Item #: UAD LA610MK2 LIST

Universal Audio LA 610 MKII Classic Tube Recording Channel Strip

Shop Universal Audio LA 610 MKII Classic Tube Recording Channel Strip from AMS with 0% Interest Payment Plans and Free Shipping.

12 Payments of $133.25
$1,439.00 - $1,599.00

description

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

See all items from Universal Audio
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

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

James Cave Submitted: 9/27/2018
Product Rating
verified
Subject
"I love this thing"
Product Rating
What is your opinion of this product?
This what you need in your home studio to get the quality of the market.
separator
Jeff Submitted: 9/26/2018
Product Rating
verified
Subject
My new favorite preamp!!
What is your opinion of this product?
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.
separator
Johnny Martin Submitted: 9/5/2018
Product Rating

Subject
So so great
What is your opinion of this product?
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!
separator
Jordan Submitted: 4/24/2015
Product Rating
verified
Subject
Well worth the money!!!!!!!!
What is your opinion of this product?
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!
separator
from United States Submitted: 1/17/2014
Product Rating
verified
Subject
separator
Paul Submitted: 6/26/2013
Product Rating
verified
Subject
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
separator
Dennis Barrington from Holly Springs Submitted: 10/21/2012
Product Rating

Subject
Unreliable
First unit received with dead compressor. Second one had needle gauge die within 20 hours of use. UA hordes blueprints so only THEY can fix it. That means WEEKS of downtime unless you have other compressors in hand. Also, one rep said they'd pay to have me ship it, from my issues, but then a second rep said "no" it's not their policy, tough luck. I don't like being lied to. If I can't trust your word, I can't trust your electronics expertise either if something fouls up.
Standalone compressor is great option. Preamp choices for various impedance. EQ choices is nice.
Old style knobs and simple switches is classy. I like the analogue needle (when it actually works)
It imparts it's own warmth to your tone. NOT transparent, but that's what I was looking for.
2 units I've owned broke with few hours of use (the first with NO use) so I can honestly say MY experience has been awful. I would NOT use this equipment LIVE, nor would I NOT have a backup since it takes weeks to fix and only UA can fix it since they won't give out blueprints.
Your general opinion of this product.
I love this product when it works. I hate this product when it breaks down. I don't like being lied to by Customer Service, and I don't like NOT being able to use a local technician for their hording the blueprints. Great for a Hobbyist of Studio that don't mind this. Horrible for a traveling musician.
separator
TJ Muuzik from Minneapolis Submitted: 11/22/2011
Product Rating

Subject
amazing device
rock solid and bullet-proof
overall sound is fantastic - it definitely captures the essence of the original devices it emulates
the variety of sounds that you can get with the 610 is huge so it takes a little while to explore all of the features
vintage sound at modern prices
100% reliable - it lives up to UAD's reputation
Your general opinion of this product.
highly recommended
separator
D&R Music from Chicago Submitted: 10/17/2011
Product Rating

Subject
CLEAN OR WARMNESS YOU DECIDE!
100% SOLID USA BUILT, ANY MORE DEPENDABLE?
Even though I give the PreAmp section a 10, The Compressor is a 11.
The UA La-610MKll Is very easy to use, once you understand the input and output controls... Once you plug-in ANYTHING it's exciting to set the Pre-Amo!
The tone can be CLEAN or APPLE pie WARM... Now I understand the 3D Pre Sound.
Your general opinion of this product.
VERY WELL Built, SOUND, and the UA name live up to the hype. I wish I was wealthy to purchase 2-3 more!
separator
MB from Northern Minnesota Submitted: 2/28/2011
Product Rating

Subject
Holy Smokes!
Made like a tank in the USA. Not assembled in China or Korea. In this case you get what you pay for without a doubt.
It sounds incredible!
Super easy to use! Although I did read the manual (pdf download) before I ever got the unit. Great read too!
SOUNDS AWESOME! I racked it up and mic'd up an acoustic guitar. 45 minutes later I came up for air...I can't believe how good this unit sounds! I thought about this for several years and didn't pull the trigger because of the pricetag...but I wish I would have bought this a long time ago now that I've heard it.
Your general opinion of this product.
I want a wall of these things.
separator

Accessories

Related Items

Accessories

Shure SM57 Dynamic Instrument Microphone
Shure SM57 Dynamic Instrument Microphone

MSRP: $124.00 Save: $25.00 (20%)

$99.00
Shure SM58 Dynamic Vocal Microphone
Shure SM58 Dynamic Vocal Microphone

MSRP: $124.00 Save: $35.00 (28%)

$89.00
Whirlwind EMC20 LowZ Microphone Cable
Whirlwind EMC20 LowZ Microphone Cable

MSRP: $24.95 Save: $14.00 (56%)

$10.95
Audio Technica AT4033/CL Cardioid Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
Audio Technica AT4033/CL Cardioid Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

MSRP: $595.00 Save: $196.00 (33%)

$399.00
Rode NT1A Vocal Condenser Microphone
Rode NT1A Vocal Condenser Microphone

MSRP: $369.00 Save: $140.00 (38%)

$229.00
Gator GR4L Deluxe 19" Rack Case 4Sp 4Space 4U
Gator GR4L Deluxe 19" Rack Case 4Sp 4Space 4U

MSRP: $289.99 Save: $110.00 (38%)

$179.99
Hosa CPP204 Stereo Interconnect Dual 1/4" TS 4 Meter
Hosa CPP204 Stereo Interconnect Dual 1/4" TS 4 Meter

MSRP: $16.50 Save: $6.05 (37%)

$10.45

Products that may interest you

You May Also Like

Manuals & Docs

Manual
Promotion12
12 Payments! 0% Interest!
12 Payments! Ltd Time!
No Special Credit Card Application - 0% Interest! Your credit card will be billed in 12 equal payments, every 31 days, starting on the day your order is shipped. 12 Payment plan will need credit approval.