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Product Code: UA-LA610MKII

Universal Audio LA-610 MkII Valve Microphone Preamp & Compressor

Get a classic tube microphone preamp and LA-2A style compressor in a single recording channel strip from pioneers Universal Audio. The LA-610 MkII combines an all-tube, vintage mic preamp design - heard on classic albums ranging from The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds to Van Halen I - with authentic Teletronix T4 opto-compression circuitry. 


    • Universal Audio LA-610 MkII  PRODUCT FEATURES:

      This classic channel strip design, with its warm preamp tone and smooth, natural-sounding compression, is updated with modern, user-requested features like true compressor bypass, larger metering, increased output, and an auto-switching power supply. The LA-610 MkII also boasts much lower noise specs versus vintage models. Elegant and highly popular “Black on Black” cosmetics complete the package. For the serious project studio looking to get the UA sonic experience, the LA-610 MkII offers tone, quality and character at an accessible price.

      * All-tube mic preamp design derived from legendary Bill Putnam-designed 610 modular console
      * Authentic Teletronix LA-2A-style T4 opto-compressor section
      * MkII exclusive features include: true compressor bypass, larger metering, increased output, and auto-switching power supply
      * Mic pre with Gain and Level controls, variable impedance switching, and instrument DI for recording tone “color”
      * High and Low frequency shelving EQ
      * Complete vintage channel strip at groundbreaking price within project studio reach
      * UA build quality and heritage, audiophile components, hand-assembled in-house
      * Backed by 1-Year limited warranty
    • Universal Audio LA-610 MkII TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

       All-tube mic preamp design derived from legendary Bill Putnam-designed 610 modular console
      * Authentic Teletronix LA-2A-style T4 opto-compressor section
      * MkII exclusive features include: true compressor bypass, larger metering, increased output, and auto-switching power supply
      * Mic pre with Gain and Level controls, variable impedance switching, and instrument DI for recording tone “color”
      * High and Low frequency shelving EQ
      * Complete vintage channel strip at groundbreaking price within project studio reach
      * UA build quality and heritage, audiophile components, hand-assembled in the USA
      * Backed by 1-Year limited warranty

      MKII IMPROVEMENTS:
      * True Bypass of the Compressor Circuit
      * Larger and Better Lit Metering
      * Improved Output Signal Performance
      * Auto-Sensing Universal Power Supply
      * Improved stability with feedback-style shelving EQ
      * Improved consistency with Input Gain values
      * LED Jewel Light Never Needs Replacing

      GENERAL
      * Mic, Line and Hi-Z Input, Line Output
      * Dual Impedance Mic and Hi-Z inputs (Mic: 2K, 500Ω, Hi-Z: 2.2M, 47KΩ)
      * 5 position Stepped Preamp Input Gain, Continuous Preamp Output Level
      * -15dB Pad Switch (15dB Pad/Off)
      * Phase reverse (0/180º)
      * 48 volt Phantom Power switch (+48v/Off)
      * +/- 9 dB stepped High Shelving Filter (4.5, 7, 10 kHz)
      * +/- 9 dB stepped Low Shelving Filter (70, 100, 200 Hz)
      * T4 Optical Compressor with Continuous Peak Reduction and Makeup Gain
      * Compress/Limit/Bypass Modes of Dynamic Operation (3:1 / ∞: 1)
      * Meter Source Selector Switch (Preamp/Gain Reduction/Compressor)
      * Front Panel Power switch (On/Off)
      * Custom Altran and Cinemag Transformers

      CONNECTIONS

      Preamplifier Section

      Inputs
      Microphone (Female XLR)
      Balanced Line (Female XLR)
      Unbalanced Line/Instrument (1/4" jack) (D.I.)

      Outputs
      Balanced Line (Male XLR) for use in "Split Mode"

      Compressor Section

      Input
      Balanced Line (Female XLR) for use in "Split Mode"

      Output
      Balanced Line (Male XLR)

      CONTROLS

      Preamplifier Section

      Input Select
      Microphone: 500 ohm, 2 kOhm
      Balanced Line
      Hi-Z instrument: 47 kOhm, 2.2 MOhm

      Variable Gain (Input Feedback Control)
      5 dB increments @ -10, -5, 0, +5, +10 dB

      Output Level Control

      HF Shelf EQ
      Switchable boost/cut: 1.5, 3, 4.5, 6, 9 dB
      Corner Frequency Select: 4.5 kHz, 7 kHz, 10 kHz

      LF Shelf EQ
      Switchable boost/cut: 1.5, 3, 4.5, 6, 9 dB
      Corner Frequency Select: 70 Hz, 100 Hz, 200 Hz

      Other
      -15dB Pad Switch
      Polarity Reverse Switch
      48 Volt Phantom Power Switch
      Join/Split Switch (for joint or independent compressor/preamplifier operation)
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