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Focusrite Clarett 8Pre USB 18-In, 20-Out Audio Interface

  • SKU:  MOCL0008
  • $869.99
  • List Price: $1,089.99
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Clarett USB lays down the challenge to interfaces twice the price. The Clarett USB range features specially designed high performance, low-noise (-128dB EIN) mic pres with a low distortion, ultra-linear design that guarantees a clean, open and transparent sound, giving accurate representation of the original performance. Boasting 118dB dynamic range, Clarett can now be experienced with any Mac® or PC supporting USB 2.0 and above. Decades of analogue circuit design experience, applied around 24-bit/192kHz A-D and D-A conversion, delivers a superior signal path – beating interfaces costing hundreds more.

Clarett 8Pre USB is an 18-in, 20-out audio interface. Six-segment LED metering easily shows the signal level of the eight mic/line inputs, two of which are also high-impedance instrument inputs that can record super-hot pickups with no unwanted distortion. MIDI I/O and S/PDIF I/O are also included. ADAT I/O allows you to expand your setup with up to eight extra inputs and outputs when combined with multi-channel mic preamps like Clarett OctoPre. Analogue outs include two monitor outputs with anti-thump technology, eight line outputs, two headphone outputs with volume controls, and a word clock output for sending clock signal to external devices. The eight Air-enabled mic preamps can reproduce the input impedance, clarity and frequency response curve of Focusrite's original ISA mic preamp. Clarett 8Pre USB connects to Mac® or PC using the included standard USB and USB Type-C™ cables. Record with super-low latency through amp simulators and effects plug-ins.

Configure your routing and monitor mixes from Mac®, PC, iPad®, iPhone® or iPod touch® with user-friendly control software Focusrite Control. Additional included software is from XLN Audio, Focusrite, Softube, Ableton® and Loopmasters.

  • Ultra-low noise (-128db EIN) Clarett mic preamps
  • Supports any Mac or PC with USB 2.0 and above
  • Precision 24-bit/192kHz A-D and D-A conversion
  • Connects to MAC or PC using USB and USB Type-C cables
  • Two front-panel mic/line/instruments inputs
  • Six-segment LED metering easily shows the signal level
  • Two monitor outputs with anti-thump technology
  • Two headphone outputs with volume control
  • Two additional line outputs
  • MIDI I/O
  • The eight Air-enabled mic pres can reproduce the sound of Focusrite's original ISA mic pre
  • Focusrite Control
  • S/PDIF I/O
  • ADAT I/O
  • Six mic/line inputs
  • Dim and mute monitor controls
  • Eight additional line outputs

Supported Sample Rates: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz

Microphone Inputs:

  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 35 kHz + 0.5dB Min Gain
  • Dynamic Range: 118 dB
  • THD+N: 0.001%
  • Noise EIN: <-128 dB A-weighted
  • Maximum input level: +18 dBu at minimum gain
  • Gain Range: +57 dB

Line Inputs 

  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 35 kHz + 0.5dB Min Gain
  • Dynamic Range: 118 dB
  • THD+N: 0.001%
  • Maximum input level: +26 dBu at minimum gain
  • Gain Range: +57 dB 

Instrument Inputs:

  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 35 kHz + 0.5dB Min Gain
  • Dynamic Range: 117 dB
  • THD+N: 0.001%
  • Maximum input level: +14 dBu at minimum gain
  • Gain Range: +57 dB

Line & Monitor Outputs:

  • Dynamic Range Outputs (1-2): 118 dB
  • Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS) Balanced Line/TRS Outputs: +18 dBu at minimum gain
  • THD+N Outputs (1-2): 0.0007%

Headphone Outputs:

  • Dynamic Range: >115 dB (A-Weighted)
  • THD+N: 0.0009%
  • Maximum Output Level: +15 dBu

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