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Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56

Professional 28 In / 28 Out with 2 Liquid and 6 Focusrite Pre-amps

Product Code: 45000

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Description
Liquid Saffire 56 is Focusrite's flagship 2U 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.

In addition to six of Focusrite's legendary mic-pre's, two of Liquid Saffire 56's pre-amps utilises the third generation of Focusrite's Liquid Pre-amp, providing the choice of ten different pre-amp emulations. These include emulations based on the Neve 1073, the Pultec MB-1, Telefunken V72 and seven more. A harmonics dial on each Liquid pre-amp lets you account for variance in vintage originals of the same model, or use levels of 2nd, 3rd and 5th Harmonic distortion creatively to shape your sound.

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 JetPLLTM jitter elimination technology ensure pristine audio quality as your audio flows between the analogue and digital domains.

Alongside the two Liquid- and six Saffire pre-amps, are a host of i/o options; 10 analogue outputs, 16 channels of ADAT i/o, stereo SPDIF i/o, MIDI i/o and 2 virtual ‘loopback' inputs for routing digital audio between software applications - ideal for capturing audio playback within your computer. Mic, Line and Instrument inputs all utilise independent connectors, with the input type for each channel selectable via custom control software. Consequently, all the inputs can remain permanently connected, ready for whatever your recording session demands. In addition, word-clock i/o is provided on BNC connectors, allowing Liquid Saffire 56 to act as either a master clock for your studio, or as a slave to an existing clock. Every channel features an independent phantom power and a high pass filter, switchable from the front panel, with the two instrument channels also featuring -9dB pads for additional headroom. Front panel 5-LED metering for all inputs, including ADAT and SPDIF, offers accurate viewing of all levels.

Saffire Mix Control, the zero-latency 18 x 16 DSP Mixer/Router software provided with Liquid Saffire 56 features unparalleled output routing and monitoring. It also provides intuitive one-click set-up solutions, a clear and concise mixing layout, large on-screen metering for inputs, outputs and submixes and control over the choice of liquid emulation.

Two independent headphone buses are provided, each with their own level controls available on the front panel. A dedicated stereo monitor mix output features pads for improved sound quality when connected to active monitor speakers. An 'anti-thump' circuit protects your monitor speakers from spikes when booting up or shutting down the unit.
In Depth

    SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

    WINDOWS
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Vista
  • CPU/Clock: Athlon 900MHz or higher (1.5 GHz or higher recommended)
  • Memory (RAM): 512 MB (more recommended)

    APPLE MAC
  • Operating System: Mac OS X 10.4.x or later
  • CPU/Clock: PowerPC G4/Dual 1 GHZ or faster or any Intel-based Mac
  • Memory (RAM): 512 MB (more recommended)


    PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS

    Microphone Inputs
  • 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)

    Line Inputs
  • 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)

    Instrument Inputs
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1dB
  • THD+N: 0.004% (measured with 0dBu input and 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • Noise: -87dBu (20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)

    Conversion performance
  • Dynamic Range = 110dB (A-wieghted)
  • Clock jitter < 250 picoseconds
  • THD+N AMPL = -109dBFS 'A' weighted


    Front and Rear Connectivity

    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). [Currently not implemented, a future update will include this feature].
  • 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
  • 350mm / 13.8" (W) x 90mm / 3.6" (H) x 235mm /9.3" (D)

Item Number: Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56    45000 1-1
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