Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 Audio Interface and Free VRM Box

£399.00 RRP £551.98

(including VAT @ 20%)

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Can be delivered to you on: 24 Apr 14
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  • Professional 20 In / 20 Out Firewire Interface
  • 8 High Quality, Low Noise Mic Pre-Amps
  • JetPLL Jitter Elimination Technology
  • Now Thunderbolt compatible
  • Includes Free VRM Box

Product Ref: 42434

Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 Audio Interface and Free VRM Box


The Focusrite Saffire PRO 40 is an amazing Firewire interface with eight award-winning preamps, a total I/O count of 20 inputs and 20 outputs, and comes with the Focusrite plug-in suite and the Xcite+ bundle (Ableton Live Lite, Novation's Bass Station soft synth and over 1 gig of royalty-free samples). Now Thunderbolt compatible (Thunderbolt adapter sold separately). This Pack also includes the Focusrite VRM Box. Hear your mix through 15 different speakers just using headphones.

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Focusrite Saffire Pro 40

You can use the two independent headphone buses which each have their own front panel level controls. The dedicated stereo monitor mix output boasts 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. Front panel controls include a main monitor dial with dim and mute switches, all of which fully integrate with customisable software to cover every possible monitoring need, providing a set of controls for any set-up from basic stereo to full 7.1 surround.


"The Saffire Pro 40 is definitely one of the best around, and it has an attractive price, too. The inclusion of the Focusrite Plug-In Suite adds further value to the package." - MusicRadar

"All in all, Saffire Control Pro is probably the most flexible and powerful control panel utility in its class." - Sound on Sound

Focusrite VRM Box

VRM overcomes the major obstacle for mixing with headphones by giving you multiple perspectives on your mix, as if you were listening through speakers. Noise levels from mixing through speakers can make it impossible for most to mix at home, especially without annoying the neighbours. With VRM, you can mix any time, anywhere. Using any pair of monitoring headphones, VRM lets you choose your mixing environment from a living room, a bedroom studio, or a professional studio. You then simply choose from a list of 15 industry-standard studio monitors and speakers


Microphone Inputs

  • Dynamic Range (A-Weighted): 109dB
  • SNR (A-weighted): -109dB
  • 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)
  • Maximum level (A-weighted): 8dBu at 1

Line Inputs

  • Dynamic Range (A-Weighted): 109dB
  • SNR (A-weighted): -109dB
  • 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)
  • Maximum level (A-weighted): 28.5dBu at 1

Instrument Inputs

  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20KHz +/- 0.1dB
  • Maximum Input Level min gain no pad: +8dBu
  • Maximum Input Level max gain no pad: -42dBu
  • THD+N, -1dBFS, min gain, no pad: < 0.0015
  • SNR: 109dB "A"
  • DNR: 109dB "A"
  • Input Impedance: > 1MOhm
  • X-talk: < -100dB
  • Adjustable Gain: > 50dB
  • Pad Attenuation: 10dB

Headphone Outputs

  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20KHz +/- 0.1dB
  • SNR: 109dB "A"
  • DNR: 109dB "A"
  • Maximum Output into 32R: +12.4dBu (+10.2dBV)
  • Power into 32R: 250mW
  • Output Impedance: < 7Ohms
  • Load Impedance: > 24Ohms

Line level Outputs

  • Dynamic Range (A-Weighted): 108dB
  • SNR (A-weighted): -108dB
  • THD+N: < 0.001 (measured with 0dBFS input and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • Maximum level (A-weighted): 15.7dBu at 0.883

Additional Conversion Performance

  • Clock jitter: < 250 picoseconds
  • THD+N AMPL (A-weighted): = -109dBFS


Analogue Channel Inputs (Inputs 1-8)

  • 2 Mic/Line/Inst Combo XLR (Inputs 1 and 2)
  • 6 Mic/Line Combo XLR (Inputs 3-8)
  • Automatic switching of Mic / Line (e.g. inserting a jack switches from Mic to either Line or Instrument)

Digital Channel Inputs (Inputs 9-18) 44.1-96kHz

  • Stereo S/PDIF input on RCA
  • 8 ADAT inputs on Optical Connector, reduces to 4 inputs at 88.2/96kHz ? Optical input can be switched to S/PDIF 3/4 in software preferences (ADATs disabled)

Analogue Audio Outputs (Outputs 1-10)

  • 8 ¼? TRS Jack (Outputs 3-10)
  • 2 monitor mix outputs on ¼? TRS Jack (Outputs 1 and 2)
  • Stereo headphones mix 1 on ¼? TRS (also routed to outputs 7 & 8)
  • Stereo Headphones mix 2 on ¼? TRS (also routed to outputs 9 & 10)

Digital Channel Outputs (Outputs 11-20) 44.1-96kHz

  • Stereo S/PDIF output on RCA
  • 8 ADAT outputs on Optical Connector, reduces to 4 outputs at 88.2/96kHz
  • Optical output can be switched to S/PDIF 3/4 in software preferences (ADATs disabled)

Other I/O

  • 2 6-pin Firewire sockets
  • 2 Standard 5-pin DIN MIDI connectors: In and Out
  • IEC mains power input connector

Physical Specs

  • Weight: 3kg / 6.6Ibs

  • Dimensions:
    • Width: 482mm / 19"
    • Height: 45mm / 1.8"
    • Depth: 265mm / 10.4"