Here is a very rare Universal Audio 4110 4-ch mic preamp, designed by Burl Audio founder Rich Williams , when he was the analog designer at Universal Audio. I would rate its condition overall as very good, with some very minor blemishes and one minor functional issue. Please see pics for cosmetic condition.The faceplate is very clean, with only minor marks around the mounting holes. The rack case has a few random scratches from being racked by other gear. Functionally, here's the rundown. All jacks, switches & lights work perfectly. Ch's 1, 2, 3 Level and Gain controls work cleanly with no noise. Ch 4 Level control will crackle while being turned from 0 to about 5, the worst of it being between 0 & 2 on the dial. You can usually settle in pretty close to where you want to be by wiggling it around a bit, but this pot could use some cleaning or might need a replacement sooner than later. The Gain control was fine on this channel while recently testing.
This mic pre is a workhorse on a lot of sources with its 3 different tones and multiple inputs. Shape off is a very clean, smooth and warm tone. Shape 1 is a more mid-forward (they say "vintage") sound with more presence.Shape 2 is a similar tone to shape 1, but adds a soft limiter circuit for a more compact dynamic range. My favorite use for this mic pre was on drums and electric guitar. I would often use it for kick, snare & overheads or for my toms. It's great as a DI input for synths. If you have a wild singer, the soft limiting in shape 2 helps smooth peaks before going to your main tracking compressor.
In addition to the mic & DI inputs, you also have 4 XLR line inputs, so in an analog mix situation, you have 4 high quality class-A analog soft limiters at your service. Please see my other great items. The item "Universal Audio 4110 4-ch Mic Pre Designed by Burl Audio founder Rich Williams" is in sale since Monday, May 01, 2017.
This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Pro Audio Equipment\Preamps & Channel Strips". The seller is "holidayrumballs" and is located in Seattle, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States.