Originally Posted by mysticalcracker
I'm thinking about picking up a UA 4-710 while the UAD Quad rebate is on, and I was wondering if the AD converters on the 4-710 would be better than the ones on my Motu 828 MkIII. I think these two units will complement each other very well, giving me an additional eight inputs via light pipe. I was thinking that I would run my API512, LA610, and Great River into 3 of the additional 4 AD channels, and then have the 4 710's as well. Sound good to ya'll?
What a cool deal. I just looked at some pictures of the unit. I haven't heard the 710, yet, but I'll have one to try out on a multi-track live recording that I'm doing coming up. I'm assuming you've had a chance to listen to the preamps? Selfishly, do you have any advice about strengths/ weaknesses, what to use it on? I'll have about 30 API 512 preamps, plus some odds and ends to work with.
Back to your question. You might try giving UA a call (if the info isn't available online) to find out if the conversion is the same as their apollo conversion. There's a lot of info floating around about that unit and you may be able to get some opinions about the conversion from reading about the apollo, providing it's the same.. Either way, if you're currently using a Motu 828 MKIII you've options for A/D. Your plan sounds solid. If you end up picking up the 4-710d, report back and let us know how you feel about the conversion on it vs. the Motu.. My guess is that it will be comparably useful. Good luck.