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    Focusrite OctoPre MkII 8-Channel Microphone Preamplifier

    Realize your dreams of getting that sterling microphone sound found in countless hit recordings with the award-winning Focusrite OctoPre MkII.

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    Focusrite OctoPre MkII 8-Channel Microphone Preamp Product Description

    With eight channels of Focusrite pre-amplification and a built-in 24-bit / 96 kHz ADAT output, OctoPre MkII is Focusrite's powerful input upgrade for your Pro Tools system, or any digital audio workstation. It's also a great expansion for any analogue or digital console, or hard disk recorder.

    The digital output allows users to make the most of often-neglected ADAT inputs; ideal for expanding the number of mic-pre inputs on your interface. Connect OctoPre MkII to your audio interface's ADAT input to create a high quality, multi-channel recording solution, ideal for tracking drums, as well guitars, keyboards, vocals and more.

    Eight Award-winning Focusrite Preamps

    The best sounding multi-channel mic-pre in its class.

    Eight Channel 24-bit/96 kHz output

    Make the most of your interfaces ADAT input. OctoPre connects via its built-in lightpipe output, with a real world dynamic range performance of 110dB.

    Mic Pres Optimized For Tracking Drums

    OctoPre MkII is designed not to clip, with pre-amps optimized to handle extreme levels from sound sources like kick drum and snare.

    Two Hi-Z Instrument Inputs

    OctoPre MkIIs first two channels feature DIs, ready for you to plug in your Guitars and Bass, instantly accessible on the front panel.

    5 LED Input Metering

    OctoPre MkIIs fast-acting 5-LED input meters provide clear reference of input levels, helping you to avoid analogue or digital clipping.

    -10dB Pads

    OctoPre MkII is drum-ready, with 10dB pads to stop hot signals from overdriving the microphone pre-amp.

    Direct Outputs

    For routing and flexibility, especially in the live environment. Each mic-pre can be routed to the mixers analogue channels, with two mirrored ADAT outputs (44.1) left free to send to digital recorders.

    48V Phantom

    Switched in two groups (1-4 and 5-8) every channel is capable of supplying phantom power, for use with most condenser microphones.

    State-of-the-art Clocking Solutions

    OctoPre MkII's internal clock delivers a jitter performance of < 10 PPM. For external clocks, a BNC connector is provided and industry-standard JetPLL jitter elimination technology is employed.

    Same Day Music is an authorized dealer of Focusrite products.

    Focusrite OctoPre MkII Technical Description


    - A/D Dynamic Range 110dB 'A-weighted' (all inputs).
    - JetPLL(TM) Technology providing superb jitter reduction for class leading converter performance.
    - Clock Jitter < 250 pico seconds.
    - Sample Rate Clock Accuracy: +/- 20PPM.

    Microphone Input:
    - 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 input:
    - 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).

    - 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).

    Analogue Output:
    - Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.2dB.
    - THD+N < 0.0010% (-100dB) (measured with 0dBFS input 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter, un-weighted).

    Mic Gain: +10dB to + 55 dB
    - Line 1-8 Gain: -10 dB to +36 dB
    - Instrument Gain: +10 dB to +55 dB
    - Input Pad on inputs 1-8: ~-10 dB

    - Phantom power switched in 2 x 4 channel groups (1-4 and 5-8)

    - Mic and instrument maximum input level: +8 dBu (+17 dBu with pad on input)
    - Line maximum input level: +22 dBu
    - Nominal output level @ 0dBFS: 16 dBu, balanced

    - Sample rates: 44.1kHz to 96kHz.

    - Clock Sources: Internal clock and sync'ing to Word Clock Input.

    - Dimensions (W x H x D): 484mm / 19 in., 45mm / 1.8 in., 265mm / 10.4 in.
    - Weight: 3.6 kg / 7.93 lbs.

    Same Day Music is an authorized dealer of Focusrite products.

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