Metric Halo ULN-8

Metric Halo ULN-8

Metric Halo ULN-8

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  • Boutique-Quality Microphone Preamps
  • Adjust Input Character - Clean to Gooey
  • On-Board DSP Engine & Full +DSP License
  • Link 3 ULN-8's, Link with ULN-2 & 2882
  • Stand Alone Preamp & Converter Mode
  • Top Quality Converters
  • v.5 Mixing Engine with 7.1 Surround
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Metric Halo ULN-8 overview

  • 1Description

The ULN-8 from Metric Halo is an extremely high-quality digital audio interface with on-board DSP processing for Apple computers. It can be used to record audio in the field or in the studio, and it packs a lot of power for mixing and mastering in stereo and multiple surround sound formats, including 7.1. It offers the utmost in sound quality, while remaining ultra-portable, easy to use, and unwaveringly powerful.

The eight on-board microphone preamps are of unusually high-quality for a portable device of this kind. The ULN-8 ships the v.5 mixer, a software mixing engine with "character" options on every channel. The character options are models of analog circuits, vintage tubes, FETs, transformers, etc. You can use the ULN-8 in stand alone mode if you just want to utilize its premium preamplifers, or for format conversion.

If you need more I/O and DSP power, you can link up to 3 ULN-8's together. It can also link with Metric Halo's other hardware interfaces, the ULN-2 and 2882. The purchase of a ULN-8 includes a full license to +DSP, Metric Halo's dedicated signal processing software. The front panel of the ULN-8 offers comprehensive metering, with 16 meters and a total of 495 bi-color LEDs.

The extensive digital and analog I/O on the back panel is carried out with DB-25 connectors with Tascam/Digidesign pinouts. The ULN-8 is compatible with OSX 10.3.9 or newer, and plays well with both Intel and PPC processors. For power users who understand the benefits that can be reaped in a quality piece of equipment, the ULN-8 is a well-rounded solution that offers uncompromising audio quality in a travel friendly package.

Exceptional archival-grade converter quality
Boutique-quality mic preamps
Flexible integrated analog monitor controller
Universal sample rate support
Analog, AES, and FireWire interfacing
Rock solid stability with 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
Metric Halo's exclusive per-channel selectable character from ultra clean to nice and gooey
Integrated ultra-low-latency processing with plenty of DSP power to run it
Most compact, lowest weight, lowest power and lowest price in its class
UPC: 832081000149
In the Box
Metric Halo ULN-8
  • Rack Ears
  • External Power Supply
  • +DSP Software with Full License
  • v.5 Mixer
  • MIO Console
  • Record Panel
  • LTC Decoder
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Metric Halo ULN-8 specs

    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 Level 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 Ohms

    Monitoring 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
    Panel Microphone Preamp Mic Pre Input + ADC

    Input Impedance: 3.3 kOhm
    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: 0.05 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: -110 dB
    IMD 1k component (19 kHz/20kHz @ +8dBu): -104 dBu
    EIN @ 60 dB Gain (150 Ohm Source Impedance): -130.50 dBu
    EIN @ 60 dB Gain (0 Ohm 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 degree low-end in-channel phase deviation point: 20.0 Hz
    Interchannel phase 0 Hz - 20 kHz: < +/- 0.05 degrees
    Crosstalk from SMPTE Input: < -142 dB

    Lining Line Input + ADC

    Input Impedance: 10 kOhm
    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 @ 1 kHz: -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 degree low-end in-channel phase deviation point: 10.7 Hz
    Interchannel phase 0 Hz - 20 kHz: < +/- 0.05 degrees
    Crosstalk from SMPTE Input: < -142.dB

    Audio Processing Input Processing:

    M/S Decode
    Parametric EQ
    Dynamics
    Limiting
    Character
    Transient Control
    Reverb
    Delay
    Nearly Infinite Combinations via +DSP

    Output Processing:

    M/S Decode
    Parametric EQ
    Dynamics
    Limiting
    Character
    Transient Control
    Reverb
    Dither
    Mix Foldown
    Signal Generation
    Nearly Infinite Combinations via +DSP

    Rear Panel MIDI Connectors (In and Out): 5-Pin DIN
    SMPTE Connectors (In and Out): Balanced TRS
    Word Clock Connectors (In and Out): 75 Ohm 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 Connector Pinout: Tascam/Digidesign Analog
    Line Input Connector (8 Channels): DB-25
    Line Input Connector Pinout: Tascam/Digidesign Analog
    Send Output Connector (8 Channels): DB-25
    Send Output Connector 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
    Power Voltage: 14v - 28v
    Power: 32 Watts
    FireWire Bus Powerable: No
    Passes FireWire Bus Power: Yes
    Supplies FireWire Bus Power: No
    External Supply (Input): 100-240 VAC
    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
    Dimensions 17 x 13 x 1.72" (432 x 330 x 44 mm)
    Weight 6 lbs (2.7 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 10.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 19.5 x 15.9 x 7.0"

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