The PULSE16 is the high-quality solution to connect a wide range of external analog and ADAT studio equipment to a mixer or a computer interface. The high-density converter provides 16 x 16 balanced analoge TRS-I/Os and can handle pro studio levels up to +20dBu – adjustable in 1 dB steps. 2 x 4 ADAT ports provide full 16 x 16 channel operation – even with up to 96 kHz. The optical ADAT ‘Lightpipe’ interface is still the most affordable way to transfer a variety of audio channels. Originally designed for the Alesis Digital Audio Tape machine – hence the name – in 1991 ADAT is reliable, standardized and still everywhere.
The PULSE series 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 fan-less, 98-channel PULSE16 delivers an exceptional detailed sound.
The Pulse16 incorporates a Word Clock I/O and a MIDI I/O for embedding signals and remote control of the unit. Many popular features from the flagship A32 have been added as well: Preset Management, Panel Lock and the sophisticated routing matrix.
MADI I/O (AES10)
PULSE 16 MX (Multimode included)
PULSe 16 optional via SFP
SFP port for MADI optical Multimode or Singlemode SFP module
- 64 channels @32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz
- 32 channels @64kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz
- 16 channels @128kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
Support of MIDI over MADI.
Latency: 2 samples
Analog Inputs (AD)
2 x CS5368 (Cirrus Logic)
16 x TRS ¼” (6.3mm), female
- 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
TFT screen, 28 levels
Analog Outputs (DA)
2 x CS4365 (Cirrus Logic)
16 x TRS ¼” (6.3mm), female
- Digital gain: +20dBu … -8 dBu, 1dB steps
- @48kHz: 12/fs, 0.25ms
- @96kHz: 9/fs, 0.09ms
- @192kHz: 5/fs, 0.03ms
- 1 x ¼” (6.3mm) TRS jack, stereo.
- Selectable mono or stereo source.
- Digitally controlled volume level.
4+4 optical ports (8 channels each with 48 kHz)
- 16 channels @32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz
- 16 channels @64kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz
- 8 channels @128kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz (SMUX4 – only with installed MADI MX option)
Latency: 2 samples
- 2 x DIN5 connector for remote control of the unit
- Conversion MIDI <> MIDI over MADI possible (MADI MX option required.)
- BNC: 1 x input, 1 x output
- 75 Ohm Termination switchable for input
- 1 x input jack with screw lock.
- Power required: 12VA in operation, 0,1VA in standby mode (Efficiency Level VI)
- Internal resettable polyfuse
- 1 x power supply included
- SMUX4 with 192 kHz operation (requires installed MADI option).
- Delay-compensation for MADI chain (requires installed MADI option).
- MIDI over MADI Preset Management (requires installed MADI option)
- TCXO (temp. compensated oscillator) with high accuracy.
- Initial accuracy: +/-1.5ppm
- Over temperature range: +/-2.5ppm
- Aging: +/-1ppm
- Digitally controlled PLL / Jitter reduction system
- Output jitter: 50ps … 100ps typ.
- 2 x TFT Color 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.)
- Depth: 19cm (7.5”) (including connectors)
2 kg (4.4lbs)
41°F up to 113°F (+5°C up to +45°C)
PULSE16 with MADI SFP : 226 Channels at 48 kHz (130 at 96 kHz, 82 at 192 kHz)
The upgrade adds the following features:
- The SFP module extends the PULSE16 with additional 64 in and 64 out MADI channels with optical LC format.
- All 16 x 16 analog channels can be used and converted to digital MADI and ADAT with sample rates up to 192 kHz. The ADAT ports can be used with 192 kHz (SMUX/4 = 8 channels).
- 32 ADAT I/Os can be used for conversion/routing from/to MADI.
The internal matrix allows the free routing and splitting of all 48 Inputs to all 48 Outputs in blocks of 8 channels.
This matrix is shown as a grid inside the ROUTING menu. The inputs are shown in the columns, while the rows represent the outputs. A solid square between these lines indicates a connection. The routing is done in blocks of eight channels.
Two high-resolution TFT displays provide complete control of all features:
- Detailed level information for all 2 x 16 signals at a glance
- Analog Gains
- Routing matrix
- 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 the high-tech device, without reaching for the manual.