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Universal Audio 1176LN Solid State Limiting Amplifier
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      Universal Audio 1176LN Solid State Limiting Amplifier (182110)
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The classic studio limiter!

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, Universal Audio made every effort to remain faithful to Putnam's design and intentions. Carefully trained staff hand-wire and test each unit to uncompromising standards. This version of the 1176LN captures all the nuance of the original through obsessive attention to detail and delivers that trademark sound. Demand the original. Accept no copies.

Universal Audio 1176LN Solid State Limiting Amplifier Features:

  • True to the original in design, manufacture, 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
    Ultrafast 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


Universal Audio 1176LN Solid State Limiting Amplifier Specifications:

  • 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: ±1dB 20Hz-20kHz
    Gain: 50dB
    Distortion: Less than 0.5% total harmonic distortion from 50Hz-15kHz with limiting
    Signal-to-noise ratio: Greater than 70dB at +10dBm
    Attack time: 20 microseconds to 800 microseconds
    Release time: 50 milliseconds to 1.1 seconds
    Threshold vs. output level:
    Compression ratio: 20:1; input level at +/-2dB: -25dBm; relative output: 13dBm
    Compression ratio: 12:1; input level at +/-2dB: -26dBm; relative output: 12dBm
    Compression ratio: 8:1; input level at +/-2dB: -27dBm; relative output: 11dBm
    Compression ratio: 4:1; input level at +/-2dB: -32dBm; relative output: 6dBm

    Stereo interconnection: via 1176 SA Network accessory
    Power requirements: 120/240V
    Environmental: Maximum operating temperature 160° F
    Dimensions: 19"W x 3-1/2"H (2RU)


Universal Audio 1176LN Solid State Limiting Amplifier

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  • Accidental damage protection (new gear only)
  • Expedited Repair
  • Free Shipping (for returns or repairs)
  • 100% Coverage for Commercial Use
  • Extended Return Period
  • Extended Price Protection
  • No Lemon Guarantee
  • Free Transfer of Coverage to a new owner
  • Repair Costs Covered for up to 3 years from date of purchase
  • Repairs Can Be Authorized Toll-Free by Phone or the via the web
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    As reviewed by zarcon studios on 1/11/2007

    I've put the money down and I'D pay more! that low price gear blows. spent too much money on trash equipment till the light. Pro gear = pro sound. get with the flow. I've bought it, use it everyday(almost). The old school now. make the sound and every sound better. I use a digital recorder ...uh!! The better gear the nicer feel'n sound! I love me duel 610's w/ eq , they helps make the sound, sound like sound in a good way. I'm getting a second for stereo!! but what about quad! love it!!

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