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Specification comparison chart between the Saffire Pro 10, 26, 24, 40 and the Liquid Saffire 56

Below is a useful chart enabling you to easily compare the Saffire Pro 10 and 26 with the Saffire Pro 40 and the Liquid Saffire 56.

  Saffire
Pro 10
Saffire
Pro 26
Saffire
Pro 24
Saffire
Pro 40
Liquid Saffire
56
Sampling
rates (kHz)
44.1, 48,
88.2, 96
44.1, 48,
88.2, 96
176.4, 192
44.1, 48,
88.2, 96
44.1, 48,
88.2, 96
44.1, 48,
88.2, 96
176.4, 192
Input
channel
count
8 x Analogue
2 x S/PDIF
8 x Analogue
2 x S/PDIF
16 x ADAT*
4 x Analogue
2 x S/PDIF
8 x ADAT*
2 x Internal loopback
8 x Analogue
2 x S/PDIF
8 x ADAT*
2 x Internal loopback
8 x Analogue
(2 of which are
Liquid Channels)
2 x S/PDIF
16 x ADAT*
2 x Internal loopback
Output
channel
count
8 x Analogue
2 x S/PDIF
8 x Analogue
2 x S/PDIF
16 x ADAT*
6 x Analogue
2 x S/PDIF
10 x Analogue
2 x S/PDIF
8 x ADAT*
10 x Analogue
2 x S/PDIF
16 x ADAT*
MIDI i/o
48V Phantom
power
Instrument
level switch

Input channels 1/2

Input channels 1/2

Input channels 1/2
Enabled in
software.

Input channels 1/2

Separate Instrument
level jack inputs
on ch.3/4
Combo (XLR
¼" jack)
Inputs

Inputs 1/2

All Analogue Inputs
Hardware
Input
Metering

All Analogue Inputs

All Analogue Inputs

All Inputs. Digital
metering selectable
on the hardware.
Hardware
Phantom
power switch

Only in stand-alone
mode.

Only in stand-alone
mode.

Inputs 1/2

Inputs 1-4
and 5-8.

Individual switches
per input
Internal
Loopback

Using the two
internal loopback
channels.

Using the two
internal loopback
channels.

Using the two
internal loopback
channels.
JetPLL jitter
reduction technology
Use ADAT
as Optical S/PDIF
option

Second ADAT only
9dB Input
Pad

Analogue Input
channels 1/2.

Analogue Input
channels 1/2.
20dB Active
Monitor Pad

Analogue Output
channels 1/2.

Analogue Output
channels 1/2.
S/PDIF to AES
conversion
capability

Currently not available.
Will be included in a future update.
Input HPF
option
Word Clock
i/o
Input phase switch
Channel 1

Channels 3, 5, and 7
FireWire bus
power option
Stand-alone
mode
availability

Requires Saffire
MixControl
v1.7 or greater

Requires Saffire
MixControl
v1.7 or greater

Requires Saffire
MixControl
v1.7 or greater
+6dB
Headroom
extension to
outputs

Available with
PSU attached.

Available with
PSU attached.
Multiple unit
support

Dual-unit mode:
Requires Saffire
MixControl
v1.7 or greater

Dual-unit mode:
Requires Saffire
MixControl
v1.7 or greater

Dual-unit mode:
Requires Saffire
MixControl
v1.7 or greater