Universal Audio 1176LN - Dynamics Processor

Universal Audio 1176LN - Dynamics Processor

Universal Audio 1176LN - Dynamics Processor

B&H # UN1176LN MFR # 1176LN
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Product Highlights

  • Limiting Amplifier
  • Blackface Revision D and E
  • Stereo Interconnect Operation
  • Class A Output

This item is noncancelable and nonreturnable.

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Universal Audio 1176 Overview

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The original Universal Audio 1176 limiting amplifier designed by Bill Putnam was a major breakthrough in limiter technology. It was the first true peak limiter with all transistor circuitry, offering superior performance and a signature sound. Evolved from the popular Universal Audio 175 and 176 vacuum tube limiters, the original retained the proven qualities of these industry leaders and set the standard for all limiters to follow.

The 1176LN is a recreation of the original classic. And while it would have been possible (and much simpler) to modernize and "improve" on the original, every effort was made to remain faithful to Putnam's design and intentions. Modeled after the D and E revisions, each 1176LN is hand-wired and thoroughly tested, allowing the limiter to reproduce all the nuance of the original, while delivering its trademark sound.

Recreation of Bill Putnam's analog limiting amplifier, modeled after the 1176LN Blackface model, D and E revisions
True to the original in design, manufacturing and performance
Ultra fast attack time
Class A line level output amplifier
Custom built Putnam-designed output transformer
UPC: 819937000010
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Universal Audio 1176LN - Dynamics Processor
  • AC Power Cable
  • One (1) Year Warranty
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    Universal Audio 1176 Specs

    Function Limiting Amplifier
    Number of Channels One
    Inputs 1 x XLR
    Jones Barrier terminal
    Outputs 1 x XLR
    Jones Barrier terminal
    Maximum Input Level Not specified by manufacturer
    Compression Threshold Program Dependent
    Compression Ratio 4:1, 8:1, 12:1, 20:1
    Extreme limiting when all four front panel switches are engaged
    Attack Time 20µSec to 800µSec
    Release Time 50mSec to 1.1Sec
    Gate Threshold Not Applicable
    Gate Rate Not Applicable
    Maximum Output Level Not specified by manufacturer
    Make-up Gain 50dB
    Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz, +/-1.0dB
    Dynamic Range Not specified by manufacturer
    Noise SNR: Greater than 70dB at +10dBm
    Power Requirements 115/230V
    Dimensions 19 x 12.25 x 3.5" (483 x 311 x 89mm)
    Weight 11 lbs (5kg)
    Specialties Optional 1176SA allows two 1176s to be ganged for stereo operation
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    Package Weight 12.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22.6 x 13.0 x 8.7"

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