HOPEWELL JUNCTION - JANUARY 2011: Metric Halo has earned an Outstanding Technical Achievement award by the TEC (Technical Excellence and Creativity) Foundation for the Digital Converter Technology of its LIO-8 AD-DA. The foundation announced the award at January's NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. The win adds satisfaction to the honor of Metric Halo's three previous TEC nominations for its SpectraFoo sound analysis software, its ULN-2 +DSP combination multi-channel mic pre/converter/processor, and its ChannelStrip multi-platform plug-in. To celebrate the victory, Metric Halo will offer the LIO-8 and its technological sibling, the ULN-8, at an amazing 25% discount, through all Metric Halo sales channels, from January 24 through February 18, 2011. So, as they say, act now.
The Metric Halo LIO-8 is an eight-in AD, ten-out DA FireWire converter with eight channels of AES I/O that supports up to 192 kHz sample rates. Every aspect of the LIO-8, from design to manufacture, is optimized to deliver utterly transparent audio between the domains. LIO-8 users have the option of adding four or eight channels of ULN-R mic pres, either at the time of purchase or later. In addition, LIO-8 users can purchase a +DSP license to unlock a wealth of powerful plug-ins that run on dedicated chips inside the LIO-8 (i.e. without taxing the host computer). All of these add-on upgrades for the LIO-8 are included in the 25%-off promotion. The Metric Halo ULN-8 is exactly the same as the LIO-8, except that it comes with eight ULN-R mic pres and a +DSP license standard.
"We are very proud to have earned this recognition from the TEC Foundation," said Allen Rowand, field operative for Metric Halo. "The LIO-8 was developed in response to feedback we received after releasing the ULN-8. We're gratified to have it win one of the industry's highest honors, as this is confirmation that our efforts have led to something truly extraordinary.
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