FOCUSRITE Forte 2 in, 4 out portable USB interface

The Focusrite Forte is a high quality 2 in / 4 out USB 2.0 audio interface with 2 TRS outputs directly on the back and a choice of XLR or TRS inputs through the compact loom

Key Features:

  • Two Focusrite RedNet remote-controlled microphone preamps
  • Ultra-high quality A-D and D-A conversion at up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution
  • +48V phantom power, HPF and polarity reverse
  • Mac and Windows compatible
  • Bus-powered (except when 48V phantom power is engaged)
  • Premium aluminium enclosure

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    £279.00

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    The Focusrite Forte is a high quality 2 in / 4 out USB 2.0 audio interface with 2 TRS outputs directly on the back and a choice of XLR or TRS inputs through the compact loom.

    Forte incorporates highest-quality precision 24-bit A-D and D-A converters operating at sample rates up to 192kHz, featuring an advanced design implemented with multi-layer boards alongside careful component choices and layout to ensure maximum performance and minimum noise and distortion. Suitable for almost any digital audio workstation, with the included Red 2 and Red 3 AAX plugins Forte also forms a perfect partner for Pro Tools. 

     

     

     

     

     

    Hardware Specifications
    2 in / 4 out USB audio interface
    192KHz, 24-bit conversion
    2 Focusrite microphone preamplifiers
    Silver aluminium chassis

    Top panel:
    Large multi-function push encoder
    4 touch sensitive mode buttons
    Headphone socket (front panel)

    Rear panel:
    2 balanced monitor outputs - 1/4" TRS Jack
    Input Loom socket
    Power socket
    USB 2.0 Port
    Kensington Lock slot (rear side)

    Included software:
    Ableton Live Lite 8
    Focusrite Midnight plug-in suite
    Forte Control software application

    Weights and dimensions
    Unit
    Net Weight 476g
    Dims 170 x 116 x 36mm

    Single unit in gift box with contents
    Dims 238 x 178 x 102mm
    Gross Weight 1295g

    Single Brown Boxed Unit
    Dims 197 x 127 x 270mm
    Gross Weight 1380g



    Key Performance Figures

  • Measured Real World ADC Dynamic Range = 117 dB (A-weighted)
  • Measured Real World DAC Dynamic Range = 118 dB (A-weighted)
  • Chipset ADC/DAC Dynamic Range = 120 dB (A-weighted)

    Microphone Inputs

  • Gain Range = 0 - 75dB
  • Mic Input = Classic ISA based electronically balanced, input impedance ~1.3k Ohms
  • Maximum Input level @ Minimum gain for 0 dBFS (Rs = 150 Ohms, without pad) = 12dBu +/- 0.5dB
  • Minimum Input level @ Maximum gain for 0 dBFS (Rs = 150 Ohms, without pad) = -63dBu +/- 0.5dB
  • SNR (A-weighted) = -117dB (Rs = 150 Ohms)
  • Frequency Response (Rs = 150 Ohms) = 50Hz - 42kHz +/- 0.1 dB (-0.5dB @ 20Hz)
  • THD+N = @ -1dBFS: 0.0007% (measured with +11dBu input, minimum gain, 1kHz with a 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter, Rs = 150 Ohms)
  • Noise = EIN: 128dB (measured with 60dB of gain with 150 Ohm termination 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • Input Pad Attenuation = 10dB (Rs = 150 Ohms)
  • Phantom Power = 48V, independently switchable for each channel (only available with external Power Supply connected)

    Line inputs

  • Gain Range = -12 - 42dB
  • Maximum Input level @ Miniumum gain for 0dBFS = 20dBu +/- 0.5dB
  • Minimum Input level @ Maxiumum gain for 0dBFS = -34dBu +/- 0.5dB
  • SNR (A-weighted) = -116dB
  • Frequency Response = 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.2dB
  • THD+N = @ -1dBFS:
    Instument inputs

  • Gain Range = +14 - 68dB
  • Maximum Input Level for 0 dBFS (minimum gain) = +10dBu +/- 0.5dB
  • Maximum Input Level for 0 dBFS (maximum gain, no pad) = -44dBu +/- 0.5dB
  • SNR (A-weighted) = -111dB
  • Frequency Response = 20Hz-20kHz +/- 0.2dB
  • THD+N = @ -1dBFS:
    Analogue High Pass Filters

  • Independently switchable (from control panel) for each input
  • -6dB response (referenced to 1kHz) = 65Hz +/- 3Hz, roll-off 12dB / octave

    Analogue Audio Outputs 1-2 (1/4" TRS Balanced)

  • Electronically Balanced Outputs
  • SNR (A-weighted) = -118 dB
  • Frequency Response = 20Hz-20kHz +/- 0.1 dB
  • Maximum Output Level (0dBFS) = +16dBu +/- 0.5dB
  • THD+N =
    Headphone Outputs

  • Frequency Response = 20Hz-20kHz +/- 0.1 dB
  • SNR (A-weighted) = -116 dB
  • THD+N =
  • Maximum Output into 10k = +9 dBu (+7dBV)
  • Maximum Power into 150R = 30 mW
  • Maximum Power into 32R = 27 mW
  • Output Impedance =
  • Load Impedance = > 24 Ohms

    Crosstalk (measured at 1kHz)

  • Input to Input and Output to Output = > 90dB
  • Input to Output = > 90dB

    Additional Conversion Performance

  • Clock jitter =
    Supported Sample Rates

  • 44.1kHz / 48kHz / 88.2kHz / 96kHz / 176.4kHz / 192kHz175 mm

    Connectivity

  • Analogue Inputs Wire Loom (Inputs 1-2)

  • 2 x XLR Mic

  • 2 x 1/4" TRS for Line / Instrument Inputs

  • Software switching of Mic / Line or Instrument Inputs

    Analogue Audio Outputs

  • 2 x TRS analogue outputs (Outputs 1-2)

  • 1 x TRS stereo headphone output (Outputs 3-4)

    Other I/O

  • 1 x USB 2.0 compliant USB port

  • 1 x 5V @ 1A DC Power Input (required for Microphone +48V power)
    • Two Focusrite RedNet remote-controlled microphone preamps
    • Ultra-high quality A-D and D-A conversion at up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution
    • +48V phantom power, HPF and polarity reverse
    • Mac and Windows compatible
    • Bus-powered (except when 48V phantom power is engaged)
    • Premium aluminium enclosure
    • Built-in main monitor outputs do not require a breakout cable!
    • Supplied breakout cable for mic and line inputs only
    • Touch-sensitive buttons
    • Large metal control knob
    • Colour OLED (Organic LED) metering/display
    • Control and configuration software included
    • Focurite´s superb plug-in emulation of the classic Forte Console EQ and Compression, Midnight, is included



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