1 (edited by bossmanottoman 2020-05-17 06:04:26)

Topic: SFP module for 12 MIc

ok i just purchased a 12 mic smile is this module connector looks like the right type? its MultiMode.. thanks

this one is by company called direcout.
https://www.thomann.de/gb/directout_ann … ule_mm.htm


here is another one by Ferrofish.. wonder why it needs an unlock code?
https://www.ferrofish.com/product/sfp-m … multimode/

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Re: SFP module for 12 MIc

You got all the necessary information in the other thread already. Direct Out will work. The unlock code of the other is most probably only needed when using the SFP module in a Ferrofish product - you have to ask them if that is the case.

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME

3 (edited by bossmanottoman 2020-05-17 09:56:26)

Re: SFP module for 12 MIc

MC wrote:

You got all the necessary information in the other thread already. Direct Out will work. The unlock code of the other is most probably only needed when using the SFP module in a Ferrofish product - you have to ask them if that is the case.

got it. i will save money and grab the direct out, ps its a german company.. seems like pretty reputable company,.. thanks.

4 (edited by ramses 2020-05-17 11:28:15)

Re: SFP module for 12 MIc

If you want to save money...

These two Digitus SFPs with universal firmware will most likely also do for a fraction of the price (~25%) of the FlexOptix (for Anna-Lisa) for €98.

These two products from Digitus only differ in terms of operating temperatures. I would take the more robust as it is not much more expensive.

https://www.amazon.de/dp/B007HL300C/ref=emc_b_5_t €18,67
https://www.digitus.info/de/produkte/ak … /dn-81000/
0-70 °C

https://www.amazon.de/dp/B006E1YLM2/ref=emc_b_5_t €24,75
https://www.digitus.info/de/produkte/ak … /dn-81010/
-40 - +85 °C

In terms of SFP selection you have to look for two things:

- firmware versions which indicate most compatibility to different vendors. Some SFPs have special firmware. Data Center customers e.g. needs different SFP/SFP+ for Cisco and Brocade switches ...

- price, in this area you pay sometimes a lot if the SFP is vendor certified (Cisco, HP). Prices over €1000 up to €5000 are not unusual. Many customers, even Data Center Customers, buy 3rd party as they regard it as unnecessary voodoo and in a datacenter you have redundancies for important connections anyway

Simply try it out .. like in many fields nowadays you need to look and check.

EDIT: Or save time and take the Direct Out product which is manufactured from FlexOptix (Darmstadt, DE), which you can regard now as preapproved by Matthias.

https://www.flexoptix.net/de/transceiver

It looks that this german brand concentrates on delivering products with universal firmware that is most compatible to many products.

BR
Ramses
X10SRi-F, E5-1650v4, Win10 Pro 2004, Cubase 10.5.20, UFX+, XTC, ADI-2 Pro FS R BE, ARC USB

Re: SFP module for 12 MIc

ramses wrote:

If you want to save money...

These two Digitus SFPs with universal firmware will most likely also do for a fraction of the price (~25%) of the FlexOptix (for Anna-Lisa) for €98.

These two products from Digitus only differ in terms of operating temperatures. I would take the more robust as it is not much more expensive.

https://www.amazon.de/dp/B007HL300C/ref=emc_b_5_t €18,67
https://www.digitus.info/de/produkte/ak … /dn-81000/
0-70 °C

https://www.amazon.de/dp/B006E1YLM2/ref=emc_b_5_t €24,75
https://www.digitus.info/de/produkte/ak … /dn-81010/
-40 - +85 °C

In terms of SFP selection you have to look for two things:

- firmware versions which indicate most compatibility to different vendors. Some SFPs have special firmware. Data Center customers e.g. needs different SFP/SFP+ for Cisco and Brocade switches ...

- price, in this area you pay sometimes a lot if the SFP is vendor certified (Cisco, HP). Prices over €1000 up to €5000 are not unusual. Many customers, even Data Center Customers, buy 3rd party as they regard it as unnecessary voodoo and in a datacenter you have redundancies for important connections anyway

Simply try it out .. like in many fields nowadays you need to look and check.

Or save time and take the Direct out which you can regard now as preapproved by Matthias.

hey thanks.

i just noticed directout brand has flexoptix written on it.. so i went directly check them out.. much cheaper here, but there is 1 too many options. https://www.flexoptix.net/en/transceiver/sfp_-multimode

6 (edited by ramses 2020-05-17 11:35:36)

Re: SFP module for 12 MIc

Simply look closely to the product id on the picture in the Thomann Web offer:
S.1303.2M.D

Then you will find two products:
S.1303.2M.D - https://www.flexoptix.net/en/sfp-fx-tra … 3084=18261
and
S.1303.2M.DI - https://www.flexoptix.net/en/sfp-fx-tra … 7989=47882

The I stands for "industrial version" which has a higher temperature range: -40°C - 85°C vs 0-70.

BR
Ramses
X10SRi-F, E5-1650v4, Win10 Pro 2004, Cubase 10.5.20, UFX+, XTC, ADI-2 Pro FS R BE, ARC USB

Re: SFP module for 12 MIc

ramses wrote:

Simply look closely to the product id on the picture in the Thomann Web offer:
S.1303.2M.D

Then you will find two products:
S.1303.2M.D - https://www.flexoptix.net/en/sfp-fx-tra … 3084=18261
and
S.1303.2M.DI - https://www.flexoptix.net/en/sfp-fx-tra … 7989=47882

The I stands for "industrial version" which has a higher temperature range: -40°C - 85°C vs 0-70.

But you seem to need the pricey flexbox in order to configure it? Maybe that's why the DirectOut is more expensive...
https://www.flexoptix.net/en/flexbox-se … ivers.html

8 (edited by ramses 2020-05-17 14:49:29)

Re: SFP module for 12 MIc

Ulrich wrote:
ramses wrote:

Simply look closely to the product id on the picture in the Thomann Web offer:
S.1303.2M.D

Then you will find two products:
S.1303.2M.D - https://www.flexoptix.net/en/sfp-fx-tra … 3084=18261
and
S.1303.2M.DI - https://www.flexoptix.net/en/sfp-fx-tra … 7989=47882

The I stands for "industrial version" which has a higher temperature range: -40°C - 85°C vs 0-70.

But you seem to need the pricey flexbox in order to configure it? Maybe that's why the DirectOut is more expensive...
https://www.flexoptix.net/en/flexbox-se … ivers.html

Hmmm .. thanks for the info. Strange, on Thomann Website this is not being mentioned.

I would ask FlexOptix on that topic (they surely know more about their product than Thomann) and otherwise simply get one from Amazon like the Digitus.

BR
Ramses
X10SRi-F, E5-1650v4, Win10 Pro 2004, Cubase 10.5.20, UFX+, XTC, ADI-2 Pro FS R BE, ARC USB