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Focusrite Pro Red 8Line Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface
Focusrite Pro Red 8Line Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface
$2,999.99

Focusrite Pro Red 8Line Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface

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SoundPro Item: 87852
MPN: RED 8LINE
MSRP: $3,899.99
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Red 8Line is a 58-input, 64-output, Thunderbolt™ 3 audio interface that features two Red Evolution mic pres, independent L/R monitor outs, eight balanced line inputs and outputs on DB25 connectors; 32 channels of Dante® I/O; 16-channel ADAT input and output (at 48kHz), and stereo S/PDIF input and output. As with other Red interfaces, it has professional-grade 24-bit/192kHz A-D and D-A conversion for no-compromise recording and audio playback. With 119dB dynamic range A-D and 121dB dynamic range D-A (A-Weighted), the converters have been expertly selected and calibrated by Focusrite to provide the best balance of sound quality, dynamic range and conversion latency.

With both mini-DigiLink and Thunderbolt 3 connections, it's possible to instantly switch between Pro Tools and other DAW applications without the need to reconfigure your audio settings. Simply change the host mode either in RedNet Control software, or using the Red 8Line front panel, to change DAWs in seconds.

Red 8Line features the latest implementation of Thunderbolt 3, with Focusrite's session-proven, ultra-low-latency, rock-solid Thunderbolt drivers. This speed provides the flexibility to use DAW plug-ins in real time, so you can harness the processing power of your DAW to track through plug-ins and record virtual instruments. With two Thunderbolt 3 ports as standard, it's also possible to daisy-chain Thunderbolt devices.

On-board Dante connectivity enables Red 8Line to communicate with industry-standard Audio-over-IP equipment from hundreds of manufacturers. Dante also makes it easy to expand your system, embrace new ways of working, and discover rapid system expansion using Focusrite RedNet interfaces or devices from third parties.

Focusrite Pro Red 8Line Features

  • High-performance 24-bit/192kHz A-D and D-A conversion
  • 119dB dynamic range A-D and 121dB dynamic range D-A (A-Weighted)
  • Seamless multi-platform workflow enables switching between different DAWs in seconds
  • 2 Red Evolution mic preamps provide up to 63dB of ultra- clean gain, with phantom power, high-pass filter, phase reverse and Air mode
  • Dual Thunderbolt ports as standard enable daisy-chaining
  • Twin mini-DigiLink ports
  • Dual Dante ports
  • Monitor control supports mono, stereo and multi- channel monitoring environments up to 10 channels, including 7.1.2
  • 8 line inputs and outputs on DB25
  • Independent L/R monitor outputs
  • 2 stereo headphones outputs
  • 3 LCDs provide accurate level metering
  • High-fidelity headphone outputs
  • Dual front-panel instrument connections
  • Windows 10 Thunderbolt drivers
  • Focusrite Plug-in Collective membership gives access to free downloads from various music software brands)
  • 3 Year Warranty
  • Red 8Line interface1
  • Brainworx bx_console1
  • Focusrite Plug-in Collective membership1
  • Red 2 and Red 3 EQ and Compression plug-ins1
  • Channel countup to 58x64
  • Thunderbolt port2x Thunderbolt 3
  • Pro|Tools HD port2x Mini DigiLink
  • ADAT channel countup to 16 in and 16 out
  • S/PDIF channel count2 in and 2 out (optical up to 96kHz)
  • PSU1x internal, 100-240V, 50/60Hz, consumption 120W
  • Microphone inputs
    • Input: 2x female XLR
    • Gain range: 0-8dB to 63dB in 1dB steps
    • Frequency response: 20Hz - 35kHz ±0.2dB, min gain
    • THD+N: -101dB (0.0009%) @ -1dBFS (@ 11dB gain)
    • EIN: less than -129dBu 'A'-Weighted (typical)
    • Signal-to-noise ratio: 119dB 'A'-Weighted (typical), min gain
    • HPF: -3dB @ 80 ± 3Hz, 12dB/Octave, independently switchable per channel
    • Air mode: 2dB boost at 10kHz and -2dB at 20Hz (ref 1kHz). Input impedance drop to 2.2kΩ
    • Max input level: greater than 19dBu, min gain
  • Line inputs 1-8
    • Input: 2x DB25 connectors (AES59)
    • 0 DBFS reference level: +18 or +24dBu (switchable)
    • Frequency response: 20Hz - 35kHz ±0.2dB
    • THD+N: -102dB (0.0008%) @ -1dBFS
    • Signal-to-noise ratio: 119dB 'A'-Weighted (typical)
  • Instrument inputs
    • Inputs: 2x 1/4" TS jack
    • Gain range: 0-8dB to 63dB in 1dB steps
    • Max input level: greater than +15dBu, min gain
    • Frequency response: 20Hz - 35kHz ±0.2dB, min gain
    • THD+N: -100dB (0.001%) @ -1dBFS (@ 11dB gain)
    • Signal-to-noise ratio: 117dB 'A'-Weighted (typical), min gain
    • HPF: -3dB @ 80 ± 3Hz, 12dB/Octave, independently switchable per channel
    • Air mode: 2dB boost at 10kHz and -2dB at 20Hz (ref 1kHz)
  • Line outputs 1-8
    • Output: 2x DB25 connectors (AES59)
    • 0 DBFS reference levels: +18 or +24dBu (switchable)
    • Frequency response: 20Hz - 35kHz ±0.2dB
    • THD+N: less than -104dB (0.0006%) unweighted, 20Hz - 20kHz; -1dBFS input
    • Dynamic range: 121dB 'A'-weighted (typical), 20Hz - 20kHz
    • Nominal output impedance: 136Ω balanced (68Ω each phase)
  • Monitor outputs
    • Outputs: 2x 1/4" TRS jack
    • 0 DBFS reference levels: +18dBu
    • Frequency response: 20Hz - 35kHz ±0.2dB
    • THD+N: -80dB (0.01%) unweighted, 20Hz - 20kHz; -1dBFS input
    • Dynamic range: 120dB (A-Weighted)
    • Nominal output impedance: 136Ω balanced (68Ω each phase)
  • Headphone outputs
    • Outputs: 2x 1/4" TRS stereo jack
    • 0 DBFS reference levels: +16dBm ± 0.5dB
    • Frequency response: 20Hz - 20kHz ±0.2dB
    • THD+N: less than -75dB (0.018%) unweighted, 20Hz - 20kHz
    • Dynamic range: 114dB 'A'-weighted (typical), 20Hz - 20kHz
    • Output impedance: 10Ω
    • Headphone impedance: 32Ω - 600Ω
  • Supported sample rates
    • 44.1kHz
    • 48kHz
    • 88.2kHz
    • 96kHz
    • 176.4kHz
    • 192kHz
  • Clock sources
    • Internal
    • ADAT 1
    • ADAT 2
    • S/PDIF
    • Word clock
    • Loop sync
    • Dante Network Master

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