Focusrite Debuts Clarett+ USB Audio Interfaces With Improved Converters & Preamps


Focusrite has introduced the Clarett+ range of premium-quality USB audio interfaces for PC and Mac.

Compared to their predecessors, the Clarett+ 2Pre, 4Pre and 8Pre interfaces offer improved dynamic range and more:

There are three new Clarett+ interfaces:

Clarett+ 2Pre 10-in / 4-out audio interface


  • Two professional-quality Clarett+ mic preamps featuring All-analogue Air with impedance switching and relay control.
  • Two JFET instrument inputs allow the user to plug straight in and preserve the natural tone of their guitar, just like plugging into an amplifier.
  • Independent A-D and D-A converters offer a greatly improved D-A dynamic range and lower A-D converter distortion.
  • Clarett+ 2Pre is expandable using ADAT optical input.

Clarett+ 4Pre 18-in / 8-out audio interface


  • Four professional-quality Clarett+ preamps featuring all-analogue Air.
  • New and improved A-D and D-A converters, which deliver extremely low noise, low distortion, and high dynamic range.
  • Two improved, powerful, transparent analogue headphone outputs.
  • Two dedicated, ultra-high-impedance JFET instrument inputs and extremely wide audio bandwidth.
  • Clarett+ 4Pre is expandable using ADAT optical input.

Clarett+ 8Pre 18-in / 20-out audio interface


  • Eight professional-quality Clarett+ preamps featuring All-analogue Air that bring masses of headroom, low distortion, and ultra-low noise.
  • New and improved A-D and D-A converters that deliver extremely low-distortion, low-noise audio with high dynamic range.
  • Two improved, powerful, transparent analogue headphone outputs.
  • Clarett+ 8Pre is expandable with ADAT optical input and output.

All Clarett+ audio interfaces offer cross-platform compatibility, plus a collection of mixing software and virtual instruments.

See the Focusrite site for details.

5 thoughts on “Focusrite Debuts Clarett+ USB Audio Interfaces With Improved Converters & Preamps

  1. Focusrite stopped updating drivers after around 6 years for the last interface i bought, so i couldn’t care less about improved pre amps. After that apple type move i vowed never to buy one of their interfaces again. Presonus are still supporting my firestudio recommend presonus over focusrite

      1. Yea, my RME FF800 is still working flawlessly for 16 years and counting. I did have to swap out the power supply last year, but it’s been fine. It’s firewire, so I don’t know what will happen in terms of getting a newer Mac, but I don’t doubt RME’s ability to keep drivers working and current. My next interface, if I can afford it, will be an RME.

  2. I had a previous interface that had become pure ass with Macs due to driver issues, crashing things constantly. I took up a Scarlett 2i2, plugged it in and its performed perfectly for years. I was sniffing Thunderbolt interfaces, but this one is on its third Mac and still purring. My mileage may vary from yours, as it sometimes takes just one mismatch or update to screw you with your pants on.

  3. FR took Thunderbolt interface out of the previous Clarett (Non +) and retail price seems to have increased about 25% FR main focus seems to be now almost on the Pro line with Claretts+ and Scarletts as entry level USB with Claretts++ better ADC/DAC’s. My Scarletts USB interfaces never got a problem at daily use and work flawlessly without drops and with low latency (Gen 1 & 2) on Linux. After that never looked at other brands. Wish FR would make something USB with more the 18 channels (at least 24) and that runs on Linux , that would for sure replace the Scarletts.

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