UH-7000 features High Definition Instrumentation Architecture preamps 07/04/14
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Tascam says that the UH-7000, which is now shipping, is a pro-level microphone preamp and audio interface, designed with a strong focus on low noise and high audio quality. They tell us that, not only can this unit be used as a 4-in/4-out audio interface in a DAW production environment, but as a standalone microphone preamp and AD/DA converter. The built-in HDIA (High Definition Instrumentation Architecture) microphone preamps are newly designed with low noise and high audio quality, performing at -128dBu EIN, a 117dB signal-to-noise ratio and distortion ratio of 0.0009% or less. Here's the rest of the details in Tascam's own words...
The grand nature of the UH-7000's sound is partially due to the careful attention spent on selecting parts. In addition to the Burr-Brown PCM4220 ADC, PCM1795 DAC converters and thin film metal resistors, installed is a powerful TCXO clock generator with +/- 1ppm precision.
The units half-rack size makes it easy to install at a studio console or work desk. The thick aluminum panels on the front and sides of the full-metal body increase stability. Highly important but easily forgotten are the smooth-tension aluminum input level knobs for precise level adjustments.
The UH-7000 microphone preamp and audio interface enables composers, musicians and recording engineers to produce music in their private quarters at a level only reached in professional studios.
Supports 24-bit/192kHz USB transmission and AD/DA conversion
Support for Mac and Windows operating systems
4-in/4-out audio streaming from a PC connected via USB 2.0
Burr-Brown PCM4220 AD converter
Burr-Brown PCM1795 DA converter
HDIA mic preamps: –128dB EIN
Thin film metal resistors with outstanding noise performance
High audio quality film capacitors with low distortion
Low latency monitoring through the DSP mixer
DSP mixer can be switched between multitrack and stereo mix modes
DSP mixer enables independent adjustment of recording and monitoring levels
Line or digital outputs can be selected using the DSP mixer
DSP dynamics effect can be applied to inputs, outputs or the master (compressor, noise suppressor, de-essoer, exciter, EQ, limiter/low cut)
DSP REVERB (hall, room, live, studio, plate) send effect is perfect for monitoring when recording
Link line function enables volume control of powered monitors
Single punch MIXER PANEL button
Strong, highly durable aluminum body
Large INPUT level knobs enable precise adjustment of input levels
Two 20-segment LED level meters
Standard TRS headphones output jack - 45mW/channel output
+48 Phantom power supply
Two balanced analog XLR jacks for both input and output
Professional output specifications (maximum output level: +24 dBu)
Two balanced analog TRS input jacks
XLR digital input and output jacks support AES3-2003/IEC60958-4 (AES/EBU) and IEC60958-3 (S/PDIF) formats
Three-pronged inlet power cable
Confirmed operation with major DAW software, including Sonar X3, ProTools, Cubase and Live