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Apollo X 16 vs Metric Halo ULN-8 3D
Old 8th January 2019
  #1
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Apollo X 16 vs Metric Halo ULN-8 3D

Hey guys,

has anyone of you compared a Metric Halo ULN-8 with The New Apollo X?
Old 14th January 2019
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Hey guys, has anyone of you compared a Metric Halo ULN-8 with The New Apollo X?

Yeah I have asbasnowe, and here are my findings and thoughts. For pure clock and conversion quality, I have to give the nod to the Apollo x16. Though close in sound quality comparison, the Apollo sounded cleaner, bigger, more focused with a wider stereo image. With that being said, I have the 2d card and have not yet tried the 3d card for the ULN-8. Also, you have to weigh in the fact that the ULN-8 has pristine mic preamps, can do analog summing and has headphone jacks - all which the Apollo does not have. Both provide DSP with awesome plugins, but the Apollo sold me due to the 16 analog in and outs (I have a lot of analog outboard gear), the +24 dbu operation, 133dB dynamic range and -129dB THD+N. If it weren't for all of my hardware preamps, eq's, compressors, and fx gear, I would have probably stayed with my ULN-8 - it just provides more to the end user and at a high quality level. Unfortunately, I cannot afford to keep both so the MH will be going up for sale - I know I'm going to regret it one day, but that Apollo x16 sounds so got damn good!
Old 15th January 2019
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Hey,

thx for your reply. That sounds interesting.
I meanwhile tested an ULN-8 3d and have to admit, that it sounds much better than my old Fireface 802.

I cant test the apollo, because I dont have TB3 connection... But it is an excellent peace of hardware! (Read some tests)

I think I ll give the ULN-8 a try. I'm using an cMP and dont need to upgrade my machine.


Greetz
Asbasnowe
Old 15th January 2019
  #4
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Originally Posted by Asbasnowe View Post
I cant test the apollo, because I dont have TB3 connection... But it is an excellent peace of hardware! (Read some tests)
FWIW, you don't TB3 for the Apollo X if you're on a Mac. Any TB port will work with the USB-C to TB adapter.

The TB3/USB-C exclusivity only applies for Windows 10.
Old 3 weeks ago
  #5
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what about a demo

Hello guys is it possible to send us a demo between apollo x and metric halo?
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