The Universal Audio Solo 110 is an analog solid state pre amp that is a both a pre amp and a DI box in one. It has 2 1/4 inch DI inputs and XLR connections as well. It is not a rackable unit, and is in a box that has a handle.
The configuration of the Universal Audio Solo 110 is pretty easy to follow and understand, and there are a lot of nice options and parameters to help you get your level in the best possible way. There are two large knobs for gain and level, as well as buttons that are either on or off for 48V phantom power, either Lo-Z or Hi-Z, either mic or DI, a low cut, and a phase button. There are also two LED lights that show power and the level coming. The manual for the Universal Audio Solo 110 is pretty complete, but the pre amp is easy enough to use that you don't need the manual to learn how to use this.
The sound quality of Universal Audio Solo 110 is pretty great. The pre amp is full sounding and will faithfully reproduce whatever mic or direct input that you throw this through. It has a rich and warm tone quality to it that makes it great for applications of all types. I have used the Universal Audio Solo 110 on everything from vocals to guitars, always with results that I'm happy with. The overall sound of the Universal Audio Solo 110 is full and is a great choice for applications of all types.
I've been using the Universal Audio Solo 110 for about a year and I've found it to be both a great direct input box and mic pre. I have come to know Universal Audio as a company that makes top end gear that really sounds great and is easy to use. The price of the Universal Audio Solo 110 is pretty reasonable, and isn't overpriced at all in my opinion. If you are looking for a reliably great sound mic pre and DI box in on, this is seriously worth a look.
Pramp in class A, trs beautiful finish quality workmanship. knob a gain, a volume, phantom power supply, and between DI XLR low-cut and phase reverse. very simple and functional, portable ...
Ultra simple to use, one dose of the gain and output knob ... A problem in the Signalta: when you press the small button front is not known if such were engaged or not phantom power supply .... but nothing dramatic attention to beginners if uses a micro fragile (tape?)
I have nothing wrong, it Submitted On voice, clear, shiny, soft, equilibrated with Contents of a standard reserve of gain, same return on a guitar folk.Je complter APRS other tests.
September 2008 Edit: I sold it for lack of As, and ratchet. Now I can compare the Amek Neve-of Sebatron, and also in the Neve 1073 at a friend. I do not know more than has the 1073 though. Compar my stuff is the same level, with a color diffrent (quite naturally) and with a magnificent DI.
At that price really blameless, however I would recommend anyone who wants a high-end sound without being too rich.
edit September 2008: For once I n'exagre not. We always tend EXAGRES talking about his stuff when you have no points of comparison.
Ha voila finally what interests us, quality sound. Compared with a voice-that I sold, my acquisition of a solo 110 I thought, damn it lacks a bit of roundness. I was so used to the Envoice sounding "soft" and round my destabilized the AC a few months time.
Then, gradually and as I listened, especially on other system that monotoring, I quickly understood that here the preamp plays in the high end. The see is SUPER detailed (I have a neumann TLM 193 anyway) but it's impressive detail and vent in her voice, very clear and defined but there is the key AU just bring a warm grain at a time . I am extremely surprised this preamp, but above the transistor that is not really cold. In short, compared to the Envoice, we put the vocals in the mix it's nothing to see! The AU is no longer present and really blends into the mix as it should.
I did not test the DI because I do not play an instrument.
Here we have the preamp of 4110, simply. Nothing to do with the solo 610 which does not mimic his elders.
What I like most is of course the sound is superb. Detailed, airy and warm at once.
What I like least, uh .. I honestly do not know.
Of course I will ever experience with this choice.
I try some machine anyway. Avalon VT 737 sp, Focusrite ISA ONEMindprint En-voice,
TL AUDIO 5051 and I shall probably miss one or two.
It gives me the best I have had. It sounds good on any type of voice, not like an Avalon.