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Side-by-side comparison

See how the Apogee ELEMENT 46 Thunderbolt Audio Interface stacks up against the Focusrite Saffire Pro 14 8 In / 6 Out FireWire Audio Interface in today's product comparison. You might think it all comes down to the price, but frankly there is a lot more to it. You might also be interested in our article Best Audio Interface of 2019 : USB, Thunderbolt & Firewire

Let's get started by taking a close look at the Apogee ELEMENT 46 Thunderbolt Audio Interface.

And now we will have a look at our second product, the Focusrite Saffire Pro 14 8 In / 6 Out FireWire Audio Interface. Another top of the line external sound card by Focusrite is the Focusrite Saffire Pro 14 8 In / 6 Out FireWire Audio Interface which is equipped with all the qualities that you could want from an external sound card.


HEAD TO HEAD COMPARISON
Apogee ELEMENT 46 Thunderbolt Audio Interface Focusrite Saffire Pro 14 8 In / 6 Out FireWire Audio Interface
KEY FEATURES
+ 12 in x 14 out Thunderbolt audio I/O box, so that you can plug in as many instruments as you want.
+ This device comes with a 48v phantom power so that you can easily connect instruments, microphones, and line-level devices.
+ It also has 4 analog inputs and the best mic preamps.

+ Equipped with two Focusrite mic preamps.
+ 8 in and 6 out FireWire audio interface.
+ This external sound card comes equipped with a Saffire-mix control.
+ Incredibly low latency.

WHAT OUR TEAM THOUGHT
If you're looking to get an audio interface for your Mac, the Apogee ELEMENT 46 Thunderbolt Audio Interface should be your first port of call. It can easily be said that this device is the best for Mac. When your aim is to get the best recording quality time after time, the Focusrite Saffire Pro 14 8 In / 6 Out FireWire Audio Interface is the best option for you.


Want to find out more?

You may also be interested in our article Best Audio Interface of 2019 : USB, Thunderbolt & Firewire.


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