Focusrite Saffire PRO 26 18 In 8 Out Firewire Audio Interface

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Saffire PRO 26 is the ideal tool for both studio recording and live performers. Building on four decades of audio excellence, Saffire PRO 26 is an 18-in, 8-out 24-bit/96kHz Firewire/Thunderbolt compatible interface designed with professional users in mind. Its four award-winning Focusrite preamps along with the very latest in A-D/D-A conversion technology combine with the powerful Saffire Mix Control software to deliver professional sound quality, flexible routing options and rock-solid reliability.

Four Decades of Audio Excellence
With over four decades of experience in analogue audio equipment design, Focusrite is renowned for producing some of the industry's most popular preamps, channel strips and audio interfaces. At the heart of Saffire PRO 26 lies its impeccable sonic integrity, staying true to Focusrite's core value that 'Sound is Everything'.

Comprehensive, Professional Selection of I/O
Featuring a comprehensive selection of professional analogue and digital I/O options, Saffire PRO 26 has a total of 18 inputs and eight outputs, allowing you to expand and augment your recording or live setups to ensure you get the most out of your interface.

  • Four XLR/TRS line inputs with 48V Phantom power and two optional front panel Instrument inputs
  • Two additional rear panel TRS line inputs
  • Eight channels of ADAT digital input provide connectivity for external multi-channel preamps such as the Focusrite OctopPre MkII
  • Two channels of digital S/PDIF inputs enable connections to additional digital-equipped outboard equipment
  • Stereo 'loopback' allows two channels of audio to be routed from software applications directly into your DAW
  • Six rear panel TRS line-level outputs perfect for multi-channel playback and mixing
  • Two channels of digital S/PDIF outputs

    Multiple Connectivity Options - FireWire or Thunderbolt*
    Like all Saffire interfaces, Saffire PRO 26 will connect to multiple ports on your computer including FireWire and Thunderbolt* ports. Saffire Pro 26 connects seamlessly to a Thunderbolt port via a FireWire to Thunderbolt adaptor (not included or directly to a FireWire 800 port with the provided cable. Its dual-protocol compatibility (Firewire and Thunderbolt means it will work seamlessly for years to come with the next generation of computers.

    *Thunderbolt Compatible - In common with all Focusrite Saffire interfaces, Saffire PRO 26 is compatible with Thunderbolt ports via the use of a FireWire to Thunderbolt adaptor (not included. An external power supply is recommended for use in Thunderbolt applications, particularly when using phantom power.

    Sturdy, Portable Design - Perfect for Studio, Mobile and Live
    Designed with both recording engineers and live performers in mind, Saffire PRO 26 comes in a sleek yet sturdy chassis that will sit neatly on your desktop or fit easily into a bag for transport. Built to last, Saffire PRO 26 can withstand the harshness of the road, but looks great in your studio too! What's more, thanks to Saffire Mix Control - a control software application that runs on the host computer - Saffire PRO 26 is just as powerful in live situations as it is in the studio. The ultra-low-latency 26x8 DSP mixer/router features flexible output routing and monitoring for custom monitor mixes, as well as intuitive one-click presets to help you set up your session as quickly as possible, whether you're tracking, mixing or monitoring.

    Record Straight Away with the Included Software Bundle
    Saffire PRO 26 ships with a comprehensive software bundle, so you can start recording straight out of the box. Included is a free DAW in the form of Ableton Live Lite, Focusrite's professional Midnight and Scarlett plug-in suites, Novation BassStation virtual synthesiser and 1GB of Loopmasters sample content.

    Features:

    Four Award-winning Focusrite Preamps:
    Focusrite's unparalleled preamp heritage lies at the heart of Saffire PRO 26, which includes four award-winning preamps, helping to make it the best-sounding interface in its class.

    Precision 24-bit/96kHz conversion and pristine analogue audio:
    Precision A-D / D-A conversion with JetPLL jitter reduction technology; pristine digital & analogue audio quality and reliable synchronisation.

    Multiple Connectivity Options - FireWire or Thunderbolt:
    Like all Saffire interfaces, Saffire PRO 26 will connect to multiple ports on your computer including FireWire and Thunderbolt* ports. Saffire PRO 26 connects seamlessly to a Thunderbolt port via a FireWire to Thunderbolt adaptor (not included or directly to a FireWire 800 port with the provided cable.

    Keep your USB Buses Free:
    If you're connecting multiple USB devices to your computer such as external hard drives, mice and keyboards then streaming audio over a separate FireWire or Thunderbolt* port will allow you to keep your USB ports free and reduce the possibility of interference with other devices.

    Comprehensive I/O - 18 inputs and 8 outputs:
    A host of I/O options is provided, including four mic/line pres, two of which have high-impedance instrument capability and 8dB pads, plus two additional TRS inputs; two independently-controlled headphone outputs, six TRS line outputs and a 'loopback' facility for routing audio between software applications via Saffire MixControl.

    Expand your interface with up to eight extra analogue inputs:
    ADAT optical input allows extensive input expansion of your interface - expand Saffire PRO 26 with up to eight additional preamps or line inputs. Pair Saffire PRO 26 with Focusrite's OctoPre MkII eight-channel preamp and instantly transform your interface into a 12 preamp unit.

    Firewire Bus-powered:
    Connect directly to your Firewire port for bus power - extremely useful for live or mobile recording applications.

    Dual headphone outputs - multiple monitor mixes:
    Give multiple artists independent, fully customised monitor mixes - two with independent headphone sockets and front-panel level controls.

    5-Segment LED metering:
    Use the six front-panel LED meters to accurately monitor input levels when recording.

    Solid build quality in a portable chassis:
    Saffire PRO 26 can sit neatly on your desktop, or will fit easily into a bag for mobile recording or live performance usage.

    Comprehensive Software Bundle:
    Included is a free DAW in the form of Ableton Live Lite, Focusrite's professional Midnight and Scarlett plug-in suites, Novation BassStation virtual synthesiser and 1GB of Loopmasters sample content.

    Specifications:

    Front Panel:
  • 2 x Line/Instrument inputs (line inputs also available on rear panel
  • 2 x Headphone outputs with independent volume controls
  • Main monitor volume control with dim and mute switches
  • 6 x 5-segment LED input metering
  • 2 x 8dB pad switches on inputs 1 & 2
  • 2 x line/instrument switches on inputs 1 & 2
  • 2 x Phantom power switches (1-2 & (3-4
  • 4 x gain knobs for preamp gain

    Rear Panel:
  • 2 x XLR microphone inputs
  • 2 x Combi XLR/TRS Mic/line inputs
  • 2 x Additional Line inputs
  • 6 x balanced TRS outputs
  • S/PDIF I/O
  • ADAT input
  • FireWire 400 port
  • Power supply input

    What comes in the box?:
  • Saffire PRO 26
  • Power supply
  • Getting started guide
  • Software bundle code card
  • FireWire 400 - 800 cable

    Digital Performance:
  • A-D Dynamic Range: 109 dB A-weighted (all inputs
  • D-A Dynamic Range: 109 dB A-weighted (line outputs
  • Supported Sample Rates: 44.1kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz

    Microphone Inputs:
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1 dB
  • THD + N: < 0.001% (measured with 0dBFS input and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter
  • Noise (NiPoS: 90 dBu (22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter
  • Maximum Input Level: +8 dBu at 1% (A-weighted

    Line Inputs:
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1dB
  • THD + N: < 0.001% (measured with 0 dBFS input and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter
  • Noise (NiPoS: 90dBu (22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter
  • Maximum Input Level: 28.5 dBu at 1% (A-weighted

    Instrument Inputs:
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz +/- 0.1dB
  • THD + N: -1 dBFS, min gain, no pad 0.0015%
  • Maximum Input Level: +8dBu (min gain, without pad

    Headphone Outputs:
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz +/- 0.1 dB
  • Maximum Output into 32R: +12.4 dBu (+10.2 dBV
  • Power into 32R: 250mW
  • Output Impedance: < 7 Ohms
  • Load Impedance: > 24 Ohms

    Line Level Outputs:
  • THD + N: <0.001% (measured with 0dBFS input and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter
  • Maximum Output Level (0dBFS: 15.7 dBu at 0.883% (A-weighted

    Additional Conversion Performance:
  • Clock Jitter: < 250 picoseconds
  • THD + N AMPL: -109 dBFS (A-weighted

    Other I/O:
  • 1 x FireWire 400 Socket
  • 2 x Standard 5-Pin DIN MIDI Connectors

    width : 457 mm
    Height : 254 mm
    weight : 2993 g
    length : 101 mm
  • Country
    South Africa
    BarCode
    815301008286
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