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Metric Halo ULN8 ULN-8 Audio Interface (ships from UK)
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Last updated on  28 Sep, 2011 13:26:10 BST  View all revisions

Item specifics

Condition:
Used: An item that has been previously used. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully ... Read moreabout the condition
Type:

Audio Interfaces

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 FEATURES:

  • Eight channels of archival quality, zero-phase distortion DC-coupled, calibrated 192k A/D
  • Ten channels of archival quality, zero-phase distortion DC-coupled, calibrated 192k D/A
  • Eight channels of Metric Halo digitally remote-controlled, high-headroom ULN-R preamps (-130dBu EIN)
  • Two channels of exceptional ultra high-Z direct input for instruments
  • 8in/8out 192k AES interface
  • Full-featured front panel tactile control surface for standalone and connected operation
  • All inputs switchable between line and mic
  • Eight channels of analog domain send (for analog S/R before conversion and analog preamp output)
  • Metric Halo's exclusive per-channel selectable Character
  • Word clock in and out
  • Digitally-controlled analog domain monitor control
  • Full-featured fifteen segment precision metering
  • SMPTE I/O channels
  • MIDI I/O for direct connect of Mackie control protocol control surface
  • Integrated mixing and deep instantiable DSP processing (includes full +DSP license)
  • Rock-solid stability - mature, real-world-tested firmware, & time-tested fifth-generation Mac OS software and drivers
  • FireWire interfacing with ultra-stable, ultra low-latency drivers (FW400 & FW800 supported)
  • Exceptional power performance (only 32 watts - DC powerable)
  • Low mass (9 lbs. / 4.1 kg.)
  • Extremely compact (everything in 1 RU)
  • Rack-mountable

ULN-8 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:


Rails
Preamp Rails ±15.8 Volts
Analog Rails (low power) ±9.9 Volts
Analog Rails (high power) ±12.6 Volts
Phantom Power 48 ± 0.1 Volts
Max Phantom Current Per Mic 10 ma
Maximum I/O Levels (Balanced)
Peak Line Output @ 0 dBFS (no jumper/low power) +18.5 dBu
Peak Line Output @ 0 dBFS (output jumper/low power) +22.0 dBu
Peak Line Output @ 0 dBFS (output jumper/high power) +24.5 dBu
Analog Send Max Output +21.5 dBu
Mic Pre Max Input +20 dBu
Line In Max Input +24.5 dBu
Output Impedance 5 Ω
Monitor Controller
Nominal FS output (Balanced) Output Jumper Off -19.0 dBu
Nominal FS output (Balanced) Output Jumper On -12.0 dBu
Maximum Output Same as Line
Gain Range -96 dB to +30 dB
Gain Precision ±0.05 dB
Gain Step 0.5 dB
Mic Pre Input + ADC
Input Impedance 3.3 kΩ
Dynamic Range (-60 dB, flat 0-22.05 kHz, typ) 115 dB
Dynamic Range (-60 dB, A-weighted, typ) 118 dB
Noise Floor (flat 0-22.05 kHz, typ) 115 dB
Noise Floor (A-weighted, typ) 117.9 dB
Gain Range -22 dB to +91.5 dB
Gain Precision ±0.05 dB
Gain Step 0.5 dB
THD D/A/A/D loop @ -12 dBFS 0.0007 %
THD D/A/A/D loop @ -12 dBFS +12 dB Gain 0.0015 %
THD D/A/A/D loop @ -0 dBFS 0.0023 %
Crosstalk @ 1kHz -110dB
IMD 1k component (19 kHz/20kHz @ +8dBu) -104 dBu
EIN @ 60 dB Gain (150Ω Source Impedance) -130.50 dBu
EIN @ 60 dB Gain (0Ω Source Impedance) -133.25 dBu
Analog Send Calibration (ADC = 0 dBFS) +21.5 dBu
Phantom Power (Switchable Per Channel) +48 Volts
Mic Pre + ADC Frequency Response
+0/-0.1dB @ fs = 44100 Hz 8.9 Hz - 20.5 kHz
+0/-1.0dB @ fs = 44100 Hz 2.9 Hz - 21.0 kHz
+0/-0.1dB @ fs = 96000 Hz 8.9 Hz - 43.9 kHz
+0/-1.0dB @ fs = 96000 Hz 2.9 Hz - 45.4 kHz
+0/-0.1dB @ fs = 192000 Hz 8.9 Hz - 42.1 kHz
+0/-1.0dB @ fs = 192000 Hz 2.9 Hz - 64.7 kHz
5° low-end in-channel phase deviation point 20.0 Hz
Interchannel phase 0 Hz - 20 kHz < ±0.05°
Crosstalk from SMPTE Input < -142 dB
Line Input + ADC
Input Impedance 10 kΩ
Dynamic Range (-60 dB, flat 0-22.05 kHz, typ) 115 dB
Dynamic Range (-60 dB, A-weighted, typ) 118 dB
Noise Floor (flat 0-22.05 kHz, typ) 115 dB
Noise Floor (A-weighted, typ) 117.9 dB
THD D/A/A/D loop @ -12 dBFS 0.0005 %
THD D/A/A/D loop @ -0 dBFS 0.0015 %
Crosstalk @ 1kHz -127 dB
IMD 1k component (19 kHz/20kHz @ +8dBu) -104 dBu
Gain Range -12 dB to +31.5 dB
Gain Precision ±0.05 dB
Gain Step 0.5 dB
Line Input + ADC Frequency Response
+0/-0.1dB @ fs = 44100 Hz 5.7 Hz - 20.5 kHz
+0/-1.0dB @ fs = 44100 Hz 1.8 Hz - 21.0 kHz
+0/-0.1dB @ fs = 96000 Hz 5.7 Hz - 43.9 kHz
+0/-1.0dB @ fs = 96000 Hz 1.8 Hz - 45.4 kHz
+0/-0.1dB @ fs = 192000 Hz 5.7 Hz - 42.1 kHz
+0/-1.0dB @ fs = 192000 Hz 1.8 Hz - 64.7 kHz
5° low-end in-channel phase deviation point 10.7 Hz
Interchannel phase 0 Hz - 20 kHz < ±0.05°
Crosstalk from SMPTE Input < -142 dB
Input Processing
M/S Decode Instantiable
Parametric EQ Instantiable
Dynamics Instantiable
Limiting Instantiable
Character Instantiable
Transient Control Instantiable
Reverb Instantiable
Delay Instantiable
Nearly Infinite Combinations via +DSP Instantiable
Output Processing
M/S Encode Instantiable
Parametric EQ Instantiable
Dynamics Instantiable
Limiting Instantiable
Character Instantiable
Transient Control Instantiable
Reverb Instantiable
Dither Instantiable
Mix Foldown Instantiable
Signal Generation Instantiable
Nearly Infinite Combinations via +DSP Instantiable
Front Panel
Indicator LEDs (Bicolor) 495
Meters 16
Segments per Meter 15
Channel Encoder Knobs 8
Encoders Have Shaft Push Buttons Yes
Monitor Controller Encoder Knobs 1
Monitor Controller Mute Yes
Monitor Controller Dim Yes
Indicators Per Encoder 16
Sample Rate Indicators 6
Clock Source Indicators 4
AES Clock Source Indicators 4
AES Lock Indicators 4
AES Input Signal Indicators 4
AES Output Signal Indicators 4
System Lock Indicator 1
Firewire Indicator 1
Front Panel Modes 14
Headphone Output (Dedicated DAC) TRS Stereo
DI Inputs (2) TRS Balanced
DI Input Impedance 10 MΩ
DI Input Fixed Gain (Jumper Selectable) 0/10/20 dB
DI Input Variable Gain -12 dB to 31.5 dB
Power Switch (Jumper Defeatable) Toggle
Back Panel
MIDI Connectors (In and Out) 5-Pin DIN
SMPTE Connectors (In and Out) Balanced TRS
Word Clock Connectors (In and Out) 75Ω BNC
AES Connector (8 Channels In and Out) DB-25
AES Connector Pinout Tascam/Digidesign Digital
Mic Input Connector (8 Channels) DB-25
Mic Input Pinout Tascam/Digidesign Analog
Line Input Connector (8 Channels) DB-25
Line Input Pinout Tascam/Digidesign Analog
Send Output Connector (8 Channels) DB-25
Send Output Pinout Tascam/Digidesign Analog
Line/Monitor Output Connector (8 Channels) DB-25
Line/Monitor Output Pinout Tascam/Digidesign Analog
Line/Monitor Mult Output Connectors (Analog 1/2) TRS Balanced
FireWire Connectors (2) 1394a 6-Pin
Power (Unswitched) 2.1mm Coaxial
Power (Switched) 4-Pin XLR
Security Slot Kensington
Software
Driver CoreAudio Mac OS X
Mac OS X 10.3.9 or newer
Architectures PPC, Intel
MIO Console Included
Record Panel Included
LTC Decoder Included
Mixer Included
+DSP License Included
Power
Voltage 14v - 28v
Power 32 Watts
FireWire Bus Powerable No
Passes FireWire Bus Power Yes
Supplies FireWire Bus Power No
External Supply (Input) I00-240VAC
External Supply (Max Input Current) 1.2 A
External Supply (Output) 24 VDC
External Supply (Max Output Current) 2.0 A
External Supply Connector 4-Pin XLR
Case
Material Powder Coated Aluminum
Fasteners 3mm Phillips Head
Weight 6 lbs
Weight 2.7 kg
Dimensions 17" x 13" x 1.72"
Dimensions 432 x 330 x 44 mm
Rack Ears (included) Powder Coated Steel
Rear Rack Mounts Available



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