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ADAT Expansion For Focusrite Saffire Pro 26 I/O
Old 4th January 2012
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ADAT Expansion For Focusrite Saffire Pro 26 I/O


I need to expand my Focusrite Saffire Pro 26 I/O by another 8 inputs. As I see it, I've got several options:

1. Behringer ADA 8000 [via ADAT but limited to 8 tracks @ 48/24]
2. Another Focusrite Saffire Pro 10 or 26 I/O [via ADAT or daisy chaining but can do 8 tracks @ 96/24]

I don't actually need any mic pre-amps (I just use TRS jacks) but both of the above options have them anyway. I'm fine buying second-hand to save some cash.

My question is as follows...

... are there any other cheap options that I could consider to get get a further 8 line-level inputs? I'm in no major rush so I just want to set up some saved searches on ebay so I can keep an eye out for a bargain.

Any help much appreciated!
Old 4th January 2012
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Old 4th January 2012
I will go for OctoPre MKII in this case.
Old 4th January 2012
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Originally Posted by icecubeman View Post
I will go for OctoPre MKII in this case.
Considering I won't be using the pres anyway, does the OctoPre actually have any advantages over for example buying a Focusrite Saffire Pro 10 I/O (£170 second hand) or a Behringer ADA 8000 (£110 second hand)?

The OctoPre seems to cost a fair bit of cash... for example the OctoPre LE (MK1) populated with an ADAT card still fetches £230-250 on ebay and the MK2 even more.

Old 4th January 2012
If you can buy Pro 10 secondhand ust do it. I think the preamps on these two are the same.
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