Focusrite Clarett+ OctoPre 8-channel ADAT Preamp

Original price was: R24,695.00.Current price is: R18,600.00.


Focusrite Clarett+ OctoPre 8-channel ADAT Preamp Features:

  • 8 premium Clarett+ mic preamplifiers
  • Focusrite’s acclaimed Air circuit, switchable per channel
  • Pro-standard ADAT connectivity
  • Front-panel instrument/mic combo inputs x 2
  • Front-panel JFET instrument inputs x 2
  • Rear-panel 1/4-inch/XLR combo inputs x 2
  • 48V phantom power (switchable in 2 banks)
  • Per-channel rear-panel TS insert jacks
  • Word clock I/O BNC connectors
  • Line outputs via DB-25 connector
  • Includes Hitmaker Expansion software bundle
  • Internal power supply; IEC power cable included

We can order this product for you from the factory as soon as you request stock.

About Focusrite Clarett+ OctoPre 8-channel ADAT Preamp:

8-channel Mic Preamplifier with 2 Front-panel Instrument Inputs, Per-channel Air Circuit, Inserts, Word Clock, and Included Software Bundle

The Nucleus of Your Studio or Mobile Recording System

The Focusrite Clarett+ OctoPre 8-channel ADAT mic preamp is the ideal hub for any professional studio or mobile recording rig. The Clarett+ OctoPre features eight of Focusrite’s premium high-headroom, Clarett+ microphone preamplifiers — leveraging the company’s renowned all-analog, relay-controlled Air circuit — that render drums, vocals, and acoustic instruments with crystalline clarity. Employing advanced JFET technology, the two front-panel instrument inputs capture the full impact of electric bass, guitars, and keyboards — just as if you were plugged into a great amp.

Fitted with top-drawer AD/DA converters, the Clarett+ OctoPre delivers ultra-fast, low-latency operation with massive dynamic range, ultra-low distortion, and ultra-low noise. High-performance D-A conversion ensures that audio quality is retained when routing audio to outboard analog processors. Seamless compatibility with Focusrite’s Clarett 2Pre, 4Pre, and 8Pre allows you to expand your I/O while adding flexible, pro-standard ADAT connectivity to your setup. Upgrade your studio with the Focusrite Clarett+ OctoPre from Musiekwereld today!

Capture the whole band with professional Focusrite sound

If you already own other Focusrite multichannel preamps, the Clarett+ OctoPre fits right into your existing setup. Expanding your I/O via ADAT will allow for proper tracking sessions with ample preamp inputs to capture the excitement and interaction of an entire band playing together with the classic analog clarity and punch of the legendary Focusrite Studio Console. Boasting a dynamic range of 118dB and an EIN (Equivalent Input Noise) rating of 129dBu, the organic sound of your source signals is preserved. The Clarett+ OctoPre’s fully balanced signal path ensures those signals are rendered cleanly and with negligible noise levels.

Eight Clarett+ mic preamps with analog Air

Designed exclusively for the Clarett range, the upgraded preamps in the Clarett+ OctoPre deliver loads of pristine gain and vanishingly low noise. In addition, these preamps include Focusrite’s proprietary Air feature that breathes life into your recordings by switching in an analog model of the acclaimed transformer-based ISA 110 mic pres on the original Focusrite Studio Console. Activating Air changes the impedance to 2.2k ohms and engages two cumulative high shelves. Technically, it adds up to a 4dB high-frequency boost, but make no mistake: Air sounds quite different from EQ. If you’ve always wanted vocals that shimmer with presence and silky air, then try recording with the Clarett+ OctoPre with Air engaged. You will be impressed.

Plugged in and ready to rock

Each channel of the Clarett+ OctoPre is equipped with a dedicated insert that lets you keep your favorite rack equipment plugged in and ready to track through. This flexible insert setup lets you add analog gear to your signal chains as needed, but the Clarett+ OctoPre also includes Hitmaker Expansion, a studio-grade software bundle that includes powerful mixing plug-ins and virtual instruments. As a registered Clarett+ OctoPre owner, you’ll also eligible to receive regular discounts and exclusive versions of cutting-edge software titles through the Focusrite Plug-in Collective.


Tech Specs:

  • Preamp Type:Solid State
  • Number of Channels:8
  • Phantom Power:Yes
  • Sample Rate:Up to 192kHz
  • Analog Inputs:8 x XLR-1/4″ combo, 8 x 1/4″
  • Analog Outputs:1 x DB-25
  • Digital Inputs:2 x Optical Toslink (ADAT)
  • Digital Outputs:2 x Optical Toslink (ADAT)
  • Channel Inserts:Yes
  • Clock I/O:2 x BNC (In/Out)
  • Rack Spaces:1U
  • Power Source:Standard IEC AC cable (included)
  • Height:1.75″
  • Depth:11.3″
  • Width:19″
  • Weight:9.15 lbs.
  • Manufacturer Part Number:AMS-CLARETT-PLUS-OCTOPRE