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Asbasnowe 8th January 2019 09:54 PM

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?

jahborn 14th January 2019 04:27 AM

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! cooge

Asbasnowe 15th January 2019 05:13 PM

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

Diogo C 15th January 2019 08:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Asbasnowe (Post 13740931)
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.

dimosz 20th October 2019 10:07 PM

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

nyne 7th December 2019 11:11 AM

Anyone care to share their experiences with these 2 units ?
Thanks