Universal Audio 4-710D 4-Channel Mic Preamp with Dynamics
The Universal Audio 4-710D 4-Channel Mic Preamp with Dynamics, a tone-blending mic pre with 1176-style compression, DI, and eight channels of A/D conversion!Universal Audio 4-710D 4-Channel Mic Preamp with Dynamics Details
The Universal Audio 4-710d is a boutique quality, four-channel microphone/line preamplifier with unique tube and solid-state tone blending capabilities - perfect for a wide range of microphone and instrument sources. This versatile multi-channel preamp offers selectable 1176-style compression circuitry on each channel, plus four additional line inputs feeding eight channels of pristine analog-to-digital conversion. Building upon UA's classic analog design approach, combined with smart modern features, the 4-710d is the most flexible preamp in the UA lineup.
At the core of the 4-710d are four channels of tone-blending "Twin-Finity"mic preamps with true-bypass 1176-style compression, including specially tuned "fast" and "slow" settings. Each of the four mic preamp channels allows for continuously variable phase-aligned tone, between a 100% tube and 100% solid-state signal path. Send and return jacks are available for external processing or signal access.
The eight analog inputs are digitized via ultra high-quality 24-bit A/D converters at selectable sample rates up to 192 kHz. Digital output is available via dual ADAT "lightpipe" or AES/EBU DB-25 connectors, facilitating integration with most popular audio interfaces.
Universal Audio 4-710D 4-Channel Mic Preamp with Dynamics Features
- Four TEC Award-winning 710 Twin-Finity microphone/line preamps
- Dual-path 285-volt Class-A tube and transimpedance solid-state preamps
- Phase-aligned tone-blending of tube and solid state circuits, creamy to crunchy
- Four Hi-Z inputs for DI usage
- Newly designed 1176-style compression/soft-limiting circuit per mic channel
- Fast or Slow Attack setting on compressors
- Eight channels of high-quality 24-Bit, 192kHz A/D conversion
- Selectable sample rates up to 192 kHz
- Digital output via dual ADAT optical and AES/EBU DB-25 connectors
- Monolithic balanced output stage
- Balanced send/return inserts
- 8-channel soft limiter (switchable for all channels)
- 1-year Limited Warranty
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What We Think - Universal Audio 4-710D Review
"The Universal Audio 4-710D has burst onto the scene and the reviews are extremely favorable. This piece has certainly challenged the conventions of what kind of value is available for the just-under-2k price point. Seriously, it's a no-brainer. Four 710 Twin-Finity units would run you well over what this piece does... AND the 4-710D has 8-channels of Analog to Digital Conversion via either AES/EBU or S/MUX compatible ADAT optical (access the four additional line-ins for AD channels 5-8, on the rear panel). And if that weren't enough, the 4-710D also includes 4 channels of '1176LN-style' compression right along with the 4 mic preamps. The ability to adjust them isn't what one would have with the full 1176LN or the 2-1176. But the unit includes the two most popular settings for operational modes used by legendary engineers such as Frank Filipetti, who was consulted on the design of the 4-710D. All in all, a pair of these makes an engineer's tracking a snap - especially considering the 710 Twin-Finity's ability to grant you fine tuning between the solid-state and tube preamp paths. It's truly been the hottest piece of gear I've ever seen straight out of the gate."
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For the money, this cannot be beat. Keep in mind these aren't 1073s we are talking about. None-the-less, a very flexible unit.
With 4 preamps with their own dynamics sections and 4 additional A/D convertors, this unit is used for my mobile recording setup with my UA Apollo Twin.
Now I want to go back and recorded EVERYTHING I have ever done prior to receiving this unit from FEA. I am only using the pres and I have to say even without the AD/DA I'd be very happy with this sound at this price.
Of course I enjoy the unit very very much, but especially I want to express my deep gratitude to Shane - through all the process of deciding to purchase until the very moment the shipment actually arrived, he gave me the filling that my satisfaction is his main goal.
Tnx for extraordinary treatment!!!
It is not my last purchase with you.
Iv'e never purchased a UA product I didn't love! Front End has always been top notch as well!