Universal Audio announces 4-710D Twin-Finity mic preamp and DI with 1176-style compression 24/03/10
Universal Audio has announced
a new addition to its line of premium analog recording
hardware: the 4-710D Four-Channel "Twin-finity" Mic Preamp & DI with
Dynamics. They tell us that, as the newest member of UA's popular analog product lineup,
the 4-710D combines UA's classic design approach with several modern
innovations -- creating a unique studio device suited to a wide range
of applications. Here's the rest of what UA has to say...
At the core of the 4-710D are four channels of tone-blending
"Twin-finity" mic preamps with true-bypass 1176-style compression.
Based on the original award-winning 710 Twin-Finity preamp -- favored
by engineers including Al Schmitt (Jackson Browne, Dr. John, Diana
Krall) and Matt Boudreau (The Samples, Sean O'Brien) -- each of the
four mic preamp channels allows for continuously variable tone between
100% tube and 100% solid-state.
Other notable 4-710D features include:
Newly designed 1176-style compression/soft-limiting circuit per mic channel
Eight channels of high-quality 24-Bit, 192kHz A/D conversion
Digital output via dual ADAT optical or AES/EBU DB-25
Monolithic balanced output stage
Balanced send/return inserts
"While UA enjoys a reputation for classic hand-built analog equipment,
we're not content to live in the past," commented Universal Audio
President Matt Ward. "The
4-710D is another example of us pushing forward, giving customers
modern conveniences like high-quality digital outputs, and the ability
to blend between tube and solid state tones -- a feature not available
"The 4-710D is the result of several Universal Audio technologies
converging into a great product," offered 4-710D Product Manager, Lev
Perrey. "Ultimately, the 4-710D is a fantastic addition to any mic
preamp arsenal, and we believe customers will be amazed by its awesome
balance of classic tone and flexibility." Pricing and Availability:
The 4-710D is expected to be released worldwide in Q3 2010; Pricing remains TBD.