Ferrofish Pulse16 - 16×16 AD/DA & ADAT Converter

Article number: Pulse 16
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With the Pulse16 we are continuing our tradition of high quality but affordable AD/DA converters. The Pulse16 offers 16 x16 fully balanced analog inputs and outputs and processes levels of up to +20 dBu in professional studio quality. Four ADAT I/O ports are available as digital interfaces, so that all 16 x16 analog channels can still be used even at 96 kHz.


  • Cirrus Logic 24 Bit / 192 kHz converter
  • 16 x16 channels analog I/O
  • 16 x16 channels ADAT I/O (8 x TOSLINK optical for SMUX 2 operation)
  • All analog I/O at 96 kHz
  • Wordclock I/O (BNC)
  • MIDI I/O for remote connection
  • Routing matrix
  • 2 x TFT screens allow complete control of all levels and settings on the device
  • Active-jitter-elimination circuit
  • Input gain of all analog channels switchable in 1dB steps (-8 dBu to +20 dBu)
  • Output level of all analog channels switchable in 1dB steps (-8 dBu to +20 dBu)
  • Headphone out
  • Fan-less
  • 19“, 1 RU


  • ADAT I/O: 4 + 4 optical ports; 32 channels @32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz; 16 channels @64kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz; 8 channels @128kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz (MADI MX option required); Latency: 2 samples
  • MADI I/O (MX or DX only): SFP cage for MADI single-mode or multi-mode SFP modu; ; 64 channels @32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz; 32 channels @64kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz; 16 channels @128kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz; MIDI-over-MADI implemented; Latency: 2 samples
  • Dante I/O (DX only): 2 network connectors; 64 channels @32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz; 32 channels @64kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz; 16 channels @128kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz; MIDI-over-Dante implemented
  • Wordclock: 2 x BNC: In / Out; Switchable input termination of 75 ohms
  • MIDI I/O: MIDI Standard 1.0 / 1996; 2 x 5pin I/O port for remote control; Translation from MIDI to MIDI over MADI possible
  • A/D converter: 2 x CS5368 (Cirrus Logic)
  • Outputs (analog): 16 x TRS ¼” (6.3mm), female; Digital gain: +20dBu...-8dBu in single steps of 1dB; Latency: @48kHz: 12/fs, 0.25ms, @96kHz: 9/fs, 0.09ms,; @192kHz: 5/fs, 0.03ms
  • D/A converter: 2 x CS4365 (Cirrus Logic)
  • Inputs (analog): 16 x TRS ¼” (6.3mm), female; Digital sensitivity: +20dBu...-8dBu in single steps of 1dB; Latency: @48kHz: 7.8/fs, 0.16ms, @96kHz: 5.4/fs, 0.06ms,; @192kHz: 6.6/fs, 0.03ms
  • Op-Amps: RC4580
  • Display: 2 x Color-TFT Display
  • Headphones: 1 x ¼” (6.3mm) TRS jack, stereo. Selectable mono or stereo source. Digitally controlled volume level.
  • PLL: Digitally controlled PLL with active jitter reduction. Output jitter: 50ps ... 100ps typ.
  • Int. Clock: TCXO (temp. compensated oscillator) with high accuracy
  • Initial accuracy: +/-1.5ppm
  • Temperature drift: +/-2.5ppm
  • Aging: +/- 1.0ppm
  • Fuse: Polyfuse, internal, self-resetting
  • Power supply: external PSU (12 Volts, 3 amps) included
  • Power required: typ 15VA
  • Dimensions Height: 1RU, depth: 19cm (7.5”) (jack dimensions included)
  • Weight: 2 kg (4.4lbs)
  • Temperature: +5° to +45° celsius
  • Humidity: < 75%, non-condensing


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