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Universal Audio LA610 MKII Classic Tube Channel Strip

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Product Description

The LA610 MkII new features include true compressor bypass, larger metering, improved output signal and an auto-sensing power supply have been added bringing the end user an enhanced user experience. The LA610MKII is an affordable, ultimate vintage tone channel strip featuring the highly popular black on black cosmetics of the LA-610 Signature Edition.

Universal Audio LA610 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
The LA610 Mk II packs tremendous sonic versatility and is an ideal front-end for tracking with modern DAW’s and the serious project studio looking to get the UA sonic experience: Real quality and character at an accessible price. The legendary console modules are noted for their musical character and warmth, countless classics from Sinatra to Van Halen have been recorded using these preamps. After the preamp section, the LA610 Mk II offers the T4 optical compressor. The simple operation and program dependent nature of the LA610 T4 compressor provides the same extremely musical control that has made the LA2A such a well-loved classic for over 40 years. The electro-optical detector or T4 cell is the very heart and soul of the Teletronix LA2A. The unique combination of electroluminescent panel and photo-resistors inside the T4 cell are the crucial circuit components that give both compressors their signature sound.

Universal Audio LA610 MKII 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
  • UA build quality and heritage, audiophile components, hand-assembled in the USA
  • Mic, Line and Hi-Z Input, Line Output
  • Dual Impedance Mic and Hi-Z inputs (Mic: 2K, 500O, Hi-Z: 2.2M, 47KO)
  • 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 / Infinity: 1)
  • Meter Source Selector Switch (Preamp/Gain Reduction/Compressor)
  • Front Panel Power switch (On/Off)
  • Custom Altran and Cinemag Transformers

Product Specifications
Universal Audio LA610 MKII 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: 600ohms
  • 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: Infinity: 1, soft knee, program dependent
  • Attack Time: 10 ms, program dependent
  • Release Time: Dual stage: 60 ms for 1st release, then 1-15 seconds
  • Tube Complement: (3) 12AX7, (1) 12AT7, (1) EL84
  • Power Requirements: 100V / 120V / 240V
  • Power Consumption: 30 Watts
  • Power Connector: Detachable IEC power cable
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 19 x 3.5 x 12.25 inches (two rack spaces)
  • Weight: 12 lbs.


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Phone:  866-823-1176 Warranty:  All Universal Audio hardware is warrantied for one year from date of purchase. (parts and labor)
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