Universal Audio SOLO/610

Universal Audio SOLO/610

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SOLO/610, Tube Pre-amp from Universal Audio.

7 user reviews
Prices starting at $1,099 Average price: $1,099

Universal Audio SOLO/610 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Universal Audio
  • Model: SOLO/610
  • Category: Tube Pre-amps
  • Added in our database on: 11/30/2006

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Universal Audio SOLO/610 user reviews

Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 7 reviews )
 5 reviews71 %
 2 reviews29 %
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Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Universal Audio SOLO/610
Analog lamps.
Mic preamp + DI.
Jack input (di) and XLR (mic).
XLR mic or line level
Small transportable housing.


Is the general configuration is simple? very simple
manual is in English ... we are in France shit !!! but hey, there's nothing to understand.


it sounds ... of fouuuuuuuu, magic, a very good grain, very commercial, very hot there anything to hit.


3 months that I use, before I Work with the preamp interface.

What thing do you like most? what sound !!! Least? the design is very soft

I would do this choice? No, I would take the one above to be able to install it in my racks.

qualiter very good price.

beigemusic's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Universal Audio thank you!"

Universal Audio SOLO/610
Preamp has lamps with DI input
So simple, volume, gain, XLR input with 48V power supply for micro to the rear, a DI input on the front (jack), a low-cut


The manual is clear and useful to understand the overall functioning of the unit. Then you have to use, test, compare ...
It takes time to find the right formula between settings, the choice of microphone (Neumann TLM 103 and SM57 mainly in my case), the positioning of the microphone to the source ...


we have a large range of sound, according to the amount of gain or more precisely the balance between volume and gain + choice of micro and positioning. More transparent, open, the more colorful, hot, compressed by the lamp.
Use that I love plugging is particularly low in the DI with a little gain. I add a speaker simulation bass amp and then the result is very good


I use it for about 2 years, it has nothing to do with digital preamp sound cards, it adds a magic touch!
I would do this choice without hesitation

mako's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Universal Audio SOLO/610
Analog tube.
Mic preamp + DI.
Enter Jack (di) and XLR (mic).
XLR mic or line level (though seen for the stage).
Small portable box with a beautiful handle.

I would not put 10 because they could have put an output jack (for home recording).


Very simple

Gain, volume, two large buttons well beefy.
Switches for DI / MIC, Impedance HI / LO, 48vlts IN / OUT, low-cut filter ON / OFF and phase in / out.
Two switches on the back: one for the grounding of the mass, one for the output level (line or mic).

I have not even opened the manual!

I would not put 10 because I have not come to know the cutoff frequency of the filter ...


Excellent sound, light and very deep clean.
In short there is low even at high gain.
You can really work for a small gain its large and clear, and high gain for a compressed sound and aggressive.
The output level is enough to boost a low-level instrument, or a ribbon mic.
Little noise, in fact I have not heard ...
This model is less transparent than his brother Solo 110 (Class A) but enjoys the benefits of the lamp (light compression, enhanced harmonic ...).
In short its a légeremnet colorful, but not distorted.

I do not put as qques 10 dB over the gain would have to work even more distortion.
I like the disto me!


I've had 10 days and I used to microphones (static or tapes) or low (big sound guarantees!)
Light, simple, portable, strong and big sound.
Good qual / price because it is the high end (thank you UREI)
Go for it!

I also have a preamp CHANDLER Germanium (much more)
and VTB1 STUDIO PROJECT (cheap and very good value for money!)

I'll put 10

riata2's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Universal Audio SOLO/610
Two lamps are used: a 12AX7/ECC83 and another doc ... the internet claims that the second lamp
is a 6072 (thus 12AY7). my solo610 has a 12AT7/ECC81??
these are brand lamps JJ who have been provided.
I guess AU should have equipped its preamps with lamps differ depending on the series?
This may explain some misunderstanding on the net about the gain of the preamp.
Indeed, the 12AT7 has an amplification factor greater than the 12AY7. They are called "interchangeable"

electronic level is serious: condenssateurs WIMA, knobs tracks Cernet has a minimum of chemicals on the audio signal.
3 presents the transformer (power supply, input and output) seem entirely made top.
The metal case is sturdy.
the jack sockets are plastic ... but the connections are gold.

there is a link jack for use in DI on stage or making a studio lined with torque amp / mic.

we have the possibility to leave the preamp with a micro ... blah, I see what it was used but I can not recommend the
do you lose the interest to use a good preamp to do if a second board of poor quality (a
table that does not return a symmetrical insert preamps necessarily suspects, right?)

phase inverter.

highZ switch / LOWZ 500ohm/2Kohm mic for input and 47K / 2.2 M for the instrument input

selector of a mic / instrument

a low cut at 100Hz

I do not put 10 because I liked the metal jacks and none of the chemical signal (but replace one chemical capacity was not free ...)


Using super fun, the gain knob can really have fun with their lamps.
I enjoy changing the lights to find the "ultimate" for my decision. it's fun, it's my side


I'm a fan.
we come to have a neutral sound although it is not his strong point.
I do not know more about a sound that I like that one ... sorry I like booze


I use it for an album ... 12 tracks and rock testing subasophone, alto sax, trumpet, vocals, acoustic scrapes, scratches and various percussion power.

I like the format that allows use on stage.
I like the choice of four input impedances, I always had to have what I need.

I used a lot of range of all preamp.

make this preamp for an individual would stay more or less a 500 euro price.
I paid 219 euros for the manufacture, brand and the various margins of retailers.
if I compare with other preamps in this price range is an excellent ratio.

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