A32 Dante B-Stock

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The A32 Dante is a worldwide unique solution to convert and route all important PRO-Audio formats with the highest possible I/O density.

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A32 Dante B-Stock

32 x 32 AD/DA <> MADI <> ADAT <> Dante Converter

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A “B-Stock” is a product which has been returned by a customer within their 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee or replaced under guarantee and can no longer be sold as “A-Stock”. These products are offered at a special, reduced price, are fully functional and come with a full warranty and 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee. Customers may find that these products show traces of use or scuffing and may not come in their original packaging but will always be checked prior to shipment.

Connect anything. With everything.

Life saver, problem solver, flexibility champion. The A32 Dante is a worldwide unique solution to convert and route all important PRO-Audio formats with the highest possible I/O density in a single HU rack device: Analog, MADI, ADAT and Dante/AES67 – all with up to 192 kHz.

The incredible flexible converter provides 32 x 32 balanced analoge I/Os in D-Sub25 format with pro studio levels up to +20dBu – adjustable in 1 dB steps.

The A32 Dante is using the recent high-performance low-latency converter generation from Cirrus Logic. Combined with a temperature-compensated high-precision clock and an active jitter reduction hardware design, the 386-channel behemoth delivers an exceptional detailed sound.

On the digital side, the multi-format device provides a MADI I/O with 64 channels – as redundant BNC and optical fiber ports. The additional 2 x 4 ADAT ports – port 4 switchable to SPDIF – can convert all 32 analog I/Os.

The A32 Dante incorporates a Word Clock I/O and a classic MIDI I/O for embedding signals and remote control of the unit. On top of it: intuitive one-knob control, Preset Management, Panel Lock and a powerful cross-format routing matrix (see below).

All in all the fan-less, small footprint Smart Converter & Routing system is a huge problem solver for studio and live sound applications. The efficiency puzzle is solved – finally.

The high density Multi-Format-Revolution: 384 tightly integrated channels in a concentrated package. Plus Headphone Out.

Dante Plug & Play Eco System

The A32 Dante fits directly into scalable network infrastructures of the Dante Eco System – with Plug & Play. The powerful Dante control software allows the routing of all channels freely within the network. Combined with the Virtual Dante soundcard, the A32 Dante turns into a powerful audio interface.

4 x TFT Display with Smart Control

Four high-resolution TFT displays provide detailed level information for all 2 x 32 analog signals – allowing the overview of the signal flow in and out of the unit. The innovative on-board contextual help, much loved by Ferrofish users, allows it to use the high-tech device, without reaching for the manual.

Internal Routing Matrix

The A32 Dante provides a sophisticated internal matrix for the free routing and splitting of all 192 Ins to all 192 Outs in blocks of 8 channels. The headphone output allows it to monitor every mono or stereo I/O plus one of 7 submixes directly from the front of the unit.

High Performance DSP

The high quality analogue circuit is accompanied by two powerful DSPs. A high-performance Sharc-DSP with floating point calculation and 80 bit wide accumulator processes the audio data with unmatched accuracy.

Redundant Power Supply

The A32 Dante provides two automatically switch-over power supplies for worldwide operation. Both external power supplies can be replaced in seconds and even switched during operation without interruption. This way the A32 Dante does not need to be sent in for repair if a power supply fails.

Flexible Remote Control

The A32 Dante can be remotely controlled via MIDI, MIDI-over-MADI, USB and the Dante Network. Dante and MADI audio streams can be used to send and receive embedded MIDI messages.

A32 Dante INPUTS & OUTPUTS
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ANALOG I/O

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ADAT I/O

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MADI I/O

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DANTE I/O

2 x 4 D-Sub25

8 channels on each D-Sub25
with RME/TASCAM pin-format.
-8 to +20 dBU (Gain in 1 dB steps).

MADI I/O: BNC + Optical SC

The coaxial I/O allows cable lengths of up to 100 m.
The optical I/O features a Multimode SC connector.
A Singlemode version is available.

USB Type-B

For Firmware updates (FPGA-flash), plugin installation and remote control from a host computer. The A32 Dante appears as a MIDI device.

2 x 4 TOSLINK

Each port transfers eight channels at a sample rate of 48 kHz (= 32 In + 32 Out). ADAT port 4 is switchable to optical S/PDIF format.

Dante Network I/O (redundant)

Two RJ-45 ports connect to any Dante audio network. Simply connect a LAN Ethernet cable (CAT5/CAT6) to the primary port. The secondary port takes automatically over in case of a network error (Dante Port Redundancy).

PHONES STEREO TRS (FRONT)

Monitoring of every stereo/mono I/O or one of 7 submixes via an additional stereo DAC.

Word Clock I/O

BNC with 75 Ohm
internal termination.
On/Off via display.

MIDI I/O

For Remote Control and
MIDI-over-MADI
(with installed MADI module).

Redundant Power Supply

Ground-loop free, coaxial DC connector with secure, stable and relaible screw-lock. One PSU is included. The affordable replacement power supplies are available from any Ferrofish distributor.

MORE I/O DETAILS
A32 DANTE SPECIFICATIONS

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

Latency

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

OpAmps
RC4580 + OPA1664

Level indicator
TFT screen, 28 levels

Analog Outputs (DA)

4 x CS4365 (Cirrus Logic)

4 x DSub25 / Tascam

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

Latency

  • @48kHz: 7.8/fs, 0.16ms,
  • @96kHz: 5.4/fs, 0.06ms,
  • @192kHz: 6.6/fs, 0.03ms

OpAmps
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

SPDIF I/O

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

Additional Features

  • 192 kHz operation (S/MUX up to 192kHz).
  • Individual delay-compensation of all analogue outputs.
  • DSP Plugin-ready
  • MIDI in/out plugs Headphone /submix output for easy control.
  • 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 Screens for the complete control of all analog I/O levels and all settings of the unit
  • One Key Control provides an easy control of all functions.
  • Multi language help pages guides available (No need to study the manual.)

Audio Core Processor

  • Sharc DSP ADSP-21489 / 400MHz.
  • Routing and processing of of all 384 audio channels.
  • Mixing to headphone output.
  • Independent mixing to selectable analog output pair.
  • Calculation of DSP plugins.

Dimensions

  • 1HU
  • Depth: 27cm (10.6”) (including connectors)

Weight

4.1kg (9 lbs)

Ambient temperature

41°F up to 113°F (+5°C up to +45°C)

Ferrofish AD/DA Converters in Comparison

Convincing to the last detail.

Quality of Sound.

High Quality AD & DA

The A32 Dante uses the most recent low-latency AD & DA generation from Cirrus Logic. The high performance converters capture and restore audio signals with all details, a highly neutral frequency response and low distortion. All analog inputs and output are using D-Sub connectors, and can be set independently to levels between -8dBu and +20dBu.

High Resolution Sound

The A32 Dante converts 16 analog I/O with sample rates of up to 192 kHz from/to MADI and ADAT (8 Channels at 192 kHz – SMUX/4).

The pristine sound quality is perfectly suited for high-quality recording and playback of critical material with high dynamics, like classical music or jazz.

High Precision Clock

The A32 Dante is driven by a high-accurate, internal low jitter clock. The sophisticated design combines an advanced jitter reduction circuit with a stable, temperature compensated oscillator. All digital data from the MADI, ADAT and BNC ports are automatically processed, resulting in the an ultra-low output jitter on all digital channels of 50 to 100 ps.

A32 Dante MADI Format

Digital Multicore

MADI is the industry standard for multi-channel audio at modern concert tours around the globe, classical music recordings, theatres and music studios. Setups with several hundred channels in a complex setup, including recording interfaces, mixing consoles and converters to all existing audio formats, are easy to realize. Thanks to the internal routing matrix with it´s submix capability, MADI signals can be freely merged from channels of all other formats (Analog, ADAT, Dante) – and even from the MADI inputs.

Ferrofish consequently supports MADI and offers industry-leading products, like the high-density A32 series, with seamless integration to other formats. 56- and 64-channel MADI formats are supported.

MADI, Made by Ferrofish provides a set of advanced MADI features – integrated into the A32 Dante:

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192 kHz

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MADI DELAY

COMPENSATION

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Up to 2000M

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DUAL PORT

REDUNDANCY

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MIDI

OVER MADI

A32 Dante - Dante Network

2 x 64 Channels. To the net.

With advanced Plug & Play.

The Ferrofish A32 Dante delivers all the industry-leading features of Dante – including 64 channels bi-directional transmission and port redundancy. The high density converter can integrate isolated islands of Analog, MADI or ADAT equipment to a Dante network or the other way around, e. g. adding a group of network devices and analog devices to a MADI mixing console. Thanks to the internal routing matrix with it´s submix capability, Dante streams can be freely merged from channels of all other formats (Analog, ADAT, MADI) – and even from Dante inputs.

The integrated headphone output provides a very helpful feature: it can monitor ANY signal in the Dante network, by simply routing it to the A32 and the phones out. Unmatched flexibility!

The A32 Dante is out-of-the-box compatible with any other Dante-enabled device. It fits directly into the scalable network infrastructure – simply with the connection of a common CAT5/6 cable. The device is immediately detected with all I/Os and automatically configured. Every room with a Dante LAN connection can be used for recording or mixing – just plug the A32 Dante into the network and start to work. AES67 mode can be selected via the settings display.

Dante is the fastest growing Audio-over-IP Eco System, with countless compatible products from more than a hundred manufacturers.

As a Layer 3 IP-based protocol Dante can work with off-the-shelf network hardware. The usual in-house GBit LAN is perfectly suited for any Dante application with several hundred audio channels. Setting up a Dante network is typically just a matter of plugging devices into an Ethernet switch and connecting a computer for channel routing and management to the network.

A huge advantage of Dante – besides Plug & Play with automatically recognized device names – is the fabulous Dante software manager. With its help audio signals can be made available anywhere and everywhere in the network – even kilometers away. Patching and routing down to a single channel is done in software and not over physical wired links and hardware routers. Millions of audio-payloaded IP packets travel automatically to their designated destinations, with Unicast and Multicast transmission.

Dante provides ultra-reliable clocking via Precision Time Protocol (PTP) and a sophisticated clock master selection. It supports low latency operation, adjustable from 150 microseconds to 5 ms (default: 1 ms for up to 10 switches). Dante includes a suite of diagnostic tools, monitoring the network health status, e. g. device latency monitoring, active clock health monitoring, packet error reporting, and usage statistics.

Besides the main body of audio packets, Dante transmits control data. This way Ferrofish devices can be remote controlled via the network.

Dante is developed and supported by Audinate – a single company, which guarantees a standardized solution and the ongoing compatibility of all Dante-enabled products.

All in all Dante matches perfectly the requirements of any professional audio work.

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Dante DEVICE

PLUG&PLAY

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GLITCH-FREE

REDUNDANCY

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VIRTUAL Dante

SOUNDCARD

With AES67 Ferrofish Dante devices integrate the global Interconnection Audio-over-IP standard. It allows Dante, Ravenna, LiveWire and plain AES67 devices to exchange audio streams. AES67 is also part of the global Video-over-IP standard SMPTE 2110.

Top Features

Remote Control

The A32 Dante can be remote controlled with MIDI-based commands. The remote software on a host computer can use various connections to the device:

MIDI: The device can be controlled via a MIDI cable from the host computer to the integrated MIDI I/O.
Multiple A32 Dante – at a stage or in the equipment rack – can be controlled via daisy chaining.

The MIDI connection can also be used, to control non-Ferrofish MIDI equipment in the studio rack or on stage. The MIDI routing can be adjusted via the display.

MIDI over MADI: The A32 Dante responds to MIDI remote control, embedded in the received MADI stream. To use this feature, it needs a MADI audio interface. e. g. from our partner RME, which is capable of embedding MIDI data in the MADI stream.

USB: The integrated USB port can be used to remote control the device. When connecting to the PC, the A32 Dante will appear as a USB-MIDI device.

Dante Network: If the host computer is connected via a Dante network to the A32, the device can be controlled very conveniently with embedded MIDI-over-Dante messages.

Routing Matrix & SubMixes

The A32 Dante can be remote controlled with MIDI-based commands. The remote software on a host computer can use various connections to the device:

MIDI: The device can be controlled via a MIDI cable from the host computer to the integrated MIDI I/O.
Multiple A32 Dante – at a stage or in the equipment rack – can be controlled via daisy chaining.

The MIDI connection can also be used, to control non-Ferrofish MIDI equipment in the studio rack or on stage. The MIDI routing can be adjusted via the display.

Direct Headphone Monitoring

The headphone output on the front allows it to monitor every mono or stereo I/O directly from the unit – no additional device or DAW interface is necessary. This way it doesn´t need another monitoring device in the bag to tap into a pair of MADI or Dante channels.

The headphones signal can be easily selected via a dedicated source control on the TFT display. Its possible to choose from ANALOG IN/OUT, MADI IN/OUT, ADAT IN/OUT, Dante IN/OUT and Submix 1-7.

Smart. Guided. Control.

Four high-resolution TFT displays provide complete control of all features:

  • Detailed level information for all 2 x 32 analog signals at a glance
  • Analog Gains
  • Routing matrix, MIDI Routing, Submixes
  • Headphone control, including source selection.
  • Settings (e. g. Clock, Termination, TFT Brightness, Device Lock)
  • Preset control (Save, Load)

The innovative on-board contextual help, much loved by Ferrofish users, allows it to use this high-tech device, without reaching for the manual.

High Performance DSP

The high quality analogue circuit is accompanied by two powerful DSPs. A powerful Sharc-DSP with floating point calculation and 80 bit wide accumulator processes the audio data with unmatched accuracy.

The DSP performs routing, mixing and the analogue gain/level settings – still providing unused processing reserves. Future updates will include high-quality Ferrofish DSP-effects, which are able to process audio effects with high accuracy and without latency.

A32 Dante B-Stock

MULTI-FORMAT SMART CONVERTER & ROUTING SYSTEM.
Analog, MADI, ADAT, Dante, AES67. WHATEVER.

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Additional information

Weight4.1 kg
Dimensions27 × 48 × 4.4 cm