Tascam UH-7000 USB Audio Interface

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The Tascam UH-7000 is a pro-level microphone preamp and audio interface designed with a strong focus on low noise and high audio quality. Not only can this unit be used as a 4-in/4-out audio interface in a DAW production environment, but as a standalone microphone preamp and A/D / D/A converter. The built-in HDIA (High Definition Instrumentation Architecture) microphone preamps are newly designed and perform at −128 dBu equivalent input noise, a signal-to-noise ratio of 117 dB and distortion of 0.0009 % or less.

The grand nature of the UH-7000's sound is partially due to the careful attention spent on selecting parts. In addition to Burr-Brown converters and metal thin-film resistors, installed is a powerful TCXO clock generator with a precision of 1 ppm.

The unit's half-rack size makes it easy to install at a studio console or work desk. The thick aluminum panels used on the front and sides of the full-metal body help increase stability. Highly important but easily forgotten about are the smooth-tension aluminum input level knobs for precise level adjustments.

The UH-7000 microphone preamp and audio interface enables composers, musicians and recording engineers to produce music in their private quarters at a level generally reached only in professional studios.

Tascam UH-7000 Key Features:

  • Top-of-the-line two-channel USB audio interface for Windows and Macintosh computers
  • Can be used as a stand-alone high-end AD converter for monitoring or recording to stand-alone recorders
  • High-performance mic preamp newly designed for this model reduces influence of impedance mismatch with high accuracy resulting in most accurate audio reproduction at the input stage
  • Superb audio quality with samling rates up to 192 kHz at 24-bit resolution
  • Ultra-high dynamic range of 123 dB (A/D) and 128 dB (D/A)
  • Professional-grade PCM4220 A/D and D/A converters from Texas Instruments
  • Selected components like metal film resistors and film capacitors for outstanding sound quality with minimum noise and distortion
  • High-precision clock synchronization with sample-accuracy at both recording and playback
  • On-board DSP mixer and effects like EQ, compressor, noise suppressor, de-esser, exciter and reverb (effects up to 96 kHz only)
  • Two selectable mixer modes: Multi Track mode for DAW recording and composing: Create a monitor mix independent of the actual recording levels, Stereo Mix mode for internet broadcasting and video editing: Create a stereo mix of two different sources plus loop-back signal from the computer
  • Mixer panel for intuitive mixing and effects handling on the computer screen
  • Dedicated button for opening/closing the mixer panel on the computer
  • Two large TRIM knobs for precise level adjustment
  • XLR and TRS balanced analogue inputs
  • Switchable 48-V phantom power on XLR inputs
  • XLR balanced line outputs
  • Line output level can optionally be adjusted with the headphones level control
  • Output selector allows a source to be output via the unit's mixer or via a computer connected by USB
  • Powerful headphones output with dedicated level control
  • AES/EBU digital I/O
  • Low-latency monitoring
  • Easy-to-read 20-dot LED level meter
  • Aluminum front and side panels for long durability even under tour conditions
  • Half-rack size

Specifications:

  • Sampling frequencies 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz
  • Quantization bit depth 24-bit
  • Power supply AC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz
  • Power consumption 15 W
  • Dimensions (W H D) 214 mm 81 mm 233 mm
  • Weight 2.2 kg
  • Operating temperature range 5-35 C

HDIA mic preamps capture detailed nuances
The High Definition Instrumentation Architecture (HDIA) mic preamp maximizes high specifications that produce the lowest noise. Parts were selected through repeated listening tests in order to confirm high-performance in both numerical ratings and actual audio quality. The instrumentation amplifier method requires a large number of parts and labor, therefore it is rarely used in ordinary audio equipment. Designed with a circuit that is used not only for professional audio equipment but also in measurement devices that handle highly detailed signals, the UH-7000 is capable of capturing the finest expressive nuances for all musical performances.

Excellent input audio circuit specifications
The analog audio input circuit was designed to achieve low noise and high audio quality throughout the entire signal. Key parts only made the cut after many intense listening tests. Everything from the film capacitors for improved noise performance to the thin film metal resistors and others.

Equivalent Input Noise (EIN): −128 dBu
Audio equipment generates a small amount of voltage even when all input/outputs are disconnected. This noise is calculated as equivalent input sound pressure, most commonly known as equivalent input noise (EIN). Signals at levels lower than this value are masked. -128 dBu represents the smallest signal level the UH-7000 can actually handle.

Signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio: 117 dB (mic to AD converter)
The signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio is a logarithmic value that expresses the amount of noise in comparison to the signal. As a value that indicates the performance of audio equipment, it is extremely important. As this value increases, the amount of noise decreases.

Total harmonic distortion (THD): 0.0009% or less (mic to AD converter)
With no distortion being the ideal, this value expresses the distortion (harmonic content) from the circuit. As this value decreases, the amount of distortion also decreases. Most other USB audio interfaces cannot reach THD levels this low.

Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 80 kHz, +0.005 dB/−0.16 dB (mic preamp at all sampling frequencies)
The frequency response used for audio equipment expresses the sound pressure frequency characteristics. Since this showcases how each frequency of the input audio (sound pressure amplitude) varies, it is often shown as a graph. When expressed numerically, the frequency range and amplitude variation values are used. The ideal value is a straight line graph from the lowest frequency to the highest frequency. The closer the response is to being flat, the more accurately the characteristics of the source sound are maintained. People tend to focus on the frequency range, but the amplitude variation is very important. For example, "20 Hz-20 kHz, +/−1 dB" is closer to being flat than "20 Hz-20 kHz, +/−6 dB".

Audio quality has been fine-tuned through listening evaluations and recording tests
The sound heard does not always match the numerical specifications. Recording tests were repeatedly conducted for this purpose.

High precision clock TCXO used to realize stable digital signal control
The clock generator can heavily influence digital signal quality; therefore the UH-7000 is built with a temperature-compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO). This oscillator has a higher precision than the crystal oscillators (XO) used in ordinary equipment. The timing clock uses a crystal oscillator that governs digital signals, but the frequency generated varies according to the temperature. In contrast, a TCXO includes a temperature compensation circuit that has exactly the opposite temperature characteristics of the crystal oscillator. These temperature characteristics guarantee stable clock generation. Compared to the norm, +/−100ppm precision (4.8 Hz at 48 kHz) produced from a standard crystal oscillator, the UH-7000 reaches +/−1ppm precision (0.048 Hz at 48 kHz).

Outstanding AD/DA converter performance with professional studio input/output solutions
The internal circuitry is furnished with Burr-Brown's impeccably pure PCM4220 AD converter. This converter uses a high performance chip that was developed specifically for professional audio and boasts a dynamic range of 123 dB (−60dB input, A-weighted) in isolation. Audio signals digitized by the PCM4220 can be sent via USB to the computer or output from the XLR AES/EBU digital output jacks.
For digital-to-analog conversion, the UH-7000 uses the equally impressive Burr-Brown PCM1795. The digital inputs and outputs support transmission in IEC60958-4 (AES/EBU) and IEC60958-3 (S/PDIF) formats.
Even when used in standalone micrpre mode, the output signal runs through the internal digital circuit.

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