I used to have a Korg Pandora PX3B for headphone practice, but I never really got to grips with all the effects. I couldn't get a decent clean sound from it. The UB502 blows away the Korg when it comes to headphone practice! It just sounds so much clearer, and I don't have to wade through tons of useless effects. I'd like a drum machine though, but since I can connect my portable MP3 player, I don't really miss it that much. Overall, it's a really good tool for those who want to play on the move away from their amp. Excellent value!
Where Obtained: Riff
Ultra low-noise ULN design, highest possible headroom, ultra-transparent audio
1 new state-of-the-art, studio-grade IMP Invisible Mic Preamp with:
- 130 dB dynamic range for 24-bit, 192 kHz sampling rate inputs
- Ultra-wide 60 dB gain range
- Lowest possible distortion 0.0007% (20 Hz - 20 kHz)
Effective, extremely musical 2-band EQ and peak LED on mono channel
5 balanced high-headroom line inputs
State-of-the-art 4580 operational amplifiers provide lowest noise and distortionbetter than 4560 op amps
Main mix outputs plus separate headphones and stereo tape outputs
Tape inputs assignable to main mix or phones outputs
High-quality sealed rotary controls from ALPS for long-term reliability
External power supply for noise-free audio and superior transient response
Extremely rugged steel construction ensures long life even under the most demanding conditions
I use it for headphone practice and for when I'm away from my amp and need to play. I can hook it up to a hi-fi system, and I can have my portable MP3 player on one of the inputs if I feel like jamming to some songs. :) Very nice tool if you can't bring your amp to where you're going.
It's steel, so I guess it holds up pretty good. The knobs are nice and tight, and the overall feel is one of quality.