Saffire 6 USB

Specifications

We always quote 'real world' performance figures (measured to the AES17 standard). Some companies choose to quote chipset performance, which is misleading, and here's why.

Key Performance Figures

  • Real World ADC Dynamic Range: 105 dB (A-weighted)
  • Real World DAC Dynamic Range: 103 dB (A-weighted)
  • Chipset ADC/DAC Dynamic Range: 114 dB (A-weighted)
  • Latency (Minimum Buffer Size): 77 SamplesNote: For Latency, the test machine was a Dual Core 2.66gHz Xeon
  • Mac Pro with 2GB of RAM, running 10.5.7

Microphone Inputs

  • Dynamic Range (A-Weighted): 105 dB
  • SNR (A-weighted): -105 dB
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1 dB
  • THD+N: 0.0025% (measured at 1kHz with a 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • Noise: EIN > 120dB (measured with 50dB of gain with 150 Ohm termination (20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • Maximum Input level @ Minimum gain for 0 dBFS (without pad): -2.5 dBu
  • Pad Attenuation: 10 dB

Line Inputs

  • Dynamic Range (A-weighted): 105 dB
  • SNR (A-weighted): 105 dB
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1dB
  • THD+N (A-Weighted): < 0.001% (measured with 0dBFS input and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • Noise: -90dBu (22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • Maximum level (A-weighted): 16.3dBu at 1%

Instrument Inputs

  • Dynamic Range (A-weighted): 105 dB
  • SNR (A-weighted): 105 dB
  • Frequency Response 20Hz-20KHz +/- 0.1 dB
  • THD+N, -1dBFS, min gain, no pad < 0.0025%
  • Maximum Input Level for 0 dBFS (minimum gain, no pad): -3 dBu
  • Maximum Input Level for 0 dBFS (maximum gain, no pad): -53 dBu
  • Maximum Input Level for 0 dBFS (minimum gain, with pad): +7 dBu
  • Maximum Input Level for 0 dBFS (maximum gain, with pad): -43 dBu
  • Pad Attenuation: 10 dB
  • Crosstalk: > 80 dB

Analogue Audio Outputs 1-2 (¼" TRS)

  • Electronically Balanced Outputs
  • Maximum Output Level (0dBFS): +9 dBu
  • THD+N: 0.0025% (0 dBFS input, 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)

Analogue Audio Outputs 1-4 (RCA phono)

  • Unbalanced Outputs
  • Maximum output level (0dBFS): -3.5 dBu
  • THD+N: 0.03% (0 dBFS input, 20Hz/20kHz bandpass filter)

Headphone Outputs

  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20KHz +/- 0.1 dB
  • SNR (A-weighted): 103 dB
  • Dynamic Range: 103 dB
  • Maximum Output into 32R: +3 dBu (-1.4 dBV)
  • Power into 32R: 24 mW
  • Output Impedance: < 7 Ohms
  • Load Impedance: > 24 Ohms

Additional Conversion Performance

  • Clock jitter < 250 picoseconds

Supported Sample Rates

  • 44.1kHz / 48kHz / 96kHz

Connectivity

Analogue Channel Inputs (Inputs 1-2) 

  • 2 x XLR Mic/Line/Inst high quality Combi-Jacks (Inputs 1-2) 
  • Automatic switch of Mic / Line (inserting a jack switches from Mic to either Line or Instrument (instrument selected via front panel)

Analogue Audio Outputs (Outputs 1-4) 

  • 2 x TRS analogue outputs (Outputs 1-2)
  • 4 x RCA Phono outputs (Outputs 1-4)
  • 1 x TRS stereo headphone output (switchable to outputs 1 and 2, or 3 and 4) 

Other I/O

  • 1 x USB 1.1 compliant USB port
  • 1 x pair of MIDI I/O 

Dimensions

  • W = 220 mm / 8 ¾", H = 45 mm / 1 ¾" , D = 145 mm / 5 ¾"

Weight

  • 1 kg / 2.2 lbs