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Focusrite Forte USB 2.0 Audio Interface

Stock code: 97557
Focusrite Forte USB 2.0 Audio Interface

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  • USB 2.0 2 in / 4 out audio interface
  • Excellent quality conversion
  • High pass filter, phantom power and polarity reverse available for flexibility while recording
  • High quality locking breakout cable for your inputs
  • Outputs mounted on the device
  • Includes Forte Control software and the Focusrite Midnight plug-in suite

The Focusrite Forte has been designed with portability and reliability firmly in mind. Offering a 2 in / 4 out design, this premium USB audio interface is Mac and Windows compatible and features two RedNet remote-controlled preamps, as used in the acclaimed Focusrite RedNet range.

Easy to achieve excellent sound quality

Made in such a way to give you huge dynamic range with the minimum of noise, the Focusrite Forte really shines with the high quality A-D and D-A converters, able to operate at 24-bit and up to 192kHz. Visual feedback is intuitive thanks to the organic LED display that lets you instantly see in and out levels. Inputs are provided in the shape of a breakout cable, fitted with a locking connector to ensure reliable performance. You have a choice of XLR or 1/4" jack line inputs so you connect a variety of gear, with the Focusrite Forte even offering phantom power to those who require it. When using the Forte for output only, you can simply use the two 1/4" line outs and the headphone output fitted on the unit without even using the breakout cable. A single control knob and touch sensitive buttons give you control over input choice while the knob can also be used as a controller for your DAW. Control software is included, letting you set up the Forte just how you like. The acclaimed Focusrite Midnight plugin suite is even included, giving you lots to work with for the price of a single interface.

(H x W x D)
36 x 116 x 170 mm
Connectivity Inputs: 2 x XLR Mic, 2 x 1/4" TRS for Line / Instrument Inputs
Outputs: 2 x TRS analogue outputs (Outputs 1-2), 1 x TRS stereo headphone output (Outputs 3-4)
Other I/O: 1 x USB 2.0 compliant USB port, 1 x 5V @ 1A DC Power Input (required for Microphone +48V power)
Supported Sample Rates44.1kHz / 48kHz / 88.2kHz / 96kHz / 176.4kHz / 192kHz
Included Software Focusrite Midnight plug-in suite
Forte Control software application
Key Performance Figures
Measured Real World ADC Dynamic Range117 dB (A-weighted)
Measured Real World DAC Dynamic Range118 dB (A-weighted)
Chipset ADC/DAC Dynamic Range120 dB (A-weighted)
Microphone Inputs
Gain Range0 - 75dB
Mic InputRedNet remote controlled pre-amplifier
Maximum Input level @ Minimum gain for 0 dBFS (Rs = 150 Ohms, without pad) 12dBu +/- 0.5dB
Minimum Input level @ Maximum gain for 0 dBFS (Rs = 150 Ohms, without pad) -63dBu +/- 0.5dB
SNR (A-weighted)-117dB (Rs = 150 Ohms)
Frequency Response (Rs = 150 Ohms)50Hz - 42kHz +/- 0.1 dB (-0.5dB @ 20Hz)
THD+N@ -1dBFS: 0.0007% (measured with +11dBu input, minimum gain, 1kHz with a 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter, Rs = 150 Ohms)
Noise EIN: 128dB (measured with 60dB of gain with 150 Ohm termination 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
Input Pad Attenuation10dB (Rs = 150 Ohms)
Phantom Power48V, independently switchable for each channel (only available with external Power Supply connected)
Line inputs
Gain Range-12 - 42dB
Maximum Input level @ Miniumum gain for 0dBFS20dBu +/- 0.5dB
Minimum Input level @ Maxiumum gain for 0dBFS-34dBu +/- 0.5dB
SNR (A-weighted)-116dB
Frequency Response20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.2dB
THD+N@ -1dBFS: 0.003% (measured with +19dBu input, minimum gain, 1kHz and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
Instrument inputs
Gain Range+14 - 68dB
Maximum Input Level for 0 dBFS (minimum gain)+10dBu +/- 0.5dB
Maximum Input Level for 0 dBFS (maximum gain, no pad)-44dBu +/- 0.5dB
SNR (A-weighted)-111dB
Frequency Response20Hz-20kHz +/- 0.2dB
THD+N@ -1dBFS: 0.003% (measured with +9dBu input, minimum gain, 1kHz with a 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
Analogue High Pass Filters
Independently switchable (from control panel) for each input
-6dB response (referenced to 1kHz)65Hz +/- 3Hz, roll-off 12dB / octave
Analogue Audio Outputs 1-2 (¼" TRS Balanced) Measurered with PSU connected
Electronically Balanced Outputs
SNR (A-weighted)-118 dB
Frequency Response20Hz-20kHz +/- 0.1 dB
Maximum Output Level (0dBFS)+16dBu +/- 0.5dB
THD+N0.0008% (-1dBFS input 1kHz, 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
Headphone OutputsMeasured with PSU connected
Frequency Response20Hz-20kHz +/- 0.1 dB
SNR (A-weighted)-116 dB
THD+N0.0008% (-1dBFS input 1kHz, 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter, 10k load)
Maximum Output into 10k+9 dBu (+7dBV)
Maximum Power into 150R30 mW
Maximum Power into 32R27 mW
Output Impedance8 Ohms
Load Impedance24 Ohms
Crosstalk (measured at 1kHz)
Input to Input and Output to Output90dB
Input to Output90dB
Additional Conversion PerformanceClock jitter 250 picoseconds

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