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Universal Audio 6176 Vintage Channel Strip with Free Thunderbolt Satellite Octo

The UA 6176 is one of our favourite channel strips. It combines a Classic Tube UA 610 Microphone Preamp, some subtle EQ and an 1176-Style Compressor in a Single Unit.

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From the 1st July to 30th September the legendary 6176 channel strip now comes with a Universal Audio Thunderbolt Satellite DSP accelerator for FREE! (RRP $2099)

    • Universal Audio 6176 PRODUCT FEATURES:

      The 6176 Vintage Channel Strip combines the alluring, all-tube sounds of the legendary Bill Putnam-designed 610 microphone preamp, with the signature FET compression of our 1176LN, to create the ultimate recording channel strip.
      The warm, smooth tones of this mic preamp design - employed to record everyone from Frank Sinatra to Van Halen I - and the unique characteristics of the compressor, are two major reasons why the 6176 is found in studios around the world.

      * All-tube mic preamp section derived from legendary Bill Putnam-designed 610 modular console
      * Signature 1176LN Class A FET compressor section, as heard on countless hit records for more than 30 years
      * "Split" or "Join" switch allows separate or series operation of the preamp and compressor
      * High and Low frequency shelving EQ
      * Variable impedance Input, Gain, and Output levels
      * Mic, balanced Line, and Hi-Z inputs
      * Ultra-quiet operation
      * Stereo interconnection via 1176-SA
      * Hand-built in USA; backed by 1-Year limited warranty 
    • Universal Audio 6176 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:


      Preamplifier Section

      Microphone (Female XLR)
      Balanced Line (Female XLR)
      Unbalanced Line/Instrument (1/4" jack) (D.I.)

      Balanced Line (Male XLR) for use in "Split Mode"

      Compressor Section
      Balanced Line (Female XLR) for use in "Split Mode"

      Balanced Line (Male XLR)


      Preamplifier Section

      Input Select
      Microphone: 500 ohm, 2 kOhm
      Balanced Line
      Hi-Z instrument: 47 kOhm, 2.2 MOhm

      Variable Gain (Input Feedback Control)
      5 dB increments @ -10, -5, 0, +5, +10 dB

      Output Level Control

      HF Shelf EQ
      Switchable boost/cut: 1.5, 3, 4.5, 6, 9 dB
      Corner Frequency Select: 4.5 kHz, 7 kHz, 10 kHz

      LF Shelf EQ
      Switchable boost/cut: 1.5, 3, 4.5, 6, 9 dB
      Corner Frequency Select: 70 Hz, 100 Hz, 200 Hz

      -15dB Pad Switch
      Polarity Reverse Switch
      48 Volt Phantom Power Switch
      Join/Split Switch (for joint or independent compressor/preamplifier operation)

      Compressor Section
      Input Gain
      Output Gain

      Compression Ratio
      and "All Button" mode

      Meter Select
      Preamp Output
      Compressor Gain Reduction
      Compressor Output


      Input Impedance
      Microphone (selectable)
      - 500 ohms or 2K ohms
      Balanced Line - 3.8K ohms
      Hi-Z (selectable)
      -2.2 Meg ohms or 47K ohms

      Vacuum Tubes
      (1) 12AX7A and (1) 12AT7 per channel

      Power Requirements
      115/230 volts

      11.75 lbs.

      19" Rackmount chassis, 2U
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