LA-610 Mk2 Classic Tube Recording Channel

Universal Audio - LA-610 Mk2 Classic Tube Recording Channel
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A classic tube mic preamp & LA-2A-style compressor in a single unit.

The LA-610 MkII combines a hand-built in the USA, all-tube,vintage mic preamp design — heard on classic albums by Coldplay, The BeachBoys, and Van Halen — with authentic Teletronix T4 opto-compression circuitry.


This classic channel strip design, with its warm preamp tone and smooth, natural-sounding compression, is updated with modern,user-requested features like true compressor bypass, larger metering, increased output, and an auto-switching power supply.


Record through the all-tube mic preamp derived from legendary Bill Putnam-designed 610 modular console

Compress signals with authentic Teletronix T4opto-compression tube circuitry

Shape your tones further with High and Low frequency shelving tube EQ

Record your tracks through vintage UA, "handmade in the USA," circuits

The Legendary 610 Preamp

The LA-610 MkII is based on the legendary console modules developed by Bill Putnam in the 60's. Noted for their musical character and warmth, in numerous classics by artists ranging from Frank Sinatra to Coldplay,Van Halen to Pet Sounds, have been recorded using the 610 preamp. The LA-610 MkII will impart the same silky, vintage warmth of the original console’s micamp design to your sources.

Toneful Tube Compression

The LA-610 Mk II’s T4 tube compressor provides the same ultra-warm limiting that has made the Teletronix LA-2A the king of fat op to compression. The electro-optical detector, or "T4 cell,” is the heart and soul of the Teletronix LA-2A. Its photo resistors are the crucial circuit components, giving the compressor its signature warmth, making it a “go-to” for tracking vocals, bass, or acoustic guitars. Taken together, it’s impossible to get a bad sound out of the LA-610 MkII’s legendary preamp and compression circuits.

Key Features

All-tube mic preamp design derived from legendary Bill Putnam-designed 610 modular console

Authentic Teletronix LA-2A-style T4 opto-compressor section

MkII exclusive features include: true compressor bypass,larger metering, increased output, and auto-switching power supply

Mic pre with Gain and Level controls, variable impedance switching,and instrument DI for recording tone “color”

High and Low frequency shelving EQ

Complete vintage channel strip at groundbreaking price within project studio reach

UA build quality and heritage, audiophile components,hand-assembled in the USA

Backed by 1-Year limited warranty

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


Mic, Line and Hi-Z Input, Line Output
Dual Impedance Mic and Hi-Z inputs (Mic: 2K, 500, Hi-Z: 2.2M, 47K)
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

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