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18-in, 20-out Audio Interface For PC And Mac

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Clarett 8Pre USB

18-in, 20-out Audio Interface For PC And Mac


THE CLARETT SOUND – NOW ON USB

Clarett USB lays down the challenge to interfaces twice the price and brings the Clarett sound to both Mac® and PC over USB. The range features specially designed high performance, low-noise (-128dB EIN) mic pres with a low distortion, ultra-linear design that guarantees a clean, open and transparent sound, giving accurate representation of the original performance. Record every detail with Clarett 8Pre USB.
 

ANALOGUE INS

Clarett 8Pre USB is an 18-in, 20-out audio interface. Six-segment LED metering easily shows the signal level of the eight mic/line inputs, two of which are also high-impedance instrument inputs that can record super-hot pickups with no unwanted distortion.

ANALOGUE OUTS

Analogue outs include two monitor outputs with anti-thump technology, eight line outputs, two headphone outputs with volume controls, and a word clock output for sending clock signal to external devices.

GREATER CONNECTIVITY

MIDI I/O and S/PDIF I/O are also included. ADAT I/O allows you to expand your setup with up to eight extra inputs and outputs when combined with multi-channel mic preamps like Clarett OctoPre.

The Sound of ISA

The Sound of ISA

The Air-enabled mic preamps can reproduce the input impedance, clarity and frequency response curve of our original ISA mic preamp. Now you can choose. With or without Air.

The Perfect A-D and D-A Conversion

THE PERFECT A-D AND D-A CONVERSION

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

What's in the Box?

WHAT'S IN THE BOX

MAKE THE BEST RECORDINGS

Clarett 8Pre USB

Power Supply

Standard USB Cable

USB Type-C Cable

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FOCUSRITE CONTROL

Configure your routing and monitor mixes from Mac®, PC, iPad®, iPhone® or iPod touch® with user-friendly control software Focusrite Control.

Support

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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 Operating Systems

Mac OSX 10.11 El Capitan, 10.12 Sierra or 10.13 High Sierra
Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10

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 ± 0.5dB Min Gain
Dynamic Range
118 dB A-weighted
THD+N 
<0.001%
Noise EIN
<-129 dB A-weighted
Maximum input level
+18 dBu at minimum gain
Gain Range 57 dB

 

 

 

 

Line Inputs

Frequency Response
20 Hz - 35 kHz ± 0.5dB Min Gain
Dynamic Range
118 dB A-weighted
THD+N
0.001 %
Maximum input level
+26 dBu at minimum gain
Gain Range
57 dB
 

Instrument Inputs

Frequency Response
20 Hz - 35 kHz ± 0.5dB Min Gain
Dynamic Range
117 dB A-weighted
THD+N
0.001%
Maximum input level
+14 dBu at minimum gain
Gain Range
57 dB

 

 

Line & Monitor Outputs

Dynamic Range
118 dB A-weighted
Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS) Balanced Line/TRS Outputs
+18 dBu at minimum gain
THD+N
0.0007%

 

Headphone Outputs

Dynamic Range
115 dB A-weighted
THD+N
0.0009%
Maximum Output Level
15 dBu