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Universal Audio 1176LN Classic Limiting Amplifier

The 1176LN from Universal Audio is a State Of the Art FET Compressor, true to the original. Put it on a vocal and it'll punch through a mix. Clamp up some drums, smooth out a bass, this compressor is truly universal.  The 1176LN Classic Limiting Amplifier is a modern reproduction, yet every effort was made to remain faithful to UA founder Bill Putnam Sr.'s visionary design and intentions.

    • Universal Audio 1176LN PRODUCT FEATURES:

      The original UA 1176LN was a major breakthrough in limiter technology - the first true peak limiter with all transistor circuitry offering superior performance with a signature sound - and set the standard for all limiters to follow. The ultra-fast attack time and trademark sound have lured legendary artists and studio moguls alike to the 1176LN - Peter Frampton, Joe Satriani, Joe Chiccarelli, Vance Powell, and Mike Elizondo are just a few names on a list that's continued to grow, for nearly 50 years.  Carefully trained staff hand-wire and test each unit until it meets our uncompromising standards. This Universal Audio Classic version of the 1176LN captures all the nuance of the original through obsessive attention to detail and delivers that trademark sound. Demand the original. Accept no copies.

      * FET-Style Compressor with Class A Output & Custom Transformers
      * True to the original 1176 in design, manufacturing and performance
      * Class A line level output amplifier
      * Custom built Putnam-designed output transformer
      * Modeled after 1176LN, blackface, D and E revisions
      * Ultra fast attack time - 20 microseconds to 800 microseconds
      * Stereo interconnect operation
      * Hand-built in USA; backed by 1-Year limited warranty
    • Universal Audio 1176LN TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

      Input Impedance
      600 ohms, bridges-T control (floating)

      Output Load Impedance
      600 ohms, floating, damping factor 20

      External Connections
      Jones Barrier terminals and XLR connectors

      Frequency Response
      ± 1 dB 20 Hz to 20kHz

      50 dB

      Less than 0.5% total harmonic distortion from 50 Hz to 15 kHz with limiting

      Signal to Noise Ratio
      Greater than 70 dB at +10 dBm

      Attack Time
      20 microseconds to 800 microseconds, plus "Slo" 10 ms mode

      Release Time
      50 milliseconds to 1.1 seconds

      Stereo Interconnection
      via 1176 SA Network accessory

      dB gain reduction and dB output

      Power Requirements
      120/240 V

      Maximum operating temperature 160°F

      19" Rackmount chassis, 2U

      Weight (unboxed)
      11 lbs.
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