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Focusrite Clarett 8PreX Thunderbolt Audio Interface


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Focusrite 26 in / 28 out Thunderbolt Recording Interface

The Focusrite Clarett, the Best Sounding, Fastest Thunderbolt Interfaces
Combining a passion for sound quality with the very latest in Thunderbolt technology, the Clarett range features brand new transformer-modeled preamps, crystal clear conversion, and interface latency so negligible that you can monitor and track within your software without any noticeable delay.

A New Standard for Your Recording Studio
Focusrite has created some of the best audio interfaces in the world. Now, their obsession for sound quality is reaching into the world of Thunderbolt with the release of a range of audio interfaces that combine a new preamp design with the very latest in Thunderbolt technology, to offer exceptional sound quality with an unparalleled interface latency of under 1ms.

Focusrite's Clarett interfaces offer crystal clear conversion, 24-bit, 192kHz sample rates and world class dynamic range. Equally, their Clarett mic preamps replicate the impedance and transformer resonance of the original ISAs, resulting in exceptional clarity and the signature sound for which Focusrite has become famous.

Modern Preamps with Classic Heritage
The brand new Clarett preamps models the impedance and transformer resonance of the iconic Focusrite ISAs. This gives you the same exceptional clarity and signature sound at the touch of a button. In addition, new custom potentiometers deliver superior linear gain.

Every Clarett interface boasts the same unrivaled dynamic range and crystal clear conversion, to capture every nuance of your sound.

Comprehensive attention to sound quality, combined with unmatched Thunderbolt latency performance that unlocks the real-time processing power of your DAW, makes the new Focusrite Clarett range truly... The best-sounding, lowest latency interfaces.

Remote control from iPhone or iPad
Download the free Focusrite iOS Control app and adjust cue mixes created with the Focusrite Control desktop app remotely from an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.

  • Clarett 8PreX
    • 26 in / 28 out
    • Designed for studio rackmounts
    • Extended ADAT i/o
    • Seperate rear panel inputs for mic and line
    • Dedicated phantom power
    • Phase reverse and high pass filters on every channel
  • Features
    • 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
    • 64-bit AAX, AU and VST compatible Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-in Suite
    • Detailed metering
    • Includes MIDI i/o
    • Mac and PC Compatible (Thunderbolt port required)

Included Plug-Ins
When you purchase a Scarlett or Clarett interface, not only are you getting incredible hardware, but when you register your product with Focusrite, you have access to hundreds of dollars worth of free plug-ins, including iOS Control, Focusrite Red and Softube Time and Tone software packages.

The Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite
This suite accurately models Focusrite's classic Red range equalizer and compressor hardware, letting you exploit the originals' famous sound, conveniently from within your audio software. Coveted by producers and engineers for their exceptional clarity and versatility, the original Red 2 and Red 3 remain prized fixtures in professional recording studios the world over. Now, you can use these revered pieces, easily and flexibly, in your own mixes.

Exclusive Softube Plug-in Package
Focusrite and Softube have teamed up to offer new Focusrite Scarlett and Clarett* owners an exclusive plug-in package—all for free. Softube Time and Tone Pack is a unique plug-in bundle (valued at over $250) which includes four of Softube's world class plug-ins: Drawmer S73 Intelligent Master Processor, TSAR-1R Reverb, Tube Delay, and Saturation Knob.

More Information
MPN Clarett8PreX
Manufacturer Focusrite
Condition New
Included from Manufacturer Power Supply
Channels 26 in / 28 out
Digital Conversion 24-bit 192 kHz sample rate
Connectivity MIDI, Thunderbolt
Audio Inputs (8) XLR Inputs
(10) 1/4" Line Inputs
(2) ADAT Digital Optical
(1) S/PDIF Digital Input
Audio Outputs (2) 1/4" Stereo Headphone Out
(10) 1/4" Line Outputs
(2) ADAT Digital Optical
(1) S/PDIF Digital Output
Inserts No
MIDI In, Out
ADAT Expandable Yes
Phantom Power Channel 1-8 (48V)
Bus Power No
Low-Latency Direct Monitoring Yes
Rackmountable Yes
Unique Features Independent word clock output on BNC

Focusrite Limited Warranty

All Focusrite products are built to the highest standards and should provide reliable performance for many years, subject to reasonable care, use, transportation and storage.

Many of the products returned under warranty are found not to exhibit any fault at all. To avoid unnecessary inconvenience to you in terms of retuning the product please contact Focusrite support.

In the event of a Manufacturing Defect becoming evident during the warranty period, Focusrite will ensure that the product is repaired or replaced free of charge. The warranty period for any product purchased on or after October 1, 2016 is a period of 24 months from the date of the original purchase. The warranty period for product purchased on or prior to September 30, 2016 is 12 months from the date of the original purchase.

A Manufacturing Defect is defined as a defect in the performance of the product as described and published by Focusrite. A Manufacturing Defect does not include damage caused by post-purchase transportation, storage or careless handling, nor damage caused by misuse.

While this warranty is provided by Focusrite, the warranty obligations are fulfilled by the distributor responsible for the country in which you purchased the product.

The distributor will advise you of the appropriate procedure for resolving the warranty issue. In every case it will be necessary to provide a copy of the original invoice or store receipt to the distributor. In the event that you are unable to provide proof of purchase directly then you should contact the reseller from whom you purchased the product and attempt to obtain proof of purchase from them.

Please note that if you purchase a Focusrite product outside your country of residence or business you will not be entitled to ask your local Focusrite distributor to honor this limited warranty, although you may request an out-of-warranty chargeable repair.

This limited warranty is offered solely to products purchased from an Authorized Focusrite Reseller (defined as a reseller which has purchased the product directly from Focusrite Audio Engineering Limited in the UK, or one of its Authorized Distributors outside the UK). This warranty is in addition to your statutory rights in the country of purchase.

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