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Valve Microphone Preamplifier from the design of Bill Putnam's console (used for the Beach Boys' "Pet Sounds" album). Out of production, was replaced by the 2-610s The Universal Audio 2-610 is based on the legendary Universal Audio 610 modular console. Designed by Bill Putnam, the Universal Audio 610 was among the first modular recording consoles. Early Universal Audio consoles were used in all of Putnam's studios including Universal Recording in Chicago and United/Western in Los Angeles. Many prominent engineers such as Bruce Swedien began their careers in these studios with this classic rotary knob console. The 610 was particularly well noted for its preamplifier, and has left its mark on countless classic recordings from Frank Sinatra to Van Halen, to the seminal Brian Wilson recording, Pet Sounds. The Universal Audio 2-610 Features: Classic Sound of the Legendary 610 Modular Console Variable Gain and Output Levels, Multiple Impendence Settings Mic, balanced line and Hi-Z inputs High and Low shelving EQ Updated “silverface” cosmetics & enhanced build quality Improved EQ circuit and more “open” sonics as requested by users New switchable -15dB pad as requested by users Ultra quiet operation Custom wound double sized alloy transformers

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Universal Audio 610 Mic Pre... Is it over looked?

...this is subjective but I found the pres (and the La-2a) to be very respectable and useable. I purchased a 2-610 and the La-2a (plan to purchase a second unit) and use them often from vocals to drums acoustic guitar.. etc Not the only pre's I have but would not give them up! b9

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That Sheen

Oh my gosh. Can't believe you guys have managed to turn this into yet a other converter thread... I mean obviously the converters must be the problem when the op posts something like this: Yeah, sure, the converters are the problem here :lol::facepalm: Also I bet chainrule is just wrong with regards to FF800. He probably changed something else...

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Roland Jupiter 6

...Europa mod. Besides the split XLR trick I do I also like running it in stereo though a UA 2-610 with the input gain pretty high...not so much as distortion but thickens the mid-range a in nice way. It’s cool just out of the mono output jack as well. Any actual Jupiter 6 owners...

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