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Overview

2-610 Dual Channel Tube Preamplifier

All-Tube Dual Channel Preamplifier — Based on the Legendary UA 610 Modular Console.

The legendary, Bill Putnam Sr. designed, UA 610 modular console is particularly well noted for its preamplifier, and has left its imprint on countless classic recordings from Frank Sinatra and Van Halen, to The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds. The 2-610 builds on this foundation by adding enhanced, user-requested features and build quality with a new cosmetic treatment. The result is a classic dual-channel tube preamplifier with all of the character of its vintage predecessor that meets and exceeds the requirements of the modern studio. Whether running pure analog or enhancing a digital audio workstation, the 2-610 brings classic tube character to any recording project.

  • All-tube dual channel preamplifier derived from legendary Bill Putnam-designed 610 modular console
  • Variable impedance Input, Gain, and Output levels
  • High and Low shelving EQ
  • Hand-built in USA; backed by 1-year limited warranty
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At our users' requests, the 2-610 has the extended top end shared by its cousins, plus a -15 dB pad. In addition, the 2-610 has improved stability in the feedback design of the shelf filters as well as an improved power supply. Our expertise in analog design translates into a classic tube preamplifier with all of the character of its vintage predecessor.

 


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  • Mark Lawson

    (Arcade Fire)

    "With the 2-610 I don't have to second-guess. I just plug in the mic, and I know it's going to be a nice, full sound that's going to be totally useable."

    Carl Glanville

    (U2)

    "Simultaneously familiar, complimentary, and satisfying, the 2-610 captures the moment, but also adds a unique color.”

    Jacquire King

    (Norah Jones, Tom Waits)

    "[The 2-610's EQ has] got a really nice shape to it, you can kind of crank on it, and it doesn't sound harsh."

    Jacquire King

    (Norah Jones, Tom Waits)

    "The 2-610 I used pretty extensively once we got back to her [Norah Jones'] place for bass and Wurlitzer."

    Carl Glanville

    (U2)

    "Simultaneously familiar, complimentary and satisfying, [the 610] captures the moment, but also adds a unique color."

  • Matt Knobel

    (Lenny Kravitz)

    "Yeah, we have the 2-610. I love it ... it's like magic. That mic pre just makes everything sound amazing."

    Carl Glanville

    (U2)

    "The sonic picture is completed with the output of the 610 being connected to my LA-2A or 1176 before being committed to tape."

    Michael Cooper

    (Mix Magazine)

    "One of the most versatile mic preamps available."

    George Shilling

    (Resolution Magazine)

    "[The 2-610] is undoubtedly one of the best sounding microphone preamps currently available."

    CRMAV

    (CRMAV.com)

    "The 2-610 has received praise from engineers, producers and musicians for its versitility and warm, rich tone."

  • George Shilling

    (Resolution Magazine)

    "This [2-610] input added a genuinely surprising magic to my normally unexceptional Stratocaster."

    Myles Boisen

    (Electronic Musician)

    "The 2-610 captured one of the most gorgeous and stunningly powerful rock-guitar sounds I have ever heard."

    Myles Boisen

    (Electronic Musician)

    "The 2-610 is an absolute smash hit ... it's hard to imagine doing another rock, jazz, or blues session without it."

    Russ Long

    (Pro Audio Review)

    "The more I use the 2-610 the more I understand why all of those classic sounds recorded through the UA 610 console sound so good ..."

    John Baccigaluppi

    (TapeOp Magazine)

    "Bottom line; this thing sounds friggin' bitchin'."

  • Michael Cooper

    (Mix Magazine)

    "The Universal Audio 2-610 is, hands-down, the most dimensional mic preamp I've ever heard."

    Peter Frampton

    "The 2-610, hasn’t been off since it arrived, I use that all the time on everything... same with the 2108."

    Michael Winger

    (Regina Spektor, Alanis Morrisette)

    “The 2-610 has a really nice, smooth sound and a rich, low end."

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    by L. ISAIN (Saturday 11 August, 2012)

    ES UN GRAN PREAMPLIFICADOR, EXCELENTE TIMBRE CALIDO, RUGOSO, DISTORSION ARMONICA MUY AGRADABLE, SU EQ ES EXCELENTE, SIRVE MUY BIEN CON GUITARRAS, Y LA VOZ SE GRABA CON UNA CALIDES IMPRESIONANTE, . … Read More

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    by H. Marx (Sunday 5 August, 2012)

    Simplemente, el mejor de mis preamplificadores. El mejor color en todas mis escenas. Marx. … Read More

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    by E. Lara (Saturday 19 February, 2011)

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    by W. Smith, Jr. (Saturday 10 May, 2014)

    I like the fact that even though this thing has tubes the sound is clean and clear with plenty of gain and the eq is just enough to make a difference in the sound if you need it. The quarter inch hi-z guitar input also works well as a direct in with low noise that you would expect from a high end pr … Read More


Artists
  • Joe Zook Mixes OneRepublic and Serena Ryder

    WIth multiple platinum-selling records under his belt, Zook is one of the industry's most sought-after mix engineers. Read More

    Peter Katis

    Producer Peter Katis on The National, Jónsi, and Universal Audio Analog Hardware… Read More

    Mark Lawson

    One of the most anticipated albums of the year, Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs was released to critical acclaim and won 2010's "Album of the Year" GRAMMY. Read More

  • Jacquire King

    Jacquire (pronounced Ja-KEER) King has emerged as one of the most exciting engineer/producers of his generation. Read More

    Justin Niebank

    Justin Niebank could very well be the nicest guy on the planet. He is also more than eager to talk about Universal Audio. Read More

    Elliot Mazer

    Elliot Mazer is the man responsible for the sound of some of the most beloved classic rock records of all time, including Janis Joplin’s In Concert (live album)... Read More

  • Spike Stent

    Spike Stent is one of the industry’s most sought-after mixers, having carved the sonic landscapes of Beyonce, Madonna and many more. Read More

    Vance Powell

    Vance Powell accepted the GRAMMY® award for The Raconteurs album, Consolers of the Lonely. Read More

    Matt Knobel

    Matt Knobel has a great job. A job that many of us covet. He is the head engineer at South Beach's Setai Recording Studio. Read More

  • Matt Boudreau

    I know — we interviewed Matt Boudreau back in March about his racks of UA outboard gear and four UAD-1 cards... Read More

    Chris Manning

    Chris Manning, an up-and-coming engineer/producer, took the new UA 710 Twin-Finity Mic Pre and DI out for a little test drive. Read More


Features & Specs

2-610 Dual Channel Tube Preamplifier

Features:
  • All-tube dual channel preamplifier derived from legendary Bill Putnam-designed 610 modular console
  • Variable impedance Input, Gain, and Output levels
  • High and Low shelving EQ
  • Mic, balanced line and Hi-Z inputs
  • Custom wound double sized alloy transformers
  • Front panel -15 dB Pad switch
  • Improved EQ circuit and more “open” sonics
  • Ultra quiet operation
  • Updated “silverface” cosmetics; enhanced build quality
  • Hand-built in USA; backed by 1-year limited warranty
Specifications:

Microphone Input Impedance
Selectable, 500Ω or 2kΩ

Balanced Line Input Impedance
13.8 kΩ

Hi-Z Input Impedance  
Selectable between 2.2 MΩ or 47 kΩ

Maximum Microphone Input Level
+3.5dBu

Maximum Output Level
+20dBm

Internal Output Impedance
60 ohms

Recommended Minimum Load
600 ohms

Frequency Response
20Hz to 20kHz ±1 dB

Max Gain
61 dB

Signal to Noise Ratio
Greater than 82 dB

Tube Complement
(1) 12AX7A and (1) 12AT7 per channel

Power Requirements
115/230 volts

Power Consumption
30 watts

Weight
12.25 lbs.

Dimensions
19"W x 3.5"H x 12.25"D
(19" Rackmount chassis, 2U)

Docs

UA 2011 Product Catalog.pdf

2-610 Manual.pdf