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Focusrite Red 8Pre Thunderbolt Audio Interface

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The Red 8Pre is the newest spin on Focusrite's best interface yet!!!

There's never been a better Focusrite audio interface range than the Red Range. The second member of this acclaimed new series, the Red 8Pre features eight new, specially-developed 'Red Evolution' mic preamps with 'Air' transformer emulation, high-headroom instrument inputs, a new low-noise conversion design plus a grand total of 64 inputs and 64 outputs (including 16 analogue inputs and 18 analogue outputs), Red 8Pre incorporates dual Thunderbolt™ 2 ports for round-trip latency as low as 1.67ms, and direct connection to Pro Tools | HD systems. Add to that the ability to connect up to 32 additional inputs and outputs via Dante™ Ethernet-based audio networking and you have one of the most advanced, best-sounding, and most versatile interfaces available today.

Focusrite Pro Red 8Pre Thunderbolt Audio Interface Features 
  • The pinnacle of Focusrite interface design – The Red Range is their best interface series yet. Their cleanest mic preamps, best-sounding converters and a build quality that harks back to the original Red series.
  • Top conversion performance - Delivering precision-calibrated digital conversion at up to 24-bit/192kHz, with up to 121dB dynamic range, Red 8Pre's converters feature a 'parallel path summing' configuration to realise their quietest design to date, with an optimal combination of sound quality, noise floor, dynamic range and conversion latency. Exceptional performance makes Red 8Pre perfect for high-resolution audio.
  • Eight Red Evolution Air-enabled mic pres – Provide up to 63dB of ultra-clean gain and offer individual phantom power, setting recall, stereo linking, HPF and polarity invert, plus Air mode, which provides an analogue emulation of our heritage ISA preamp characteristics.
  • Clean, clear and elegant front panel – Colour LCD displays and assignable control knobs make the Red 8Pre simple and quick to use. Set levels and other parameters from the front panel as well as via software.
  • Dual Thunderbolt™ 2 ports for daisy-chaining – With two Thunderbolt 2 ports, you can connect to the DAW of your choice whilst simultaneously connecting Thunderbolt devices such as hard drives and displays.
  • Direct Pro Tools connection – In addition to Thunderbolt, the Red 8Pre offers standard dual DigiLink™ connectivity to Pro Tools | HD systems and existing Avid® interfaces.
  • Dante Network Audio enabled – the Red 8Pre includes dual Ethernet ports for Dante™ audio-over-IP networking, allowing you to expand your studio via Ethernet with additional channels anywhere on your network, with low latency and lower cost. Add channels by connecting additional Red or other Dante-compatible components to the Ethernet ports
  • 1.67ms round-trip latency – Track with your preferred plug-ins and record virtual instruments in real time. Simplify your workflow: run a single mix on your DAW for both overdubbing and mixing, with your plug-ins in place, all the time. No need for cue mix utilities or outboard DSP.
  • Expansion done right - add up to 32 extra inputs and outputs to the Red 8Pre - wherever there's an Ethernet connection. Dante lets you run additional channels over a greater distance, with lower latency and at lower cost, without wasting money on unused hardware.
  • Front-panel instrument inputs – Provide easy access to high-headroom instrument connections even when rack-mounted.
  • 64 inputs/64 outputs – including 16 analogue inputs and 18 analogue outputs.
  • Remote control from iPhone or iPad - Download the free Focusrite iOS Control app and adjust cue mixes created with the Focusrite Control desktop app and preamp settings remotely from an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.
  • Software Included – Every Red 8Pre includes Focusrite Control software, allowing mic preamp control and the quick and intuitive set-up of mixes and monitors; the Red plug-in suite, which accurately models Focusrite's classic Red 2 and 3 EQ and compression; and Softube's Time and Tone bundle – a unique plug-in pack including four of Softube’s professional quality plug-ins: Drawmer S73 Intelligent Master Processor, TSAR-1R Reverb, Tube Delay and Saturation Knob.

The eight digitally-controlled mic pres – which can be controlled from software or by using the clean, clear front panel controls and colour LCD displays – deliver clear, honest audio performance with –129 dB EIN and 63dB of gain, and include Focusrite's unique ‘Air’ effect, authentically recreating the sound of the transformer-based preamps in the classic ISA range - ideal for bringing out the breathy quality of a vocal or adding presence to an acoustic guitar. Red 8Pre's new high-performance conversion system features 'parallel path summing', where two matched converters are run in parallel to increase the signal to noise ratio. They operate at up to 24-bit, 192 kHz sampling - ideal for high-resolution audio - with a dynamic range of 118dB (A-D)/121dB (D-A). The Red 8Pre delivers =0.0009% THD+Noise and a frequency response flat from 20Hz to 35kHz ±0.25 dB.

Red 8Pre offers exceptional connectivity. Not only does the Red 8Pre deliver Thunderbolt 2 capability - with dual ports, so you can daisy-chain your hard drives or displays - and their lowest round-trip latency; it also includes dual DigiLink™ connectors for direct connection to Pro Tools | HD systems and Avid® interfaces. And in addition, Dante Ethernet-based audio networking - the studio interconnect of the future - is built-in. Add up to 32 extra inputs and outputs right where you need them, with any combination of Dante interface, including Focusrite's own RedNet range, for low latency and lower-cost expansion - wherever there's an Ethernet cable.

With its extensive capabilities and beautiful yet robust design, the Red 8Pre represents the perfect balance of form and function, delivering the sound quality, transparency and versatility that audio professionals across the world expect from Focusrite.

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Product Specifications

Focusrite Pro Red 8Pre Thunderbolt Audio Interface Specifications

SIMULTANEOUS INPUTS & OUTPUTS
  • Channel Count: Up to 64 x 64
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
  • Computer: Apple Mac with at least one Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port (2m Thunderbolt cable included)
  • Other: Internet connection for downloading and installing software and driver
MICROPHONE INPUTS
  • Gain Range: 0-8dB to 63dB in 1dB steps
  • Type: Electronically Balanced, Zin = 6.2kΩ
  • Max. Input Level: +19dBu ±0.5, min gain
  • Min. Input Level: -44dBu ±0.5
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 35kHz ±0.2dB, min gain
  • THD + N:-101dB (0.0009%) @ -1dBFS (@ 11dB Gain)
  • EIN: -129dBu 'A'-Weighted (typical)
  • Signal-To-Noise Ratio: 119dB 'A'-Weighted (typical), min gain
  • Common-Mode Rejection Ratio: 50/60Hz
  • CMRR: -70dB
  • Phantom Power: +48V, independently switchable per channel.
  • HPF: High-Pass Filter (HPF): -3dB @ 80 ± 3Hz, 12dB/Octave, independently switchable per channel
  • Air Mode: 2dB boost at 10kHz and -2dB at 20Hz (ref 1kHz). Input impedance drop to 2.2kΩ
LINE INPUTS 1-8
  • Line Inputs 1-8 Type: Electronically Balanced, Zin = 10kΩ
  • Line Inputs 1-8 Max. Input Level: +27dBu ±0.5, min gain
  • Line Inputs 1-8 Min. Input Level: -36dBu ±0.5
  • Line Inputs 1-8 Frequency Response: 20Hz - 35kHz ±0.2dB, min gain
  • Line Inputs 1-8 THD + N: -101dB (0.0009%) @ -1dBFS (@ 11dB Gain)
  • Line Inputs Signal-To-Noise Ratio: 119dB 'A'-Weighted (typical), min gain
  • Line Inputs Common-Mode Rejection Ratio: 50/60Hz
  • CMRR: -70dB
  • Line Inputs 1-8 HPF: High-Pass Filter (HPF): -3dB @ 80 ± 3Hz, 12dB/Octave, independently switchable per channel
  • Line Inputs 1-8 Air Mode: 2dB boost at 10kHz and -2dB at 20Hz (ref 1kHz)
LINE INPUTS 9-16
  • Line Inputs 9 - 16 0 DBFS Reference Level: +27dBu ±0.5
  • Line Inputs 9 - 16 Type: Electronically Balanced, Zin = 20kΩ
  • Line Inputs 9 - 16 Frequency Response: 20Hz - 35kHz ±0.2dB
  • Line Inputs 9 - 16 THD + N: -104dB (0.0006%) @ -1dBFS
  • Line Inputs 9 - 16 Signal-To-Noise Ratio: 119dB 'A'-Weighted (typical)
  • Line Inputs 9 - 16 Common-Mode Rejection Ratio: 50/60Hz
  • CMRR: -70dB
INSTRUMENT INPUTS
  • Instrument Inputs Gain Range: 0-8dB to 63dB in 1dB steps
  • Instrument Inputs Type: Zin = 2.3MΩ
  • Instrument Inputs Max. Input Level: +15dBu ±0.5, min gain
  • Instrument Inputs Min. Input Level: -48dBu ±0.5 Instrument Inputs Frequency Response: 20Hz - 35kHz ±0.2dB, min gain
  • Instrument Inputs THD + N: -94dB (0.002%) @ -1dBFS (@ 11dB Gain)
  • Instrument Inputs Signal-To-Noise Ratio: 117dB 'A'-Weighted (typical), min gain
  • Instrument Inputs HPF: -3dB @ 80 ± 3Hz, 12dB/Octave, independently switchable per channel
  • Instrument Inputs Air Mode: 2dB boost at 10kHz and -2dB at 20Hz (ref 1kHz)
LINE OUTPUTS 3-18
  • Line Outputs 3-18 0 DBFS Reference Levels: +18dBu ±0.5
  • Line Outputs 3-18 Frequency Response: 20Hz - 35kHz ±0.2dB
  • Line Outputs 3-18 THD + N: <-102dB (0.0008%) unweighted, 20Hz - 20kHz; -1dBFS input
  • Line Outputs 3-18 Dynamic Range: 121dB 'A'-weighted (typical), 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Line Outputs 3-18 Output Impedance: Nominal output impedance = 136Ω balanced (68Ω each phase)
MONITOR OUTPUTS
  • Monitor Outputs Frequency Response: 20Hz - 35kHz ±0.2dB
  • Monitor Outputs Dynamic Range: +120dB (A-Weighted)
  • Monitor Outputs Maximum Output Level (0 DBFS): +18dBu ±0.5
  • Monitor Outputs THD+N: <-78dB (0.0012%) unweighted, 20Hz - 20kHz; -1dBFS input
  • Monitor Outputs Stereo Level Balance: ±0.02dB @ 997Hz
  • Monitor Outputs Output Impedance: Nominal output impedance = 136Ω balanced (68Ω each phase)
HEADPHONE OUTPUT
  • Headphone Output 0 DBFS Reference Levels: +16dBm ± 0.1dB
  • Headphone Output Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz ±0.2dB
  • Headphone Output THD + N: <-75dB (0.018%) unweighted, 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Headphone Output Stereo Level Balance: ±0.05dB @ 997Hz
  • Headphone Output Dynamic Range: 114dB 'A'-weighted (typical), 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Headphone Output Impedance: 10Ω Headphone Impedance: 32Ω - 600Ω
MICROPHONE CROSSTALK
  • Mic Input To Input: < -70dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)
  • Mic Input To Output < -100dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)
  • Output To Mic Input: < -130dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)
LINE CROSSTALK
  • Line Input To Line Input: < -60dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)
  • Line Input To Output: < -100dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)
  • Output To Line Input: < -115dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)
OUTPUT CROSSTALK
  • Output To Output: < -100dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)
HEADPHONE CROSSTALK
  • Headphone To Headphone: < -75dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)
DIGITAL PERFORMANCE
  • Supported Sample Rates: 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 176.4 / 192 kHz at 24 bit
  • Clock Sources: Internal, ADAT, S/PDIF, Word Clock, Loop Sync or from Dante Network Master
HEADPHONE OUTPUTS
  • Headphone Outputs Channel Count: 2 Stereo Channels Out
  • Headphone Outputs: 2 x 1/4" TRS stereo jack
THUNDERBOLT
  • Thunderbolt Channel Count: Up to 64 In and 64 Out
  • Thunderbolt Ports: 2 x Thunderbolt Ports (Primary Port 1 and Primary Port 2)
PRO TOOLS
  • Pro Tools Channel Count: Up to 64 In and 64 Out (32 In and 32 Out per connection)
  • Primary Port: 2 x Mini DigiLink
DANTE
  • Dante Channel Count: Up to 32 In and 32 Out
  • Dante Input And Output: 2 x ethernet standard RJ45 connectors (Compatible with Cat 5e and above).
MIC INPUTS
  • Mic Inputs Channel Count: 8 In
  • Mic Inputs: 1 x DB-25 connectors (AES59)
LINE LEVEL
  • Line Level Channel Count: 16 In and 16 Out
  • Line Level Input: 2 x DB-25 connectors (AES59)
  • Line Level Outputs: 2 x DB-25 connectors (AES59)
ADAT
  • ADAT Channel Count: Up to 16 In and 16 Out
  • ADAT Input: 2 x TOSLINK connector
  • ADAT Output: 2 x TOSLINK connector
  • Channel Assignments @ 44.1 KHz, 48 KHz: Port 1 = Channels 1 - 8 , Port 2 = Channels 9 - 16 
  • Channel Assignments @ 88.2 KHz, 96 KHz: SMUXI - Port 1 = Channels 1 - 4, Port 2 = Channels 5 - 8
  • Channel Assignments @ 176.4 KHz, 192 KHz: SMUXII - Port 1 = Channels 1 - 2 , Port 2 = Channels 3 - 4
S/PDIF
  • S/PDIF Channel Count: 2 In and 2 Out (Optical up to 96kHz)
  • S/PDIF Inputs: 1 x RCA phono socket (1 x TOSLINK up to 96kHz)
  • S/PDIF Outputs: 1 x RCA phono socket (1 x TOSLINK up to 96kHz)
LOOP SYNC
  • Loop Sync Input: 1 x BNC 75Ω port
  • Loop Sync Output: 1 x BNC 75Ω port
WORLD CLOCK
  • World Clock Input: 1 x BNC 75Ω port
  • World Clock Output: 1 x BNC 75Ω port
PSU
  • PSU: 1 x IEC Input
FRONT PANEL INDICATORS
  • OLED Screens: 3 x Screens (menus and metering)
DIMENSIONS
  • Dimensions Height: 44mm/ 1.73"
  • Dimensions Width: 483mm/ 19.02"
  • Dimensions Depth (Chassis Only): 340mm/ 13.39"
WEIGHT
  • Weight: 5.14kg
POWER
  • Power PSU: 1 x Internal, 100-240V, 50/60Hz, consumption 65W.
FRONT PANEL INSTRUMENT INPUTS
  • Instrument Inputs Channel Count: 2 Channels In
  • Instrument Inputs: 2 x 1/4" TS stereo jack
MONITOR OUPUTS
  • Monitor Outputs Channel Count: 2 Out
  • Monitor Outputs: 2 x 1/4" TRS stereo jack

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