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Ferrofish A32 Dante

Ferrofish A32 Dante

The A32 Dante brings our flagship into the Dante network: All interfaces, whether analog, MADI or ADAT, are brought using the integrated routing matrix in the Dante network. Of course, all features of the A32 are still available.

The A32 Dante is not just a converter – it’s also the ultimate problem solver thanks to its incredible flexibility. Overall, the A32 Dante processes 384 channels, all highly integrated into a 1HU rack unit. Enumerating all the configurations of the A32 Dante is almost impossible: in addition to the 32 x 32 studio-grade balanced analog inputs and outputs up to 192kHz, there are four ADAT I/O, two MADI I/O ports, and of course Dante, brought out redundant on two RJ45 jacks. Everything freely freely 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 TFT screens, the user always has full control.

Packed into a compact 1HU, the highly integrated converter is equipped with 32 x 32 balanced analog channels, brought out on 8 D-SUB connectors. They deliver studio levels up to +20dBu, individually adjustable in 1dB steps. The sophisticated design, using low latency Cirrus Logic converters, accompanied with a temperature-compensated clock and jitter reduction PLL, guarantees best crystal clear sound up to 192kHz.

Even operation of the A32 Dante is done without any compromise, almost self explaining, as with all our products: A total of four 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 on the PC is of course also possible via USB, MIDI or MIDI over MADI.

The headphone can be connected to any analog or digital input or output: ideal for control or monitoring. For complex tasks, a mix especially for the headphones can be created using all available channels, and stored in up to seven mix presets.

  • 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)
    Optical (multimode) + Coaxial interface

    • 64 channels @32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz
    • 32 channels @64kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz
    • 32 channels @128kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz*

    * both MADI ports work independently 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)

    4 x CS5368 (Cirrus Logic)

    4 x DSub25 / Tascam

    • Analog switches: +20dBu, +13dBu, +4dBu
    • Digital gain: +20dBu … -8 dBu, 1dB steps


    • @48kHz: 12/fs, 0.25ms,
    • @96kHz: 9/fs, 0.09ms,
    • @192kHz: 5/fs, 0.03ms

    RC4580 + OPA1664

    Level indicator
    TFT screen, 28 levels

    Analog Outputs (DA)

    4 x CS4385 (Cirrus Logic)

    4 x DSub25 / Tascam

    • 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

    RC4580 + OPA1664

    Level indicator
    TFT screen, 28 levels

    Headphones Out

    • 1 x ¼” (6.3mm) TRS jack, stereo.
    • Provides an independent stereo channel.
    • Selectable mono/stereo source or one of 5 mixes 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


    ADAT 4 I/O can be reconfigured as S/PDIF I/O.
    The input includes a sample rate converter (performance of SRC: -128dB)
    The output follows the sample frequency of the A32.

    MIDI I/O

    • 2 x DIN5 connector for remote control of the unit
    • Conversion MIDI <> MIDI over MADI possible

    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

    USB Port

    1 x USB 2.0 for Remote/Updates

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