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Universal Audio 710 Twin-Finity Mic Pre & DI Box

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The award-winning 710 Twin-Finity is a radically new UA mic preamp design that combines both the classic retro warmth of tubes with the transient bite of solid-state, all in a 2U, half-rack unit. The ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The award-winning 710 Twin-Finity is a radically new UA mic preamp design that combines both the classic retro warmth of tubes with the transient bite of solid-state, all in a 2U, half-rack unit. The 710 was created specifically to add the tonal versatility and sonic inspiration missing from generic audio interface preamps. Tone blending is continually variable between 100% tube and 100% solid-state, offering a practically infinite range of unique preamp tones, plus the ability to easily dial-in your own signature sound. There are lots of sensibly priced solid-state and tube preamplifiers out there, but the 710 is the only one that offers the best of both worlds - as well as everything in-between - all in one box, and within reach of any serious project studio's budget.

The key to its sonic flexibility lies in its innovative circuit design, featuring a solid-state transimpedance input amp simultaneously driving separate, phase-aligned tube and solid-state gain stages, which are then summed to a single output. The mix between the 310 volt single-ended class-A triode tube stage and solid-state transimpedance stage is controlled via the "Blend Knob" labeled "ˆž". Blending is continually variable between 100% tube and 100% solid-state offering a practically infinite range of unique pre-amp tones and the ability to easily dial-in your own signature sound.

Like all our other preamp designs, the 710 features dual gain-stage controls (Gain/Level) which can radically vary the amount of coloration and distortion by allowing you to crank up the input gain like a guitar amp. The VU meter features a unique "Drive" mode allowing you to see how hard you are driving the input stage.

Versatility makes the 710 the perfect preamp partner for any mic collection. Plus, the discrete JFET DI input circuit can also easily handle any electric instrument. Guitar and bass players will especially appreciate the 710s ability to bring out the best of both active and passive pickups. The 710 Twin-Finity includes a 19" rack-kit for mounting one or two units.

Features

Twin-Finity tone-blending mic/line preamp & Hi-Z instrument DI
Dual-Path 310 volt Class-A tube and transimpedance Solid State preamp
Phase-aligned "Tone-Blending" of tube and Solid State
Dual Gain Stages: wire with gain to creamy to crunchy
Discrete JFET DI with 2.2M ohm Ultra Hi-Z impedance
70dB+ of gain, +48V Phantom, Pad(-15dB), Phase Invert, and Low Cut Filter(75Hz)
19" Rack kit included, optional desktop handle kit also available
Heavy-duty metal construction
Specifications
Inputs
Microphone (Female XLR)
Balanced Line (Female XLR)
Unbalanced Instrument (1/4" jack) (D.I.)

Outputs
Balanced Line (Male XLR)

Type
Tube & Solid-State Phase-Aligned Tone-Blending Mic Pre & DI

Tube Complement
12ax7

Pad
-15dB

High Pass Filter
75Hz

Maximum Power Consumption
160mA @120VAC
20W

Power Requirements
100-240VAC

Dimensions
8.45W x 3.5H x 10.25D
Weight
5.25 lb

Impedance:
Mic Input Impedance
2K ohms
Line Input Impedance
10K ohms
Hi-Z Input Impedance
2.2M ohms

Internal Output Impedance
600 ohms

Gain/Levels:
Gain Range for Unit
-Infinity to 70dBu
Mic Range Gain Pot
10 60 dBu
Line Range Gain Pot
-10 40 dBu
Hi-Z Range Gain Pot
-10 40 dBu

Maximum Mic Input Level Gain @min SS
+18 dBu
Maximum Mic Input Level Gain @min Tube 1% THD
-7 dBu dBu +8 dBu w/pad
Maximum Line Input Level Gain @ Min SS
+30
Maximum Line Input Level Gain @ Min Tube 1% THD
+8 dBu
Maximum Hi-Z Input Level Gain Min SS
+18
Maximum Hi-Z Input Level Gain Min Tube 1% THD
+8 dBu
Maximum Output Level into 600 ohms
+18 dBu
Maximum Output Level into 100k ohms
+28 dBu
Tube Clipping Level
Same as Max In
Solid-State Clipping Level
Same as Max In

Frequency Response:
Mic Frequency Response
20Hz to 100kHz +/- 0.2 dBu
Line Frequency Response
20Hz to 100kHz +/- 0.2 dBu
Hi-Z Frequency Response
20Hz to 100kHz +/- 0.2 dBu

Distortion
Min THD+Noise @ +4dBU
0.1% tube 0.005% solid-state
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year parts and labor warranty on all U.A. products and Kind of Loud products.


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Universal Audio710 Twin-Finity Mic Pre & DI Box
 
4.9

(based on 7 reviews)

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5.0

A Studio Essential

By Jeremy

from Ft Collins

Comments about Universal Audio 710 Twin-Finity Mic Pre & DI Box:

Universal Audio has delivered once again. Alot of people ask me " What do I need to get a professional sound on vocal tracking?" Simply put, get a 710 pre. In combination with a decent mic and technique the 710 will deliver every time. The versitility is outstanding. You can be 100% SS or 100% tube or anywhere else in between. Some of my more expensive pre's dont have that capability. The 710 is also used in multi-million dollar facilities.....So ask yourself, if its good enough for the big dogs, why should'nt I get it? You will be hard pressed to find a reason not to get one.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Greaaaat Sound!

By Rasool Edwards

from Tampa, Florida

Comments about Universal Audio 710 Twin-Finity Mic Pre & DI Box:

I started recording in my home studio a little over three years ago and I was never pleased with my vocals from the preamp from the interface. Since then i've been looking for that piece of equipment to make my vocals sound sweet like the professional recordings, I was alwasy skeptic of buying a preamp and it still not being what I needed being that the good ones were very expensive. But after giving in and purchasing the UA 710 I am verrrrrryyyyyy pleased and satisfied with my recordings now, I absolutely love love love this pre amp accompanied with the TLM 103 I get the best vocals ever. I would highly recommend this for anyone trying to get their vocals sounding like the professionals....trust me.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

incredible ! !

By Daniel

from california

Comments about Universal Audio 710 Twin-Finity Mic Pre & DI Box:

After years of using an mbox2 pro as my preamp I decided it was time to warm up the sound and get something that has tonal options. Preamps aren't cheap, so the ability to have one preamp and with a turn of a knob get different tones basically saves money. Less gear that does more tones is always great and the 710 does this fantastic. Warm warm warm, the ability to go from trans to tube is great and really does shine through. It's subtle sometimes but the difference is there, especially in the high end. For the money/tone/options this is the best preamp out there. The pros use this, and it's easy to hear why.

 
5.0

I love this thing!!

By manuel

from undisclosed

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Comments about Universal Audio 710 Twin-Finity Mic Pre & DI Box:

this really really gives a lot of warmth to my voice and line recs

 
5.0

Great Sound!

By Clarence

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Universal Audio 710 Twin-Finity Mic Pre & DI Box:

Warm up your vocals with this baby...great sound...a must have in your vocal chain and great with instruments too..

 
5.0

Love this pre!

By TX Craig

from Rapid City, SD

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Powerful
  • Professional Functions
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Universal Audio 710 Twin-Finity Mic Pre & DI Box:

    This is a piece of equipment that I had worked with since about 2010 in a professional studio, but never had a chance to purchase for my own home studio until now. Let me start off by saying that I absolutely love this preamp! The ability to blend tones, as well as the simplicity and classic sound that is achievable is unmatched at this price range. My home use is mostly vocals, but it works equally as great for instrumentation. I am currently utilizing it with my Sterling Audio ST69 and the combination of tube sounds has taken my home studio recordings to the next level. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who is considering taking that jump to a more professional sound!

     
    4.0

    Great Pre!

    By BRANDON WILLOUGHBY

    from Maxton, NC

    Comments about Universal Audio 710 Twin-Finity Mic Pre & DI Box:

    This preamp is very clean in both solid state and tube. I bought it to match with my U87 for clean male vocals, and I love the match. I wouldn't say this pre is a character piece and the tube side is just slightly warmer than the solid state side. You can drive this pre into a clean musical distortion in either setting. If you are looking for a clean transparent pre I would go for it! If you need more mojo, you may want to look for elsewhere. I gave this unit four stars because it's not as solid as you'd hope for in this price range. Also, I wish there was a more noticeable difference between the solid state and the tube side. Ultimately, I'm pleased so far!

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