Focusrite Clarett 2Pre USB

USB 2.0 audio interface

  • 24-bit / 192 kHz
  • 10 inputs and 4 outputs
  • 2 Clarett mic preamps with Air mode model and the classic ISA Micpreamp sound
  • Low noise (-128dB ON)
  • Up to 119 dB dynamic range
  • Switchable phantom power +48 V
  • 2x mic / instrument / line input XLR / 1/4" jack combo
  • 4x line output 6.3 mm jack
  • MIDI In / Out
  • ADAT input
  • Stereo headphone output 6.3 mm jack
  • USB
  • Desktop Case
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 210 x 55 x 161 mm
  • Weight: 1.11 kg
  • Includes XLN Audio Addictive Keys, Focusrite Red Plug-in Suite, Softube Time and Tone Bundle, Focusrite Plug-in Collective and Ableton Live Lite, 2x USB cable (standard USB and USB Type-C) and power adapter

Further Information

Recording / Playback Channels 10x4
Number of Mic Inputs 2
Number of Line Imputs 2
Number of Instrument Inputs 2
Number of Line Outs 4
Headphone Outs 1
Phantom power Yes
Number of S/PDIF Connectors 0
Number of ADAT Connectors 1
Numer of AES/EBU Connectors 0
Number of MADI Connectors 0
Ethernet 0
Other Connectors No
MIDI interface Yes
Word Clock No
Max. sample rate (kHz) 192 kHz
Max. resolution in bit 24 bit
USB Bus-Powered No
Incl. power supply Yes
USB Version USB C
Width in mm 210 mm
Depth in mm 161 mm
Height in mm 55 mm

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Great Sound and Preamps, quality product.

Matt001, 10.03.2018
I have bought the Clarett 2Pre mainly for Electronic music production, 2 ins and 4 outs (+optional ADAT expandability) were more than enough for me. USB C and USB 3.0 / 2.0 cables are included.
To sum up: the Clarett USB Interface sounds great. The DAC is very clean and accurate, the bass sounds punchy, mids are defined and highs very clear, you can definitely hear a difference with "lower level" USB interfaces.
Preamps are very good, the "Air" function is a plus when recording external sources as guitar or vocals (enhances high tones to emulate thesound of classic ISA transformer preamps (the emulation takes place in the analog domain, you can hear a switch in the circuitry when engaged).
The headphone preamps are also good and could drive my Beyerdynamic DT880 definitely better (punchier bass and definition) compared to my previous Steinberg interface.
Latency is OK on Windows (same drivers as Scarlett 2nd rev. Interfaces, which are USB 2.0 devices), it means 7.8 ms @ 48 kHz 64 Samples buffer or about 4ms @ 96 kHz 64 Samples on my i7 laptop. Tracking with effects is possible. Low latency settings result however in a high stress on CPU, which limit "live" recording with demanding VST Plugins (because the buffer has to be increased). The Clarett is still a fast USB interface, although there are would got enhanced, it would definitely become a killer product, hope Focusrite will work on this (enhancing speed/stability when connected with USB C).
Interfaces comes with bundled software which however I have not tested.

PROS:
-Great Sound and digital / analog conversion
-Hi quality preamps (Air Function a plus)
-Good Headphone preamp
-Included USB C and standard USB 3.0 /USB 2.0 cables

CONS
-Latency is OK but could be improved (same level as Scarlett interfaces). Values are OK for Windows. If on mac I would go for the Clarett Thunderbolt interface, which however requires extra TB cable and TB3 to TB1 adapter (extra 100 Euro).
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Top Interface!

Swamp_Ash, 13.11.2018
After my PC has given up the ghost, a complete renovation of the home studio was due. New PC, new Cubase Artist 9.5, and Interface.
After many reviews, my choice fell on the Focusrite Clarett USB.
I only need 2 inputs because I only record bass and guitars externally. In addition, a Midi connection is urgently needed to connect to my kayboards. All this to the best possible quality at the best price. All this fulfills the Focusrite clarett for me.
The workmanship is TOP, the best I know for this price. The installation was easy including the supplied plugins, the control software and the implementation in Cubase.
Sound of the preamps absolutely professional, against my predecessors (Steinberg, Mindprint Trio) more dynamics, more frequency response, sound just more transparent, somehow "creamy", especially with the optional "Air" circuit.
Latency via USB and fast PC imperceptible.
Headphone amplifier just as top.
Can only recommend to anyone to test this part before spending more money than necessary to make professional recordings.
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USB 2.0 audio interface 24-bit / 192 kHz, 10 inputs and 4 outputs, 2 Clarett mic preamps with Air mode model and the classic ISA Micpreamp sound, Low noise (-128dB ON), Up to 119 dB dynamic range,...

  • Recording / Playback Channels: 10x4
  • Number of Mic Inputs: 2
  • Number of Line Imputs: 2
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 2
  • Number of Line Outs: 4
  • Headphone Outs: 1
  • Phantom power: Yes
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 0
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 1
  • Numer of AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • Ethernet: 0
  • Other Connectors: No
  • MIDI interface: Yes
  • Word Clock: No
  • Max. sample rate (kHz): 192 kHz
  • Max. resolution in bit: 24 bit
  • USB Bus-Powered: No
  • Incl. power supply: Yes
  • USB Version: USB C
  • Width in mm: 210 mm
  • Depth in mm: 161 mm
  • Height in mm: 55 mm
  • Included in delivery: XLN Audio Addictive Keys, Focusrite Red-Plug-in-Suite, Softube Time and Tone Bundle, Focusrite Plug-in-Collective, Ableton Live Lite, 2x USB Cables (USB + USB Typ-C), Netzteil
  • Zero latency monitoring: Yes
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USB 2.0 audio interface 24-bit / 192 kHz, 18 inputs and 20 outputs, 8 Clarett mic preamps with Air mode model and the classic ISA mic preamp sound, Low noise (-128dB ON), Up to 118 dB dynamic...

  • Recording / Playback Channels: 18x20
  • Number of Mic Inputs: 8
  • Number of Line Imputs: 8
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 2
  • Number of Line Outs: 10
  • Headphone Outs: 2
  • Phantom power: Yes
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 1
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 1
  • Numer of AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • Ethernet: 0
  • Other Connectors: No
  • MIDI interface: Yes
  • Word Clock: 1xOut
  • Max. sample rate (kHz): 192 kHz
  • Max. resolution in bit: 24 bit
  • USB Bus-Powered: No
  • Incl. power supply: Yes
  • USB Version: USB C
  • Width in mm: 482 mm
  • Depth in mm: 291 mm
  • Height in mm: 44 mm
  • Included in delivery: XLN Audio Addictive Keys, Focusrite Red-Plug-in-Suite, Softube Time and Tone Bundle, Focusrite Plug-in-Collective, Ableton Live Lite, 2x USB Cables (USB + USB-C)
  • Zero latency monitoring: Yes
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USB 2.0 audio interface 24 bits / 192 kHz, 18 inputs, 8 outputs, 4 Clarett mic preamps with Air mode model the classic ISA Micpreamp sound, Low noise (-128dB ON), Up to 119 dB dynamic range,...

  • Recording / Playback Channels: 18x6
  • Number of Mic Inputs: 4
  • Number of Line Imputs: 8
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 2
  • Number of Line Outs: 4
  • Headphone Outs: 2
  • Phantom power: Yes
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 1
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 1
  • Numer of AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • Ethernet: 0
  • Other Connectors: No
  • MIDI interface: Yes
  • Word Clock: No
  • Max. sample rate (kHz): 192 kHz
  • Max. resolution in bit: 24 bit
  • USB Bus-Powered: No
  • Incl. power supply: Yes
  • USB Version: USB C
  • Width in mm: 222 mm
  • Depth in mm: 192 mm
  • Height in mm: 63,5 mm
  • Included in delivery: XLN Audio Addictive Keys, Focusrite Red-Plug-in-Suite, Softube Time and Tone Bundle, Focusrite Plug-in-Collective, Ableton Live Lite, 2x USB Cables (USB + USB Typ-C), Netzteil
  • Zero latency monitoring: Yes
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