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Saffire Pro 24 Firewire Audio Interface

Saffire PRO 24
16 in / 8 out Firewire/Thunderbolt audio interface featuring two Focusrite preamps

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.

Need more information? Read our Saffire Compatibility Q&A.

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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

  • Dynamic Range (A-Weighted): 106dB
  • SNR (A-weighted): -105.3dB
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1 dB
  • THD+N: 0.001% (measured at 1kHz with a 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • Noise: EIN > 125dB (128dB analogue to digital) (measured at 60dB of gain with 150 Ohm termination (20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • Maximum level (A-weighted): 8.6dBu at 1%

Line Inputs

  • Dynamic Range (A-Weighted): 106.5dB
  • SNR (A-weighted): -106dB
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1dB
  • THD+N (A-Weighted): < 0.001% (measured with 0dBFS input and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • Noise: -90dBu (22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • Maximum level (A-weighted): 16.3dBu at 1%

Instrument Inputs

  • Frequency Response 20Hz-20KHz +/- 0.1dB
  • Maximum Input Level min gain no pad +8dBu
  • Maximum Input Level max gain no pad -42dBu
  • THD+N, -1dBFS, min gain, no pad < 0.0015%
  • SNR 105dB "A"
  • DNR 105dB "A"
  • Input Impedance > 1MOhm
  • X-talk < -100dB
  • Adjustable Gain > 50dB
  • Pad Attenuation 10dB

Headphone Outputs

  • Frequency Response 20Hz-20KHz +/- 0.1dB
  • SNR 105dB "A"
  • DNR 105dB "A"
  • Maximum Output into 32R +12.4dBu (+10.2dBV)
  • Power into 32R 250mW
  • Output Impedance < 7Ohms
  • Load Impedance > 24Ohms

Line level Outputs

  • Dynamic Range (A-Weighted): 105dB
  • SNR (A-weighted): -104.5dB
  • THD+N: < 0.001% (measured with 0dBFS input and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • Maximum level (A-weighted): 16.13dBu at 0.885%

Additional Conversion Performance

  • Clock jitter < 250 picoseconds
  • THD+N AMPL (A-weighted)= -107dBFS

CONNECTIVITY

Analogue Channel Inputs (Inputs 1-4) 

  • 2 x XLR Mic/Line Neutrik Combi-Jacks (Inputs 1-2) 
  • 2 x XLR Instrument Neutrik Combi-Jacks (Instrument on inputs 1 and 2 only) Automatic switch of Mic / Line (inserting a jack switches from Mic to either Line or Instrument (instrument selected via the software control panel)Line inputs 3-4 have low and high gain settings can be controlled from the Saffire MixControl software (low gain being the default) 

Digital Channel Inputs (Inputs 5-14) 44.1-96kHz

  • Stereo S/PDIF input on RCA 
  • 1 x 8 channel ADAT input on Optical Connector (SDPIF 3&4 set in preferences menu)

Analogue Audio Outputs (Outputs 1-6) 

  • 6 x TRS analogue outputs (Outputs 1-6)
  • 1 x TRS stereo headphone output (same as outputs 3 & 4) 

Digital Channel Outputs (Outputs 7-8) 44.1-96kHz

  • Stereo S/PDIF output on RCA 

Other I/O

  • 1 x 6-pin FireWire socket 
  • 2 Standard 5-pin DIN MIDI connectors: In and Out 
  • 12V DC power input connector for use with external PSU

Weight and Dims

  • 1.6kg / 3.5 lbs
  • 215mm / 8.5" (W) x 45mm / 1.8" (H) x 220mm / 8.65" (D)