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      Focusrite Saffire Pro 14 Audio interface (H68339)
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8 in/6 out FireWire interface featuring 2 high-quality, award-winning Focusrite preamps.

The Focusrite Saffire PRO 14 is an 8 in/6 out FireWire audio interface designed for the modern home studio. Two award-winning preamps inheriting the Focusrite legacy dating back to the days of Mr. Rupert Neve provide Focusrite's legendary sonic performance. Digital and analog I/O combine with Focusrite's established MixControl software to deliver seamless integration, excellent routing flexibility, and rock-solid driver stability.

Along with the 2 high-quality mic preamps, 2 additional analog inputs, 4 analog outputs, S/PDIF, and MIDI open the door to true multitrack recording. Two Hi-Z instrument inputs let you plug straight in without the need to buy additional DI boxes, and two virtual Loopback inputs are also available for routing digital audio between software applications—ideal for capturing online audio.

Included with the PRO 14 is Saffire MixControl, an 18 x 6 DSP mixer. Offering a level of flexibility that is unparalleled at this price point, MixControl software enables you to create six separate mixes without latency. Route any combination of input signals and sequencer outputs to any of Saffire PRO 14's outputs. Intuitive one-click configurations help you track, monitor and mix as quickly as possible.

Focusrite's established Xcite+ bundle is also included. The bundle features Ableton Live Lite (for all your production, performance and compositional needs), Novation's Bass Station soft synth and over 1 gig of royalty-free samples from Loopmasters.

With Saffire PRO 14, sonic integrity is never compromised. The two Focusrite preamps ensure low noise and distortion, whilst quality digital conversion and JetPLL™ jitter elimination technology ensure pristine quality as your audio flows between the analogue and digital domains. Combined with the very latest in FireWire interfacing technology, excellent routing flexibility and rock-solid driver stability, the Saffire PRO 14 is the heart of the modern home studio.

Focusrite’s popular Saffire Firewire interfaces are fully compatible with Thunderbolt ports on Mac computers. All you need to connect the two is a FireWire 400-800 cable (included with all new Saffire interfaces later this year) and the Thunderbolt to FireWire 800 adapter (not included). Simply plug this into the Thunderbolt port on your computer and connect the FireWire interface – it’s as simple as that. Saffire interfaces are 100% compatible with Thunderbolt using this adaptor.

All Saffire FireWire and Thunderbolt-compatible interfaces now come bundled with Focusrite's Midnight plug-in suite for free upon registration. The Midnight plug-in suite models two of the most iconic Focusrite modules of all time – the ISA110 equaliser and ISA130 compressor – and gives them elegant, functional on-screen front panels for easy control.

Focusrite Saffire Pro 14 Audio interface Features:

  • Two high-quality award-winning Focusrite preamps based on Focusrite's 25-year
    legacy
    High-quality 24-bit/96kHz FireWire interface: Features professional conversion and JetPLL™ jitter elimination technology, guaranteeing pristine audio quality and reliable synchronization.
    Total I/O count of 8 inputs and 6 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 6 DSP mixer with excellent routing flexibility, intuitive one-click configurations, and lower than 1.4ms latency (less than the time it takes sound to travel two feet through air).
    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 Focusrite Compression, Reverb, Gating and EQ VST/AU plug-ins.
    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.
    Two Hi-Z instrument inputs: No need for a separate DI. The first two channels feature high-gain instrument inputs.
    Bus-powered for a tidy mobile recording rig Saffire PRO 14 can be powered via FireWire, or via its own power supply.
    Dedicated front-panel headphone bus Providing a fully customized monitor mix, with tactile level control available on the front panel.
    Tactile Monitor dial: A front panel volume dial provides immediate control over the main stereo outputs.
    Switchable phantom power: Across both mic pre inputs, globally switchable direct from the front fascia.
    Software PFL: Allows the mix engineer to easily monitor a single mixer channel or complete mix.


Focusrite Saffire Pro 14 Audio interface Specifications:

  • Analog channel Inputs: (Inputs 1-2)
    2 Mic/XLR combo (channels 1-2) on front panel
    2 Line 1/4" TRS (channels 3-4) on rear panel
    Automatic switching between Mic / Line (channels 1-2)
    Switching between Line / Instrument Inputs (channels 1-2) via Saffire MixControl Application
    Switching between +16dBu (low) and -10dBV (high) gain on inputs 3-4 via Saffire MixControl Application
    Digital Channel Inputs: (Inputs 5-6) 44.1 - 96kHz
    Stereo S/PDIF input on RCA
    Analog audio outputs: (outputs 1-4)
    4 TRS (1/4") jacks
    Output level control (analog) for outputs 1 and 2
    Stereo headphones mix 1 on 1/4" TRS (also routed to outputs 3 & 4) with independent volume control
    Digital channel outputs (outputs 5-6) 44.1 - 96kHz
    Stereo S/PDIF output on RCA
    Other I/O:
    1 x 6-pin FireWire S400 socket
    2 standard 5-pin DIN MIDI connectors: In and Out
    DC power Input connector (for use with supplied universal input power supply)
    Front-panel indicators:
    2 x 2-segment input meters, Sig (-18) and O/L (0dBFS)
    "LKD" Locked Indicator
    "FW" Host Connected Indicator
    "Power" Indicator
    Instrument input source selection LED for channels 1 and 2
    Phantom power (48V) switch and LED for inputs 1 and 2

    Microphone Inputs 1-2 Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.2 dB
    Gain Range: +13dB to +60dB
    Maximum Headroom +8dBu
    THD+N: 0.001% (measured at 1kHz with a 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
    Noise EIN: 124dB analog to digital (measured at 60dB gain with 150 Ohm termination (20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
    Input Impedance: 2k Ohm
    Line Inputs (Inputs 1-2)
    Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.2dB
    Gain Range: -10dB to +36dB • THD+N: 0.001% (measured with 0dBFS input and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
    Noise: -90dBu (22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
    Input Impedance: >10k Ohm
    Line Inputs 3-4 Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.2 dB
    Gain Range: Switchable between +16dBu or -10dBV for 0dBFS (balanced inputs) THD+N: 0.003% (measured at 1kHz with a 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
    Noise: -100dBu (22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
    Input Impedance: >10k Ohm
    Instrument Inputs (Inputs 1 and 2) Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1dB
    Gain Range: +13dB to +60dB
    THD+N: 0.004% (measured with 0dBu input and 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
    Noise: -87dBu (20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
    Analog Audio Outputs (Outputs 1-4):
    4 Electronically Balanced Outputs
    Maximum Output Level (0dBFS): +10dBu
    THD+N: 0.001% (0dBFS input, 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
    Crosstalk (Channel Isolation)Any input to input: > 100dB; any output to output: > 100dB; any input to output: > 100dB

    Digital Performance A/D: Dynamic Range > 109dB (A-weighted), all analogue inputs
    D/A Dynamic Range > 106dB (A-weighted), all analogue outputs
    Clock Sources:
    - Internal Clock
    - Sync to Word Clock on SPDIF Input (RCA)
    JetPLLTM PLL technology providing superb jitter reduction for class leading converter performance
    Clock jitter < 250 picoseconds
    Supported Sample Rates: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz
    8 input channels to computer: Analog (4), SPDIF (2) and Loop-back (2)
    6 physical output channels from computer: Analog (4), SPDIF (2)
    12 DAW output streams
    Assignable 18 input by 6 output mixer
    Weight and Dimensions: 1.5kg / 3.3lbs
    215mm (W) x 45mm (H) x 220mm (D) (8.5 x 1.8 x 8.7 inches)

    System Requirements:
    Macintosh:
    OS: Mac OS X 10.5.8 or Mac OS X 10.6.2
    Computer: Apple Macintosh with FireWire 400 support
    CPU/Clock: PowerPC G5 2GHz (Leopard) or Intel 2GHz (Snow Leopard)
    Memory (RAM): 1GB (2GB or more recommended)
    Screen Resolution: 1024x768 (1280x1024 or more recommended)

    Windows
    OS: Windows 7 (64-bit & 32-bit), Windows Vista (32-bit only) or Windows XP SP2 or higher (32-bit only)
    Computer: Windows compatible computer with FireWire 400 support
    CPU/Clock: Pentium or AMD with 1.6GHz or higher (Dual 1GHz or higher recommended)
    Memory (RAM): 1GB (2GB or more recommended)
    Screen Resolution: 1024x768 (1280x1024 or more recommended)



Focusrite Saffire Pro 14 Audio interface

All Focusrite products are built to the highest standards and should provide reliable performance for many years, subject to reasonable care, use, transportation and storage.

In the event of a Manufacturing Defect becoming evident within 12 months from date of purchase Focusrite undertakes that the product will be repaired or replaced free of charge if the product is returned to the authorised dealer from whom it was purchased. In these circumstances, or if you need an out-of-warranty repair to your Focusrite product, please contact your local Focusrite distributor in your country of residence or business : Find your local distributor here and you will be advised of the correct return procedure.

Alternatively contact the Focusrite Reseller from which you purchased the product. If you purchase a Focusrite product outside your country of residence or business you will not be entitled to ask your local Focusrite Distributor to honour this Limited Warranty, although you may request a chargeable repair.

Alternatively, the unit may be returned at your cost to the dealer you purchased the unit from so that they can organise a Warranty repair with their Focusrite Distributor.

This Warranty does not include cost of shipping to and from the authorised dealer from whom it was purchased. In every case it will be necessary to provide the original invoice or store receipt to accompany the defective product to the supplying dealer. This Limited Warranty is offered solely to the first purchaser of the product from an Authorised Focusrite Reseller (defined as a reseller which has purchased the Product directly from Focusrite Audio Engineering Ltd. in the UK or its Authorised Distributors outside the U.K,) and is not transferable.

This Warranty is in addition to your Statutory Rights in the country of purchase.

Please note: A Manufacturing Defect is defined as a defect in the performance of the product which may be expected from a reasonable interpretation of the published description and performance specifications as published by Focusrite Audio Engineering Ltd. This does not include damage caused by post-purchase transportation, storage or careless handling, nor damage caused by misuse.

A significant proportion of products returned under Warranty (which are very few in number compared to numbers sold) are found not to exhibit any fault at all. Please check that the mains voltage is correctly set for your local supply and that your connecting cables are in good order and correctly connected.

If in doubt about the product functions please read the user guide and if necessary contact your dealer for advice before returning the product to the supplying dealer. You can also contact the Focusrite Tech Support team at the Focusrite Answerbase for general advice.

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  • After a month of research I purchased this. WOW!

    As reviewed by WILLIAM WENDLAND on 9/13/2012

    Having trouble deciding on (Firewire) vs (USB) just read the wikipedia information on USB2.0 and Firewire 1394a and you'll see firewire is much better for music recording and other audio/video hardware. This is a 6-pin Firewire, it does come with a firewire cable It does work as a stand alone preamp mixer without a computer, and comes with an AC power adapter, no PC needed FYI. PC users, DO NOT USE THE CD, go to the focusrite website and the download latest Saffire Mix Control, as well as getting the latest abelton download at ableton website., works perfect first time. *** Make sure you are not using a crappy firewire chip, if using an express card especially, google "firewire chip texas instruments focusrite" and use the recomended chip. texas instruments is the best one, and most comnon in high end computers. *** I was using a GNX4, and a GNX3000 USB interface, and when I plugged into this my sound was much better just using the headphones, I was so excited how it opened up my music and sounded very wide and clear. I am using the 2 preamps as a stereo line. My favorite part is saffire mix control. you can create several configurations on the PC, you can also save a configuration to the pro 12's memory. this is the best sound card next to a pcie card. I have owned it for 2 weeks. I'm using Windows 7 64-bit on an i7 920 X58, no crashes, no errors. running 24-bit 96khz with several tracks of audio. When using this correctly, it is a powerful machine. not a good gaming sound card though. I hope this review helps someone.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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  • Great unit! Very pleased with purchase!

    As reviewed by Jeff Neisz on 9/20/2012

    I bought this about a year and a half ago and it still works flawlessly so I'm pleased with the reliability. I do not really use the software so I cannot really comment on that. The plugins are decent but I rarely use them because I have a huge arsenal of effects and I tend to default to the others just out of habit. I basically bought it for the interface and pres. The pres on this are great, very clean and transparent. This is great for someone like me, an independent solo artist who records 1 performance at a time. I will record in stereo sometimes as well with different mics and I love that option. The only complaints I have is that is does not have a power switch, which someone else mentioned, and that I cant mount it in my rack. I guess I could get a rack drawer for it but this particular unit is meant to be portable. Other than those two things, I'm completely happy with this purchase. Its a great value for the cost and I actually had people tell me that they cannot believe I get such professional recordings out of a this low priced interface/preamp combo. I actually went in to get an interface for about a little less and am so glad the rep talked me into this one instead. Definately worth it and definately worth 5 STARS!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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  • Saffire Pro 14

    As reviewed by Erik Larson on 1/31/2012

    I had to spend an extra 30 bucks for a different firewire cable to fit into the port on my iMac. No big deal. The unit works great. Input signals are clear. I don't know about the Saffire recording software - I have Logic and don't use it. My only complaint is that is does not have an OFF switch. You have to unplug it to turn it off.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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