Manufacturer: Universal Audio
Model: LA-610 MKII
Retail: $1899 USD
Street: $1599 USD
Category: Analog Outboard
Our Description: The Universal Audio LA-610 MKII provides high quality analog circuitry at an affordable price. This unit has UA’s classic 610 preamp, lo and hi shelf EQs, and an optical compressor similar to the LA-2A. The best part is that it is all tube!
Level – Professional
Features – Just What You Need
Ease-of-Use – Average
Sound Quality – Sounds Amazing
Reliability – Works Every Time
Bang-For-The-Buck – A Great Buy
Build Quality – Excellently Put Together
Manufacturer Description: 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 I — 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.