At the price £200 price bracket I wouldn't bother with tube pres. The pres built into the Focusrite Saffire interfaces are actually very good. For something nicer you would need to be looking at something like the Audient Mico or Focusrite ISA One which would set you back around £400 and are solid state pres. As for valve pres I have a UA Solo610 which is great. I haven't tried the 710 but from my understanding it doesn't quite have the same vintage vibe that the Solo610 offers?
Interestingly there appears to be a re-badged UA710 going by the name of the Alctron MP100. Apparently this is made in the same factory as the 710 by the same people and is exactly the same inside? If this is the case you would essentially be buying a 710 for £250??
Personally I have not had any experience with either the 710 or MP100 so don't know if this is true?
Edited by dickiefunk (31/12/11 01:10 AM)