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Ferrofish A32Pro Dante - 386-Channel Analog / Multimode MADI / ADAT to Dante Interface

 
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The A32pro Dante is Ferrofish's flagship connecting digital and analog audio to the world of Dante: All interfaces, whether analog, MADI or ADAT, are brought using the integrated routing matrix into the Dante network. Of course, all features of the A32pro are still available. The A32pro Dante is... Read More

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The A32pro Dante is Ferrofish's flagship connecting digital and analog audio to the world of Dante: All interfaces, whether analog, MADI or ADAT, are brought using the integrated routing matrix into the Dante network. Of course, all features of the A32pro are still available.

The A32pro Dante is not just a converter – it 's also the ultimate problem solver thanks to its incredible flexibility, thanks to its modular hardware platform. Overall, the A32pro Dante processes 386 channels, all highly integrated into a 1 slim rack unit. Enumerating all the configurations of the A32pro Dante is almost impossible: in addition to the 32 x 32 studio-grade balanced analog inputs and outputs up to 192kHz, there are a stereo main out, four ADAT I/O, two MADI I/O ports (SFP slots) and of course Dante, brought out redundant on two RJ45 jacks. Everything is routable in groups of 8 channels each.

Clarity and operational reliability has first priority: Both Dante and MADI are laid out redundant, an essential feature for live operation! Of course, a second power supply can be connected, and thanks to the four multitouch TFT screens, the user always has full control.

Packed into a compact 1RU, the highly integrated converter is equipped with 32 x 32 balanced analog channels, brought out on eight D-SUB connectors. They deliver studio levels up to +20dBu, individually adjustable in 1dB steps. The sophisticated design, using latest generation ESS converters, accompanied with a temperature-compensated clock and jitter reduction PLL guarantees best crystal clear sound up to 192kHz.

Even operation of the A32pro Dante is done without any compromise, almost self explaining, as with all Ferrofish products: A total of four multitouch TFT screens show the levels of all 64 channels, it can 't be done better. Controlling the unit also benefits from the screens: a sophisticated help system built into the device provides context-sensitive help for the selected function at all times. Control by the RemoteFish App (PC and Mac) is also possible via USB (USB-over-MIDI), MIDI, MIDI-over-MADI and Dante.

The two headphone outputs can monitor any analog or digital input or output: ideal for control or monitoring. As a monitoring format mono, stereo and even M/S is possible. In addition to the dual stereo operation a fully balanced mode using both outputs for even more output power is available.

Dante Plug 'n Play
Integrate the A32pro Dante seamlessly into your Dante network has never been easier. Just plug it in and the device is visible on the network and ready to be routed freely using the Dante Controller software. Together with the Dante PCIe Card or DVS (Dante Virtual Soundcard), the A32 Dante turns into a universal audio interface.

4 x Multitouch TFT User Interface
Keep track of all 64 analog input and output channels at any time: Everything is shown clearly on the four TFT screens. The screens also show the status of all digital interfaces, as well as the status of GPIO and loaded preset, easy to always keep track of whats happening. Status information and all functions are presented clearly and intuitively, so no need to consult the manual anymore. The multitouch sensitive user interface makes the unit a pleasure to operate.

Internal Routing Matrix
All 192 x 192 analog and digital channels of the A32pro Dante are brought together in groups of 8 using the internal routing matrix. For easy monitoring, any channel, no matter if input or output can be monitored in mono, stereo and even in M/S (mid/side) by one of the two independent headphone outputs. For audiophile scenarios a full balanced output mode using two stereo outputs for balanced wired headphones is available as well.

Dual Slots for DSP Sticks
The modular platform is ready for expansion: Two slots for optional DSP sticks open a whole new world for multichannel audio processing.

Redundant Power Supply
For reliability, the A32pro Dante can be powered by two power supplies. Both power supplies are permanently monitored, and switched without interruption in case of failure. Warning message is shown on the screen or send via MIDI to be able to react on this failure.

Flexible Remote Control
The comprehensive remote software RemoteFish for PC and MAC is available to control the A32pro series. In addition to USB, the A32pro Dante can also be connected via MIDI (by simple MIDI commands), MIDI-over-MADI and Remote-over-Dante. All Ferrofish devices are automatically detected and listed in the software.

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Product Specs

Dante I/O 2 x RJ-45 Ethernet connector (CAT5/6 cables),
64 x 64 channel Brooklyn series board built-in.
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
Level indicator TFT screen, 28 levels
Analog Outputs (DA) Latest generation of Digital / Analog Converters from ESS Tech.
4 x DSub25 (Tascam format)
Digital gain: +20dBu … -8dBu, 1dB steps
OpAmps
OPA1604 / OPA1664
Level indicator TFT screen, 28 levels
Headphones Out 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.
ADAT I/O 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
GPIO Port 4x General Purpose Inputs for switching Presets #1-4.
4x General Purpose Outputs for monitoring Lock/Power/MADI/Temp alerts.
MIDI I/O 2 x 1/8-in (3.5mm) TRS connector for remote control
Conversion MIDI <> MIDI-over-MADI possible
MIDI 2.0 pinout
Wordclock I/O BNC: 1 x input, 1 x output
75 Ohm Termination switchable for input
Power Supply 12V, 3A
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
USB Port 1 x USB 2.0 for Remote/Updates
Additional Features 192 kHz operation (S/MUX up to 192kHz).
GPIO Port for remote preset switching and alert monitoring
DSP Plugin-ready
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, Dante I/O, Power Supplies).
Internal Clock Temperature compensated oscillator, with high accuracy.
Initial accuracy: +/-1.5ppm
Over temperature range: +/-2.5ppm
Aging: +/-1ppm
PLL Digitally controlled PLL / Jitter reduction system
Output jitter: 50ps … 100ps typ.
LCD Displays 4 x TFT Multitouch Screen User Interface
Two-layer illuminated touch-sensitive high resoltution 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.
Dimensions 1RU, fanless design
Depth: 31cm (12.6”) (including connectors)
Weight 4.1kg (9 lbs)
Ambient temperature 41°F up to 113°F (+5°C up to +45°C)

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