FireWire Audio Interface Saffire PRO 14

Specifications

All of Focusrite's FireWire interfaces are fully compatible with Thunderbolt using simple FireWire to Thunderbolt adapter. Focusrite fully supports the use of Thunderbolt with our FireWire interfaces.

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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.

Microphone Inputs 1-2

  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.2 dB
  • Gain Range: +13dB to +60dB
  • Maximum Headroom +8dBu
  • THD+N: 0.001% (measured at 1kHz with a 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • Noise EIN: 124dB analogue to digital (measured at 60dB of gain with 150 Ohm termination (20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • Input Impedance: 2k Ohm

Line Inputs (Inputs 1-2)

  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.2dB
  • Gain Range: -10dB to +36dB
  • THD+N: 0.001% (measured with 0dBFS input and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • Noise: -90dBu (22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • Input Impedance: >10k Ohm

Line Inputs 3-4

  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.2 dB
  • Gain Range: Switch-able between +16dBu or -10dBV for 0dBFS (balanced inputs) THD+N: 0.003% (measured at 1kHz with a 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • Noise: -100dBu (22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • Input Impedance: >10k Ohm

Instrument Inputs (Inputs 1 and 2)

  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1dB
  • Gain Range: +13dB to +60dB
  • THD+N: 0.004% (measured with 0dBu input and 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • Noise: -87dBu (20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)

Analogue Audio Outputs (Outputs 1-4)

  • 4 Electronically Balanced Outputs
  • Maximum Output Level (0dBFS): +10dBu
  • THD+N: 0.001% (0dBFS input, 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)

Crosstalk (Channel Isolation)

  • Any input to input: > 100dB
  • Any output to output: > 100dB
  • Any input to output: > 100dB

DIGITAL PERFORMANCE

  • A/D Dynamic Range > 109dB (A-weighted), all analogue inputs
  • D/A Dynamic Range > 106dB (A-weighted), all analogue outputs
  • Clock Sources: - Internal Clock - Sync to Word Clock on SPDIF Input (RCA)
  • JetPLLTM PLL technology providing superb jitter reduction for class leading converter performance
  • Clock jitter < 250 picoseconds
  • Supported Sample Rates: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz
  • 8 input channels to computer: Analogue (4), SPDIF (2) and Loop-back (2)
  • 6 physical output channels from computer: Analogue (4), SPDIF (2)
  • 12 DAW output streams
  • Assignable 18 input by 6 output mixer

Weight and Dimensions

  • 1.5kg / 3.3lbs
  • 215mm (W) x 45mm (H) x 220mm (D) (8.5 x 1.8 x 8.7 inches)

Connectivity

Analogue Channel Inputs (Inputs 1-2)

  • 2 Mic XLR Combo (channels 1-2) on front panel
  • 2 Line 1⁄4” TRS (channels 3-4) on rear panel
  • Automatic switching between Mic / Line (channels 1-2)
  • Switching between Line / Instrument Inputs (channels 1-2) via Saffire MixControl Application
  • Switching between +16dBu (low) and -10dBV (high) gain on inputs 3-4 via Saffire MixControl Application

Digital Channel Inputs (Inputs 5-6) 44.1 - 96kHz

  • Stereo S/PDIF input on RCA

Analogue Audio Outputs (Outputs 1-4)

  • 4 1⁄4” TRS Jacks
  • Output Level control (analogue) for outputs 1 and 2
  • Stereo Headphones Mix 1 on 1⁄4” TRS (also routed to Outputs 3 & 4) with independent volume control

Digital Channel Outputs (Outputs 5-6) 44.1 - 96kHz

  • Stereo S/PDIF Output on RCA

Other I/O

  • 1x 6 pin Firewire 400 socket - also compatible with Firewire 800 and Thunderbolt
  • 2 Standard 5-pin DIN MIDI connectors: In and Out
  • DC Power Input Connector (for use with supplied universal input power supply)

Front Panel Indicators

  • 2 2 segment input meters, Sig (-18) and O/L (0dBFS)
  • “LKD” Locked Indicator
  • “FW” Host Connected Indicator
  • “Power” Indicator
  • Instrument input source selection LED for channels 1 and 2
  • Phantom Power (48V) switch and LED for inputs 1 and 2