The guys over at Focusrite have just announced that they will be releasing the new Saffire PRO 26 Interface, and guess what? It's Firewire and Thunderbolt compatible folks! The dual-protocol compatibility means Saffire interfaces will work seamlessly for years to come with the next generation of computers.
Main advantages of audio over FireWire / Thunderbolt, are to separate your data streams completely from your audio streams, assuming you are using a USB Hard Drive, mouse, keyboard, etc. thus reducing the possibility of interference with other devices.
Saffire PRO 26 is the latest addition to Focusrite's family of professional studio quality Firewire/Thunderbolt compatible* audio interfaces, with full 24-bit/96kHz conversion and four award-winning Focusrite mic preamps with phantom power. The best-sounding interface in its class, Saffire PRO 26 was designed with both studio recording and live musicians in mind, offering extensive input and output capabilities for maximum flexibility.
- Four Award-winning Focusrite Preamps
- Precision 24-bit/96kHz conversion and pristine analogue audio
- Multiple Connectivity Options - FireWire or Thunderbolt (with adaptor)
- Keep your USB buses free
- Comprehensive I/O – 18 inputs and 8 outputs
- Expand your interface with up to eight extra analogue inputs
- Dual headphone outputs – multiple monitor mixes