Originally Posted by Accurate
Bump to an old thread. I'm using a ULN-2 2D and a Sound Devices USBPre2 currently and it would be nice to just have one box. I use mics that have a ridiculously hot output, meaning that my gain is set to 0 or I'm actually using the trim most of the time. I'm wondering if the 2882 would be a step down if I'm not needing any gain on my mics?
Maybe a small step down. The pre's are different on the two units, although the 2882 pre's have a nice sound with good realism, with a hot enough input. The circuitry on the two boxes is also slightly different, resulting in some sonic difference, slight advantage ULN2, IMHO. You might also miss the knobs and inserts not present on the 2882. The 2882 does however have the fantastic ability to easily set up multiple different monitor and headphone mixes right off the rear of the box. Both are excellent products, I own and use both, usually use external pre's with the 2882, and use it as a headphone monitor hub for the studio. ULN2 handles main A/D/A and main monitor speakers, and it's pre's do get used alongside my Millennia and Avalon etc.