Focusrite Red 8 Pre review: specs & price

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64 x 64 Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface

The Focusrite Red 8 Pre is a 64 x 64 Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface with a Pro Tools HD connections, Dante audio network connections, 24 bit / 192 kHz, 2...

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Name Apogee Symphony I/O Mk2 TB 32x32MOTU HDx-SDi ThunderboltFocusrite Red 16 LineApogee Symphony I/O Mk2 TB ChassisMOTU 1248 AVBApogee Symphony I/O Mk2 TB 8+8mpSlate Digital VRS8Focusrite Red 8 PreAvid Pro Tools Ult TB Core+SoftwareApogee Symphony I/O Mk2 TB 8x8
Brand
Description Modular Audio Recording InterfaceVideo Editing & Monitoring Hardware64 x 64 Thunderbolt 3 Audio InterfaceModular Audio Recording Interface with ThunderboltAudio InterfaceModular Audio Recording InterfaceThunderbolt Audio Interface (Mac Version)64 x 64 Thunderbolt 2 Audio InterfaceThunderbolt Interface for Native Protools HD SoftwareModular Audio Recording Interface
Module 116 x 16 analog I / O (Mk II)----8 x 8 analog I / O 8 × 8 AES / Optical I / O (Mk II)----
Module 216 x 16 analog I / O (Mk II)----8 Channel Mic Preamp----
CompatibilityThunderbolt Mac OS 10.9.5 and higher--Thunderbolt Mac OS 10.9.5 and higher-Thunderbolt Mac OS 10.9.5 and higher---Thunderbolt Mac OS 10.9.5 and higher
Format19 "/ 2U19 "/ 1 U-19 "/ 2U19 "/ 1U19 "/ 2U---19 "/ 2U
Dimensions450 x 292 x 89 mm44 x 483 x 197 mm-450 x 292 x 89 mm-450 x 292 x 89 mm19 "1U19 "x 1 U x 340 mm-450 x 292 x 89 mm
Recording / Playback Channels36x3816x1664x640x2128x12822x208x1264x640x218x20
Number of Mic Inputs0020488800
Number of Line Inputs32101608881608
Number of Instrument Inputs0020242200
Number of Line Outputs32818012881808
Headphone Outs1121212211
Phantom Power
Number of S/PDIF Connectors2010110101
Number of ADAT Connectors0020220202
AES/EBU Connectors0200040004
Number of MADI Connectors0000000000
Ethernet0020100200
Other ConnectorsHDX Port2xHDX Port2xHDX Port
MIDI Connectors
Word Clock1xIn, 1xOut1xIn, 1xOut1xIn, 1xOut1xIn, 1xOut1xIn, 1xOut1xIn, 1xOut1xIn, 1xOut1xIn, 1xOut
Max. Samplerate192 kHz96 kHz192 kHz192 kHz192 kHz192 kHz192 kHz192 kHz192 kHz192 kHz
Max. Resolution in Bit24 bit24 bit24 bit24 bit24 bit24 bit24 bit24 bit24 bit24 bit
Bus-Powered
Incl. Power Supply
Windows Thunderbolt driver
Thunderbolt Version2232222222
Width in mm450 mm483 mm483 mm450 mm483 mm450 mm483 mm483 mm-450 mm
Depth in mm292 mm177 mm340 mm292 mm177 mm292 mm0 mm340 mm-292 mm
Height in mm89 mm44 mm44 mm89 mm44 mm89 mm44 mm44 mm-89 mm

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Description

The Focusrite Red 8 Pre is a 64 x 64 Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface with a Pro Tools HD connections, Dante audio network connections, 24 bit / 192 kHz, 2 Stereo headphones outputs, 2x ADAT I / O, S / PDIF coax, Word Clock I / O, 32x Dante I / O, 2 Thunderbolt connections & Dual-Digilink for ProTools HD. The retail price is 2770 £.

Specifications

8 AD-Converter8 "Evolution" Mic-Preamp remote control (balanced XLR)
2 Hi-Z inputsUnbalanced jack
8 Line inputsBalanced sub-D
2 Monitor outputsBalanced jack
16 Line outputsBalanced sub-D
System requirementsApple Mac with Thunderbolt connector and Mac OSX 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, Sierra
Dimensions19 "x 1 U x 340 mm
Recording / Playback Channels64x64
Number of Mic Inputs8
Number of Line Inputs16
Number of Instrument Inputs2
Number of Line Outputs18
Headphone Outs2
Phantom PowerYes
Number of S/PDIF Connectors1
Number of ADAT Connectors2
AES/EBU Connectors0
Number of MADI Connectors0
Ethernet2
Other Connectors2xHDX Port
MIDI ConnectorsNo
Word Clock1xIn, 1xOut
Max. Samplerate192 kHz
Max. Resolution in Bit24 bit
Bus-PoweredNo
Incl. Power SupplyYes
Windows Thunderbolt driverNo
Thunderbolt Version2
Width in mm483 mm
Depth in mm340 mm
Height in mm44 mm

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