Universal Audio 1176LN Limiting Class A Line Level Amplifier with All Transistor Circuitry
Classic And Timeless Limiter!
Universal Audio's 1176LN set the lead among limiters many years ago, and it still is one of the most widely used - and highly respected - limiters in pro audio! This is a revamped, updated version of the original 1176LN that retains all the unique qualities that made it a must have! Features include pushbutton selection of compression ratios, 4:1 8:1, 12:1, 20:1; ultra-fast attack time - 20 microseconds to 800 microseconds; adjustable release time - 50 milliseconds to 1.1 second; and a Class A line-level output amplifier.
The original Universal Audio 1176LN designed by Bill Putnam was a major breakthrough in limiter technology - 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 1176LN retained the proven qualities of these industry leaders, and set the standard for all limiters to follow.
Today, the 1176LN is new again. While it certainly would have been possible - and much simpler - to modernize and "improve" the 1176LN, every effort was made to remain faithful to Putnam's design and intentions. Carefully trained staff hand-wire and test each unit until it meets 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.
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* True to the original in design, manufacturing and performance
* Modeled after 1176LN, blackface, D and E revisions
* F.E.T. gain reduction
* Pushbutton selection of compression ratios, 4:1 8:1, 12:1, 20:1
* Ultra-fast attack time - 20 microseconds to 800 microseconds
* Adjustable release time - 50 milliseconds to 1.1 second
* Class A line-level output amplifier
* Custom-built Putnam-designed output transformer
* Stereo interconnect operation
* Contemporary styling and eye-pleasing industrial design
Analog Inputs XLR, Jones Barrier
Analog Outputs XLR, Jones Barrier
Circuit Solid State
Digital Inputs None
Digital Outputs None
Dimensions 19 x 3.5 x??
Freq. Response 20 Hz to 20kHz
Linkable Yes, with optional adapter
MIDI I/O NA
Notes Faithful Recreation of Original 1176
Power Supply Internal
Rack Height 2U
Total Channels 1
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