Ferrofish A16 AE (Discontinued)


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Ferrofish A16 MK-II

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Ferrofish A16 AE
AD/DA Converter (ADAT Edition)

This product has been discontinued.

For a similar product, see the Ferrofish Pulse 16

  • Analogue: 16 balanced TRS I/O - 24 bit / 96 kHz converters
  • ADAT: 2 x ADAT I/O (16 channels)
  • Two TFT displays with high-res level metering on all inputs and outputs
  • Input-gain and output-levels individually adjustable for each channel
  • BNC Wordclock
  • 32 bit high performance ARM(TM) processor
  • Easy channel assignment with the graphical routing software


The Ferrofish A16 AE is the little brother of the A16 MK-II, including powerful 24 bit, 96 kHz AD/DA conversion, a robust design and simple user interface.

With 16 inputs and 16 outputs, all professional balanced analogue design, as well as ADAT I/O, it is a very cost effective solution with a range of interfacing options.

Attach an A16 AE to the RME Fireface UFX or two to the RME HDSPe RayDAT for example.

Ferrofish A16 AE Front Panel
Ferrofish A16 AE Front Panel - Click To Enlarge

On top of this, the A16 AE is equipped with two high-resolution TFT screens displaying level meters and clock status, as well as a straightforward front panel menu with input gain, output trim and clock options.

Comprehensive remote control software is also available that allows you to configure all these parameters over a MIDI connection.

Ferrofish A16 AE Rear Panel - Click To Enlarge
Ferrofish A16 AE Rear Panel - Click To Enlarge

That is not the end of the possibilities. The A16 AE can be upgraded to the same specification as the A16 MK-II after purchase; adding MADI I/O, more powerful routing options and 192 kHz support.

The Ferrofish A16 AE is a great combination of price and performance that can't fail to impress.


Analogue I/O

  • 16 in + 16 out / 96kHz / 24Bit AKM converter

Digital I/O

  • ADAT: 2 x ADAT interfaces for 16 channels
  • MADI optional


  • BNC wordclock
  • MIDI for remote control


  • 2 x TFT displays for high resolution VU-Meter of all analogue I/O
  • Detailed status display: monitoring of the digital inputs
  • Remote control: PC software using MIDI (or MIDI over MADI)


  • MADI Upgrade available


  • 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz & 192kHz (S/MUX)

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