (SMUX4 - only with installed MADI MX option)
Latency: 2 samples
2 x DIN5 connector for remote control of the unit
Conversion MIDI <> MIDI over MADI possible (MADI MX option required.)
BNC: 1 x input, 1 x output
75 Ohm Termination switchable for input
1 x input jack with screw lock.
Power required: 12VA in operation, 0,1VA in standby mode
(Efficiency Level VI)
Internal resettable polyfuse
1 x power supply included
SMUX4 with 192 kHz operation (requires installed MADI SFP).
Delay-compensation for MADI chain (requires installed MADI SFP).
MIDI over MADI Preset Management (requires installed MADI SFP)
TCXO (temp. 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.
2 x TFT Color Screens for the complete control of all analog I/O levels and all settings of the unit
One Key Control provides an easy control of all functions.
Multi language help pages guides available (No need to study the manual.)
Depth: 19cm (7.5”) (including connectors)
2 kg (4.4lbs)
41°F up to 113°F (+5°C up to +45°C)
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