The Universal Audio 2-610 dual channel tube preamp is based on the legendary Universal Audio 610 modular console. Designed by Bill Putnam, the Universal Audio 610 was among the first modular recording consoles. Early Universal Audio consoles were used in all of Putnam's studios including Universal Recording in Chicago and United/Western in Los Angeles. Many prominent engineers such as Bruce Swedien began their careers in these studios with this classic rotary knob console. The 610 was particularly well noted for its preamplifier, and has left its mark on countless classic recordings from Frank Sinatra to Van Halen, to the seminal Brian Wilson recording, Pet Sounds.
Universal Audio 2-610 Silverface Features
- Classic Sound of the Legendary 610 Modular Console
- Variable Gain and Output Levels, Multiple Impendence Settings
- Mic, balanced line and Hi-Z inputs
- High and Low shelving EQ
- Updated silverface cosmetics and enhanced build quality
- Improved EQ circuit and more open sonics as requested by users
- New switchable -15dB pad as requested by users
- Ultra quiet operation
- Custom wound double sized alloy transformers
The 2-610 has been updated for 2007 with enhanced features and build quality, and a new cosmetic treatment. At user’s requests, the 2-610 has the extended top end shared by its cousins, plus a -15 dB pad. In addition, the 2-610 has improved stability in the feedback design of the shelf filters as well as an improved power supply. Our expertise in analog design translates into a classic tube preamplifier with all of the character of its vintage predecessor, yet designed for the requirements and rigor of the modern studio. Whether you're running pure analog or seeking to enhance your digital audio workstation, the 2-610 will bring classic tube character to your recording.