While looking for a way to interconnect our Radar system to the RME HDSPfx card via MADI to ADAT, I discovered this unit. I was a little hesitant in the beginning since Ferrofish was not an established brand in the pro-audio circles but since it was at a very good price and also had 32 A/D and D/A converters besides its 32 MADI to ADAT and ADAT to MADI channels, I decided to overcome my hesitations and so I finally bought it.
After almost 3 years I can definitely say that this is one of my best purchases.
It's a very sturdy but elegant at the same time unit and easy enough, compared in particular with its sheer number of ins/outs, to setup from the just two front panel controls.
There is also a small free app available for PC and Mac on the Ferrofish site, which supposedly makes setting up and controlling the unit even easier but the Mac version I tried at first wasn't functioning properly, so I had to use a spare laptop PC in order to do that. I don't find the app necessary by any means though, since as I previously wrote the front panel buttons do a great job anyway.
As far as I remember, it took me less than half an hour to set the unit up when i first got it and since then it is there, doing the job it has been asked to do, day in - day out, flawlessly and without a single hiccup!
Sound wise the A to D and D to A converters are very good indeed and even though we use them as ancillaries to the Radar's converters, I wouldn't hesitate to use them in any but the most critical or demanding situations.
All in all, the A32 is a very versatile, good sounding and superbly designed and constructed unit, that will do the job in any situation where a vast amount of MADI, ADAT and analog inputs and outputs is needed.