Focusrite Clarett 8Pre USB review: specs & price

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USB 2.0 audio interface

The Focusrite Clarett 8Pre USB is an USB 2.0 audio interface with a 24-bit / 192 kHz, 18 inputs and 20 outputs, 8 Clarett mic preamps with Air mode model and...

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Name Metric Halo LIO-8 3dCentrance MixerFace R4Miditech Guitarface IIXsonic Xtone Duo Interface/Foot ContrM-Audio AIR 192|8Arturia AudioFuse StudioTascam US-16x08 Recording BundleMidiplus Studio 4iConnectivity Connect Audio 2/4BandLab Link Digital Duo
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Description USB-C Audio InterfaceMobile and Compact Recording InterfaceClass Compliant USB Audio InterfaceAudio Interface for Guitar and BassUSB Audio InterfaceUSB 2.0 Audio InterfaceTascam US-16x08USB Audio InterfaceUSB 2.0 Audio Interface2-Way USB Audio Interface
Recording / Playback Channels16x162x22x20x22x418x2016x84x62x22x2
Number of Mic Inputs0201248222
Number of Line Inputs8220288422
Number of Instrument Inputs2201242202
Number of Line Outs10223468621
Headphone Outs1101121111
Phantom power
Number of S/PDIF Connectors0000020000
Number of ADAT Connectors0000040000
Numer of AES/EBU Connectors4000000000
Number of MADI Connectors0000000000
Ethernet0000000000
Other ConnectorsUSBUSB3x USB HUBUSB
MIDI interface
Word Clock1xIn, 1xOut1xIn, 1xOut
Max. sample rate (kHz)192 kHz192 kHz48 kHz192 kHz192 kHz192 kHz96 kHz192 kHz96 kHz44,1 kHz
Max. resolution in bit24 bit24 bit16 bit24 bit24 bit24 bit24 bit24 bit24 bit16 bit
USB Bus-Powered
Incl. power supply
USB VersionUSB C2.02.02.02.0USB C2.02.02.02.0
Width in mm0 mm70 mm0 mm129 mm198 mm265 mm445 mm191 mm214 mm-
Depth in mm0 mm121 mm0 mm98 mm152 mm160 mm219 mm120 mm140 mm-
Height in mm0 mm36 mm0 mm54 mm71 mm72 mm59 mm48 mm37 mm42 mm
Dimensions-121 x 70 x 36 mm---265 x 160 x 72 mm-187 x 135 x 48 mm--
Weight-260 g-355 g0.9 kg--690 g0.965 kg-
Dimensions (W x D x H)---129 x 98 x 54 mm-----167 x 42 x 77 mm
Dimensions (W x H x D)----198 x 71 x 152 mm---214 x 37 x 140 mm-
System requirements----USB 2.0 or USB C, Windows 7 (32- or 64-bit, or Mac OS X 10.8 or newer)---MacOS 10.8 or higher, Windows 7 or higher, Linux or iOS, free USB port-

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Description

The Focusrite Clarett 8Pre USB is an USB 2.0 audio interface with a 24-bit / 192 kHz, 18 inputs and 20 outputs, 8 Clarett mic preamps with Air mode model and the classic ISA mic preamp sound, Low noise (-128dB ON), Up to 118 dB dynamic range, Switchable phantom power +48 V, DIM and mute function, 8x mic / line input XLR / jack 6.3 mm combo (2 of which can be used as instrument input), 10x line output 6.3 mm jack (2 of which are monitor output), MIDI In / Out, ADAT input and output, S / PDIF input and output coaxial, 2x stereo headphone output 6.3 mm jack, Word clock output, USB, Integrated power supply, 2x USB cable (standard USB and USB Type-C), 19" / 1U housing & Includes XLN Audio Addictive Keys, Focusrite Red Plug-in Suite, Softube Time and Tone Bundle, Focusrite Plug-in Collective and Ableton Live Lite. The retail price is 614.21 £.

Specifications

Dimensions (W x H x D)482.5 x 43.9 x 291 mm
Weight4.08 kg
Recording / Playback Channels18x20
Number of Mic Inputs8
Number of Line Inputs8
Number of Instrument Inputs2
Number of Line Outs10
Headphone Outs2
Phantom powerYes
Number of S/PDIF Connectors1
Number of ADAT Connectors1
Numer of AES/EBU Connectors0
Number of MADI Connectors0
Ethernet0
Other ConnectorsNo
MIDI interfaceYes
Word Clock1xOut
Max. sample rate (kHz)192 kHz
Max. resolution in bit24 bit
USB Bus-PoweredNo
Incl. power supplyYes
USB VersionUSB C
Width in mm482 mm
Depth in mm291 mm
Height in mm44 mm

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