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Universal Audio Solo/610
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List Price: $1,199.00
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Product Code: 9999-03764


Universal Audio Solo/610 Classic Tube Mic Preamp & DI Box Details

The SOLO/610 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 all-tube SOLO/610 provides the silky vintage warmth of the original UA 610 console used by artists ranging from Sinatra to Van Halen. The SOLO/610 will flatter the cheapest to the most esoteric microphone with its signature sound. 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. Functionally lean but sonically mean, the SOLO/ 610 was carefully created to maintain all of the character of its vintage predecessor, and has the same solid build and audiophile components professionals expect from its more expensive UA siblings like the 2-610 and M610.

The SOLO/610 offers Mic and DI inputs, and features Gain and Level control for a wide variety of clean to colored tonal shaping. Unlike its predecessors, the SOLO/610 has continuous a Gain control with even greater range, allowing for more precise gain structuring and doubles as input signal padding. The SOLO/610 has all the essential features like 48v Phantom Power, Lo Cut filtering, Phase Reverse, and for even greater tonal variety, maintains the 610's flexible dual impedance selection for both Mic and DI inputs. The SOLO/610 also includes essential DI features like Thru for when used in conjunction with an amplifier, plus Ground Lift and and a versatile Mic/Line level output switch. The SOLO/610 is hand-assembled by Universal Audio in the USA.

Universal Audio Solo/610 Classic Tube Mic Preamp & DI Box Features

  • In: 1 x XLR, 1 x DI
  • All-tube preamp circuitry
  • Classic Putnam 610 console Mic Preamplifier and DI
  • Legendary all-tube sound finally at project studio price
  • Gain, Level, and impedance selection for maximum tonal variety
  • Portable design for studio, desktop or stage
  • Rugged construction-steel chassis
  • DI features like Thru and Mic/Line level output
  • UA build quality and heritage, hand-assembled in USA
  • Tube Complement: (1) 12AX7, (1) 6072

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Average Customer Review 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 4 | Write a review!

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great "colored" tube preamp May 25, 2012
Reviewer: DW from Manassas, VA United States  
I have had my solo 610 for probably two years now, and the discontinued solo 110 almost as long.  The two have been my go-to preamps in a growing collection that includes Sytek and API, and I still use them all the time.  The 610 has a "warm" or "dark" sound that has a lot of "space" or room tone emphasis.  It really works well on DI or miked bass guitar, and is usually my first choice for bass in rock sessions.  On the other side of things, it's my favorite acoustic guitar preamp.  The impedance switch makes it a perfect match for my large collection of high quality dynamic microphones.  I find they sound better on the low impedence setting, which is a feature lacking on any of my other preamps.  I prefer the 110 for vocals and electric guitar.  Hard to go wrong with a UA solo.

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Good mic pre for the money November 17, 2011
Reviewer: DJ  
The Solo/610 is amazing for Bass DI's. It works surprisingly well with an sm7b and a good rock vocalist. The form factor isn't really great for a studio environment, but it might be good for on location recording or live. It's not super versatile, but if you are looking for a bit of a slightly vintage darker mic pre, then this is what you want. It's high quality and should last forever.

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Best bang for you buck! March 26, 2011
Reviewer: Nathan Rabiroff from Belmont, CA United States  
If you want one incredible pre-amp to get beautiful crisp sound, this is the answer.  At this price you can buy two for less than most single channel strips.  It sounds very clear and can add that nice tube warmth and grit by cranking up the gain.  I've used this is a mic pre-amp, a bass and guitar DI in multiple applications and it never disappoints.  The switchable impedance is a great feature if you use a lot of different sources and the front DI input is great for a home studio setup.

If you're looking at less expensive pre-amp like Presonus, M-audio etc., take the next step and buy this one.  It will last you your entire life and will be a workhorse in your stable.

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Great Tube Mic Pre and DI! January 2, 2011
Reviewer: B.R. Ferguson from West Jordan, UT United States  
This unit is the most affordable way to get that classic UA 610 console sound! I personally prefer using the Solo as a DI/mic pre for guitars, but this unit also works great for vocals, esp. if you don't have a tube mic and want that extra "warmth". The Solo is perfect for getting a classic pro sound without spending a lot of money since you get both fine DI and mic pre functions in a single unit!

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