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Saffire Pro 40

Focusrite Saffire Pro 40
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Designed with the sophisticated project studio owner or smaller commercial facility in mind, Saffire PRO 40 features a versatile 20 inputs and 20 outputs, including a complement of eight Focusrite mic preamps guaranteed to get the best out of any microphone, with minimal noise and distortion even at high gain. Two mic/line/instrument inputs are accessed via the front panel, which also provides two independent headphone monitor outputs.

All eight main inputs feature combo XLR/TRS connectors and sense which is in use automatically. Inputs 1 and 2 appear on the front panel and support mic, line and instrument operation, while the remaining six are on the rear panel and offer mic and line input functionality. In addition to the comprehensive monitoring options described below, there are eight TRS line outputs. In addition, ADAT I/O, stereo S/PDIF I/O and two virtual ‘loopback’ inputs for routing digital audio between software applications are provided. Every mic pre features phantom power, with the first two channels also featuring -9dB pads for additional headroom. Front panel five-step LED metering for each analogue input offers accurate viewing of levels.


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...walk in to. Full room from the back: Desk (iMac, Prophet 6, Pyramid, Faderport, Neumann TLM102): Modular (, turntable, rack gear (Saffire Pro 40, ADA8200, patchbay, cable management, 2 x Golden Age Project Pre73Jr preamps) and old dog with large scar from sarcoma removal surgery on Friday: Moog Sub 37 and (Kiwi)Juno-106 on stand with MS101 currently...

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Evaluating AD/DA loops by means of Audio Diffmaker

...(L), 0.8 dB (R)..Corr Depth: 25,7 dB (L), 27,1 dB (R) Difference*: -45.0 dBFS (L), -45.7 dBFS (R) Focusrite Saffire PRO 40 (MusicManic) -0.566 dB (L), 0.293 dB (R) Corr Depth: 27,8 dB (L), 32,0 dB (R) Difference*: -45.3 dBFS (L), -44.6dBFS (R) Mackie Onyx Blackjack (kegn51) 2,9 dB (L), 2,9 dB (R) Corr Depth: 30,5 dB...

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Well, in 2022, firewire Sapphire Pro 40 vs ADA8200 seems like a Jimmy vs Timmy fight. This thread devolution seems odd to me. I understand the comparison sprouted from "what to expand a digiface with", but still...

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