Saffire PRO 14 Firewire 400 Audio Interface

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Description

The Focusrite Saffire PRO 14 is compatible with the Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter (not included).

The Saffire PRO 14 is an eight-in, six-out audio interface with legendary sonic performance and unmatched flexibility at a truly affordable price. The latest in Focusrite's new generation of Firewire audio interfaces, the Saffire PRO 14 is designed to make home studio recording and mixing easy without sacrificing audio quality.

Twenty-five years of mic pre excellence form the foundation of this new interface, with two award-winning Focusrite preamps. Combined with a host of additional I/O options, the Saffire PRO 14 helps you get the tracks you want without having to constantly re-patch your studio.


Alongside the two high quality mic preamps, two additional analogue inputs, four analogue outputs, S/PDIF and MIDI open the door to true multi-track recording. Two Hi-Z instrument inputs let you plug straight in without the need to buy additional DI boxes, and two virtual ´loopback´ inputs are also available for routing digital audio between software applications - ideal for capturing online audio.

Included with the PRO 14 is Saffire MixControl, an 18 x 6 DSP mixer. Offering a level of flexibility that is unparalleled at this price point, the MixControl software enables you to create six separate mixes without latency. Route any combination of input signals and sequencer outputs to any of Saffire PRO 14's outputs. Intuitive one-click configurations help you track, monitor and mix as quickly as possible.

With Saffire PRO 14, sonic integrity is never compromised. The two Focusrite preamps ensure low noise and distortion, whilst quality digital conversion and JetPLL™ jitter elimination technology ensure pristine quality as your audio flows between the analogue and digital domains. Combined with the very latest in Firewire interfacing technology, excellent routing flexibility and rock-solid driver stability, the Saffire PRO 14 is the heart of the modern home studio.

Features

Two high-quality award-winning Focusrite preamps
The best sounding interface in its class. Focusrite´s 25-year legacy forms the foundation of this new interface, with two award-winning preamps.

High-quality 24-bit/96kHz FireWire interface
Features professional conversion and JetPLL jitter elimination technology, guaranteeing pristine audio quality and reliable synchronization.

Total I/O count of 8 inputs and 6 outputs
A host of I/O options are provided, including a unique Loopback facility for routing audio between software applications via Saffire MixControl.

Saffire MixControl ultra-low-latency DSP mixer/router
Provides an 18 x 6 DSP mixer with excellent routing flexibility, intuitive one-click configurations, and lower than 1.4ms latency (less than the time it takes sound to travel two feet through air!).

Focusrite VST/AU Plug-in Suite, for use in the mix
Upgrade your standard sequencer effects and bring a touch of class to your session with Focusrite Compression, Reverb, Gating and EQ VST/AU plug-ins.

Xcite+ Software Bundle
Featuring a host of royalty-free loops and samples, a full-fledged soft-synth and Ableton Live Lite 8, providing an affordable upgrade path to Ableton Live.


Secondary features

Two Hi-Z instrument inputs
No need for a separate DI. The first two channels feature high-gain instrument inputs.

Bus-powered for a tidy mobile recording rig
Saffire PRO 14 can be powered via FireWire, or via its own power supply.

Dedicated front-panel headphone bus
Providing a fully customised monitor mix, with tactile level control available on the front panel.

Tactile Monitor dial
A front panel volume dial provides immediate control over the main stereo outputs.

Switchable phantom power
Across both mic pre inputs, globally switchable direct from the front fascia.

Software PFL
Allows the mix engineer to easily monitor a single mixer channel or complete mix.

Specifications

Microphone Inputs 1-2
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.2 dB
  • Gain Range: +13dB to +60dB
  • Maximum Headroom +8dBu
  • THD+N: 0.001% (measured at 1kHz with a 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • Noise EIN: 124dB analogue to digital (measured at 60dB of gain with 150 Ohm termination (20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • Input Impedance: 2k Ohm

    Line Inputs (Inputs 1-2)
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.2dB
  • Gain Range: -10dB to +36dB
  • THD+N: 0.001% (measured with 0dBFS input and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • Noise: -90dBu (22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • Input Impedance: >10k Ohm

    Line Inputs 3-4
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.2 dB
  • Gain Range: Switch-able between +16dBu or -10dBV for 0dBFS (balanced inputs) THD+N: 0.003% (measured at 1kHz with a 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • Noise: -100dBu (22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • Input Impedance: >10k Ohm

    Instrument Inputs (Inputs 1 and 2)
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1dB
  • Gain Range: +13dB to +60dB
  • THD+N: 0.004% (measured with 0dBu input and 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • Noise: -87dBu (20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)

    Analogue Audio Outputs (Outputs 1-4)
  • 4 Electronically Balanced Outputs
  • Maximum Output Level (0dBFS): +10dBu
  • THD+N: 0.001% (0dBFS input, 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)

    Crosstalk (Channel Isolation)
  • Any input to input: > 100dB
  • Any output to output: > 100dB
  • Any input to output: > 100dB

    DIGITAL PERFORMANCE
  • A/D Dynamic Range > 109dB (A-weighted), all analogue inputs
  • D/A Dynamic Range > 106dB (A-weighted), all analogue outputs
  • Clock Sources:
    - Internal Clock
    - Sync to Word Clock on SPDIF Input (RCA)
  • JetPLLTM PLL technology providing superb jitter reduction for class leading converter performance
  • Clock jitter < 250 picoseconds
  • Supported Sample Rates: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz
  • 8 input channels to computer: Analogue (4), SPDIF (2) and Loop-back (2)
  • 12 DAW output streams
  • Assignable 18 input by 6 output mixer

    Weight and Dimensions
  • 1.5kg / 3.3lbs
  • 215mm (W) x 45mm (H) x 220mm (D) (8.5 x 1.8 x 8.7 inches)
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