Metric Halo ULN-2 Expanded FireWire Audio Converter and Interface +DSP

BH #MEULN2EDSP • MFR #000-50006+DSP
Metric Halo
Metric Halo ULN-2 Expanded FireWire Audio Converter and Interface +DSP
Key Features
  • FireWire Connectivity
  • 2 XLR/TRS Combo Inputs
  • Balanced Analog Sends and Returns
  • 24-bit/96kHz Converters
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The ULN-2 Expanded FireWire Audio Converter and Interface +DSP from Metric Halo is a portable FireWire-based multi-format audio converter, interface, and processor design for professional applications. The unit offers 2 balanced analog inputs on Neutrik XLR/TRS combo connectors, as well as AES/EBU and S/PDIF digital I/O connectors, plus 8 channels of ADAT optical I/O with switchable TOSLINK support. It also has 2 balanced 1/4" analog outputs and 2 balanced 1/4" monitor outputs for connecting to power amps and self-powered monitors. BNC word clock I/O connectors let you keep perfect sync with your other professional audio devices, while a pair of FireWire 400 connectors support connection to a computer at up to 400Mbps.
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Metric Halo ULN-2 Expanded Overview

The ULN-2 Expanded FireWire Audio Converter and Interface +DSP from Metric Halo is a portable FireWire-based multi-format audio converter, interface, and processor design for professional applications. The unit offers 2 balanced analog inputs on Neutrik XLR/TRS combo connectors, as well as AES/EBU and S/PDIF digital I/O connectors, plus 8 channels of ADAT optical I/O with switchable TOSLINK support. It also has 2 balanced 1/4" analog outputs and 2 balanced 1/4" monitor outputs for connecting to power amps and self-powered monitors. BNC word clock I/O connectors let you keep perfect sync with your other professional audio devices, while a pair of FireWire 400 connectors support connection to a computer at up to 400Mbps.

The unit has extremely low-noise preamps with a lot of gain and an ultra-fast slew rate. 24-bit/96kHz converters are provided on all channels to provide high-quality clean audio. Each of the analog inputs has balanced 1/4" analog sends and returns, letting you use the unit as a stand-alone pre/direct box, as an active splitter, or as an analog patch. An integrated headphone amp with a dedicated volume control provides convenient private monitoring.

The ULN-2 Expanded has a v.5 configurable mixer that provides mixing and routing with near-zero latency. It also has flexible powering options, thanks to the 4-pin XLR power input, which provides compatibility with a variety of broadcast battery systems. It is also bus-powerable via FireWire for terrific flexibility and mobility. Metric Halo's unique +DSP processing is built-in to provide you with world-class effects without sacrificing your computer's processing power or introducing any additional latency into your monitor path. It also has a preset system and routing memory for stand-alone operation.

Compact and portable design, ideal for professional mobile applications
2 balanced analog inputs on Neutrik XLR/TRS combo connectors, as well as AES/EBU and S/PDIF digital I/O connectors
ADAT optical I/O with switchable TOSLINK support
2 balanced 1/4" analog outputs and 2 balanced 1/4" monitor outputs for connecting to power amps and self-powered monitors. The monitor outputs have a front-panel level control as well
BNC word clock I/O connectors let you keep perfect sync with your other professional audio devices
A pair of FireWire 400 connectors support connection to a computer at up to 400Mbps
Extremely low-noise preamps with a lot of gain and an ultra-fast slew rate
24-bit/96kHz converters are provided on all channels to provide high-quality clean audio
Each of the analog inputs has balanced 1/4" analog sends and returns, letting you use the unit as a stand-alone pre/direct box, as an active splitter, or as an analog patch
An integrated headphone amp with a dedicated volume control provides convenient private monitoring
A v.5 configurable mixer that provides mixing and routing with near-zero latency
The 4-pin XLR power input provides compatibility with a variety of broadcast battery systems. The unit is also bus-powerable via FireWire for terrific flexibility and mobility
unique +DSP processing is built-in to provide you with world-class instantiable effects without sacrificing your computer's processing power or introducing any additional latency into your monitor path. It also offers total recall with MIO Console
Metric Halo's character processing lets you choose different audio characteristics for every channel with a single click
A set of 10 front-panel preset system/routing memories are provided for stand-alone operation
OS X drivers with multi-box support

Metric Halo ULN-2 Expanded Specs

Form FactorTabletop (Rack-Mountable with Included Hardware)
Channels of I/O12 Input / 14 Output
Max Sample Rate/Resolution192 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Mic Preamps2
Connectivity
Analog Audio I/O2 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Mic/Line Input
1 x 1/4" TRS Monitor Output
1 x 1/4" TRS Output
2 x 1/4" Send
2 x 1/4" Return
Phantom Power+48 V (Selectable on Individual Inputs)
Digital Audio I/O1 x XLR 3-Pin AES3 Input
1 x XLR 3-Pin AES3 Output
1 x RCA Coaxial S/PDIF Input
1 x RCA Coaxial S/PDIF Output
1 x TOSLINK Optical ADAT Input
1 x TOSLINK Optical ADAT Output
Host Connection / USB2 x FireWire 6-Pin (FireWire 400)
Sync I/O1 x BNC Word Clock Input
1 x BNC Word Clock Output
MIDI I/ONone
Performance
Frequency Response18 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.1 dB
8 Hz to 50 kHz ±1 dB
3 Hz to 100 kHz ±3 dB
Gain/Trim Range-14 dB to +72 dB (in 6 dB Steps)
ImpedanceInputs:
3.3 Kilohms
Crosstalk-107 dB
THD 0.0005%
EIN-130.5 dBu (150-Ohm Source)
-132 dBu (50-Ohm Source)
-134 dBu (0-Ohm Source)
Compatibility
OS CompatibilitymacOS
Windows
Power
AC/DC Power Adapter9 to 30 VDC
Power Consumption8 W
Physical
Rackmount Size1 RU (with Included Hardware)
Dimensions13.5 x 8.25 x 1.73" / 343 x 210 x 44 mm
Weight4.0 lb / 1.8 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight7.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)19.3 x 14.7 x 5.1"
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