The LA-610 brings UA’s legendary vintage "all tube" luxury sound
into a modern channel strip format by combining the 610 Mic-Pre/EQ/DI
section and a T4 Opto-compressor into a single 2U unit with a
The 610-tube preamp,DI and EQ is from UA's TEC award winning 6176
and is based on the legendary console modules developed by Bill Putnam
in the 60's. Countless classics have been recorded using these preamps,
noted for their musical character and warmth.
The simple operation and program dependent nature of the LA-610 T4
compressor provides the same extremely musical control that has made
the LA-2A such a well-loved classic for over 40 years.
The LA-610 packs tremendous sonic versatility and is an ideal
front-end for tracking with modern DAW’s and the serious project studio
looking to get the UA sonic experience : real quality and character at
an accessible price.
In collaboration with Dennis Fink, one of the original UREI®
analog design engineers, the LA-610 was carefully designed to deliver
the essence of the “LA” sound but without the costs of being an exact
LA-2A component clone. The LA-610 uses three 12AX7A’s, a single 6072A
and a single 6AQ5 tube for amplifier warmth and overall tonal balance.
After the preamp section, the LA-610 offers a new T4 optical
compressor. The electro-optical detector or "T4 cell”, is the very
heart and soul of the Teletronix LA-2A. The unique combination of
electroluminescent panel and photo-resistors inside the T4 cell are the
crucial circuit components that give both these compressors their
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