All Focusrite's Saffire PRO FireWire interfaces are fully compatible with Thunderbolt™ with the use of a simple FireWire to Thunderbolt adaptor. For more details visit the answerbase.
Firewire/Thunderbolt Compatible* Audio Interface with Four Focusrite Mic Preamps
Saffire PRO 26 is the ideal tool for both studio recording and live performers. Building on four decades of audio excellence, Saffire PRO 26 is an 18-in, 8-out 24-bit/96kHz Firewire/Thunderbolt compatible* interface designed with professional users in mind. Its four award-winning Focusrite preamps along with the very latest in A-D/D-A conversion technology combine with the powerful Saffire Mix Control software to deliver professional sound quality, flexible routing options and rock-solid reliability.
Four Decades of Audio Excellence
With over four decades of experience in analogue audio equipment design, Focusrite is renowned for producing some of the industry's most popular preamps, channel strips and audio interfaces. At the heart of Saffire PRO 26 lies its impeccable sonic integrity, staying true to Focusrite's core value that 'Sound is Everything'.
Comprehensive, Professional Selection of I/O
Featuring a comprehensive selection of professional analogue and digital I/O options, Saffire PRO 26 has a total of 18 inputs and eight outputs, allowing you to expand and augment your recording or live setups to ensure you get the most out of your interface.
Four XLR/TRS line inputs with 48V Phantom power and two optional front panel Instrument inputs
Two additional rear panel TRS line inputs
Eight channels of ADAT digital input provide connectivity for external multi-channel preamps such as the Focusrite OctopPre MkII
Two channels of digital S/PDIF inputs enable connections to additional digital-equipped outboard equipment
Stereo 'loopback' allows two channels of audio to be routed from software applications directly into your DAW
Six rear panel TRS line-level outputs perfect for multi-channel playback and mixing
Two channels of digital S/PDIF outputs
Multiple Connectivity Options - FireWire or Thunderbolt*
FireWire and Thunderbolt
Like all Saffire interfaces, Saffire PRO 26 will connect to multiple ports on your computer including FireWire and Thunderbolt* ports. Saffire Pro 26 connects seamlessly to a Thunderbolt port via a FireWire to Thunderbolt adaptor (not included) or directly to a FireWire 800 port with the provided cable. Its dual-protocol compatibility (Firewire and Thunderbolt) means it will work seamlessly for years to come with the next generation of computers.
Sturdy, Portable Design - Perfect for Studio, Mobile and Live
Designed with both recording engineers and live performers in mind, Saffire PRO 26 comes in a sleek yet sturdy chassis that will sit neatly on your desktop or fit easily into a bag for transport. Built to last, Saffire PRO 26 can withstand the harshness of the road, but looks great in your studio too! What's more, thanks to Saffire Mix Control - a control software application that runs on the host computer - Saffire PRO 26 is just as powerful in live situations as it is in the studio. The ultra-low-latency 26x8 DSP mixer/router features flexible output routing and monitoring for custom monitor mixes, as well as intuitive one-click presets to help you set up your session as quickly as possible, whether you're tracking, mixing or monitoring.
Four Award-winning Focusrite Preamps Four Award-winning Focusrite Preamps
Focusrite's unparalleled preamp heritage lies at the heart of Saffire PRO 26, which includes four award-winning preamps, helping to make it the best-sounding interface in its class.
Precision 24-bit/96kHz conversion and pristine analogue audio Precision 24-bit/96kHz conversion and pristine analogue audio
Precision A-D / D-A conversion with JetPLL™ jitter reduction technology; pristine digital & analogue audio quality and reliable synchronisation.
Multiple Connectivity Options - FireWire or Thunderbolt™* Multiple Connectivity Options - FireWire or Thunderbolt™*
Like all Saffire interfaces, Saffire PRO 26 will connect to multiple ports on your computer including FireWire and Thunderbolt* ports. Saffire PRO 26 connects seamlessly to a Thunderbolt port via a FireWire to Thunderbolt adaptor (not included) or directly to a FireWire 800 port with the provided cable.
Keep your USB Buses Free Keep your USB Buses Free
If you're connecting multiple USB devices to your computer such as external hard drives, mice and keyboards then streaming audio over a separate FireWire or Thunderbolt* port will allow you to keep your USB ports free and reduce the possibility of interference with other devices.
Comprehensive I/O – 18 inputs and 8 outputs Comprehensive I/O – 18 inputs and 8 outputs
A host of I/O options is provided, including four mic/line pres, two of which have high-impedance instrument capability and 8dB pads, plus two additional TRS inputs; two independently-controlled headphone outputs, six TRS line outputs and a 'loopback' facility for routing audio between software applications via Saffire MixControl.
Expand your interface with up to eight extra analogue inputs Expand your interface with up to eight extra analogue inputs
ADAT optical input allows extensive input expansion of your interface – expand Saffire PRO 26 with up to eight additional preamps or line inputs. Pair Saffire PRO 26 with Focusrite's OctoPre MkII eight-channel preamp and instantly transform your interface into a 12 preamp unit.
Firewire Bus-powered Firewire Bus-powered
Connect directly to your Firewire port for bus power – extremely useful for live or mobile recording applications.
Dual headphone outputs – multiple monitor mixes Dual headphone outputs – multiple monitor mixes
Give multiple artists independent, fully customised monitor mixes – two with independent headphone sockets and front-panel level controls.
5-Segment LED metering 5-Segment LED metering
Use the six front-panel LED meters to accurately monitor input levels when recording.
Solid build quality in a portable chassis Solid build quality in a portable chassis
Saffire PRO 26 can sit neatly on your desktop, or will fit easily into a bag for mobile recording or live performance usage.
Solid build quality in a portable chassis Comprehensive Software Bundle
Included is a free DAW in the form of Ableton Live Lite, Focusrite's professional Midnight and Scarlett plug-in suites, Novation BassStation virtual synthesiser and 1GB of Loopmasters sample content.
Saffire PRO 26 Front Panel
2 x Line/Instrument inputs (line inputs also available on rear panel)
2 x Headphone outputs with independent volume controls
Main monitor volume control with dim and mute switches
6 x 5-segment LED input metering
2 x 8dB pad switches on inputs 1 & 2
2 x line/instrument switches on inputs 1 & 2
2 x Phantom power switches (1-2) & (3-4)
4 x gain knobs for preamp gain
Saffire PRO 26 Rear Panel
2 x XLR microphone inputs
2 x Combi XLR/TRS Mic/line inputs
2 x Additional Line inputs
6 x balanced TRS outputs
FireWire 400 port
Power supply input
What comes in the box?
Saffire PRO 26
Getting started guide
Software bundle code card
FireWire 400 - 800 cable
A-D Dynamic Range: 109 dB A-weighted (all inputs)
D-A Dynamic Range: 109 dB A-weighted (line outputs)
Supported Sample Rates: 44.1kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1 dB
THD + N: < 0.001% (measured with 0dBFS input and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
Noise (NiPoS): 90 dBu (22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
Maximum Input Level: +8 dBu at 1% (A-weighted)
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1dB
THD + N: < 0.001% (measured with 0 dBFS input and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
Noise (NiPoS): 90dBu (22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
Maximum Input Level: 28.5 dBu at 1% (A-weighted)
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz +/- 0.1dB
THD + N: -1 dBFS, min gain, no pad 0.0015%
Maximum Input Level: +8dBu (min gain, without pad)
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz +/- 0.1 dB
Maximum Output into 32R: +12.4 dBu (+10.2 dBV)
Power into 32R: 250mW
Output Impedance: < 7 Ohms
Load Impedance: > 24 Ohms
Line Level Outputs
THD + N: <0.001% (measured with 0dBFS input and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
Maximum Output Level (0dBFS): 15.7 dBu at 0.883% (A-weighted)
Additional Conversion Performance
Clock Jitter: < 250 picoseconds
THD + N AMPL: -109 dBFS (A-weighted)
1 x FireWire 400 Socket
2 x Standard 5-Pin DIN MIDI Connectors
Weights and Dimensions
CPU/Clock: 900MHz or Pentium (1.5GHz or higher recommended)
Memory (RAW): 512MB (More recommended)
Screen Resolution: 1024x768 (1280x1024) or more recommended)
CPU/Clock: Power PC G4/Dual 1 GHz or faster or any Intel-based Mac
Memory (RAW): 512MB (More recommended)
Screen Resolution: 1024x768 (1280x1024) or more recommended)
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