Klark Teknik 76-KT Single-Channel FET-Style Compressor

Klark Teknik 76-KT Single-Channel FET-Style Compressor

Klark Teknik 76-KT Single-Channel FET-Style Compressor

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Klark Teknik 76-KT Single-Channel FET-Style Compressor

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Product Highlights

  • For Studio or Live Use
  • Single-Channel, FET-Style Compressor
  • Modeled on Classic 1176 Hardware
  • Adjustable Attack & Release Times
  • 4 Selectable Ratios & All Button Mode
  • Input Knob Affects Gain Reduction
  • Meter for Level or Gain Reduction
  • MIDAS Input & Output Transformers
  • XLR & 1/4" TRS I/O
  • 2 RU Rackmount Chassis
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Klark Teknik 76-KT overview

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The Klark Teknik 76-KT is a single-channel, FET-style compressor closely modeled on the 1176LN, particularly the original D and E versions of this well-regarded dynamics processor. It features four selectable ratios, adjustable attack and release times, and dedicated input and output level controls. Since the threshold is essentially fixed, raising or lowering the input gain changes the amount of gain reduction.

The 76-KT offers attack times from 25 to 760 microseconds, a release time range of 80 to 670 milliseconds, and selectable push-button ratios of 4:1, 8:1, 12:1, and 20:1. Also, the definitive all-button mode—known for a characteristic smashing effect—is readily available for crushing drum rooms, bass, and more.

Differentiating this version from vintage 1176s are custom-engineered MIDAS input and output transformers, which contribute to a pristine, discrete signal path. A vintage-style VU meter is provided, giving you the option to view gain reduction or output level. The 76-KT utilizes XLR and 1/4" TRS inputs and outputs to accommodate a variety of equipment configurations. It occupies 2 RU in a standard 19" equipment rack.

Features at a Glance
  • Classic FET-style compressor modeled after iconic 1176LN (D and E Revisions)
  • Discrete signal path
  • Class-A, line-level output amplifier
  • Custom-built MIDAS input and output transformers
  • Dedicated buttons for compression ratios of 4:1, 8:1, 12:1, and 20:1
  • Fast attack times of 25 to 760 microseconds
  • Adjustable release times of 80 to 670 milliseconds
  • Vintage-style meter can display gain reduction or output
  • Transformer-balanced inputs and outputs on Neutrik XLR connectors
  • -20 dB pad on rear panel
  • Auto-ranging universal switch-mode power supply
  • Rugged 2 RU rackmount chassis for durability in portable applications
  • Designed and engineered in the United Kingdom


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Klark Teknik 76-KT Single-Channel FET-Style Compressor
  • IEC Power Cable
  • Limited 10-Year Warranty upon Online Registration within 90 Days
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    Klark Teknik 76-KT specs

    Function Compressor
    Number of Channels 1
    Inputs 1 x XLR 3-pin female
    1 x 1/4" TRS
    Outputs 1 x XLR 3-pin male
    1 x 1/4" TRS
    Maximum Input Level +30 dBu
    Compression Threshold Fixed
    Compression Ratio 4:1, 8:1, 12:1, 20:1
    Attack Time 25 to 760 Ás
    Release Time 80 to 670 ms
    Maximum Output Level +25 dBu
    Make-up Gain Output level control (decibel range not specified by manufacturer)
    Input Impedance > 600 Ohms
    Output Impedance 105 Ohms
    Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz (▒1 dB)
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) 80 dB at +4 dBu input
    THD + N 0.15% typical
    Power Requirements 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    Power Consumption 10 W
    Fuse T1AH 250 V
    Rack Height 2 RU
    Dimensions (W x D x H) 19.0 x 3.5 x 6.3" / 48.3 x 8.8 x 15.9 cm
    Weight 6.2 lb / 2.8 kg
    Specialties -20 dB pad
    Meter calibration pot
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    Package Weight 7.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.75 x 8.5 x 6.25"

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