1176LN Classic Limiting Amplifier
Legendary FET compression with tone and attitude — true to the original.
Now You Can:
- Track and mix with the legendary FET-Style Compressor with custom-made class A output transformers
- Record your tracks through vintage UA, "handmade in the USA," circuits
- Harness ultra-fast attack time on bass, guitars, vocals and more
- Add color, character, and vibe to signals without using compression
- Tech Specs
Get Legendary Studio Tones from your Tube Amp — Anywhere, at Any Volume.
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.
|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|
|Distortion||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|
|Release Time||50 milliseconds to 1.1 seconds|
|Stereo Interconnection||via 1176 SA Network accessory|
|Meter||dB gain reduction and dB output|
|Power Requirements||120/240 V|
|Environmental||Maximum operating temperature 160°F|
- 19" Rackmount chassis, 2U
- 11 lbs.