Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 Firewire Audio Interface w/ Preamp Emulation (Thunderbolt Compatible)

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Manufacturer: Focusrite

Category: Recording & Playback

Details

Details

buy one of the qualifying Focusrite interfaces on or after 1st September, 2015 and register it with Focusrite - yopu will be entitled to a free download of the Softube Time & Tone Pack. You must register their interface with a valid bundle code (included in the box) and qualifying purchase date on the Focusrite website to receive the Softube Pack.

The Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 Multi-Channel Firewire Audio Interface is a 2U size multi-channel firewire audio interface. Liquid technology combines with Saffire PRO firewire interfacing to deliver a host of authentic pre-amp flavours, seamless software integration, excellent routing flexibility and future-proof, rock-solid driver stability.

Two of Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56’s eight pre-amps utilise the third generation of Focusrite’s Liquid Pre-amp, each providing a choice of ten different pre-amp emulations. These include emulations based on the Neve 1073, Pultec MB-1, Telefunken V72 and seven more. A harmonics dial on each Liquid pre-amp allows the user to compensate for variance in vintage originals of the same model, or to creatively add levels of 2nd, 3rd and 5th Harmonic distortion to shape the pre-amps performance.

The Liquid pre-amp analogue front-end allows for huge flexibility in resistance and capacitance parameters. With a flexible signal path and variable impedance value, it can mimic the interaction characteristics of different classic mic-pres. Combined with comprehensive dynamic convolution data, the Liquid pre-amp captures all the key variable elements of different mic pre designs.

Liquid Saffire 56 doesn’t just offer pre-amp variety; sonic integrity is also guaranteed throughout. Both the Liquid and Saffire pre-amps 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.

Liquid Saffire 56 also comes bundled with the Focusrite plug-in suite. The latest Focusrite Compression, Reverb, Gating and EQ VST/AU plug-ins provide a significant upgrade from standard sequencer effects, bringing a touch of class to your session.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Specification

Microphone Inputs

  • Dynamic Range (A-Weighted): 109dB
  • SNR (A-weighted): -109dB
  • 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): 8dBu at 1%

Line Inputs

  • Dynamic Range (A-Weighted): 109dB
  • SNR (A-weighted): -109dB
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1dB
  • THD+N: < 0.001% (measured with 0dBFS input and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • Noise: -90dBu (22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • Maximum level (A-weighted): 28.5dBu at 1%

Instrument Inputs

  • Frequency Response 20Hz-20KHz +/- 0.1dB
  • Maximum Input Level min gain no pad +8dBu
  • Maximum Input Level max gain no pad -42dBu
  • THD+N, -1dBFS, min gain, no pad < 0.0015%
  • SNR 109dB "A"
  • DNR 109dB "A"
  • Input Impedance > 1MOhm
  • X-talk < -100dB
  • Adjustable Gain > 50dB
  • Pad Attenuation 10dB

Headphone Outputs

  • Frequency Response 20Hz-20KHz +/- 0.1dB
  • SNR 109dB "A"
  • DNR 109dB "A"
  • Maximum Output into 32R +12.4dBu (+10.2dBV)
  • Power into 32R 250mW
  • Output Impedance < 7Ohms
  • Load Impedance > 24Ohms

Line level Outputs

  • Dynamic Range (A-Weighted): 108dB
  • SNR (A-weighted): -108dB
  • THD+N: < 0.001% (measured with 0dBFS input and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • Maximum level (A-weighted): 15.7dBu at 0.883%

Additional Conversion Performance

  • Clock jitter < 250 picoseconds
  • THD+N AMPL (A-weighted)= -109dBFS

Analogue Channel Inputs (Inputs 1-8)

  • Mic inputs 1-8 on rear XLR’s.
  • Line inputs 1-8 on rear 1/4” TRS.
  • Instrument inputs on channels 3 and 4 (separate front panel 1/4” TRS).

Notes

  • Individual switchable High Pass Filter on all inputs.
  • Phase switch on inputs 3, 5 and 7.
  • Input Pad on inputs 3 and 4 = -10dB.

Analogue Outputs

  • Line level 10 x 1/4” TRS Jack.
  • Notes: Outputs Monitor 1 and 2 have anti-thump protection circuitry.

Digital I/O

  • SPDIF input and output (RCA phono) on rear panel, (24-bit, 44.1 - 192kHz), output transformer isolated.
  • Optional AES output mode with professional channel status and voltage levels on SPDIF output (isolated and balanced).
  • 2 x ADAT In / Out 16 channels (44.1 / 48kHz), 8 channels S-MUX (88.2 / 96kHz), 4 channels S-MUXII (176.4 / 192kHz).
  • ADAT Input and Output 2 can be re-configured to be optical SPDIF input / output via control panel.
  • BNC Word clock input and output (75 ohms).

MIDI I/O

  • 1 in / 1 out (16 channels) on rear panel.

Headphone monitoring

  • 2 x 1/4” TRS Jack on front panel (mirrors outputs 7-8 and 9-10).
  • NOTE: These are high power headphone drivers.

Other I/O

  • 2 6-pin Firewire sockets
  • 2 Standard 5-pin DIN MIDI connectors: In and Out
  • IEC mains power input connector

Weight and Dims

  • 5kg / 11 Ibs
  • 480mm / 19" (W) x 90mm / 3.6" (H) x 235mm /9.3" (D)
Manufacturer's Part Number MOSF0006
Manufacturer Focusrite
also known as Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 Audio Interface, Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 , Focusrite Liquid Saffire56, Saffire 56
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