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The SOLO/610 delivers the classic Putnam 610 tube console sound in a portable, highly versatile mic preamp design. It provides the silky, vintage warmth of the original console's mic amp design, and will flatter and enhance any microphone or instrument with its iconic tones.

Thanks to its convenient form factor, the SOLO/610 can be conveniently used in the control room or the recording room, on stage, or on a desktop. Functionally lean but sonically mean, the SOLO/610 maintains the character of the 610 console - at a price every serious project studio can afford.

The SOLO/610 offers Mic and DI inputs, and Gain and Level controls for myriad clean or colored sounds. Unlike its predecessors, the SOLO/610 has continuous Gain control with even greater range, allowing for precise gain structuring. The SOLO/610 has all of the essential features of a professional mic pre, including 48v Phantom Power, Lo-Cut filtering, Phase Reverse, and flexible dual impedance selection for both Mic and DI inputs. The SOLO/610 also includes essential DI features like Thru use in conjunction with an amplifier, plus Ground Lift and a versatile Mic/Line level output switch.

Features:
• 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
• Hand-built in USA; backed by 1-year limited warranty

Specifications:
• 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
• Dimensions: L: 14" W: 5 3/4" H: 5"
• Weight: 9 lbs.

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Closest StoreToronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
Use it on anything - vocals, bass, as a guitar DI before hitting one of your favourite amp modelers. The Solo 610 just makes everything sound better. It naturally helps cut the highs too so that the harshness that can often accompany recording in the box is mitigated drastically - and if you're an analog purist this will fit right in with the rest of your classic gear. It's that good. Highly recommended!
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Closest StoreSt. Catharines, Ontario
I was using the GA Pre73 MKII for years before this. That was a great amp for the mics I was using and where I was at recording-wise. But it just wasn't cutting it anymore. I wanted more. I researched preamps without any outside influence and decided on this. I love it. It's simple. It's professional. It will bring your recording up a few levels. Still using stock valves, but will eventually switch them out for more flavour. I will probably literally never sell this preamp. It's a staple. UA is legit.
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Closest StoreSummerside, Prince Edward Island
Very portable. I especially like the controls... vintage(y) with large knobs so you can dial in the right amount of whatever tone you're looking for. I agree with the tube swap as stated before. I put in a set of gold pin tung sol's and it's now amazing!!
Posted by Brent on Jun 16, 2017
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Closest StoreBurlington, Ontario
The Solo 610 was my first standalone mic preamp, and I love it. It pairs nicely with my AKG 414 EB, and is an awesome bass DI. I swapped out the stock tubes for some vintage Mullards, and couldn't be happier.
Posted by Mattie on Apr 11, 2014
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Closest StoreSurrey, British Columbia
Great product from UA I love the tube character from this pre amp, classic Putnam sound.
Posted by Terry on Apr 26, 2010
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