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Universal Audio SOLO/610 - Classic Vacuum Tube Microphone Preamplifier and DI Box

B&H # UNS610 Mfr # SOLO/610
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You Pay: $999.00

The SOLO/610 from Universal Audio is a microphone preamplifier that delivers the classic Putnam 610 console sound to the single channel format in a rugged, highly versatile form factor, at a price every project studio can afford. The unit provides the silky vintage warmth of the original UA 610 console used by artists ranging from Sinatra to Van Halen.

It offers microphone and DI inputs and features Gain and Level control for a wide variety of clean to colored tonal shaping. Unlike its predecessors, the Gain control has an even greater gain range, allowing for more precise gain structuring while also doubling as input signal padding. Additional features include a DI Thru for when the unit is used in conjunction with an amplifier, plus a ground lift switch.

Unlike stationary rack gear, the SOLO 610 can be conveniently used in the control room or recording room, on stage or desktop due to its portable "go anywhere" design. It has the same solid build and audiophile components from its more expensive siblings like the 2-610 and M610 and includes all the essential features like 48V phantom power, low cut filtering, phase reverse and flexible dual impedance selection for both the microphone and DI inputs.

Classic Putnam 610 console microphone preamplifier and DI
Legendary all-tube sound at a project studio price
Gain, level and impedance selection for maximum tonal variety
Rugged construction-steel chassis in a portable design for studio, desktop or stage
DI features include Thru and Mic/Line level output
Number of Channels 1
Inputs 1 x XLR
1 x 1/4" TS phone (front panel)
Output 1 x XLR
1 x 1/4" TS phone (front panel)
Phantom Power Yes
Multi Function No
Gain Range 64dB
Maximum Output Level +20dBm
Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz, +/-0.5dB
Noise Not specified by manufacturer
Dimensions (WxDxH) Portable enclosure
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
Specialties Selectable impedance on both microphone and instrument input
Universal Audio SOLO/610 - Classic Vacuum Tube Microphone Preamplifier and DI Box
  • AC Power Cable
  • One (1) Year Warranty
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    Universal AudioSOLO/610 Microphone Preamplifier
     
    5.0

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    5.0

    Great sound

    By Daniel

    from Rio de Janeiro / Brazil

    About Me Pro Audio / DJ

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy to Mount
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Power Output
    • Great Sound Quality

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        Comments about Universal Audio SOLO/610 Microphone Preamplifier:

        Vintage sound!

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        5.0

        sounds great as expected

        By some new york bro

        from new york, NY

        About Me Audiophile, Pro Audio / DJ

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        Pros

        • Easy Setup
        • Easy to Mount
        • Great Sound Quality

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            Comments about Universal Audio SOLO/610 Microphone Preamplifier:

            I read a lot of reviews of this preamp which complained about the lack of headroom and tendency to distort the signal easily, producing a wooly, dark, or muddy tone. If you are looking for a clean, all-purpose preamp with very little character then this is not what you are looking for. However, if you are after a warm, dreamy tube-driven sound then this is a great low-price preamp to add to your arsenal. It's become my favorite preamp for a classic acoustic guitar tone paired with a beyer ribbon mic-- beautiful warm, woody sound with a little gentle tube compression. Happiest I've ever been with an acoustic guitar.

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