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Focusrite Clarett 8Pre USB Audio Interface

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1500000152767   POS #:113862981
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Focusrite's Clarett audio interfaces feature high-performance, low-noise mic preamps with a low-distortion, ultra-linear design, 24-bit/192kHz digital conversion and extra headroom to handle the loudest pickup possible. This guarantees a clean, open and transparent sound. Additionally, each Clarett mic pre has a unique “Air” switch, which, when ini...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Focusrite's Clarett audio interfaces feature high-performance, low-noise mic preamps with a low-distortion, ultra-linear design, 24-bit/192kHz digital conversion and extra headroom to handle the loudest pickup possible. This guarantees a clean, open and transparent sound. Additionally, each Clarett mic pre has a unique “Air” switch, which, when initialized, will emulate Focusrite’s classic transformer-based preamps.

The Clarett 8Pre offers 10 combination XLR/TRS inputs; 10 line outputs; S/PDIF and MIDI I/O; and up to 8 channels of additional digital inputs and outputs via ADAT. The iconic red front panel boasts a large rotary-style master fader with designated rotary controls for the headphone volume. Phantom power can be enabled on the inputs from the 48V group buttons, where the top button delivers phantom power to inputs 1-4 and the bottom button send phantom power to inputs 5-8. Each input has an assigned rotary dial to adjust the gain, giving you optimal control over the level sent to your DAW. To protect against clipping, the Clarett 8Pre features Focusrite’s signature “Gain Halo”—an illuminated ring around the gain control dial that lights up green when there’s signal and red when that signal is too high.

With its outstanding high-resolution conversion, versatile preamps and extensive digital input connectivity, Focusrite's 8Pre will deliver incredible audio quality for a whole host of applications.

Configure your routing and monitor mixes from Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone or iPod touch with user-friendly control software Focusrite Control. 

Features

  • 8 Clarett mic preamps, with up to 18 inputs and 10 outputs
  • Ultra-low noise Clarett mic preamps, ultra-low distortion and 118dB dynamic range
  • Included standard USB and USB Type-C cables connect to Mac or PC
  • Precision 24-bit/192kHz A-D and D-A conversion for the ideal signal path
  • High-headroom instrument inputs for recording super-hot pickups with no unwanted distortion
  • Four Air-enabled mic preamps, which can reproduce the sound of Focusrite's original ISA mic preamp
  • Included software form XLN Audio, Focusrite, Softube, Ableton and Loopmasters
Specifications
Audio Quality
  • Max bit depth: 24-bit
  • Max sampling rate: 192 kHz
  • Frequency response: 20Hz – 35kHz
Inputs
  • Total inputs: 18
  • Analog inputs: 8
  • Digital inputs: 10
  • Mic preamps: 0
  • XLR/TRS combo jacks: 8
  • XLR only jacks: 0
  • 1/4” only jacks: 0
  • DB25: 0
  • S/PDIF in: 1
  • ADAT/optical in: 8
  • RCA in: 0
  • AES/EBU: 0
  • MADI: 0
  • MIDI: 1
  • Dante: 0
Outputs
  • Total outputs: 20
  • Analog outputs: 10
  • Digital outputs: 10
  • XLR out: 0
  • 1/4” out: 10
  • DB25: 0
  • S/PDIF out: 1
  • ADAT/optical out: 0
  • RCA out: 0
  • AES / EBU: 0
  • MADI: 0
  • MIDI: 1  
  • Dante: 0
Other Connectivity
  • Connections: USB
  • MIDI I/O: Yes
  • Headphone output(s): 2
  • Word-clock I/O: Yes
Onboard Features
  • Computer platform: Mac, Windows
  • Phantom power: Yes
  • Direct monitoring: Not Specified
  • Onboard DSP: Not Specified
  • Metering: Yes
  • Display: Yes
  • Latency control: Not specified 
  • Monitor control: Yes
  • Headphone control: Yes
Other
  • Width: 2.5 in.
  • Height: 8.74 in.
  • Depth: 11.2 in.
  • Weight: 4.21 lbs.
  • Rack-mountable: No
  • Included software: Yes, XLN, Softube, Ableton and Loopmasters. 
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Manufacturer's Warranty
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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