Focusrite Saffire PRO 40

Saffire PRO 40

All of Focusrite's FireWire interfaces are fully compatible with Thunderbolt using simple FireWire to Thunderbolt adapter. Focusrite fully supports the use of Thunderbolt with our FireWire interfaces. For more details visit the answer base.

The Focusrite Saffire PRO 40 represents the new generation of Focusrite multi-channel FireWire audio interfaces. It is the best-sounding interface in its class; attentively designed with today’s project studio in mind.

Focusrite's unparalleled preamp legacy forms the foundation of this new interface, with eight award-winning Focusrite preamps. These are combined with the very latest in FireWire interfacing technology to deliver seamless integration, excellent routing flexibility and future-proof, rock-solid driver stability.

With Saffire PRO 40, sonic integrity reigns supreme. The eight Focusite preamps ensure low noise and distortion, whilst quality digital conversion and JetPLL™ jitter-reduction technology ensure pristine audio quality as your audio flows between the analogue and digital domains.

Alongside the eight Focusrite preamps are a host of additional I/O options; 10 analogue outputs, ADAT I/O, stereo S/PDIF and two virtual ‘loopback’ inputs for routing digital audio between software applications. Every channel features phantom power, with the first two channels also featuring -9dB pads for additional headroom. Front panel five-step LED metering for each analogue input offers accurate viewing of levels.

Saffire MixControl, the ultra-low-latency 18 x 16 DSP Mixer/Router software provided with Saffire PRO 40, sets a new standard at this price point for audio interface control. It features unparalleled output routing and monitoring, as well as intuitive one-click options, a clear and concise mixing layout and large on-screen metering for inputs, outputs and submixes.

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. 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.

All Saffire FireWire and Thunderbolt-compatible interfaces now come bundled with Focusrite's Midnight plug-in suite for free upon registration – a $99 value. The Midnight plug-in suite models two of the most iconic Focusrite modules of all time – the ISA110 equaliser and ISA130 compressor – and gives them elegant, functional on-screen front panels for easy control.

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Focusrite Saffire PRO 40

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Saffire PRO 40

All of Focusrite's FireWire interfaces are fully compatible with Thunderbolt using simple FireWire to Thunderbolt adapter. Focusrite fully supports the use of Thunderbolt with our FireWire interfaces. For more details visit the answer base.

The Focusrite Saffire PRO 40 represents the new generation of Focusrite multi-channel FireWire audio interfaces. It is the best-sounding interface in its class; attentively designed with today’s project studio in mind.

Focusrite's unparalleled preamp legacy forms the foundation of this new interface, with eight award-winning Focusrite preamps. These are combined with the very latest in FireWire interfacing technology to deliver seamless integration, excellent routing flexibility and future-proof, rock-solid driver stability.

With Saffire PRO 40, sonic integrity reigns supreme. The eight Focusite preamps ensure low noise and distortion, whilst quality digital conversion and JetPLL™ jitter-reduction technology ensure pristine audio quality as your audio flows between the analogue and digital domains.

Alongside the eight Focusrite preamps are a host of additional I/O options; 10 analogue outputs, ADAT I/O, stereo S/PDIF and two virtual ‘loopback’ inputs for routing digital audio between software applications. Every channel features phantom power, with the first two channels also featuring -9dB pads for additional headroom. Front panel five-step LED metering for each analogue input offers accurate viewing of levels.

Saffire MixControl, the ultra-low-latency 18 x 16 DSP Mixer/Router software provided with Saffire PRO 40, sets a new standard at this price point for audio interface control. It features unparalleled output routing and monitoring, as well as intuitive one-click options, a clear and concise mixing layout and large on-screen metering for inputs, outputs and submixes.

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. 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.

All Saffire FireWire and Thunderbolt-compatible interfaces now come bundled with Focusrite's Midnight plug-in suite for free upon registration – a $99 value. The Midnight plug-in suite models two of the most iconic Focusrite modules of all time – the ISA110 equaliser and ISA130 compressor – and gives them elegant, functional on-screen front panels for easy control.


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

Weight and Dims

3kg / 6.6Ibs
482mm / 19" (W) x 45mm / 1.8" (H) x 265mm /10.4" (D)
  • Includes the Focusrite SAFFIRE PRO 40 and all items packaged with it by the manufacturer.
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