Legendary Tube Pre — Times Two
The 2-610 mic preamp/EQ from Universal Audio brings the best of their preamp designs to a dual-channel format. The 2-610 features the solid build and audiophile components that define UA quality. Based on the preamps in the legendary Bill Putnam 610 console, the all-tube 2-610 imparts its alluring, characteristic warmth to all your recordings. It's the perfect front end if you're working in-the-box, taking the chill off, and breathing life into clinical-sounding digital recordings. Through the 2-610, vocals shimmer with vibrancy; direct bass sounds huge and round; drums sound fat and punchy. Sweetwater's advice: if you want to make great-sounding music, you need a great front end: the Universal Audio 2-610.
A modern studio classic
The tube preamp/DI/EQ section of the 2-610 is based on the legendary console modules developed by Bill Putnam in the late 1950s and early '60s. From The Beach Boys to Van Halen to Coldplay, countless classics have been recorded using these preamps, noted for their musical character and warmth. The 2-610 packs tremendous sonic versatility and is an ideal front end for tracking with modern DAWs and the serious project studio seeking authentic UA sound. Handcrafted in Universal Audio's Scotts Valley, California labs, the '610 offers weapons-grade build quality and colorful sonic character at an accessible price.
Vintage sound, modern flexibility
The 2-610 gives you extended-range, continuous Gain and Level controls for precise gain staging that yields a versatile sonic palette ranging from warm, vibrant cleans to tasty vintage coloration. The 2-610 has all the essentials: a classic Putnam 610 console mic pre with switchable 48V phantom power, direct instrument input, highpass filter, polarity reverse, and flexible dual impedance selection for both Mic and DI inputs. For maximum flexibility, the 2-610 also includes great-sounding low-and high-frequency shelving EQ, each with three selectable hinge frequencies.
Universal Audio 2-610 Mic Preamp/EQ Features:
- Record through a legendary tube circuit
- Classic Putnam 610 console mic preamplifier
- High- and low-frequency shelving EQ, each with 3 selectable hinge frequencies
- Add tube euphonics and girth to any mic or direct input
- Gain, Level, and impedance selection for maximum tonal versatility
- DI instrument input with switchable impedance
- Rugged steel 2RU chassis
- Legendary UA build quality and heritage
- Handcrafted in UA's Scotts Valley, California labs