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Universal Audio LA 610 MKII Classic Tube Recording Channel Strip

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

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.


Customer Reviews

Review: Marco Robledo Submitted: 9/5/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Classic Channel Strip!
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This unit has been the answer to my tracking acoustic guitars, and vocals! Although it can be used for other applications this is channel strip is amazing affordable to get that album ready sound! 5 stars!

Review: PedroG Submitted: 2/22/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Wise investment

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This unit is amazing! I love the vintage sound that it produces. This was a great investment!

Review: Daniel Hernandez Submitted: 12/27/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Everything I dreamt it would be and more!

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I waited awhile before submitting a review on it to make sure I had really dug into it. I really have to say that I love this thing. I use it mainly on my bass tracks and this thing absolutely amazing. It adds th warmth and texture I was looking for. The difference is definitely noticeable. All my clients notice and I’ve even gotten more work just for having this piece of gear. Anything I pass through this sounds great. If you’ve been thinking of getting one, stop thinking about it and buy it! You won’t regret it! Plus, AMS makes it super easy so why not!!!

Review: Michael Gary Valion Submitted: 12/27/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Loving this pre amp!!!

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I would like to thank everyone at ams for making it possible for me to get all the gear I always wanted and desired.

Review: James Cave Submitted: 9/27/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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"I love this thing"

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This what you need in your home studio to get the quality of the market.

Review: Joe Submitted: 9/26/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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My new favorite preamp!!

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I have been wanting one of these for a while and let me tell you it does not disappoint! With 3 gain stages you have so many options from open and clean to gooey and distorted. The compressor is great on vocals, probably a little slow for drums, but I imagine it sounds incredible on bass, which I’ll be trying out next. The filters round it out, with 6 different frequencies to play with. I just can’t say enough great things about this. If you’re on the fence and looking for a vintage tube sounds I’d say go for it! You won’t regret it.

Review: John martin Submitted: 9/5/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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So so great

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Can’t believe how great this gear is! Really makes my vocal sound awesome and I’ve had nothing but good experiences from Universal audio. Thanks so much for making this happen!

Review: Jordan Submitted: 4/24/2015

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Well worth the money!!!!!!!!

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This channel strip is worth every penny! This will give you pro quality vocals every time you turn it on! The UA LA610 mkii is right up there with any other top of the line pre amps. Sound is great even if you are just using a 200 dollar mic! Like I said, worth every penny!

Review: from United States Submitted: 1/17/2014

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Review: Paul Submitted: 6/26/2013

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Absolutly Amazing!

Your general opinion of this product.

This channel strip has transformed my recordings from thin and lifeless to thick and musical. I love being able to get a warm vocal using the 610 mic pre and slamming my bass track using the UA compressor in the same unit!

This thing is solid! I've had zero problems. Definitely quality workmanship.

Sounds thick, full, rich, you name it. It's my go-to channel strip when I need some character on a track.

No problems

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