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
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
(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
W: 5 3/4"
...through one of those flip top Ampeg bass amps, direct signal taken from the amp. Then probably routed through a UA 610 / very early original LA-2A (this is probably the most used piece of gear in the DFA studio) / DBX 165a. 2. Arp 2600. The flanging effect you might hear is a...
...mic preamp. Specs: Single channel, costing max 1000 euros, will be used predominantly for vocals. From my own research im leaning towards ua 610 solo and grace m101. I would like to hear your ideas and suggestions. Ps. Im happy with my mic: akg c414
...the tube emulation front, which is quite hard to nail ITB (and I have a Thermionic Culture Rooster and a UA 610 MKII sitting right beside me as well)..... (Imac core i7 4ghz x 4 plus 4 virtual cores, 16 gigs RAM)
The Universal Audio Solo/610 is a standalone mic pre-amp with handle, not the usual rack mounted type. It's about the size of two longish bricks stacked one atop the other, a form factor roughly used by a few other well known mono-preamps or DIs.
'Based on' the original Bill Putnam...
I have had the Solo 610 since mid-2009 and I can emphatically say it is a fun pre to use. Fun because there are so many different sounds to be had with this unit. With different Gain and Level combinations, you can easily go from “big and clean” to “big and fuzzy”, but you should...
This is my go to pre for anything harsh that needs to be softened. I find that this preamp handles shrill signals in a very pleasing way,making them much more usuable and not as ear piercing. It is useful on thin sounding vocals and harsh guitars.
On inside kick/snare/toms I found it to soften...