Universal Audio LA-610 Mk II Classic Tube Recording Channel

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An industry-standard channel strip from the father of pro audio, updated with user-requested features.

The LA-610 by Universal Audio defined the affordable, ultimate vintage tone channel strip. So how can UA improve on tonal perfection on what was already a hit product? Enter the sequel...LA-610 Mk II, a second-generation revamp of the original 2005 LA-610 design. While the preamp and compressor are identical to the original LA-610 that professionals have come to know and love, additional features have been added such as true compressor bypass, larger metering, improved output signal, and an auto-sensing power supply. The LA-610 Mk II also features the highly popular black-on-black cosmetics of the LA-610 Signature Edition.

The original UA 610 tube mic pre and EQ have been used to record artists ranging from Frank Sinatra to Eddie Van Halen. It's a sound that never gets old - just better - thanks to the spirit of Bill Putnam and modern advances in electronics design.

Features
  • Based on Legendary Bill Putnam 610 Tube Mic Pre and EQ Used on Countless Classic Recordings
  • Authentic Teletronix LA-2A-style T4 Opto-Compressor
  • Complete vintage channel-strip at groundbreaking price within project studio reach
  • Mic Pre with Gain and Level controls, variable impedance switching, and Instrument DI for recording tone "color"
  • Mk II Features such as True Bypass, Larger Metering and Improved Signal Output
  • UA build quality and heritage, audiophile components, hand-assembled in the USA
  • MK II 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, 500OHMS, Hi-Z: 2.2M, 47Kohms)
  • 5 position Stepped Preamp Input Gain, Continuous Preamp Output Level
  • -15dB Pad Switch (15dB Pad/Off)
  • Phase reverse (0/180)
  • 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

Get Universal Audio's hit-making tube/optocompressor sound to warm up your DAW on cold nights — and pay an incredibly low price for this premium pro audio gear!

 

LA-610 Mk II Classic Tube Recording Channel Specifications:

  • Microphone Input Impedance: Selectable, 500 Ohms or 2k Ohms
    Balanced Line Input Impedance: 20k Ohms
    Hi-Z Input Impedance: Selectable, 2.2M Ohms or 47k Ohms
    Maximum Microphone Input Level: -8 dBu (2K input Imp. & 15 dB Pad in)
    Maximum Output Level: 80 Ohms
    Recommended Minimum Load: 600 Ohms
    Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz ± 0.5dB
    Maximum Gain: 40 dB (Line), +77dB (Mic)
    Noise Floor: -72 dBu 20 - 20kHz (Line In, unity Gain)
    Compressor Ratio: 3:1, soft knee, program dependent
    Limiter Ratio: ?: 1, soft knee, program dependent
    Attack Time: 10 ms, program dependent
    Release Time: Dual stage: 60 ms for 1st release, then 1 - 15 sec.
    Tube Complement: (3) 12AX7, (1) 12AT7, (1) EL84
    Power Requirements: 100V / 120V / 240V
    Power Consumption: 30 Watts
    Power Connector: Detachable IEC power cable
    Dimensions: 19" W x 3.5" H x 12.25" D (two rack spaces)
    Weight:12 lbs.
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