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Clarett 8preX 26 in / 28 out Thunderbolt audio interface. This flagship interface has been designed with the permanent racked studio install in mind.



Better. Faster. Easier.
Excellent sound is the quality Clarett owners love most. With up to 119dB dynamic range, superbly low noise, precision 24/192 conversion and eight specially-designed mic preamps with a unique analogue "Air" effect, Clarett 8PreX is the Thunderbolt audio interface that simply sounds great, easily out-performing other interfaces in its class and beyond. Meanwhile, its astonishing 1.67ms round-trip latency* simplifies your workflow and lets you use your favourite plug-ins in real time.

Precision Digital Conversion
Clarett features Focusrite's class-leading 24/192 conversion quality: with up to 119dB dynamic range, Clarett offers the cleanest way yet to get music in and out of your DAW.

Eight New 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. They also include a special "Air" feature that switches in an analogue model of the classic transformer-based Focusrite ISA mic pre. Instrument inputs feature extra headroom to handle the loudest pickup. It's the Focusrite Sound over Thunderbolt.

Precision Digital Conversion
Clarett features Focusrite's class-leading 24/192 conversion quality: with up to 119dB dynamic range, Clarett offers the cleanest way yet to get music in and out of your DAW.

Simplify your workflow
Clarett's ultra-low round-trip latency dramatically simplifies your workflow. Instead of having to build two different mixes - one using input monitoring to overdub, the other using the DAW for playback - the good news is that now, one is enough. Build your mix on the DAW and use it whether you're overdubbing (monitoring the input you're recording with the new Focusrite Control software mixer) or playing back, with your plugins in place, all the time. Use your favourite plugins while recording, too - whether it's reverb on a vocal, a guitar amp simulator, or even virtual instruments live on stage.

The Heart of the Studio
Specially designed for studio installation, Clarett 8PreX includes separate rear panel inputs for mic, line and instrument, ADAT I/O to add 16 more channels, and dedicated phantom power, phase reverse and high pass filters on every channel.

Intuitive, Easy to Use Software Mixer and Sweet Sounding Plug-ins
Focusrite Control is a brand new software mixer designed for easy configuration of monitoring and routing setups. Simple and intuitive to use, Focusrite Control offers a traditional mixer workflow and allows immediate access to internal hardware functions. Also included is a sweet sounding plug-in collection comprising Softube's world-class Time and Tone Pack, with TSAR-1R Reverb, Tube Delay and Saturation Knob. This is complemented by the Red 2 & Red 3 AAX, AU & VST Plug-in Suite, which accurately models Focusrite's classic Red range equalizer and compressor hardware.

Accessible metering and monitoring
The monitor section provides a clear view of both analogue and digital input levels (selectable), as well as main monitor output levels via a 6-segment, multichannel hardware meter. Monitor features also include an assignable level control, plus back-lit dim and mute buttons, alongside dual high-power headphone outputs.

Exceptional I/O capability
Clarett 8PreX gives you all the I/O you need, fitting 26 audio inputs and 28 outputs into a 2U rack space, including 8 analogue inputs, 10 analogue outputs, stereo S/PDIF I/O and 16 channels of ADAT I/O. Connect up to 16 more mic preamps over ADAT for a 24-channel microphone setup. It's the Thunderbolt audio interface for the user who demands the best sound quality over a high channel count.

Features

  • New Clarett preamps model the classic ISA design
  • Mic Pre EIN = -128dB
  • World class dynamic range: 116dB A/D and 118dB D/A
  • Latest Thunderbolt technology ensures interface latency of under 1ms
  • 24-bit, 192 kHz sample rates
  • Flagship Clarett 8Pre X designed for permanent professional studio install
  • New 64-bit AAX, AU and VST compatible Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-in Suite
  • Detailed metering
  • All expandable over ADAT
  • Mac and PC Compatible (Thunderbolt port required)
  • Includes MIDI i/o

  • Thunderbolt cable sold separately

    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 - 20 kHz +/-0.1 dB
  • Dynamic Range: 118 dB (A-weighted)
  • THD+N: 0.001%
  • Noise EIN: -128 dBu (A-Weighted)
  • Maximum input level: +18 dBu
  • Gain Range: 57dB

  • Line Inputs
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz +/-0.1 dB
  • Dynamic Range: 116 dB (A-weighted)
  • THD+N: 0.005%
  • Maximum input level: +26dBu
  • Gain Range: 57dB

  • Instrument Inputs
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz ± 0.1 dB
  • Dynamic Range: 111 dB (A-weighted)
  • THD+N: 0.001%
  • Maximum input level: +14dBu
  • Gain Range: 57dB

  • Line & Monitor Outputs
  • Dynamic Range (Line Outputs): 119dB
  • Dynamic Range (Monitor Outputs): 117dB
  • Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS): +18 dBu
  • THD+N: 0.0007%

  • Headphone Outputs
  • Dynamic Range: 112dB
  • THD+N: 0.0008%
  • Maximum Output Level: +16dBu
  • Manufacturer Part Number : Clar8PreX

    Reviews

    5.0
    YK
    Montreal
    January 5, 2017
    Clarett 8PreX fantastic so far
    I am using the Clarett 8PreX with a macbook pro, an audient asp800 8 channel preamp with conversion ADAT and ProTools 11. So far everything is very stable, was very easy to get set up, and easy to manipulate through the accompanying software (i.e. to set up the ADAT clock source etc.)

    For the price I think this is an amazing unit. Read more

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