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FOCUSRITE Saffire PRO 24

8 in 6 out Firewire/Thunderbolt audio interface featuring two preamps

Manufacturer code: FOCUSRITE MOSF0008

Reidys code: 16431     Warranty: 1 Year***

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Specification

  • 8 in 6 out Firewire/Thunderbolt audio interface featuring two preamps
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1 dB
  • Weight: 1.6kg / 3.5 lbs
  • Dimensions: 215mm / 8.5" (W) x 45mm / 1.8" (H) x 220mm / 8.65" (D)
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Description

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What Focusrite say....

Focusrite Saffire PRO 24

All of Focusrite's FireWire interfaces are fully compatible with Thunderbolt using simple FireWire to Thunderbolt adapter. Focusrite fully supports the use of Thunderbolt with our FireWire interfaces. For more details visit the answerbase.

The Focusrite Saffire PRO 24 is part of Focusrite’s new generation of FireWire audio interfaces. As with all Focusrite interfaces, Saffire PRO 24 is the best sounding interface in its class, attentively designed with recording musicians and the modern home studio in mind.

Twenty-five years of mic preamp excellence form the foundation of this new interface, with two award-winning Focusrite preamps. These combine with the very latest in mix control software and FireWire interfacing technology to deliver seamless integration, excellent routing flexibility and rock-solid driver stability.

With Saffire PRO 24, sonic integrity reigns supreme. The two Focusrite preamps ensure low noise and distortion, whilst quality digital conversion and JetPLL™ jitter-elimination technology ensure pristine audio quality as your audio flows between the analogue and digital domains.

Alongside the two Focusrite preamps are a host of I/O options; two additional analogue inputs, six analogue outputs, ADAT inputs (for expanding the interface with, for example, Focusrite’s OctoPre MkII), stereo S/PDIF I/O and two virtual 'loopback' inputs for routing digital audio between software applications — ideal for capturing online audio. Front panel five-step LED metering for each analogue input offers detailed viewing of levels.

Saffire MixControl, the ultra-low-latency 18 x 8 DSP mixer/router software provided with Saffire PRO 24 sets a new standard at this price point for audio interface control. It features flexible output routing and monitoring, as well as intuitive one-click set-up solutions designed to help you track, monitor and mix as quickly as possible

Two high-quality award-winning Focusrite preamps

The best sounding interface in its class. Focusrite's unparalleled preamp legacy forms the foundation of this new interface, with two award-winning Focusrite mic pres.

High-quality 24-bit/96kHz FireWire/Thunderbolt™* interface

Features high quality A-D / D-A conversion and JetPLL™ jitter elimination technology; pristine audio quality and reliable synchronisation are guaranteed.

Total I/O count of 16 inputs and 8 outputs

A host of I/O options are provided, including a unique Loopback facility for routing audio between software applications via Saffire MixControl.

Saffire MixControl ultra-low-latency DSP mixer/router

Provides an 18 x 16 DSP mixer with excellent routing flexibility, intuitive one-click mixing configurations, and lower than 1.4ms latency (less than the time it takes sound to travel two feet through air!).

Xcite+ Software Bundle

Featuring a host of royalty-free loops and samples, a full-fledged soft-synth and Ableton Live Lite 8, providing an affordable upgrade path to Ableton Live.

Focusrite VST/AU Plug-in Suite, for use in the mix

Upgrade your standard sequencer effects and bring a touch of class to your session with all-new Focusrite Compression, Reverb, Gating and EQ VST/AU plug-ins.

Front panel 5-LED metering

LED metering for each of the analogue inputs offers detailed viewing of levels direct from the front fascia.

Dedicated front-panel headphone bus

Providing a fully customised monitor mix, with tactile level control available on the front panel.

Full Specification

Microphone Inputs
Dynamic Range (A-Weighted): 106dB
SNR (A-weighted): -105.3dB
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1 dB
THD+N: 0.001% (measured at 1kHz with a 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
Noise: EIN > 125dB (128dB analogue to digital) (measured at 60dB of gain with 150 Ohm termination (20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
Maximum level (A-weighted): 8.6dBu at 1%

Line Inputs
Dynamic Range (A-Weighted): 106.5dB
SNR (A-weighted): -106dB
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1dB
THD+N (A-Weighted): < 0.001% (measured with 0dBFS input and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
Noise: -90dBu (22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
Maximum level (A-weighted): 16.3dBu at 1%

Instrument Inputs
Frequency Response 20Hz-20KHz +/- 0.1dB
Maximum Input Level min gain no pad +8dBu
Maximum Input Level max gain no pad -42dBu
THD+N, -1dBFS, min gain, no pad < 0.0015%
SNR 105dB "A"
DNR 105dB "A"
Input Impedance > 1MOhm
X-talk < -100dB
Adjustable Gain > 50dB
Pad Attenuation 10dB

Headphone Outputs
Frequency Response 20Hz-20KHz +/- 0.1dB
SNR 105dB "A"
DNR 105dB "A"
Maximum Output into 32R +12.4dBu (+10.2dBV)
Power into 32R 250mW
Output Impedance < 7Ohms
Load Impedance > 24Ohms

Line level Outputs
Dynamic Range (A-Weighted): 105dB
SNR (A-weighted): -104.5dB
THD+N: < 0.001% (measured with 0dBFS input and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
Maximum level (A-weighted): 16.13dBu at 0.885%

Additional Conversion Performance
Clock jitter < 250 picoseconds
THD+N AMPL (A-weighted)= -107dBFS

CONNECTIVITY
Analogue Channel Inputs (Inputs 1-4)
2 x XLR Mic/Line Neutrik Combi-Jacks (Inputs 1-2)
2 x XLR Instrument Neutrik Combi-Jacks (Instrument on inputs 1 and 2 only) Automatic switch of Mic / Line (inserting a jack switches from Mic to either Line or Instrument (instrument selected via the software control panel)Line inputs 3-4 have low and high gain settings can be controlled from the Saffire MixControl software (low gain being the default)

Digital Channel Inputs (Inputs 5-14) 44.1-96kHz
Stereo S/PDIF input on RCA
1 x 8 channel ADAT input on Optical Connector (SDPIF 3&4 set in preferences menu)

Analogue Audio Outputs (Outputs 1-6)
6 x TRS analogue outputs (Outputs 1-6)
1 x TRS stereo headphone output (same as outputs 3 & 4)

Digital Channel Outputs (Outputs 7-8) 44.1-96kHz
Stereo S/PDIF output on RCA

Other I/O
1 x 6-pin FireWire socket
2 Standard 5-pin DIN MIDI connectors: In and Out
12V DC power input connector for use with external PSU

Weight and Dims
1.6kg / 3.5 lbs
215mm / 8.5" (W) x 45mm / 1.8" (H) x 220mm / 8.65" (D)

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