2-610 Dual Channel Tube Preamplifier

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Dual-channel tube preamp based on the legendary UA 610 modular console.

Designed by Bill Putnam Sr., the UA 610 modular console is arguably the “Holy Grail” of vintage tube desks. Leaving its imprint on countless classic recordings from Ray Charles and Frank Sinatra, to iconic titles like Van Halen and the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds, the 610’s tube-powered mic preamp and EQ gave anything run through it startling three-dimensional warmth, presence, and body.

The 2-610 Dual Channel Tube Preamplifier gives you two channels of this legendary piece of music history. Whether you’re running pure analog or enhancing a digital audio workstation, the 2-610 brings classic tube character to any recording project.

Now You Can:

Record with an all-tube, dual-channel preamp derived from the Bill Putnam-designed 610 modular console

Add tube warmth and saturation with Variable impedance Input, Gain, and Output level controls

High and Low shelving EQ for ultra-musical tone shaping

Track through vintage UA, "handmade in the USA," circuits

Modern Features — Vintage Tone

Modern Features — Vintage Tone

The 2-610 Dual Channel Tube Preamplifier builds on the foundation of the classic Putnam console by adding enhanced, user-requested features as well as a more modern workflow. Offering features such as extended top-end response and a -15 dB pad — as well as circuit tweaks for improved stability — the 2-610 preamp is perfect for any source and genre.

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2-610 Dual Channel Tube Preamplifier


(22 reviews)

B. Francis

June 23, 2011

So cool to have a great sound on recording voice - guitar or sample from vinyl with the quality and level of Tube. Great filter for recording and design new sound from acoustic or organic sound...

D. Jenkins

June 19, 2011

My Favorite Tube Pre of ALL!

I do own the New Universal Version (Original Blueface) - which I find is particularly good on dry soft ballad vocals....

It is my favorite SWEET/DRY But NOT Over-Sweet HiFreq (1073 Type) Tube Pre & is also good as a patch across overly digital sounding keyboards etc...

Awesome on Electric Bass Guitar & Soft Ballad Vocals & Choirs in the -5 Gain setting & Big as you will ever need it on the +5 or +10 Gain! The Extra Eq makes it sound just right & usable to track/record so I can deal with precision Eq later.

There are many Tube Pre's on the Market that sound dry, muddy/messy, fuzzy, vintage or almost clean - This sounds so Detailed & Deep & Dimensional It's Unbelievable!

It picks up everything - I use it on anything critical & can run it on such a Low Gain -10 you can hardly even tell it's a Tube!

I couldn't live without it & use it on just about everything - If I had only 1 Tube Pre or My first Tube Pre then This would be it! One of the best investments I have ever made... ;-)

Thank you Universal!

Donovan Jenkins - Japaljarri
Featherfoot Productions

*Commercial Release Producer / Engineer 15 years - Student of Bruce Swedien.

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