Focusrite’s Saffire PRO 24 is a part of the new generation of Thunderbolt/Firewire audio interfaces. Just like all other Focusrite Interfaces, the Saffire PRO 24 is among the best sounding interfaces in its class, designed with recording muscicians and the modern home studio in mind.
For 25 years, Focusrite has sustained a reputable excellence for their mic pre amps, and those very preamps form the foundation of this new interface with two award-winning Focusrite preamps. These combined with the very latest in mix control software and FireWire interfacing technology deliver seamless integration, excellent routing flexibility and rock solid driver stability.
The Saffire PRO 24 reigns supreme sonic integrity. The two Focusrite preamps ensure low noise and distortion, whilst quality digital conversion and JetPLL jitter-elimination technology ensure pristine audio quality as your audio flows between the analogue and digital domains.
Paired with the two award winning preamps are a host of I/O options; two additional analog inputs, six analog outputs, ADAT inputs (for expanding the interface with, for example, Focusrite’s OctoPre MKII) stereo S/PDIF I/O and two virtual ‘loopback’ inputs for routing digital audio between software applications ideal for capturing online audio. In addition, the Saffire 24 features front panel five-step LED metering for each analog input which offers detailed viewing of levels.
Saffire MixControl, the ultra-low latency 18 x 18 DSP mixer/router software provided with Saffire PRO 25 sets a new standard at this price point for audio interface control. It features flexible output routing and monitoring, as well as intuitive one click set up solutions designed to help you track, monitor and mix as quickly as possible
Two high-quality award-winning Focusrite preamps
Total I/O count of 16 inputs and 8 outputs
Saffire MixControl ultra-low-latency DSP mixer/router- Provides an 18 x 16 DSP mixer with excellent routing flexibility, intuitive one-click mixing configurations, and lower than 1.4ms latency (less than the time it takes sound to travel two feet through air!).
Focusrite VST/AU Plug-in Suite, for use in the mix - Upgrade your standard sequencer effects and bring a touch of class to your session with all-new Focusrite Compression, Reverb, Gating and EQ VST/AU plug-ins.
Xcite+ Software Bundle- Featuring a host of royalty-free loops and samples, a full-fledged soft-synth and Ableton Live Lite 8, providing an affordable upgrade path to Ableton Live.
Front panel 5-LED metering
Dedicated front-panel headphone bus - Providing a fully customised monitor mix, with tactile level control available on the front panel
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%
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%
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1dB
THD+N: 0.004% (measured with 0dBu input and 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
Noise: -87dBu (20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
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
Analogue Channel Inputs (Inputs 1-4)
2 x XLR Mic/Line high quality Combi-Jacks (Inputs 1-2)
2 x XLR Instrument high quality 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
Digital Channel Outputs (Outputs 7-8) 44.1-96kHz
Stereo S/PDIF output on RCA
1x 6 pin FireWire 400 socket - also compatible with FireWire 800 and Thunderbolt
2 Standard 5-pin DIN MIDI connectors: In and Out
12V DC power input connector for use with external PSU
Weight and Dimensions
1.6kg / 3.5 lbs
215mm / 8.5" (W) x 45mm / 1.8" (H) x 220mm / 8.65" (D)