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Saffire PRO 26 is a fully comprehensive, studio quality 18 in/8 out, 24-bit/96kHz, Firewire/Thunderbolt* audio interface providing four award-winning Focusrite microphone preamps, two TRS instrument inputs, two independently controlled headphone outputs, 5-segment LED input metering and a selection of rear panel analogue & digital I/O options. See more product details

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Saffire PRO 26 is the latest addition to Focusrite’s family of professional studio quality Firewire/Thunderbolt compatible* audio interfaces, with full 24-bit/96kHz conversion and four award-winning Focusrite mic preamps with phantom power. The best-sounding interface in its class, Saffire PRO 26 was designed with both studio recording and live musicians in mind, offering extensive input and output capabilities for maximum flexibility.

Twenty-five years of mic preamp excellence form the foundation of the Saffire PRO 26 interface. The four preamps, along with the very latest in mix control software and interfacing technology, combine to deliver seamless integration, excellent routing flexibility and rock-solid driver stability.

At the heart of Saffire PRO 26 lies its impeccable sonic integrity. The four award-winning Focusrite preamps allow unparalleled recording flexibility and ensure low noise and distortion with plenty of headroom to capture the full dynamic range of even the loudest drumkit or guitar amp, whilst precision digital conversion and JetPLL™ jitter-elimination technology maintain pristine audio quality in both analogue and digital domains.

Inputs 1 and 2 are available both as mic-level rear-panel XLRs and as front-panel TRS sockets at line or instrument levels, and include 8dB pads. Inputs 3 and 4 appear on the rear panel as combo XLR (mic)/TRS (line) sockets. There are two additional rear-panel TRS line inputs, making a total of six analogue inputs, for which 5-segment LED metering is provided.

The PRO 26 includes S/PDIF I/O, and an optical digital input that can be configured either as S/PDIF or as ADAT format, the latter allowing expansion of the interface with, for example, Focusrite’s OctoPre MkII, for a total of 14 analogue inputs. Saffire PRO 26 also features two virtual Loopback inputs, for routing digital audio between software applications — ideal for capturing online audio.

On the output side, dual headphone outputs, six line outputs on TRS jacks, and S/PDIF coax are provided. Main monitor controls, including volume, dim and mute, are included on the front panel.

Saffire MixControl, the ultra-low-latency 26 x 8 DSP mixer/router software provided with Saffire PRO 26, sets a new standard for audio interface control. It features flexible output routing and monitoring, as well as intuitive one-click setup solutions designed to help you track, monitor and mix as quickly as possible.

Included software:

Ableton Live Lite, Midnight plugin suite (Midnight EQ & Compressor), Scarlett plugin suite (Scarlett EQ, Compressor, Gate and Reverb) Novation Bass Station virtual instrument and 1GB of Loopmasters sample content.

*Thunderbolt™ Compatible – In common with all Focusrite Saffire interfaces, the Saffire PRO 26 is compatible with Thunderbolt ports via the use of a FireWire to Thunderbolt adaptor (not included). An external power supply is recommended for use in Thunderbolt applications, particularly when using phantom power.

What comes in the box?

  • Saffire PRO 26
  • Power supply
  • Getting started guide
  • Software bundle code card
  • FireWire 400 - 800 cable
  • Four Award-winning Focusrite Preamps - Focusrite's unparalleled preamp heritage lies at the heart of the 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 A-D / D-A conversion with JetPLL™ jitter reduction technology; pristine digital & analogue audio quality and reliable synchronisation
  • Multiple Connectivity Options - FireWire or Thunderbolt* - Like all of the Saffire range of 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 - If you are connecting multiple USB devices to your computer such as external hard drives, mouses 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 - 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 - 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 8 channel preamp and instantly transform your interface into a 12 preamp unit
  • 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 - Give multiple artists independent, fully customised monitor mixes – two with independent headphone sockets and front-panel level controls
  • 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 - The Saffire PRO 26 can sit neatly on your desktop, or will easily fit into a bag for mobile recording or live performance usage
Front Panel
Line/Instrument inputs: 2
(line inputs also available on rear panel)
Headphone outputs: 2
with independent volume controls
Main monitor volume control with dim and mute switches
6 x 5-segment LED input metering
8dB pad switches: 2
on inputs 1 & 2
line/instrument switches: 2
on inputs 1 & 2
Phantom power switches: 2
(1-2) & (3-4)
4 x gain knobs for preamp gain
Rear Panel
XLR microphone inputs: 2
Combi XLR/TRS Mic/line inputs: 2
Additional Line inputs: 2
Balanced TRS outputs: 6
ADAT input: Yes
FireWire 400 port: Yes
Power supply input
Microphone Preamp
Maximum input level: +8.1 dBu (without pad)
+12.8 dBu (with pad)
(Unbalanced, ? 1 % THD)
Bandwidth : 20 Hz (min gain): -0.02 dB
20 kHz (min gain): -0.01 dB
20 Hz (max gain): -1.3 dB
20 kHz (max gain): -0.48 dB
(Roll-off when 0 dB @ 1 kHz)
THD+n: < -95 dB
(- 1 dBFS input, 20 kHz bandwidth)
EIN: < -97 dBu
(Max gain, 600 ? termination, CCIR-RMS weighting)
dBFS relative to dBu: -7.8 dB (min gain)
42.3 dB (max gain)
Gain range: 50.0 dB
CMRR (997 Hz): < -50 dB (min gain)
< -56 dB (fixed gain)
< -56 dB (max gain)
CMRR (20 kHz): < -44 dB (min gain)
< -47 dB (fixed gain)
< -54 dB (max gain)
Noise (NiPoS): < -105 dBu (min gain)
< -60 dBu (max gain)
600 ? termination, CCIR-RMS weighting
Phantom power: 47.1 V (unloaded)
13.7 V (P48 load)
Crosstalk: < -102 dB (20 Hz)
< -101 dB (997 Hz)
< -84 dB (20 kHz)
Line Inputs
Instrument Inputs
Line Outputs
Max output level: 13.7 dBu (unloaded)
13.6 dBu (600 ?)
13.2 dBu (150 ?)
10.2 dBu (33 ?)
(0 dBFS input signal)
Bandwidth: 20 Hz: -0.08 dB
20 kHz: -0.63 dB
(Roll-off when 0 dB @ 1 kHz)
Noise (NiPos): < -83 dBu
(50 ? termination, CCIR-RMS weighting)
Dynamic range: > 99 dB
20 kHz bandwidth
Headphone Outputs
THD @ 0 dBFS: < -47 dB (unloaded)
< -40 dB (600 ?)
< -31 dB (150 ?)
< -17 dB (33?)
(20 kHz bandwidth)
Max level: 13.7 dBu (unloaded)
13.6 dBu (600 ?)
12.8 dBu (150 ?)
8.9 dBu (33 ?)
(? 1 % THD)
Max power: 13.6 dBm (600 ?)
18.8 dBm (150 ?)
21.4 dBm (33 ?)
(? 1 % THD)
Sample rate clock accuracy (44.1 kHz): 4.5 ppm
Sample rate clock accuracy (48 kHz) : 6.5 ppm

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