Feature 

ULN-8

LIO-8

ULN-2

2882

Converter

2nd Generation

2nd Generation

1st Generation

1st Generation

Preamp

3rd Generation

Optional (1)

2nd Generation

1st Generation

Analog

3rd Generation

3rd Generation

2nd Generation

1st Generation

DSP

2nd Generation

2nd Generation

2nd Generation

2nd Generation

44.1k - 48k

88.2k - 96k

176.4k - 192k

n/a

n/a

Channels of A/D

8

8

2

8

Mic pres

8

0, 4, 8 (1)

2

8

Gain

91.5 dB

91.5 dB (1)

72 dB

42 dB

Jensen Option

n/a

n/a

n/a

Noise floor

117.9 dB

117.9 dB

110 dB

110 dB

Insert points

8

0 (8 sends)

2

n/a

Dedicated DIs

2

2

n/a

n/a

Metering

15 Segment

Multicolor

15 Segment

Multicolor

10 Segment

Fixed Color

10 Segment

Fixed Color

Channels of D/A

8

(plus headphones)

(+ headphones)

4

(+ headphones)

Output Control

Digitally

Controlled

Analog

Digitally

Controlled

Analog

Analog 

(Monitor Outs),

Digital

(Analog Outs)

Digital

Output Control UI

FP + Computer

FP + Computer

FP Only (Analog)

Computer Only (Digital)

Computer Only

Monitor Controller

Analog Domain

Analog Domain

Digital Domain

Digital Domain

AES Digital I/O

8 channels

(single wire)

8 channels

(single wire)

2 channels(2)

2 channels(2)

Optical Digital I/O

n/a

n/a

8 channels ADAT(3)

or 2 Channels TOSLINK

8 channels ADAT(3)
or 2 Channels TOSLINK

Wordclock I/O

Encoders

9

9

n/a

n/a

Tact Switches

7

7

2 (snapshot selection)

2 (Mute & Dim)

Gain Control UI

FP + Computer

FP + Computer

FP Only

Computer Only

Gain Control

Encoder

Encoder

Switch/Pot

Computer

Gain Style

Digitally Controlled Analog

Digitally Controlled Analog

Analog

Digitally Controlled Analog

2d Card

Ultra-low Latency

Plugin Bundle

+DSP license

Optional(4)

Optional(4)

Optional(4)

 DAW over Firewire

18 (5)

18 (5)

18

18

Bus powerable?

No

No

√ (6)

√ (6)

DC powerable?

Power Switch

No

No

I/O connectors

DB-25

DB-25

XLR and TRS

XLR and TRS

SMPTE I/O

n/a

n/a

MIDI I/O

√ (7)

√ (7)

n/a

n/a

Dimensions

17" x 13" x 1.72"

432 x 330 x 44 mm

17" x 13" x 1.72"

432 x 330 x 44 mm

13.5” x 8.25” x 1.73”

343 x 210 x 44 mm

13.5" × 11" × 1.73"

343 x 279 x 44 mm

Weight

6 lbs

2.7 kg

6 lbs

2.7 kg

4 lbs

1.8 kg

4.5 lbs

2 kg