Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre Preamp


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The Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre Preamp comprises eight natural sounding, low noise mic preamps with plenty of gain; eight line inputs and two high headroom instrument inputs, coupled with high quality digital conversion to ADAT format.

The Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre Preamp expand your studio set-up or live rig by adding Focusrite quality mic preamps and conversion to any interface with ADAT I/O. The OctoPre has both digital and analogue outputs: in addition to dual ADAT optical ports it also provides a balanced line output from each channel, enabling you to connect it directly to any analogue device.

The Sound Of Scarlett - And More Of It
The Focusrite 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 Mic Preamps
The Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre features eight Scarlett mic inputs – balanced line inputs too – all running through Focusrite precision 24-bit conversion at up to 192kHz 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, the Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre is ideal for tracking drums as well guitars, keyboards, vocals – and more.

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

Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre Preamp Features

  • Eight natural-sounding 2nd generation Scarlett mic preamps
  • Eight balanced line inputs
  • Focusrite precision A-D conversion up to sample rates of 192 kHz
  • Dual front-panel instrument inputs
  • Pad on every channel for extra headroom - ideal for loud sources such as drums
  • Eight balanced line outputs - ideal for live use
  • Accurate 5-segment LED input metering
  • Simple ADAT connectivity via optical cables
  • 48V Phantom power available on every channel for condenser mics
  • State-of-the-art digital clocking with Word Clock I/O and JetPLL jitter elimination

Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre Preamp 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 kO
  • 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 kO
  • 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 MO
  • Line Outputs:
    • Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS): +16dBu @ 0dBFS, or >21dBu Where ADAT Output is Not Used
    • THD+N: <0.001%
    • Ouput Impedance: 136 O (Balanced)

Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre Preamp Includes

  • Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre Preamp
  • AC Mains Cable with IEC Connector
  • 4 x Self-Adhesive Feet
  • Product Registration Card, Provides Access to:
    • Softube Time and Tone Bundle
    • Focusrite Red Plug-in Suite
    • Focusrite – Plug-in Collective
  • Getting Started Guide
  • User Guide
  • 2 Year Warranty

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  • 5
    Great clean pres to expand your interface
    David Finkelstein

    I got this to expand my M Audio Profire 2626 to have 16 mic inputs. The pres are amazingly clean and uncolored. They are great for drums they let the room in without coloring it and help the drums glue together in the mix.