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8 Channel Mic Pre and AD/DA Converter

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Clarett OctoPre

8 Channel Mic Pre and AD/DA Converter

Clarett OctoPre 8in8out

8-IN, 8-OUT. OVER ADAT

Clarett OctoPre gives you eight Clarett mic pres renowned for their transparency, and eight outputs too. You can use these to extend the capabilities of your Clarett audio interface or any other interface fitted with ADAT optical inputs and outputs.

Clarett OctoPre micpres

EIGHT CLARETT MIC PRES WITH EXTRA AIR

The eight mic pres have been designed specifically for the Clarett range, with plenty of gain, yet low noise and distortion – and great sound quality. They are Air-enabled, so can reproduce the input impedance, clarity and frequency response curve of our original ISA mic preamp.

Clarett OctOpre Instrument

MIC, LINE AND INSTRUMENT INPUTS

The front panel includes dual instrument inputs featuring extra headroom to handle the loudest pickup, while the rear panel includes universal XLR/jack connectors for the remaining auto-switching mic/line inputs.

Shot of inserts points on the Rear of the OctoPre

INSERT POINTS

Each input has its own switched insert point for single-cable connection of compression, equalisation and other outboard analogue processing – with hardwired relay bypass so you can leave outboard gear or a patchbay connected ready to access at the press of a button.

Clarett OctOpre Outputs

EIGHT OUTPUTS

The Clarett OctoPre offers up to eight ADAT digital channels feeding 25-pin DSUB rear-panel analogue outputs, making it useful for mixing as well as tracking. The line outputs can optionally provide feeds from the mic pres – useful for feeding a live console while recording the digital outputs.

Clarett OctoPre Conversion

PRECISION DIGITAL CONVERSION

The Clarett OctoPre's precision 24-bit converters operate at standard sample rates all the way up to 192kHz – ideal for hi-res audio – with up to 118dB (A-D)/119dB (D-A) dynamic range. Hear your recordings sound better than you've ever heard them sound before.

Two year warranty

ENJOY TWO YEARS OF WARRANTY

OUR COMMITMENT TO OUR CUSTOMERS

Wherever you happen to be in the world, you can rely on our two-year warranty if any Focusrite hardware needs repairing or replacing due to a manufacturing fault.

Clarett OctoPre Whats in the box

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Clarett OctoPre

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Specifications in detail

We always quote 'real world' performance figures (measured to the AES17 standard). Some companies choose to quote chipset performance, which is misleading, and here's why.

Supported Sample Rates

44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz

Microphone Inputs

Frequency Response
20 Hz - 35 kHz ±0.1 dB
Dynamic Range (Without Insert)
118 dB (A-weighted)
Dynamic Range (With Insert)
115 dB (A-Weighted)
THD+N
0.001%
Noise EIN
–128 dBu (A-Weighted)
Maximum input level
+18 dBu ±0.5 dB
Gain Range
57dB

Line Inputs

Frequency Response
20 Hz - 35 kHz ±0.1 dB
Dynamic Range (Without Insert)
117 dB (A-weighted)
Dynamic Range (With Insert)
115 dB (A-Weighted)
THD+N
0.001%
Maximum input level
+26 dBU ±0.5 dB
Gain Range
57dB

Instrument Inputs

Frequency Response
20 Hz – 35 kHz ± 0.1 dB
Dynamic Range (Without Insert)
116 dB (A-weighted)
Dynamic Range (With Insert)
114 dB (A-Weighted)
THD+N
0.001%
Maximum input level
+14dBu ±0.5 dB
Gain Range
57dB

Line Outputs

Dynamic Range (Line Outputs)
118 dB (A-Weighted)
Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS)
+16 dBu, balanced
THD+N
0.0007%