Metric Halo has announced the immediate availability of the new LIO-8 multichannel A/D/A converter, processor and interface.
Based on Metric Halo’s ULN-8 technology platform, the LIO-8 is intended for the audio professional that needs archival quality conversion, processing and interfacing.
The LIO-8 is a conversion system combining high-quality conversion and interfacing. It includes transparent converters and reciprocal processing, with eight channels of conversion and AES interfacing allowing for multiple analog and digital processing signal chains, as well as monitoring and processing in surround.
If more analog processing chains are required, additional LIO-8s may be added. The LIO-8 can also be combined with ULN-8, 2882 and ULN-2 units in a complete recording system.
According to Joe Buchalter, president of Metric Halo, “After we introduced the ULN-8, we got a lot of feedback from the professional audio community: It sounds fantastic, it’s incredibly powerful, it’s a great value and I wish I could get it without the mic pres!”
“For a variety of reasons, many folks do not need the preamps that we built into the ULN-8, but wanted to take advantage of the exceptional conversion and interfacing. For example, some engineers already have a collection of great preamps or a great console, and other engineers have no need for preamps at all in their mastering and edit suites.”
“So we built the LIO-8 for these folks – a product that provides the exceptional ULN-8 conversion, mixing and interfacing without the expense and power requirements of the preamp section – increasing the value proposition for those who don’t need built-in pres.”
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