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Ferrofish A16MKII Converters Audio Interfaces
Old 13th September 2011
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Ferrofish A16MKII Converters

Anybody here who are using these converters ? How are they compared to, for example Lynx Aurora or SSL Alphalink?

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Old 13th September 2011
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* I am.

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Old 13th September 2011
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I like the screens on the front, never heard of them though
Old 14th September 2011
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* I am.

* No idea.

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Great Reply ;-)

Are you happy with the Ferrofish?
Old 14th September 2011
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Yeah, works fine. Haven´t done much testing against other DA´s ( primary use for me ).

Will hopefully be able to testdrive it more in november.

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Old 2nd October 2011
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Got the Ferrofish and this weekend i did the first recording with it.

I love it. The bottom feels tight and the highs are smooth. I have acctually been working on Behringer ADA8000 converters before these and and the upgrade feels great!
Not sure how these compare to Lynx and Alphalinks, but i do have a feeling it's more about what you feed into these and who is working them.
I'm Happy and keeping these!!!!
Old 6th October 2011
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any more love for these?
Old 6th October 2011
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Got the Ferrofish and this weekend i did the first recording with it.

I love it. The bottom feels tight and the highs are smooth. I have acctually been working on Behringer ADA8000 converters before these and and the upgrade feels great!
Not sure how these compare to Lynx and Alphalinks, but i do have a feeling it's more about what you feed into these and who is working them.
I'm Happy and keeping these!!!!
So you love it, which is cool indeed . . . anything else regarding this particular piece? It looks very interesting to me, especially for the price and since I don't have to pay VAT it would be around $1,600 USD.

How do you have it connected / what's you setup?

I'm just wondering because I too am in the market for a converter(s) so any additional details you can share would be great. Their website is, um, so not great but this likes a very new company on the market. Do you know anything about them?
Old 9th October 2011
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These are new on the market, so people get them to replace cheaper converters, and of course they sound better than a Behringer ADA8000.

Once these have been around for about a few years you'll get more in depth opinions on what is good/bad, etc. They appear to be mid to good converters but won't replace the mytek/Lavry crowd. With 32 channels of conversion for $1,400 you wouldn't expect them to.
Old 9th October 2011
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There's already a thread here
Old 9th October 2011
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So you love it, which is cool indeed . . . anything else regarding this particular piece? It looks very interesting to me, especially for the price and since I don't have to pay VAT it would be around $1,600 USD.

How do you have it connected / what's you setup?

I'm just wondering because I too am in the market for a converter(s) so any additional details you can share would be great. Their website is, um, so not great but this likes a very new company on the market. Do you know anything about them?
I have mine connected via adat to a RME Raydat card. My preamps are connected directly to the inputs and my out's are connected via patch (For outboard integration) to my Neve 8816.

They are probably not in the league of the Lavry etc.. (but without going into the converter debate) I seriously feel it's good enought for most setup's.
At least for my Metal.. Rock'n Roll studio
Old 10th October 2011
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I have mine connected via adat to a RME Raydat card. My preamps are connected directly to the inputs and my out's are connected via patch (For outboard integration) to my Neve 8816.

They are probably not in the league of the Lavry etc.. (but without going into the converter debate) I seriously feel it's good enought for most setup's.
At least for my Metal.. Rock'n Roll studio
If it's good enough for Nordic Death Metal, it's good enough for me! heh
Old 12th October 2011
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The specs look strange. 108 db dynamic range?! That's was not good may years ago.
Old 22nd February 2012
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If it's good enough for Nordic Death Metal, it's good enough for me! heh
I heard these guys used Ferrofish converters.

The Black Satans - The Satan Of Hell - YouTube
Old 22nd February 2012
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The specs look strange. 108 db dynamic range?! That's was not good may years ago.
I know this is an old thread, but that is likely what the original Creamware A16 spec was (which this company sprung from the old Creamware crew). Hard to know 100% though. I used to use those Creamware converters years ago and they were quite good on a budget. I think they were streeting for like $850 back then, I used them with an RME 9652 via ADAT for a while.

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Old 14th May 2016
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Bump ! :-)
Old 14th May 2016
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Bump ! :-)
Yeah, I know...not much of a Ferrofish users around here. I wonder how they compare to the Motu 16a. If anyone...please share your thoughts!
Old 2nd June 2016
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I have one. To me it sounds really good and not stressed ("ear-wise"). maybe soon i'll make a loopback-test to hear how it degrades the sound.

you'll get very much converter for this little price. you can't go wrong with it.
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