Focusrite Scarlett 8-Channel OctoPre Mic Preamp  From Focusrite

8-channel mic preamp with ADAT connectivity

Focusrite

$439.99

Retail:  $549.99

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Manufacturer's Description from Focusrite

The Sound of Scarlett - and more of it

Scarlett OctoPre gives you eight additional inputs. It's the ideal way to expand your Scarlett - or any other interface with an ADAT input.

Eight Scarlett 2nd Generation mic preamps

Scarlett OctoPre features eight 2nd Generation Scarlett mic inputs - balanced line inputs too - all running through Focusrite precision 24-bit conversion at up to 192 kHz resolution with 109dB dynamic range.

Dual front-panel instrument inputs

Two high-headroom instrument inputs will handle high output guitar pickups and are right there on the front panel for easy access.
 

Plenty of headroom. Pads for the most extreme inputs

With high-headroom inputs and a pad on every channel, Scarlett OctoPre is ideal for tracking drums as well guitars, keyboards, vocals - and more.

Outputs for live or stand-alone use

Eight balanced line outputs, sourced directly from the inputs allow Scarlett OctoPre to be used in a live situation whilst capturing the recording via the digital ADAT output.

About ADAT

ADAT is a simple and easy way of expanding your analogue inputs. ADAT uses inexpensive "light-pipe" optical cables to carry up to eight channels of audio. Just connect the ADAT output on the OctoPre to the ADAT input on your interface, set your sample rate and clock source and you're ready to go. ADAT input is available on many Focusrite and third-party interfaces.

Need D-A/Outputs as well as Inputs? Compression?

If you need more inputs as well as more outputs check out the Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic - everything you see here, plus eight channels of pristine D-A conversion and analogue compression on every input. It might be just what you're looking for.
 
Focusrite

About Manufacturer

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
 
20Hz - 20kHz +0.5/-1.5dB
 
Dynamic Range
 
109 dB (A-Weighted)
 
THD+N
 
<0.001%
 
Noise EIN
 
-127 dBu
 
Maximum input level (without pad)
 
+8 dBu
 
Maximum input level (with pad)
 
+16 dBu
 
Gain Range
 
50 dB
 
Input Impedance
 
3 kΩ

Line Inputs

Frequency Response
 
20Hz - 20kHz +0.5/-1.5dB
 
Dynamic Range
 
109 dB (A-Weighted)
 
THD+N
 
<0.002%
 
Maximum input level
 
+22 dBu
 
Gain Range
 
50 dB
 
Input Impedance
 
49 kΩ

Instrument Inputs

Frequency Response
 
20Hz - 20kHz +0.5/-1.5dB
 
Dynamic Range
 
108 dB (A-Weighted)
 
THD+N
 
<0.01%
 
Maximum input level
 
+13 dBu
 
Gain Range
 
50 dB
 
Input Impedance
 
1 MΩ

Line Outputs

Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS)
 
+16dBu @ 0dBFS, or >21dBu where ADAT output is not used
 
THD+N
 
<0.001%
 
Ouput Impedance
 
136 Ω (Balanced)