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Mikrofonforsterkere Universal Audio LA-610 mkII Classic Tube Recording Channel

Universal Audio LA-610 mkII Classic Tube Recording Channel

Varenummer: UNI-LA-610

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Universal Audio gir oss en Mic-Preamp og kompressor i verdensklasse. Lurer du på hvorfor sangen på radio kan høres så briljant og fyldig? Svaret er enkelt. Universal Audio LA-610.

LA-610's Preamp er basert på Bill Putnams legendariske 610 konsoll. All Tube!

LA-610's Kompressor er en autentisk teletronix LA-2A T4 opto kompressor som gir VARM rør lyd. Helt enkelt, med LA-610 MKII er det vanskelig å mislykkes.

"The new LA-610 represents a very welcome addition to the modern studio equipment list."

LA-610 MkII Classic Tube Recording Channel
A Classic Tube Microphone Preamp & LA-2A-Style Compressor in a Single Unit
The LA-610 MkII combines an all-tube, vintage mic preamp design heard on classic albums ranging from The Beach Boys Pet Sounds to 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.

The LA-610 MkII also boasts much lower noise specs versus vintage models. Elegant and highly popular Black on Black cosmetics complete the package. For the serious project studio looking to get the UA sonic experience, the LA-610 MkII offers tone, quality and character at an accessible price.

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, innumerous classics by artists ranging from Sinatra to Van Halen have been recorded using these preamps. After the preamp section, the LA-610 MkII offers the T4 optical compressor. The simple operation and program-dependent nature of the LA-610 T4 compressor provides the same extremely musical control that has made the LA-2A such a well-loved classic for more than 40 years. The electro-optical detector, or T4 cell, is the heart and soul of the Teletronix LA-2A. Its unique combination of electroluminescent panel and photo-resistors are the crucial circuit components, giving the compressor its signature sound. In use, the LA-610 MkII packs tremendous sonic versatility and is an ideal front-end for tracking with modern DAWs.

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

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

GENERAL
Mic, Line and Hi-Z Input, Line Output
Dual Impedance Mic and Hi-Z inputs (Mic: 2K, 500O, Hi-Z: 2.2M, 47KO)
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 / 8: 1)
Meter Source Selector Switch (Preamp/Gain Reduction/Compressor)
Front Panel Power switch (On/Off)
Custom Altran and Cinemag Transformers

CONNECTIONS
Preamplifier Section Microphone (Female XLR)
InputsBalanced Line (Female XLR)
Unbalanced Line/Instrument (1/4" jack) (D.I.)
OutputsBalanced Line (Male XLR) for use in "Split Mode"
Compressor SectionInputBalanced Line (Female XLR) for use in "Split Mode"
OutputBalanced Line (Male XLR)

CONTROLS
Preamplifier Section Microphone: 500 ohm, 2 kOhm
Input SelectBalanced Line
 Hi-Z instrument: 47 kOhm, 2.2 MOhm
Variable Gain
(Input Feedback Control)5 dB increments @ -10, -5, 0, +5, +10 dB
Output Level Control
HF Shelf EQSwitchable boost/cut: 1.5, 3, 4.5, 6, 9 dB
Corner Frequency Select: 4.5 kHz, 7 kHz, 10 kHz
LF Shelf EQ
Switchable boost/cut: 1.5, 3, 4.5, 6, 9 dB
Corner Frequency Select: 70 Hz, 100 Hz, 200 Hz
Other-15dB Pad Switch
Polarity Reverse Switch
48 Volt Phantom Power Switch
Join/Split Switch (for joint or independent compressor/preamplifier operation)
Compressor SectionInput Gain
Output Gain
Attack
Release
Bypass
1:1
4:1
Compression Ratio
8:1
12:1
20:1
and "All Button" mode
Preamp Output
Meter SelectCompressor Gain Reduction
Compressor Output

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Microphone (selectable)
- 500 ohms or 2K ohms
Input ImpedanceBalanced Line ñ 3.8K ohms
Hi-Z (selectable)
-2.2 Meg ohms or 47K ohms
Vacuum Tubes(1) 12AX7A and (1) 12AT7 per channel
Power Requirements115/230 volts
Dimensions19" Rackmount chassis, 2U

George Shilling
(Resolution Magazine) "The [610 combines] beautifully with the T4 compressor for ample flexibility in most recording situations."
11/2004

George Shilling
(Resolution Magazine) "Anyone who believes thereís no action in high-end outboard should be introduced to the UA range of processors." Review
11/2005

Huw Price
(Music Tech UK) "Forget those phoney retro recording channels with a placebo valve, the LA-610 is the real deal."
04/2005

Jonathan Herrera
(Bass Player Magazine) "The LA-610 sounds colorful, dynamically sensitive, and warm."
07/2006

Matt Still
(Elton John, Outkast) "The LA-610 has a nice curve line, and a nice, overall warm compression ... it just has a nice, smooth sustain to it."

Michael Cooper
(Mix Magazine) "The LA-610 has its own beautiful voice. Don't let the low price fool you, [it] belongs in a rack with the priciest gear." Review
03/2005

Michael Cooper
(Mix Magazine) "One of the most versatile mic preamps available."
12/2005

Miles Boisen
(Electronic Musician) "LA-610 stood up to the competition in a studio that included vintage UREI LA-series compressors and an LA-2A clone." Review
05/2005

Mitch Gallagher
(EQ Magazine) "No matter how you set it [LA-610] up, you'll get low noise, great-sounding results."
12/2004

Hugh Robjohns
(Sound On Sound) "The new LA-610 represents a very welcome addition to the modern studio equipment list."
05/2005

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