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.
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
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
- affordable UA sound Review by Billy H.
Quality Features Value
It is a great value and has an incredible sound that is unmatched in this price range, in my opinion. Highly recommended. (Posted on 7/20/2012)