Universal Audio have added a couple of high quality ways of getting into your DAW with the new SOLO/610 Classic Vacuum Tube Mic Pre & DI and the SOLO/110 Precision Class A Mic Pre & DI.
Many of you will know UA as makers of the DSP accelleration UAD-1 card and associated plug-ins, but they also make very high quality audio devices in hardware. Now that quality is available in these new input devices.
â€œ The Solo series mic-pre/DI combo are all about bringing UA quality, without sonic compromise, to a new audience and at a more 'wallet-friendly' price than ever before." Said Mike Barnes, Director Of Marketing for UA. " These are the real deal- revered 610 and 110 mic-pre's maintaining only the most essential features - what we call 'functionally lean-sonically mean', making the coveted UA sound more affordable but without sacrificing the signature sound."
Unlike stationary rack gear, the SOLO series uses a highly versatile form factor and can be conveniently used in the control room or recording room, on stage or desktop, due to the portable design.
Classic Putnam 610 or flagship Precision 110 Mic Pre and DI
Portable design for studio, desktop or stage
Gain, Level, and impedance selection for maximum tonal variety
Convenient DI features-Mic or Line level output plus Thru
UA build quality and heritage, hand-assembled in USA
Carefully crafted to maintain the sonic elements of their more expensive siblings like the 2-610/M610, 8110/4110, the SOLO series preamplifiers retain the component and sonic standards professionals expect, and combine the tonal variety of all Universal Audio products. The SOLO series is hand-assembled by Universal Audio in California.
" We took on the challenge to design a truly great-sounding mic-pre in a new portable form-factor while still including premium components, boutique hand-assembly and quality control in the USA." Said Bill Putnam Jr., UA's Founder and CEO who personally oversaw the establishing of new in-house manufacturing techniques. " This is a significant shift for us and will enable us to be "big boutique" - a manufacturer bringing many of the benefits of meticulous hand-built care to more mass-market audio products."
The Universal Audio SOLO 110/ SOLO 610 and DI will be available from Universal Audio dealers worldwide in volume in Q1 2006. Final pricing is TBA, but will be well under $1000.