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Many audio interface manufacturers strive to design products that help bridge the gap between studio-quality recording and home recording. TASCAM built the bridge: Meet the UH-7000 USB 4×4-channel audio interface and standalone microphone preamp.
TASCAM’s new HDIA (High Definition Instrumentation Architecture) is an entirely new design for microphone preamps. Many interface brands boast about the quality of their mic pres, but none have the confidence to offer them for solitary use outside of the digital channels. The UH-7000 HDIA mic pres feature a fully-balanced signal path from input to output, an instrumentation amplifier architecture, and premium components to achieve a -128 dBU noise floor, 117 dB signal-to-noise ratio and 0.0009% THD rating. These measurements easily beat anything close to the UH-7000’s price range, providing the cleanest possible signal path for your music.
Dual-sided PCM4220 A/D converters capture your mic or line inputs at up to 192kHz/24-bit resolution. The temperature-compensated internal clock offers 1PPM resolution – better than stand-alone clock generators that sell for twice the price, and limiting jitters for clean recordings. When monitoring and line output, the UH-7000 coerces your audio through a Burr Brown DA converter for fluid and honest sound reproduction.▼ Article continues below ▼
Even the highest quality microphone preamps are of no use if they don’t have a sufficient power source behind them. Another crucial component of the UH-7000 is its audiophile-designed power supply. An extra-large power transformer and other factors guarantee that all internal components work to their full potential. Most competing interfaces fall short in this category.
The unit itself is not only a figurative bridge between home and studio recording, but it is built like one too. With a solid aluminum structure, it’s easy to see that the UH-7000 means business. The knobs are meticulously calibrated for smooth, custom-tapered gain setting and the bright 20-segment LED peak meters accurately convey each channel’s true level. The device is equipped with (2) XLR balanced inputs with full +48V phantom power, (2) balanced 1/4” inputs, (2) balanced XLR outputs, and AES/EBU digital out. Work the fantastic preamps of the UH-7000 into your current recording/live setup, or plug this versatile interface into your computer and start recording.
Stop treading water between two worlds, and take the bridge to studio-quality recording with the UH-7000 USB Interface and Stand-Alone Microphone Preamplifier.