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Metric Halo ULN-8 Digital Audio Processor Interface

Metric Halo ULN-8

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Product Code : ULN-8

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Metric Halo ULN-8 Digital Audio Processor Interface

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ULN-8 Video introduction PART 1 CLICK HERE

ULN-8 Video introduction PART 2 CLICK HERE

Simply the best - of everything!

Building upon the experience gained with the Mobile I/O 2882 and ULN-2, we set out to design an integrated product to literally provide the best performance in each of its component sections while still providing all of the benefits of tight integration in a single field-capable package. The ULN-8 is the result of that development program.

The ULN-8 incorporates a number of new Audio technologies including:

  • 192k sample rate support for both Analog and AES Inputs and Outputs
  • New DC-coupled, zero phase distortion, servo balanced Line Inputs and Outputs
  • ULN-R next generation remote controlled preamp technology. The Mic Pres in the ULN-8 build upon the audio performance pioneered by the ULN-2 preamp design with the additional benefit and technological innovation of full clickless remote control of the ULN Mic pre. This is accomplished with a sophisticated gain switching mechanism which incorporates "zero-cross" technology.
  • Fully clickless remote controlled Monitor outputs. All analog outputs incorporate clickless remote technology allowing for flexible monitoring applications from stereo to 7.1 surround.

Integration for the Win

By implementing all the functions of a complete audio front end in a single package, the ULN-8 is able to provide unprecedented power and quality in a lightweight, low-power consumption, single RU hardware unit. This integration provides significant benefits to the owner in the form of reduced cabling (lower cost, weight and less opportunity for failure), weight, power consumption, and cost, while at the same time providing unprecedented performance.

What does integration mean to you?

Rather than pay for duplicate case work, duplicate power supplies and redundant interconnects, you get a product where all the components are engineered to work together and everything you pay for is dedicated to providing functionality towards the execution of your task. But the benefits don't stop there. By tuning all the functional blocks of the system and removing external interconnects, the ULN-8 provides enhanced performance and reduced chance of failure from external influences. Connectors and cables are all potential sources of failure and interference. By eliminating preamp to converter and converter to interface cabling, these sources of cost and potential failure and interference are also eliminated. Internal operating levels within the box are tuned for optimal performance.

Integrated design provides maximal performance with a minimum use of material and power.

  • Exceptional, Best-In-World, Archival Grade Converter Quality
  • Exceptional, Boutique-Quality Mic Preamps
  • Flexible, Integrated Analog-Domain Monitor Controller
  • Universal Sample Rate Support
  • Analog, AES and Firewire Interfacing
  • Rock Solid Stability: Mature, Real-World-Tested Firmware, Software and Drivers
  • Instant Access to Tactile Controls
  • Fully digital control for total recall, remote control and control surface support
  • Comprehensive Precision Metering - so you always know what is going on
  • Works with or without a Computer
  • Exclusive Per-channel selectable Character - from ultra clean to nice and gooey
  • Integrated ultra-low-latency instantiable processing with plenty of DSP power to run it
  • Most Compact, Lowest Weight, Lowest Power and Lowest Price in its Class

Intro to ULN 8 part 1
Intro to ULN-8 part 2

ULN-8 Features in Depth

  • 8 Channels of Archival Grade 192k A/D converters
    • Exceptionally flat, low-distortion A/D conversion
    • DC-coupled for ultra-low phase distortion
  • 8 Channels of Archival Grade 192k D/A converters
    • Exceptionally flat, low-distortion D/A conversion
    • DC-coupled for ultra-low phase distortion
  • 2 Channels of Archival Grade 192k D/A converters with integrated headphone amp
    • Same high-quality DC-coupled conversion
    • Dedicated, digitally controlled high-power headphone amplifier
  • 8 Channels of Exceptional Remote Controllable Ultra-Low-Noise Clickless Preamps
    • Custom designed Digitally Controlled analog preamps
    • Metric Halo Zero-Cross switching technology for clickless operation
    • Discreet gain and trim stages for ultra-high headroom operation (supports +20 dBu input)
  • Analog Send/Return architecture for analog access to preamps (pre A/D)
    • Analog domain sends from preamps (mult'ed pre-A/D)
    • Analog only preamp operation capable (with fine trim)
    • Integrated switcher to allow insert of external analog processing pre-A/D
  • 2 Channels of Exceptional DI inputs suitable for instrument or turntable inputs
    • Ultra-High-Z for no instrument loading
    • Balanced or unbalanced operation
    • Jumper configurable pre-trim gain
  • Integrated Surround Monitor Controller
    • Provides switching between any set of user specified sources (FW, AES, Analog, Mix)
    • Analog domain gain control for monitor output from Front Panel or computer
    • Supports input and monitor paths from Mono to 7.1
  • 8 Channels of 192k capable AES Inputs and Outputs
    • Available as computer I/O or direct routed I/O for converters
    • Support full channel count at all sample rates
    • Professional interfacing
  • Comprehensive Front Panel Controls
    • Full support for standalone converter and preamp operation
      • Sample Rate selection
      • Clock source selection
      • Input source selection
      • Phantom power control
    • Tactile Control of Input and Output gains
      • Gain level indication with MH Digital Dual Vernier Technology
      • Numeric gain level indication while changing gains
    • Tactile Control Cans level
    • Tactile Control Monitor Controller gain (mono - 7.1)
    • Preset recall
    • Multichannel gain linking control
    • Monitor Controller control surface
    • User-controllable brightness
    • User-controllable knob sensitivity
  • Comprehensive, High Resolution 15 Segment Precision Front Panel Metering
    • Real, functional metering for analog inputs and outputs
    • Unique Meter on knob functionality
    • Multi-color signal level/presence metering for AES inputs and outputs
  • Comprehensive Clocking (Internal, Word Clock, AES)
  • Dedicated internal clock sources for all rates
  • Dedicated MIDI I/O for Control Surface interfacing
    • MIDI Input and Output on standard DIN connectors
    • MIDI transported to computer via FireWire for use in connecting Mackie Control protocol Control Surfaces
  • Dedicated SMPTE LTC I/O for Timecode without sacrificing any audio channels
    • Properly conditioned and band-limited SMPTE I/O on TRS balanced connections
    • Available to any CoreAudio application as audio streams
    • Directly routable to Record Panel SMPTE decoder
  • Rock-solid, time-tested fifth-generation software and drivers
    • Integrated Mixing and Deep Instantiable DSP Processing (Includes Full +DSP License)
      • Fully configurable multibus mixer with surround support (up to 7.1)
      • Full Send/Return architecture
      • Ultra-low latency, on-the-metal monitoring
      • Insert model for inserting zero-latency plugins
      • Insertable +DSP plugin graphs for configurable processing
      • Insertable graph macros for complex, pre-configured processing
      • Includes over 100 high-quality processing plugins, including:
        • MIOStrip channel strip processing
        • Dynamics (Compressor and Limiter)
        • Transient Controller
        • EQ (6 band and 12 band)
        • Signal Processing primitives
        • Crossovers
        • and much more
      • Per-channel and Per-bus Insertable Character
    • FireWire Interfacing with ultra-stable, ultra low-latency drivers (FW400 & FW800 supported)
      • Supports Mac OS X v. 10.4 and newer (PPC and Intel)
      • Supports 32-bit and 64-bit kernels
    • Bidirectional Control Surface Support
      • Integrated Front Panel Tactile Controls
      • Eucon Control Surfaces
      • Mackie Control Protocol Control Surfaces
    • Integrated Multichannel Recorder (Record Panel)
      • Multichannel, multi-box tape-style high-performance recorder
      • Exceptional Stability and Sound Quality
      • Realtime waveform display
      • Extensive File Format support (BWF, WAVE, CAF, AIFF, SD2)
      • BWF timestamping from TOD or LTC (any input channel or dedicated SMPTE input)
      • Support for basic BWF metadata
      • Support for limiting record file size and seamless file breaking
      • Seamless manual file breaking (with timestamping)
      • Support for mirrored recording (recording to two drives at once)
      • Multichannel take playback
  • DC-Powerable
  • High quality, custom designed formed powder-coated aluminum case
    • Strong
    • Light weight
    • Scratch and fingerprint resistant
    • Smooth contours for snag-free transportation in a gig-bag
    • Rack-mountable with included rack-ear kit
  • Exceptional Power Performance (only 32 Watts)
  • Low mass (6 lbs / 2.7 kg)
  • Extremely Compact (everything in 1 RU)
  • Future Proof, Expandable, and software-enhanceable

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