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Focusrite Saffire Pro 40
Focusrite Saffire Pro 40
 
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List Price: $599.99
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Product Code: 9999-07180

 

Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 Firewire Audio Interface Details

The Focusrite Saffire Pro 40, a multichannel FireWire audio interface designed with today's project studio in mind, delivers the sound quality of much more expensive interfaces. Focusrite's unparalleled pre-amp legacy forms the foundation of the Saffire Pro 40 interface, with eight award-winning Focusrite pre-amps. These are combined with the latest in FireWire interfacing technology to deliver seamless integration, excellent routing flexibility and future-proof, rock-solid driver stability.

With the Saffire PRO 40 interface, sonic integrity reigns supreme. The eight Focusite pre-amps ensure low noise and distortion, while quality digital conversion and JetPLL jitter elimination technology ensure pristine audio quality as your audio flows between the analogue and digital domains.

Alongside the eight Focusrite pre-amps are a host of I/O options; 10 analog outputs, ADAT I/O, stereo SPDIF I/O, and 2 virtual "loopback" inputs for routing digital audio between software applications. Every channel features phantom power, with the first two channels also featuring -9dB pads for additional headroom. Front panel 5-LED metering for each analog input offers accurate viewing of levels.

Saffire PRO 40 comes with the Focusrite plug-in suite. Focusrite Compression, Reverb, Gating and EQ VST/AU plug-ins provide a significant upgrade from standard sequencer effects, bringing a touch of class to your session. Focusrite s established Xcite+ bundle is also included. The bundle includes Ableton Live Lite, Novation s Bass Station soft synth and over 1 gig of royalty-free samples.

Saffire PRO 40 Control, the zero-latency 18 x 16 DSP Mixer/Router software provided with Saffire PRO 40, sets a new standard at this price point for audio interface control. It features unparalleled output routing and monitoring, as well as intuitive one-click solutions, a clear and concise mixing layout and large on-screen metering for inputs, outputs and submixes.

Two independent headphone buses are provided, each with their own level controls available on the front panel. A dedicated stereo monitor mix output features pads for improved sound quality when connected to active monitor speakers. An 'anti-thump' circuit protects your monitor speakers from spikes when booting up or shutting down. Front panel controls include a main monitor dial with dim and mute switches, all of which fully integrate with customizable software to cover every possible monitoring need, providing a set of controls for any setup from basic stereo to full 7.1 surround.

All of Focusrite's FireWire interfaces are fully compatible with Thunderbolt using a simple FireWire to Thunderbolt adapter. Focusrite fully supports the use of Thunderbolt with their FireWire interfaces.


****All Saffire FireWire and Thunderbolt-compatible interfaces now come bundled with Focusrite's Midnight plug-in suite for free upon registration a $99 value. The Midnight plug-in suite models two of the most iconic Focusrite modules of all time the ISA110 equaliser and ISA130 compressor and gives them elegant, functional on-screen front panels for easy control.

Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 Firewire Audio Interface Features

  • Eight high-quality award-winning Focusrite preamps: The best sounding interface in its class. Focusrite's unparalleled preamp legacy forms the foundation of this new interface, with eight award-winning Focusrite preamps.
  • High-quality 24-bit/96kHz FireWire interface: Features high quality A-D / D-A conversion and JetPLL jitter reduction technology; pristine audio quality and reliable synchronisation are guaranteed.
  • Total I/O count of 20 inputs and 20 outputs: A host of I/O options are provided, including a unique 'loopback' facility for routing audio between software applications via Saffire MixControl.
  • The Focusrite Plug-in Suite: Upgrade your standard sequencer effects and bring a touch of class to your session with all-new Focusrite Compression, Reverb, Gating and EQ VST/AU plug-ins.
  • Two separate headphone buses: Two artists can receive independent and fully customised monitor mixes. Each output has an independent level control available on the front panel.
  • Saffire MixControl ultra-low-latency DSP mixer/router: Routing flexibility and intuitive one-click set-up solutions; Saffire MixControl provides an 18 x 16 DSP mixer with excellent output routing and monitoring capabilities.
  • Unmatched routing flexibility: Saffire PRO 40 is the most flexible interface in its class, able to adapt to any recording session quickly and intuitively. The user is able to route any input signal or DAW output, or a mix of both, to any of the 20 outputs.

Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 Firewire Audio Interface Specifications

  • Microphone Inputs
    • Dynamic Range (A-Weighted): 109dB
    • SNR (A-weighted): -109dB
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1 dB
    • THD+N: 0.001% (measured at 1kHz with a 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
    • Noise: EIN > 125dB (128dB analogue to digital) (measured at 60dB of gain with 150 Ohm termination (20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
    • Maximum level (A-weighted): 8dBu at 1%
  • Line Inputs
    • Dynamic Range (A-Weighted): 109dB
    • SNR (A-weighted): -109dB
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1dB
    • THD+N: < 0.001% (measured with 0dBFS input and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
    • Noise: -90dBu (22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
    • Maximum level (A-weighted): 28.5dBu at 1%
  • Instrument Inputs
    • Frequency Response 20Hz-20KHz +/- 0.1dB
    • Maximum Input Level min gain no pad +8dBu
    • Maximum Input Level max gain no pad -42dBu
    • THD+N, -1dBFS, min gain, no pad < 0.0015%
    • SNR 109dB "A"
    • DNR 109dB "A"
    • Input Impedance > 1MOhm
    • X-talk < -100dB
    • Adjustable Gain > 50dB
    • Pad Attenuation 10dB
  • Headphone Outputs
    • Frequency Response 20Hz-20KHz +/- 0.1dB
    • SNR 109dB "A"
    • DNR 109dB "A"
    • Maximum Output into 32R +12.4dBu (+10.2dBV)
    • Power into 32R 250mW
    • Output Impedance < 7Ohms
    • Load Impedance > 24Ohms
  • Line level Outputs
    • Dynamic Range (A-Weighted): 108dB
    • SNR (A-weighted): -108dB
    • THD+N: < 0.001% (measured with 0dBFS input and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
    • Maximum level (A-weighted): 15.7dBu at 0.883%
  • Additional Conversion Performance
    • Clock jitter < 250 picoseconds
    • THD+N AMPL (A-weighted)= -109dBFS
  • Analog Channel Inputs (Inputs 1-8)
    • 2 Mic/Line/Inst Combo XLR (Inputs 1 and 2)
    • 6 Mic/Line Combo XLR (Inputs 3-8)
    • Automatic switching of Mic / Line (e.g. inserting a jack switches from Mic to either Line or Instrument)
  • Digital Channel Inputs (Inputs 9-18) 44.1-96kHz
    • Stereo S/PDIF input on RCA
    • 8 ADAT inputs on Optical Connector, reduces to 4 inputs at 88.2/96kHz Optical input can be switched to S/PDIF 3/4 in software preferences (ADATs disabled)
  • Analog Audio Outputs (Outputs 1-10)
    • 8 TRS Jack (Outputs 3-10)
    • 2 monitor mix outputs on TRS Jack (Outputs 1 and 2)
    • Stereo headphones mix 1 on TRS (also routed to outputs 7 & 8)
    • Stereo Headphones mix 2 on TRS (also routed to outputs 9 & 10)
  • Digital Channel Outputs (Outputs 11-20) 44.1-96kHz
    • Stereo S/PDIF output on RCA
    • 8 ADAT outputs on Optical Connector, reduces to 4 outputs at 88.2/96kHz
    • Optical output can be switched to S/PDIF 3/4 in software preferences (ADATs disabled)
  • Other I/O
    • 2 6-pin FireWire sockets
    • 2 Standard 5-pin DIN MIDI connectors: In and Out
    • IEC mains power input connector
  • Weight and Dimensions
    • 3kg / 6.6Ibs
    • 482mm / 19" (W) x 45mm / 1.8" (H) x 265mm /10.4" (D)

Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 Firewire Audio Interface System Requirements

  • PC
    • 900MHz AMD or Pentium. (1.5 GHz or higher recommended)
    • Memory (RAM): 512 MB (more recommended)
    • Screen Resolution: 1024x768 (1280x1024 or more recommended)
  • Mac
    • PowerPC G4/Dual 1 GHZ or faster or any Intel-based Mac
    • Memory (RAM): 512 MB (more recommended)
    • Screen Resolution: 1024x768 (1280x1024 or more recommended)

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Average Customer Review 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 1 | Write a review!

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Solid stable no hassle interface September 9, 2011
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from La Jolla, CA United States  
There are interfaces with more bells and whistles (that you mostly don't need) and interfaces with better pre's (for much more money) but I couldn't be happier. Absolutely no driver glitches, very quiet neutral sounding pres, sturdy construction - I am done longing for a better front end. If you can't make this sound good you aren't trying.

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