Technical Specification

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Microphone Inputs 1-2

  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.2 dB
  • Gain Range: +13dB to +60dB
  • 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 150Ω termination 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • Input Impedance: 2kΩ

 

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 S/PDIF Input (RCA)
  • Clock jitter < 500 picoseconds
  • Supported Sample Rates: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz
  • 8 input channels to computer: Analogue (4), Loop-back (2) and S/PDIF (2)
  • 12 output channels from computer: DAW (12)
  • 6 output channels from Scarlet 8i6: Analogue (4), S/PDIF (2)
  • 18 input by 6 output mixer.

 

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: >10kΩ

 

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: >10kΩ

 

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): +12dBu
  • 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

 

Dimensions (W x H x D)

  • Unboxed: approx. 215mm x 45mm x 220mm (8.5 x 1.8 x 8.7 inches)
  • Boxed: approx. 335mm x 275mm x 125mm (13.2 x 10.8 x 4.9 inches)

 

Weights

  • Net Weight: 1.5kg / 3.3lbs
  • Gross Weight: approx. 2.39kg / 5.3lbs

 

Connectivity

 

CHANNELS AT A GLANCE

 

IN

No. FormatConnectorDetails

2Mic/Line/InstCombo XLRInc. 2 instrument inputs

2Line analogue¼” TRS JackOn rear panel

2S/PDIFRCA phonoOn rear panel 

2LoopbackVirtualInternally routed software inputs

16MIDI5 pin DIN connectorProvides 16 channels of MIDI

 

OUT

No. FormatConnectorDetails

4Line analogue¼”  TRS JackOn rear panel 

2S/PDIFRCA phonoOn rear panel 

16MIDI5 pin DIN connectorProvides 16 channels of MIDI

 

 

Analogue Channel Inputs (Inputs 1-4)

• 2 Mic XLR Combo (channels 1-2) on front panel

• 2 Line ¼” TRS (channels 3-4) on rear panel

• Automatic switching between Mic / Line (channels 1-2)

• Switching between Line / Instrument Inputs (channels 1-2) via Scarlett MixControl Application

• Switching between +16dBu (low) and -10dBV (high) gain on inputs 3-4 via Scarlett MixControl Application

 

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

• Stereo S/PDIF input on RCA

 

Analogue Audio Outputs (Outputs 1-4)

• 4 ¼” TRS Jacks

• Output Level control (analogue) for outputs 1 and 2

• Stereo Headphones on ¼” TRS (also routed to Outputs 3 & 4) with independent analogue volume control

 

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

• Stereo S/PDIF Output on RCA

 

Other I/O

• 1 USB “Type B” Connector

• 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 Two segment input meters, -18 and 0dBFS

• “LKD” Locked Indicator

• “USB Connected” Indicator

• Instrument input source selection LED for channels 1 and 2

• Phantom Power (48V) switch and LED for inputs 1 and 2

 

 

System Requirements

MAC

OS X 10.6.5 Snow Leopard

 

WINDOWS

Windows 7 (All versions), Windows Vista (32bit only), or Windows XP SP3 (32bit only)

 

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