Ferrofish recently introduced its updated A32pro and A32pro Dante multi-format converters and routers. Both new converters feature a new black finish, an updated front panel with remote control options, and GPIO options for redundancy and DSP expansion.
The A32pro series is intended for conversation and signal distribution for recording studios, live audio playback systems, and broadcast audio installations, and can also function as a digital audio format converter and data router. signal. Audio signals can be freely converted between all analog and digital formats while simultaneously being routed to multiple destinations in blocks of eight channels, enabling use in a range of professional audio applications. Multiple Ferrofish units can be daisy-chained to provide a large number of audio channels in minimal rack space using redundant power supplies.
Featuring the latest generation of ESS Tech AD/DA converters, the A32pro and A32pro Dante offer multiple connectivity options in a single 1U frame. Both products feature 32 analog inputs and 32 analog outputs on fully balanced 25-pin D-sub connectors. On the digital side, both devices support up to 64 channels of MADI I/O via two SFP slots, which can accommodate optical or coaxial MADI SFPs and can work in tandem for additional redundancy. Up to 32 channels of ADAT optical I/O are provided in each direction with full support for dual 96 kHz sample rates.
A two-slot bay is provided for future DSP expansion, providing additional powered processing for both units’ onboard SHARC DSP processor. They also offer a selection of remote control options, including Ferrofish’s free REMOTEFISH app. REMOTEFISH can control one or more Ferrofish devices, including all inputs, outputs, monitoring, routing and settings. The A32pro Dante includes 64 × 64 channels of Dante I/O on two Ethernet ports with redundant functionality.
Other features include stereo TRS main output with dedicated DAC monitoring path, 32×32 channels of ADAT I/O on TOSlink sockets with 96kHz support, 64×64 channels of MADI I/O on the LC multi-mode SFP module, user exchangeable (with single-mode optical and coaxial SFP modules available). The units feature Word Clock I/O on BNC connectors with proprietary jitter reduction circuitry and MIDI I/O on 3.5mm TRS connectors. GPIO port is included for remote presets for switching and monitoring alerts on dSub15. Dual stereo headphones with quarter-inch TRS outputs with HQ amplifier modules and a dedicated DAC are also included.