Focusrite Clarett 8PreX 26×28 Thunderbolt Audio Interface


The Focusrite Clarett 8PreX is a high performance thunderbolt interface designed specifically for professional studio and recording environments. Featuring 26 Inputs / 28 Outputs, MIDI, World clock, and the ISA modelled Clarett mic-pre’s. This is a must have for any serious recording or mastering studio.


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Focusrite Clarett 8PreX

The Focusrite Clarett 8PreX 26 In/28 Out gives you the excellent sound you’d expect from a Clarett interface. Offering up to 119dB of dynamic range, as well as superbly low noise, precision 24/192 conversion, and eight specially-designed mic preamps. Not to mention, boasting a unique analog “Air” effect.

With the Clarett 8PreX, you’ve got a thunderbolt audio interface that simply sounds great. Easily out-performing all the other interfaces in its class. While its astonishing 1.67ms round-trip latency simplifies your workflow. Allowing you to use your favourite plug-ins in realtime.

Specifically designed for the Focusrite Clarett range, the onboard mic preamps boast plenty of gain. As well as low noise and distortion. While the “Air” feature works by switching in an analog model of the classic transformer-based Focusrite ISA mic pre. Furthermore, the instrument inputs give you even extra headroom and handle even the loudest pickup.

Above all, you’re getting the much-loved Focusrite Clarett sound, in a Thunderbolt interface.  The perfect complement to any studio!


  • 8x New Clarett preamps model the classic ISA design
  • 26 Inputs / 28 Outputs
  • Digital SPDIF I/O
  • World Clock I/O
  • MIDI I/O
  • 2 headphone outputs for mastering / monitoring
  • Latest Thunderbolt technology ensures extra low round trip latency
  • High quality 24bit, 192kHz sample rates
  • 19&quot Rack mount design
  • Individual Phantom Power on analog channels
  • New 64-bit AAX, AU and VST compatible Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-in Suite
  • Detailed LED metering on front panel
  • Inputs and Outputs expandable over 4 ADAT connections


*Thunderbolt cable is not included

Sample Rate: Up to 192kHz
Converters: 24-Bit
Inputs: 8 Analog ‘Combi-Jack’ with Hi-Z (CH 1/2)
1x S/PDIF Digital RCA
16x ADAT via Optical Connectors
Outputs: 8x 1/4″ Analog TRS Jacks
1x S/PDIF Digital RCA
2x 1/4″ Headphone
16x ADAT via Optical Connectors
Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz
Dynamic Range: 118 dB (A-weighted)
THD+N: 0.001%
Noise EIN: –128 dBu (A-weighted)
Maximum input level: +18 dBu (mic)
Gain Range: 57 dB
Dimensions: 482.5 x 88 x 288mm
Weight: 5.25 kg kg

Supported Operating Systems:
OSX 10.9 Mavericks, 10.10 Yosemite or 10.11 El Capitan

The Focusrite Three-Year Warranty

All Focusrite products are built to the highest standards and are designed to provide many years of reliable performance. In the event of a Manufacturing Defect becoming evident during the warranty period, Focusrite will ensure that the product is repaired or replaced free of charge. The warranty for any product purchased on or after the 1st January 2018 is a period of 36 months from the date of original purchase. The warranty period for products purchased on or prior to the 31st December 2017 is 24 months from the date of original purchase.

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