Ferrofish has expanded its family of Pulse16 converters to include the new Pulse16 MX +24dBu and Pulse16 DX +24dBu, stated to increase the maximum input and output level from +20 dBu to +24 dBu while also providing new connectivity options.
“By expanding the Pulse16 family even further, in addition to offering broadcasters more headroom, Ferrofish is also offering multiple connectivity options,” says Derek Badala, Director of Sales, Americas for Synthax, distributor of Ferrofish. “These cost-effective and high-performing converting solutions are just the latest way Ferrofish is helping broadcaster get the most out of their audio experience.”
In addition to increasing the maximum input and output levels from +20 dBu to +24 dBu — which complies with the American SMPTE guidelines calling for +24 dBu levels for the analog portion to keep all analog and digital levels uniform — the new MX model provides ADAT and MADI integration. This allows users to transmit an audio signal over a simple optical MADI cable pair, making multi-channel recording a non-issue. The new DX model also provides MADI and ADAT connectivity as well as Dante connectivity into the mix.
The Pulse16 is a high-density converter providing 16 x 16 balanced analog TRS I/O. Due to its Cirrus Logic converter chips, it operates with an active digital jitter elimination, which compensates shifts or jitters in the signal and fosters high-quality audio. The Pulse16 family now includes the Pulse16 DX, Pulse16 MX and the original Pulse16.
In addition to the new Pulse16 MX +24dBu and Pulse16 DX +24dBu models, Ferrofish also recently announced a new Pulse16 MX CV and Pulse16 DX CV, well-suited for users working with modular synths using CV/Gate technology.