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Focusrite Saffire PRO 40 - FireWire Digital Audio Interface

B&H # FOSP40 Mfr # SAFFIRE PRO 40
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You Pay: $499.99
Product Highlights
  • 20 Input/20 Output
  • 8 Microphone Preamps
  • Phantom Power
  • S/PDIF
  • ADAT
  • Plug-In Suite
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows XP/Vista

The Saffire PRO 40 from Focusrite is a multi-channel FireWire audio interface that features 8 Focusrite low noise preamps, along with digital inputs and outputs. High-quality digital conversion and JetPLL jitter elimination technology ensure pristine audio quality through the signal chain.

Every channel features phantom power, with 9dB pads on the first 2 channels providing additional headroom. Front panel 5-LED metering for each analog input offers accurate viewing of levels. Two independent headphone buses are provided, each with its own level control. Additional front panel controls include a main monitor dial with dim and mute switches, all of which fully integrate with customizable software to cover every possible monitoring need, basic stereo to full 7.1 surround.

Alongside the analog and digital I/Os are virtual "loopback" inputs that allow for routing digital audio between software applications, using the Saffire PRO 40 Control. This zero-latency DSP software provides extensive output routing and monitoring, a clear mixing layout, and large on-screen metering for inputs, outputs and sub-mixes.

A very comprehensive bundle of software is included with the interface, featuring Abelton Live Lite, Novation's Bass Station soft synthesizer and over 1 GB of royalty-free samples. Additional, a suite of Focusrite AU/VST plug-ins provide compression, EQ, gating and reverb .

20 input, 20 output FireWire interface with 8 Focusrite microphone preamps
Two of the inputs are "virtual loopback" inputs for routing digital audio between software applications
10 balanced analog outputs
Phantom power on all 8 microphone inputs, switchable in groups of 4
Coaxial S/PDIF on RCA connectors along with 8 channels of ADAT Lightpipe I/O (ADAT Lightpipe can be switched to 2 channels of optical S/PDIF)
The interface is fully Thunderbolt compatible with the use of a simple FireWire to Thunderbolt adapter (sold separately)
2 independent headphone busses each with its own level control on the front panel
Monitor control panel includes level control and "Dim" and "Mute" switches
Front panel, 5-LED metering for all 8 analog inputs
Zero-latency 18 x 16 DSP mixer/router software for controlling the interface and for setting up every possible monitoring need, from basic stereo to 7.1 surround
Plug-in suite upgrades the standard sequencer effects with Focusrite compression, reverb, gating and EQ VST/AU plug-ins
Xcite+ Pack includes Live Lite, Novation Bass Station soft synthesizer, and over 1GB of royalty-free samples
Internal universal power supply
Converters 24-bit
Sample Rates 44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96kHz
Analog Input 8 x 1/4 TRS/XLR combi Microphone/Line
Analog Output 10 x 1/4" TRS phone
2 x 1/4" TRS phone Headphone
Digital Input 1 x TOSLink ADAT Lightpipe
1 x RCA coaxial S/PDIF
Digital Output 1 x TOSLink ADAT Lightpipe
1 x RCA coaxial S/PDIF
MIDI In/Out 2 x 5-pin DIN I/O
Sync In/Out S/PDIF
Headphone Output 2 separate busses
THD + N Microphone/Line: 0.001% (@ 1kHz with 20Hz to 22kHz band-pass filter)
Instrument: 0.004% (0dBu input and 20Hz to 22kHz band-pass filter)
Dynamic Range 110dB, A-wieghted
Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz, +/-0.1dB
Power Requirements 90~250V AC, 50/60 Hz
System Requirements Mac:
PowerPC G4/Dual 1GHZ or faster or any Intel-based Mac
OSX 10.4 and 10.5
512MB (more recommended)

PC:
900MHz AMD or Pentium. (1.5GHz or higher recommended)
Windows XP SP2 (32-bit and 64-bit) and Vista (32-bit and 64-bit)
512MB (more recommended)

Specialties First 2 input channels feature -9dB pads for additional headroom
Focusrite Saffire PRO 40 - FireWire Digital Audio Interface
  • AC Power Cable
  • FireWire Cable
  • One (1) Year Warranty
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