Ferrofish A 32 32X32 AD/DA, MADI & ADAT Converter

  • $ 2,499.00

This  Ferrofish item is not currently in stock.  Component shortages have effected availability going forward through 2023.  

If you wish to place a pre-order please do so but we currently cannot offer realistic lead times.

Twice the number of I/O channels of our Pulse16 converter and a lot of new professional features – the A32 has everything it takes to become the new centerpiece of a studio, live-rig or OB van.

32×32 analog inputs and outputs are completed with 32×32 ADAT I/O channels (ADAT4 can be switched to S/PDIF), a headphone output, optical and coaxial MADI I/O, redundant power inputs and four high res TFT color displays.

Perfect Connections: MADI and ADAT

The MADI connection enables a transfer of up to 64×64 audio channels over coaxial or optical fibre cable over a distance of up to 2000 m.

Thanks to MIDI-over-MADI the device can be remote controlled over that huge distance without the need for a separate remote connection.

Adding the ADAT I/Os to the 32 analog I/O, you get the full channel count of 64 inputs and 64 outputs over a single MADI cable connection.

Easy Control and Routing

The A32 offers a sophisticated routing matrix of all inputs and outputs. A powerful SHARC® DSP from Analog Devices offers enough processing power for all 258 audio channels.

The headphone output can monitor every single mono, stereo or even a submix signal; switching between them in no time at all.

Last but not least the four hi-res TFT color screens offer a full overview at any time.


  • Sample rates from 32 kHz up to 192 kHz
  • 32 x 32 analog I/O channels
  • 64 x 64 MADI I/O channels (optical or coaxial)
  • 32 x 32 ADAT I/O channels (8 x TOSLINK optical)
  • Stereo S/PDIF optical I/O with sample rate conversion
  • Wordclock I/O (BNC)
  • Headphones output with integrated monitoring matrix for mono-, stereo- and submix signals
  • MIDI I/O and MIDI-over-MADI
  • Thermally compensated oscillator with proprietary active jitter reduction circuit
  • Preset Management
  • Analog Devices SHARC® DSP processes all 258 audio channels
  • Sophisticated routing/mixing of all channels
  • 4 x TFT Screens give a detailed overview over all settings and levels at a glance
  • Intuitive one-key-control operating system
  • Multilingual self-explaining always-on help system lets you use the A32 even without the manual.
  • Redundant power inputs

MADI I/O: optical + coaxial interface

64 channels @32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz

32 channels @64kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz

32 channels @128kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz*

* both interfaces work independent to achieve full 32+32 channels

MIDI over MADI implemented

latency: 3 samples

automatic switching between optical <-> coax MADI when signal lost

ADAT I/O: 4+4 x optical interfaces

32 channels @32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz

16 channels @64kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz

n/a @128kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz

S/PDIF: ADAT 4 I/O can be reconfigured as S/PDIF

input has sample rate converter included (performance of SRC: -128dB)

output follows A32 sample frequency

Wordclock BNC: 1 x input, 1 x output

75 Ohm Termination switchable for input

MIDI I/O: two DIN5 jacks for remote

conversion MIDI <-> MIDI over MADI possible