Details about Metric Halo ULN8 ULN-8 Audio Interface (ships from UK)See original listing
29 Sep, 2011 09:34:18 BST
Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom
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|MPN:||ULN8 ULN-8||Brand:||Metric Halo|
METRIC HALO ULN-8 A/D D/A CONVERTER AND AUDIO INTERFACE - NEAR MINT CONDITION
RARE AS A USED UNIT USED IN THE UK. BARGAIN FOR UK/EUROPEAN BUYERS!
INCLUDES +DSP LICENSE (RRP £475)
ALSO INCLUDES NETWORK SOUND "MAMBA XDB" BREAK OUT BOX/PATCH BAY!! AND ALL NECESSARY CABLES!!
(4 x D-Sub to connect ULN-8 to Mamba XDB, and 2 x 8 channel custom made AES/EBU looms by Hinton Instruments, UK)
Re-listed and price reduced for quick sale! Mega Deal!!
JUST ADDED "BEST OFFER" OPTION! I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE NOBODY'S GONE FOR THE BUNDLE AT THIS PRICE, BUT I DO NEED TO SELL QUICK. HOWEVER I WILL NOT ACCEPT SILLY OFFERS BECAUSE I KNOW WHAT IT'S WORTH!
(Bid with confidence: 100% Positive feedback for over 10 years, including many items of specialist audio equipment)
Due to a forced studio downgrade this is a very reluctant sale of my Metric Halo ULN-8/Mamba XDB/Cables. If you're looking for a ULN-8 I'm sure you are aware of the reputation of this unit (if not there are plenty of rave reviews online), and I certainly was not disappointed by anything even after reading all the hype before deciding to purchase it. In fact I've been constantly amazed by the flexibility and sound quality, and found new features almost every time I've used it. This was a brand new unit in November last year, so less than a year old. Only selling because I absolutely have to!
This are very rare to find used, especially in the UK, let alone with ALL extras and very high quality cables, and the Mamba XDB break out box/patch bay. The XDB makes all of the ULN-8's I/O's available as XLR's or TRS sockets on a convenient rack mount unit. As stated above the ULN-8 is fully loaded with the +DSP license which gives you an amazing array of effects/processors, including the fantastic sounding "character" (enables vintage saturation effects and such to be loaded on any channel, before or after recording). The preamps are just incredible quality, and are said to rival the best boutique pres available (in my experience this is definitely not an exaggeration, especially when combined with the +DSP character).
It should be of particular interest to UK/European buyers, especially considering the extras. For example the Mamba XDB break out box can only be ordered from the USA, thus attracting high shipping/VAT/customs charges and adding significantly to the cost (these units are specifically made for the ULN-8 and so never come up for sale second hand). The cables are very high quality/rugged, and are NOT usually provided with either the ULN-8 or the Mamba XDB (they are expensive extras). The 4 "D-Sub" cables hook up the back panel of the ULN-8 to the Mamba XDB. They are "Planet Waves" brand cables, bought from Network Sound at the same time as ordering the Mamba XDB. I've used quite a few of this type of cable in the past and these seem to be very rugged, and I've never had problems with any of the connections. The AES/EBU looms are very high quality/rugged and nice looking cables (colour coded for ease of use). I had these custom made by Hinton Instruments in the UK. They allow you to connected the 8 channels of AES/EBU I/O to any other equipment using this format. I've tested every single connection and had no problems at all, just pristine audio.
Overall the ULN-8 is in immaculate condition, and perfect working order, as it has been well looked after in a smoke-free, clean studio environment. Only minor negative is a small scratch along one of the bottom corners, from being racked (see pics, this is only visible if the unit is turned upside down, and could easily be touched up so it could not be seen at all). The Mamba XDB is also in excellent cosmetic condition (with a few small marks but nothing noticeable). Minor negative is that the 1st XLR connector does not "click in" properly, due to a bent XLR being used the first time I plugged in, which got stuck. It's only on the first connector, none of the others, and I work around this easily using the XLR connector without the clip at the end (see pics). It could very easily be replaced with a new one (I just don't have time to do it, plus I'm not a studio tech so don't want to risk damaging the unit). Despite the connector not "clicking in" in the connection is 100% fine (has never been intermittent).
Please email with any questions, unit will be shipped immediately from the UK once cleared payment has been received. Some features and technical specs below (if you need them!). Thanks for looking.
ULN-8 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS: