Same As It Ever Was.
From the fast attack of the legendary 1176LN Limiting Amplifier, to the smooth tube-driven Teletronix LA-2A electro-optical compressor, to the classic 610 mic preamp — Universal Audio analog equipment has defined the sound of innumerable records for six decades.
Each UA Reissue, tube or solid state, is hand-built in our Custom Shop in Santa Cruz, California. We use identical components and painstaking old-school manufacturing techniques, delivering undeniably warm, rich and inspiring sound. And with forward-looking hardware like OX Amp Top Box, Universal Audio continues to innovate in the analog realm — same as it ever was.
OX Amp Top Box
A premium reactive load box and guitar recording system, giving you perfectly studio-miked amp sounds from your tube amp. OX accurately emulates speaker drive, breakup, and cone cry — making it the world’s finest speaker attenuator and guitar amp recording solution.
Record through the legendary Bill Putnam-designed 610 tube console mic preamp and compress signals with authentic Teletronix tube circuitry. Handmade in the USA.
An all-tube channel strip featuring a classic 610 preamp and 1176-style FET compressor in one powerful, tone-filled unit. Handmade in the USA.
Four channels of classic tube and solid-state tones with 1176-style compression and professional A/D conversion.
A radical UA design that combines the retro warmth of tubes with the transient bite of solid-state. Blend between the two for an infinite range of unique preamp tones.
Get the classic Putnam 610 tube console sound in a portable, versatile mic preamp design. Offers the silky, vintage warmth of the original console, and will enhance any microphone or instrument.
Legendary, Putnam-designed, FET-based hardware limiting amplifier featuring custom Class A transformers and ultra-fast attack time. Handmade in the USA.
True to the original design, UA's recreation of the famed Teletronix®, tube-amplified, T4, electro-optical classic compressor. Handmade in the USA.