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Anyone tried this combo, Soundelux U99 and a UA La-610 or Ua6176 or 2-610 pre
Old 6th December 2004
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Anyone tried this combo, Soundelux U99 and a UA La-610 or Ua6176 or 2-610 pre

Opinions on people who have tried this combo. What sound did they get and what did they felt best suits this sound. The good and the bad of the sound they got.

Old 24th December 2004
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Hasn't anyone here, tried or experimented with this combination before?
Old 25th December 2004
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Well so you have some kind of response I can tell you what I have tried the U99 with. I don't have UA pre's but have tried these:

Chandler 1272
ATI Pro6
Cranesong Flamingo
Avalon 2022
Avalon 737
API 3124
Vintech X81
Vintech 473
Great River
Amek 9098

Out of all those I typically like the Cranesong Flamingo regardless of the singer with my U99. I love that pre for lead vocals.

For BU's I always use different mics, pre's and comps.
Old 25th December 2004
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We've got a U99 and a 6176. It's a great combo for some vocalists. Play around with the impedance switch and 15db pad. Be careful with gainstaging unless you like distortion.
Old 25th December 2004
Lives for gear

u99->6176 is my normal vocal chain... sounds great for rock stuff. Have to be very careful not to distort the pre, but it sounds amazing...just have to pull a little low end off and the vox seem to sit pretty well as the mic is pretty bright. i love to spank it though the 6176 again through mixing especially for the crushing distortion the tubes can generate.
Old 28th December 2004
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I engineer at a client's McMansion studio and he has this set-up. We have been un-impressed with the sound.

I found it to be very colored but not in a good way. It was hard to get the vocals to sit clearly in the mix.

I just think the 2 pieces don't play well together. That's a shame for how much he spent on them.

We switched to using the Soundelux with an Earthworks mic pre and haven't looked back yet. I do like the 6176 on bass and guitar though.

Old 29th December 2004
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I use a U99b along with a M610, and depending on the singer/singing style it can be a really good sounding combo. on softer singing styles however I feel the need to roll off some bass to make the U99b not overly bassy. maybe something with a more forward upper midrange like a daking would be the perfect choice. I do not have the money right now to get a bright preamp like a daking, so I live with eq....not bad anyway! the results kick ass, the U99b has a totally in your face sound, fullsize, love it! and I have to agree, the M610 really kills as a bass preamp!

Rock On!
Old 14th July 2006
Gear interested

little OT, 610 pre "WANTED"!

Hi all,i search a UA 610 pre to buy!

i can value M610,2-610,LA 610 or 6176!

write me if you want to sell one of these machine!

thank you again
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