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Focusrite OctoPre MkII 8-Channel Mic Preamp

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The Focusrite OctoPre MkII Preamp is a powerful input upgrade for your Pro Tools system. With 8 channels of Focusrite pre-amplification and a built-in 24-bit/96 kHz ADAT output, the OctoPre MK II is s... Read More

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The Focusrite OctoPre MkII Preamp is a powerful input upgrade for your Pro Tools system. With 8 channels of Focusrite pre-amplification and a built-in 24-bit/96 kHz ADAT output, the OctoPre MK II is suitable for any digital audio workstation. It's also a great expansion for any analogue or digital console, or for your hard disk recorder.

The OctoPre MkII preamp's digital output makes the most of often-neglected ADAT inputs-ideal for expanding the number of mic-pre inputs on your interface. Connect OctoPre MkII to your audio interface's ADAT input to create a high quality, multi-channel recording solution. Focusrite OctoPre MkII is also an ideal preamp for tracking drums, as well guitars, keyboards, vocals, and more.

  • Eight High Quality Award-winning Focusrite Pre-amps
  • Built-in eight channel 24-bit / 96 kHz digital output
  • Mic-pres optimized for tracking drums
  • Two quality Hi-Z instrument inputs
  • 5 LED input metering on every channel
  • -10dB Pads on every channel
  • Direct outputs on every channel
  • 48V Phantom power available on every channel
  • State-of-the-art Clocking Solutions
  • Mic Gain: +10dB to + 55 dB
  • Line 1-8 Gain: -10 dB to +36 dB
  • Instrument Gain: +10 dB to +55 dB
  • Input Pad on inputs 1-8: ~-10 dB
  • Phantom power switched in 2 x 4 channel groups (1-4 and 5-8)
  • Mic and instrument maximum input level: +8 dBu (+17 dBu with pad on input)
  • Line maximum input level: +22 dBu
  • Nominal output level @ 0dBFS: 16 dBu, balanced
  • Sample rates: 44.1kHz to 96kHz.
  • Clock Sources: Internal clock and sync'ing to Word Clock Input.
  • Dimensions: W = 484mm / 19", H = 45mm / 1.8", D = 265mm / 10.4"
  • Weight: 3.6 kg / 7.93"
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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Great Sound - Can Be Used With Existing Interface or Independently


from Little Rock, AR

Comments about Focusrite OctoPre MkII 8-Channel Mic Preamp:

The Focusrite OctoPre is more than an I/O expansion -- it can also be used as a stand-alone set of 8 quality mic preamps in a single rack unit! If you are looking to expand your existing system, this device will provide smooth, musical tone & good quality A/D conversion. The microphone preamp is arguably the most important stage in the signal chain & Focusrite delivers quality at a reasonable price. If you already own the Saffire Pro 40, connecting these devices is very simple & yields a perfectly consistent sound between microphones. All you'll need is an ADAT cable connected from the OctoPre's "OPTICAL OUT" jack going into the "OPTICAL IN" of the Pro 40. Within the Saffire MixControl Software, change the "SYNC SOURCE" from "Internal" to "ADAT" & voila! You've just added eight more channels of awesome.

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Smooth, yet clear.


from Las Vegas, NV

Comments about Focusrite OctoPre MkII 8-Channel Mic Preamp:

I run this currently through my Mackie Onyx Blackbird at 96/24 for most situations. The two work together flawlessly with the use of an external word clock. I like the Focusrite for its smooth character that doesn't drop any high or low frequencies and still giving a great mid-range sound. Within a second or so it picks up the word clock and remains stable and synced.

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