The Clarett range are claimed to be the best sounding, fastest Thunderbolt interfaces 22/01/15
Focusrite has launched the Clarett range of audio interfaces. A spokesperson had this to say about them,
"For over 20 years, we have made the best-sounding interfaces in the world. Now, we also make the fastest. We call them Clarett interfaces. They are the best-sounding, fastest interfaces in their class.
They combine our passion for sound quality with the very latest in Thunderbolt technology, to deliver crystal clear conversion, best-in-class dynamic range, and an unmatched interface latency of under 1ms. That's the lowest latency of any interface using Core Audio/ASIO drivers. It's so negligible that you can monitor and track within your software without any noticeable delay. Effectively, they unlock the real-time processing power of your DAW.
Yet that's not all. Clarett interfaces also feature brand new preamps that model the impedance and transformer resonance of our original ISA transformer-based mic pre, delivering the classic Focusrite signature sound at the touch of a button."
Focusrite Clarett Range at a Glance
New Clarett preamps model the classic ISA design
Best in class dynamic range: 116dB A/D and 118dB D/A
Latest Thunderbolt technology ensures interface latency of under 1ms
24bit, 192kHz sample rates
Flagship Clarett 8Pre X designed for permanent professional studio install
New 64-bit AAX, AU and VST compatible Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-in Suite
Includes MIDI I/O
Pricing and Availability: The Clarett Range will be available Spring/Summer 2015, with the following US MAP prices: