Focusrite Clarett 8-Channel OctoPre  From Focusrite

8 In. 8 Out. Over ADAT. Whatever you record, however you work, there will come the day that you need more inputs. Clarett OctoPre gives you eight - and eight outputs too - that you can use to extend the capabilities of your Clarett Thunderbolt audio interface - or any other interface fitted with ADAT optical inputs and outputs.

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$759.99

Retail:  $949.99

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Manufacturer's Description from Focusrite

Eight Clarett Mic Pres with extra ‘Air’

The mic pres have been designed specifically for the Clarett range, with plenty of gain, yet low noise and distortion - and great sound quality. They include a special “Air” feature that switches in an analogue model of the classic transformer-based Focusrite ISA mic pre, switching the impedance of the preamp to that of the original ISA, and enabling a ‘transformer resonance effect’, giving your microphone recordings the air and clarity of an ISA transformer-based mic pre recording. In addition, the mic pres have plenty of headroom and are ideal for recording drums and other extreme level sources.
 

Mic, line and instrument inputs

- plus eight outputs

The front panel includes dual instrument inputs featuring extra headroom to handle the loudest pickup, while the rear panel includes universal XLR/jack connectors for the remaining auto-switching mic/line inputs. In addition, each input has its own switched insert point for single-cable connection of compression, equalisation and other outboard analogue processing - with hard-wired relay bypass so you can leave outboard gear or a patchbay connected ready to access at the press of a button.
 
In addition to providing eight mic pres with 24-bit, 192kHz A-D conversion, the Clarett OctoPre offers D-A conversion of up to eight ADAT digital channels feeding 25-pin DSUB rear-panel analogue outputs, making it useful for mixing as well as tracking. The line outputs can optionally provide line level output feeds from the mic pres - useful for feeding a live console, for example, while recording the digital outputs. Aside from the insert point, the Clarett OctoPre is balanced end to end for exceptional noise immunity.
 

Precision Digital Conversion

There's no point in having the superb-quality mic preamps in the Clarett OctoPre without equally superb digital conversion to back them up. Focusrite has been making digital audio converters almost as long as mic preamps, and those in the Clarett OctoPre ensure that you maintain the highest possible quality getting your music in and out of your DAW. The Clarett OctoPre's precision 24-bit converters operate at standard sample rates all the way up to 192kHz - ideal for hi-res audio - with up to 118dB (A-D) /119dB (D-A) dynamic range.
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The Focusrite brand was established way back in 1985 and the founding principles of the company were to develop products that sounded more musical, in addition to just measuring well - today,we still carry these founding principles forward in our class-leading and award-winning designs. We measure our success by the success of you, our clients, and you will find Focusrite product prominent in professional and project studios throughout the world. Based just outside of London, we work with the best design talent throughout the world to bring you the tools to enhance the way you work. Our product is made with pride and principle in a highly automated ISO 9002 factory with significant level of test by engineers who themselves are musicians and understand the part our product plays in your process. Our commitment: We understand that how your project sounds to you is your most important concern. We are totally dedicated and focused on designing and manufacturing product that will enable you to achieve this goal. Our design goals are that product should be easy to use, logically designed, give class-leading performance and give years of predictable performance. We strive to continuously improve ourselves in these respects - our principal concern is meeting your expectations. Our focus on quality is all consuming - it rules our daily life.

Specifications

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 ±0.1 dB
Dynamic Range (Without Insert)
118 dB (A-weighted)
Dynamic Range (With Insert)
115 dB (A-Weighted)
THD+N
0.001%
Noise EIN
–128 dBu (A-Weighted)
Maximum input level
+18 dBu ±0.5 dB
Gain Range
57dB
 

Line Inputs

 
Frequency Response
20 Hz - 35 kHz ±0.1 dB
Dynamic Range (Without Insert)
117 dB (A-weighted)
Dynamic Range (With Insert)
115 dB (A-Weighted)
THD+N
0.001%
Maximum input level
+26 dBU ±0.5 dB
Gain Range
57dB
 

Instrument Inputs

 
Frequency Response
20 Hz – 35 kHz ± 0.1 dB
Dynamic Range (Without Insert)
116 dB (A-weighted)
Dynamic Range (With Insert)
114 dB (A-Weighted)
THD+N
0.001%
Maximum input level
+14dBu ±0.5 dB
Gain Range
57dB
Line Outputs
 
Dynamic Range (Line Outputs)
118 dB (A-Weighted)
Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS)
+16 dBu, balanced
THD+N
0.0007%
System Requirements
 
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