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Universal Audio previewed today a prototype of its latest offering in the Universal Audio Classics product line. The 2610 is a two-channel tube microphone preamplifier based on the legendary Universal Audio 610 modular console. Third in the Universal Audio Classics line, the 2610 follows the 1176LN Limiting Amplifier and Teletronix LA-2A Leveling Amplifier in the company's commitment to authentic analog reproductions.

Designed by M. T. "Bill" Putnam, the Universal Audio 610 was the first modular console; a concept long since proven valid. Early Universal Audio consoles were used in Putnam's Universal Recording Studios where many prominent engineers such as Bruce Swedien got their start. The UA 610 Console left its mark on countless classic recordings from Sinatra to Pet Sounds to LA Woman.

Bill Putnam Jr., UA CEO said, "We carefully modeled the UA 2610 after the microphone amplifier section of the 610 console. Unlike many vintage "style" mic pares, the 2610 is true to the design of its predecessor. We've taken care to balance the best aspects of the original, yet brought it up to date with more boost/cut settings, added phantom power and direct inputs."

The Universal Audio 2610 Mic Pre is a versatile tool for tracking and the perfect addition to any studio — from analog purists to those seeking to enhance their digital audio workstation. Available Q1, 2001 from authorized Universal Audio Resellers. US List Price is anticipated to be $2295.

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