Focusrite Saffire LE
24-bit, 96kH Firewire audio interface for Windows XP and Mac OSX

eur 350

System requirements
Mac: OS X Panther (10.3.3 or later), G3/800MHz, G4/700MHz, 256MB RAM
Windows: XP, Pentium Celeron, or Pentium compatible processor of 900MHz , 256MB RAM

Six inputs and eight outputs (including stereo digital I/O) with monitoring and i/o control options.
Although only the original Saffire has onboard DSP, the Saffire LE comes complete with the entire Saffire plug-in suite, offering Compression, Reverb, Amp modeling and EQ in VST and AU formats. Furthermore, Saffire LE is bundled with a host of other software titles and audio samples, all included on the accompanying resources dvd.

As with the original Saffire, input and output levels and latency-free monitoring solutions can all be controlled via the accompanying SaffireControl LE software. This application floats comfortably over any recording software, and can shrink in size to suit a number of different recording scenarios.


• Ultra-low latency Firewire interface
• 24-bit, 96kHz integrated A-D/D-A
• Six inputs; Two Focusrite preamps, two balanced Line I/Ps and stereo S/PDIF I/Ps
• Eight Outputs; Six balanced analog outputs for creating separate headphones/monitor mixes or 5.1 surround monitoring, plus stereo S/PDIF Out
• Suite of Saffire plug-ins; VST/AU Compression, EQ, Amp modeling and Reverb
• SaffireControl LE – level and monitoring control
• Bundled Software Pack – Including Ableton Live 5 Lite, FXpansion’s BFD Ultralite and GURU demo version and 470MB of samples, exclusively compiled for Focusrite by Loopmasters



• 4 analog inputs

2 x front panel XLR (mic) or 2 x front panel TRS Jacks (line/inst)
2 x rear panel TRS Jacks (line/inst)

• Mic Gain: +13dB to + 60dB
• Line 1&2 Gain: -10dB to +36dB
• Instrument Gain: +13dB to +60dB
• Line 3&4 Gain: +16dBu or –10dBV for full scale input (software switchable)

• 6 analog outputs

6 x rear panel TRS Jacks

• Nominal output level 0dBFS = 16dBu, balanced
• Front Panel analog Volume control for outputs 1&2
• Software Digital Volume control for outputs 3-6
• All outputs are useable as monitoring outputs

• 2 x SPDIF (RCA phono) on rear panel (24-bit, 96kHz) Output transformer isolated
• Clock Source: Internal clock or sync to word clock on SPDIF

• 1 in / 1 out on rear panel

• 2 ports

• Either via FIREWIRE or external PSU (included)

• 1 x 1/4” TRS Jack on front panel (mirrors outputs 3-4)
• High power headphone driver


• Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1 dB
• THD+N: 0.001% (measured at 1kHz with a 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
• Noise: EIN > 120dB (measured at 60dB of gain with 150 Ohm termination (20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)

• Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1dB
• THD+N: 0.001% (measured with 0dBFS input and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
• Noise: -88dBu (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)

• Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz +/- 0.2dB
• THD+N <0.0014% (measured with 0dBFS input 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)

• A/D Dynamic Range 104dB 'A-weighted' (inputs 1+2)
• A/D Dynamic Range 106dB 'A-weighted' (inputs 3+4)
• D/A Dynamic Range > 105dB ‘A-weighted' (all outputs)
• Clock Jitter < 250 pico seconds
• Sample rate 44.1 to 96kHz

• 1.1kg - 6.5cm x 17cm x 17cm

19 Lincoln Road
Cressex Business Park - High Wycombe
Bucks - HP12 3FX UK
tel : +44 1494 462246 , fax: +44 1494 459920, eMail

Grisby Music Srl
Via Giolitti 8
60028 Osimo Stazione (Ancona)
tel: +39 71 7211340 , fax +39 71 7211349, eMail

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