Synthax and Ferrofish unveil new Pulse 16 AD/DA converter

Synthax, the Americas distributor for Ferrofish, has announced the new Ferrofish Pulse 16 AD/DA converter.

The new Pulse16 AD/DA converter offers 16 analogue inputs and outputs. Using the most current generation of 24-bit / 96 kHz Cirrus logic converters, it transfers these 16 channels to digital, and then makes them available via the unit’s TOSLINK ports in ADAT format.

Further, the Pulse16 can transfer just as many ADAT channels into the analogue domain, making it an ideal choice for recording, broadcast, and installed sound — wherever high-end signal conversion is required.

In addition to standard 8-channel, 48 kHz ADAT Lightpipe operation, the 1RU, rackmountable Ferrofish Pulse 16 offers a total of eight optical TOSLINK connections (4 In / 4 Out), enabling support for 16 channels of 96 kHz digital audio when operating in SMUX2 mode. The 16 analogue paths are always available, even when working at more than 48 kHz in SMUX2 mode. Input and Output sensitivity of all analogue channels can be set in steps of 1dB (-8dBu to +20dBu).

The Pulse 16 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 detailed resolution and what the company describes as ‘great’ overall sound. Pulse 16 also 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 earphone output on the front panel.

Mathias von Heydekampf, managing director at Synthax, commented: “This compact AD/DA converter sounds terrific and provides very intuitive operation. With a small footprint, the Pulse 16 is an outstanding tool for a wide range of signal conversion applications.”

The Ferrofish Pulse16 AD/DA converter, which will be available August 2017, carries an MSRP of $1199.