Metric Halo ULN-8 3d USB Type-C High-Resolution Audio Interface with 8 Preamps & DSP

Metric Halo ULN-8 3d USB Type-C High-Resolution Audio Interface with 8 Preamps & DSP

Metric Halo ULN-8 3d USB Type-C High-Resolution Audio Interface with 8 Preamps & DSP

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Product Highlights

  • USB Type-C Computer Interface
  • Integrated DSP with Over 100 Plug-Ins
  • Software Mixing, Recording & Monitoring
  • Up to 24-Bit / 192 kHz Resolution
  • 8 x Mic In, 8 x Line In, 2 x Hi-Z DI In
  • 8 x Line Outputs, 1/4" Headphone Output
  • MIDI Ports & 8-Channel AES3 I/O
  • SMPTE, Word Clock & MH Link I/O
  • 8 x Inserts, Phantom Power, Mute & Dim
  • Compatible with Mac, Windows, iOS, Linux
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Metric Halo ULN-8 3D Overview

  • 1Description

The Metric Halo ULN-8 3d is a 24-bit / 192 kHz USB Type-C audio interface offering eight preamps and inserts, multichannel digital I/O, DSP-powered mixing, and software control for musicians, engineers, and producers in studios and mobile setups. Its integrated dual-core DSP powers a variety of plug-ins—the included DSP+ license unlocks over 100 of them—without burdening your computer's CPU. Robust software ensures easy access to multitrack recording, mixing, monitoring, and more.

The ULN-8 3d's eight microphone preamps are fed by DB25 mic/line inputs and two 1/4" Hi-Z DI inputs. All eight preamps feature phantom power, up to 91.5 dB of gain, and front-panel gain controls. Analog outputs include eight line outs via DB25, and a 1/4" headphone jack, which can be affected by the front-panel volume, mute, and dim functions. The ULN-8 also accommodates up to eight pieces of analog outboard gear via balanced inserts.

Properly synchronize with other equipment through the BNC word clock jacks and 1/4" SMPTE I/O. The 5-pin DIN connectors allow hookup of a MIDI control surface. Consolidate audio, clock, and data I/O with other 3d-equipped Metric Halo interfaces via the RJ45 MH Link ports. The ULN-8 3d connects to a compatible Mac, Windows, iOS, or Linux device via the supplied USB Type-A to USB Type-C cable. Power it with the included power supply or via a 4-pin XLR power system (available separately).

3d Card Features
  • MH Link: Low-latency, high-bandwidth audio, clock, and data connections via Gigabit Ethernet
  • MH Link Audio: Direct Ethernet Core Audio driver (with support for up to 128 channels of I/O at 192 kHz)
  • MH EdgeBus: A high-bandwidth, programmable, and pluggable audio expansion slot that accommodates a range of I/O expansion cards
  • MH Console: A 64-bit application to control your entire system with a simple, efficient, and flexible routing model (macOS only for Early Access versions)
  • MH Mixer: 128-input / 64-bus unified zero-latency mixer
  • MH MonitorControl: Integrated surround-capable monitor controller with system processing capability
  • MH Record: 128-input multitrack recorder with deep hardware integration
  • MH DSP Engine: Dual-core processing power and 1GB memory in the hardware, plus the +DSP license providing over a hundred plug-ins and the Metric Halo Graph environment
Analog I/O
  • Third-generation preamp and analog technologies
  • Eight mic inputs via DB25 connector
  • Eight line inputs via DB25 connector
  • Two instrument DI inputs via front-panel 1/4" jacks
  • Eight balanced line-level sends via DB25 connector
  • Allows insertion of analog outboard gear after ULN-8 preamps and before ULN-8 A/D converters—route ULN-8 sends to outboard gear inputs, then connect outboard gear outputs to ULN-8 line inputs 
  • Eight line outputs via DB25 connector with channels 1-2 multed to 1/4" outputs
  • 1/4" stereo headphone output with dedicated DAC
  • Up to 24-bit / 192 kHz conversion
Digital I/O
  • Eight channels of single-wire AES3 (AES/EBU) digital I/O at up to 24-bit / 192 kHz via DB25 connector
  • Word clock I/O via BNC jacks for proper clocking of multiple digital devices using word clock or SuperClock
  • 5-pin MIDI input and output jacks allow integration of a control surface
  • 1/4" SMPTE input and output for timecode synchronization
Informative Front Panel
  • Eight multifunction controls with bicolor LED rings
  • Eight 15-segment LED input meters with programmable color
  • Eight 15-segment LED output meters with programmable color
  • LED indicators for sample rate, clock source/status, power, phantom, and more
  • Dim and mute buttons with dedicated LED indicators
  • Front-panel volume control with push-to-toggle function for switching between sources
Included Accessories
  • IEC power cable and external power supply
  • USB Type-A to USB Type-C cable
  • 1' Cat5e patch cable for MH Link between interfaces
  • Two rack ears with fasteners
  • Four rubber feet
  • 12 configuration jumpers
  • MIO software CD-ROM
UPC: 832081000477
In the Box
Metric Halo ULN-8 3d USB Type-C High-Resolution Audio Interface with 8 Preamps & DSP
  • IEC Power Cable
  • 24 VDC / 48W External Power Supply
  • USB Type-A to USB Type-C Cable
  • 1' Cat5e MH Link Patch Cable
  • 2 x Rack Ears with Fasteners
  • 4 x Rubber Feet
  • 12 x Configuration Jumpers
  • MIO Software CD-ROM
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Metric Halo ULN-8 3D Specs

    Channels of I/O Analog:
    8 Inputs / 8 Outputs at 192 kHz
    8 Inputs / 8 Outputs at 192 kHz
    Max Sample Rate/Resolution 192 kHz / 24-Bit
    Display and Indicators 8 x Multi-Segment LED Meters (Input Level)
    8 x Multi-Segment LED Meters (Output Level)
    4 x LEDs (Input Level)
    4 x LEDs (Output Level)
    8 x Multi-Segment LED Meters (Multifunction)
    6 x LEDs (Sample Rate)
    8 x LEDs (Clock Source)
    5 x LEDs (Data Transmission)
    8 x LEDs (Phantom Power)
    16 x LEDs (Input Selection)
    2 x LEDs (Output Selection)
    4 x LEDs (Dim, Host Connection, Mute, Power)
    8 x LEDs (Control Mode)
    Host Connection 1 x USB Type-C
    Analog I/O 1 x DB25 Balanced Mic Input
    1 x DB25 Balanced Line Input
    2 x 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Hi-Z Input
    1 x DB25 Balanced Line Output
    1 x DB25 Balanced Insert Output
    2 x 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS Balanced Line Output
    1 x 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output
    Phantom Power +48 V (Selectable on Individual Inputs)
    Digital I/O 1 x DB25 / AES/EBU (I/O) In/Out
    1 x 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS / SMPTE/LTC (LTC) Input
    1 x 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS / SMPTE/LTC (LTC) Output
    1 x BNC (Word Clock) Input
    1 x BNC (Word Clock) Output
    1 x RJ45 (MH Link) Input
    1 x RJ45 (MH Link) Output
    MIDI I/O 1 x 5-Pin MIDI In
    1 x 5-Pin MIDI Out
    Memory Card Slot None
    Frequency Response Mic Inputs:
    9 Hz to 20.5 kHz -0.1 dB (at 44.1 kHz) 
    3 Hz to 21 kHz -1 dB (at 44.1 kHz) 
    9 Hz to 43.9 kHz -0.1 dB (at 96 kHz) 
    3 Hz to 45.4 kHz -1 dB (at 96 kHz) 
    9 Hz to 42.1 kHz -0.1 dB (at 192 kHz) 
    3 Hz to 64.7 kHz -1 dB (at 192 kHz) 
    Line Inputs:
    6 Hz to 20.5 kHz -0.1 dB (at 44.1 kHz) 
    2 Hz to 21 kHz -1 dB (at 44.1 kHz) 
    6 Hz to 43.9 kHz -0.1 dB (at 96 kHz) 
    2 Hz to 45.4 kHz -1 dB (at 96 kHz) 
    6 Hz to 42.1 kHz -0.1 dB (at 192 kHz) 
    2 Hz to 64.7 kHz -1 dB (at 192 kHz) 
    Gain Range Mic Inputs:
    -22 dB to +91.5 dB
    Line/Hi-Z Inputs:
    -12 dB to +31.5 dB
    Monitor Outputs:
    -96 dB to +30 dB
    Max Input Level Mic Inputs:
    +20 dBu (Balanced) 
    Line Inputs:
    +24.5 dBu (Balanced) 
    Max Output Level Line Outputs, Monitor Outputs:
    +24.5 dBu at 0 dBFS (High Gain) 
    +18.5 dBu at 0 dBFS (Low Gain) 
    Insert Outputs:
    +21.5 dBu at 0 dBFS 
    Dynamic Range A/D Converters:
    115 dB 
    D/A Converters:
    120 dB 
    Impedance Line Inputs:
    10 kOhms (Balanced) 
    Mic Inputs:
    3.3 kOhms (Balanced) 
    Hi-Z Inputs:
    10 MOhms (Balanced) 
    5 Ohms (Balanced) 
    THD Mic Inputs:
    Line Inputs:

    THD Measured at 0 dBFS Through Converter Loop

    EIN Mic Inputs:
    -130.5 dBu 

    EIN Measured at 60 dB Gain with 150-Ohm Source

    Crosstalk Mic Inputs:
    -110 dB
    Digital Audio
    Sample Rates Up to 192 kHz (AD/DA Conversion)
    Bit Depth Up to 24-Bit (AD/DA Conversion)
    Latency 107 Samples at 44.1 kHz (Input to Output)
    107 Samples at 48 kHz (Input to Output)
    107 Samples at 88.2 kHz (Input to Output)
    107 Samples at 96 kHz (Input to Output)
    107 Samples at 176.4 kHz (Input to Output)
    107 Samples at 192 kHz (Input to Output)
    Sync Sources AES/EBU, Internal, Word Clock, MH Link via Ethernet
    Word Clock Input Termination 75 Ohms
    OS Compatibility macOS
    Windows 10

    MH Console Software for Early Access Models Supports macOS Only

    Required Hardware USB 2.0 Port
    Power Requirements AC/DC Power Adapter (Included)
    AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC at 50/60 Hz
    AC/DC Power Adapter 24 VDC at 2 A, Center-Positive (Included)
    Power Consumption 32 W
    Phantom Power Current <10 mA per Channel
    Anti-Theft Features Kensington Security Slot
    Rackmount Size 1 RU (With Included Hardware)
    Dimensions 17.01 x 12.99 x 1.73" / 43.2 x 33 x 4.4 cm
    Weight 6.0 lb / 2.7 kg (Without Accessories)

    Metric Halo ULN-8 3D Reviews

    ULN-8 3d USB Type-C High-Resolution Audio Interface with 8 Preamps & DSP is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely no buyers remorse here. MH is quite an Amazing company. Not one of its products have been discontinued. They keep updating them. I have 2 older 2D units. One LIO-8 and one ULN-8. I recently updated my ULN-8 to 3D. It is truly amazing even if it is in beta release. A stellar computer interface, and 7.1 monitor controller a stand alone awesome 8 mic pre with DSP, a hi res digital mixer with awesome DSP. A battery powered live rig recording solution PLUS a Live sound mixing and recording system. I am amazed every time I use it to solve yet another problem. You will not be disappointment.
    Date published: 2019-04-23
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