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Universal Audio SOLO/610
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Classic Putnam 610 console mic preamplifier and DI
Legendary all-tube sound, at a 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 include Thru and Mic/Line level output

Input Impedance
Mic Input - Selectable 450 ohms (Lo-Z) or 1.6 kilohms (Hi-Z)
DI Input - Selectable 2.2 megohms (Lo-Z) or 50 kilohms (Hi-Z)
Output Load Impedance
20 Hz to 20 kHz +/- 1 dB
Maximum Gain
61 dB
Tube Complement
(1) 12AX7, (1) 12AT7
Maximum Mic Input Level
-12 dBu, 1.0% THD+N Ratio
Maximum Instrument Input Level
+4 dBu, 1.0% THD+N Ratio
Maximum Gain Mic Input
55 dB (1.6K ohm input), 60 dB (450 ohm input)
Mic/Instrument In Frequency Response
20 Hz to 20 kHz, +/- 0.1 dB
Maximum Gain Instrument Input
37 dB
L: 14"
W: 5 3/4"
H: 5"
9 lbs.


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