Originally Posted by travisbrown
Interesting if the specs differ. UA staff at NAMM was clearly promoting the Apollo as having the same converters as 410d. I asked explicitly.
Yes, they're much different. Both of the manuals are available on the UA website. Download them when you can and take a look at the AD/DA sections. Those specs come from the chip. Nothing to do with the analog chain before/after.
I think UA is simply telling people whatever it is that they want to hear at this point. UA has stated over and over that they do not disclose information about parts/manufacturers that make up the internals of their products. If UA stands behind the conversion in the 4-710d, they might tell you it sounds "as good", or "similar". However, I don't think you're going to get a chipset number of anyone at Universal Audio. Especially pre-release.