Focusrite Clarett 8PreX Thunderbolt Audio/Midi Interface

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  • New Clarett preamps model the classic ISA design
  • Latest Thunderbolt technology ensures interface latency of under 1ms
  • 24bit, 192kHz sample rates
  • All expandable over ADAT
  • Includes MIDI I/O
Warranty:  2 Years
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26 In / 28 Out Thunderbolt Audio Interface

Excellent sound is the quality Clarett owners love most. With up to 119dB dynamic range, superbly low noise, precision 24-bit/192kHz conversion and two specially designed mic preamps with a unique analogue Air effect, Clarett 8PreX simply sounds great, easily outperforming other interfaces in its class and beyond. Meanwhile, its 1.67 ms round-trip latency simplifies your workflow and lets you use your favourite plug-ins in real time.

The mic pres have been designed especially for the Clarett range, with plenty of gain, yet low noise and distortion. In addition, they include a special Air feature that switches in an analogue model of the classic transformer-based Focusrite ISA mic pre. The Instrument inputs also feature extra headroom to handle the loudest pickup. It’s the Focusrite sound over Thunderbolt™.

Decades of analogue circuit design experience, applied around 24-bit/192kHz A-D and D-A conversion, delivers a superior signal path with 119dB dynamic range. Hear your music sound better than you've ever heard it sound before.

Clarett’s ultra-low round-trip latency completely transforms your workflow. Now you can get the most out of recording through your favourite amp sim and guitar effect plug-ins in real time.

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Thunderbolt™ cable sold separately. 

  • New 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
  • 24bit, 192kHz sample rates
  • New 64-bit AAX, AU and VST compatible Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-in Suite
  • Detailed metering
  • All expandable over ADAT
  • Includes MIDI I/O
Inputs / Outputs 26 In / 28 Out
Independant Line Outputs 10 Independent Line outputs
Headphone Output 2 Headphone outputs
ADAT Expandable via ADAT input + output
SPDIF SPDIF I/O
Channel Features High pass filter, phase reverse
Operating Systems

macOS Sierra Yes (There is a known issue with 5k Retina iMacs (model 17,1)
Mac 10.11 Yes (There is a known issue with 5k Retina iMacs (model 17,1)
Mac 10.10 Yes
Mac 10.9 Yes
Mac 10.8 No
Windows 10 AU Yes (Supported with Thunderbolt 1 or Thunderbolt 2 connections. Thunderbolt 3 is not yet supported)
Windows 10 Yes (Supported with Thunderbolt 1 or Thunderbolt 2 connections. Thunderbolt 3 is not yet supported)
Windows 8.1Yes (Supported with Thunderbolt 1 or Thunderbolt 2 connections. Thunderbolt 3 is not yet supported)
Windows 7 No (Windows 7 is not supported or tested, though it may still work)

Supported OS Compatible with Mac 10.9 onwards and Windows 8.1 onwards
Supported Sample Rate 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz
Mic Input Frequency Response
20 Hz - 20 kHz +/-0.1 dB
Dynamic Range
118 dB (A-weighted)
THD+N
0.001%
Noise EIN–
128 dBu (A-Weighted)
Maximum input level
+18 dBu
Gain Range
57dB
Line Input Frequency Response
20 Hz - 20 kHz +/-0.1 dB
Dynamic Range
116 dB (A-weighted)
THD+N
0.005%
Maximum input level
+26dBu
Gain Range
57dB
Instrument Input Frequency Response
20 Hz – 20 kHz ± 0.1 dB
Dynamic Range
111 dB (A-weighted)
THD+N
0.001%
Maximum input level
+14dBu
Gain Range
57dB
Line & Monitor Output Dynamic Range (Line Outputs)
119dB
Dynamic Range (Monitor Outputs)
117dB
Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS)
+18 dBu
THD+N
0.0007%
Headphone Output Dynamic Range
112dB
THD+N
0.0008%
Maximum Output Level
+16dBu

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