Universal Audio announced a new addition to its award-winning line of premium analog recording hardware: the 4-710D Four-Channel “Twin-finity” Mic Preamp & DI with Dynamics. 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.
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
The 4-710D is expected to be released worldwide in Q3 2010; Pricing remains TBD.
“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 anywhere else. “
“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.”