Universal Audio SOLO/610


The All-Tube 610 Console Mic Preamp Sound in a Rugged “Go Anywhere” Design

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A conveniently packaged preamp with the character of the original all-tube preamp designed by Bill Putnam Sr. for his legendary 610 console

If anyone could be called the grandfather of recording console design, it would be Bill Putnam Sr., who conceived and created the 610 Modular Amplifier (channel strip) for mixers, which comprised an all-tube preamp, equalizer, three program outputs, and an echo send with an independent level control. While only 25 of the 610 consoles were built (for studios and luminary artists, including Ray Charles and Frank Sinatra, the 610 preamp lives on, leaving its rich, silky smooth, and highly dimensional sonic signature on current recordings, destined for classic status. The Solo/610 delivers the classic Putnam 610 tube console sound in a portable, roadworthy chassis that lets you use it in the control room, live room, or for remote recording. The Solo/610 mic preamp will flatter any microphone or instrument with its signature sound. Thanks to its convenient desktop form factor, the SOLO/610 can be conveniently used anywhere.

 The Universal Audio SOLO/610 in one take:

  • 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

The versatile SOLO/610 has both mic and instrument inputs, gain and level controls which offer the ability to dial in a wide variety timbres, from clean to colored. The only area where the SOLO/610 departs from the original is a continuous gain control, allowing for more precise gain structuring, that doubles as input signal padding. The SOLO/610 has all the utilitarian functions you need for tracking, including 48V Phantom Power, lo-cut filter, phase reverse, and dual-impedance selection for mic and DI inputs. The SOLO/610 includes essential DI features like Thru use in conjunction with an amplifier, plus Ground Lift and a versatile Mic/Line level output switch.

Functional with character on demand, the SOLO/610 retains the character of the 610 custom console at a price any serious project studio can afford. For more information, call or chat online with your Westlake Pro sales consultant today.

Additional information

Weight 12 lbs
Dimensions 20 x 11 x 10 in
Phantom Power



5.75 x 14 x 5


9 lbs.

Rack Spaces



1 x XLR, 1 x 1/4" (DI Thru)

Channel Count



1 x XLR (Mic), 1 x 1/4" (Hi-Z)


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