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Universal Audio 2-1176 Twin Vintage Limiting Amplifier

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The 1176LN was the compressor that shaped the sound of rock guitar and drums in the '70s and continues to do so to this day. Go to any world-class studio”if you don't see an 1176 or two in the rack, i... Click To Read More About This Product

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The 1176LN was the compressor that shaped the sound of rock guitar and drums in the '70s and continues to do so to this day. Go to any world-class studio”if you don't see an 1176 or two in the rack, it's because they haven't finished building the studio. And now, thanks to the 2-1176, you can have two of this studio-proven workhorse in one unit. Now you can have the big New York studio drum sound that only comes from strapping an 1176 across your stereo buss.

The 2-1176 builds from the circuit design of UA's hugely successful 6176 Channel Strip and combines two 1176 channels from that unit-- an uncompromising design, with all the same components- stereo matched to boot!

The 2-1176 once again puts that sound into your rack but with twice the tone, twice the character and twice the compression-- at an unbelievable price, and half the space. As you would expect from UA, it also retains all the features and trademark sound of its ancestor, and switches easily between dual mono and stereo link. And yes, it does all-button

All-button mode or "British mode":
For those that don't know, back in the glory days of gonzo recording, an adventurous engineer wanted to know what would happen if you pressed all four compression ratio buttons in at the same time. It was discovered that with all four buttons pressed in, the 1176 made drums jump out of the speakers, and became a much used staple of hard rock drum recording.

With thousands of units already sold since the year 2000 re-birth of Universal Audio's 1176LN, it is clear the public's love affair with the legendary sound of the 1176 is still as passionate as ever.


Sound and Features of the Original 1176LN
Classic Custom 1176LN Output Transformers
Stereo or Dual Mono Operation
Totally Independent Compression and Gain Controls in Dual Mono Mode
Matched FETs and Output Transformers
Rack Space Convenience of Two 1176s in a 2U Rack Design
Input Impedance: Selectable, 15k W or 600 W
Output Load Impedance: 600 ohms, floating
External Connections: XLR connectors
Frequency Response: ± 1 dB 20 Hz to 20kHz
Gain: 40 dB, +/- 1dB
Distortion: Less than 0.5% T.H.D. from 50 Hz to 15kHz with limiting, at 1.1 seconds release setting. Output of +20 dBm with no greater than 0.5% T.H.D.
Signal to Noise Ratio: Greater than 85 dB
Attack Time: 20 microseconds to 800 microseconds
Release Time: 50 milliseconds to 1.1 seconds

Threshold vs Output Level
Compression Ratio/Input Level at ±2 dB/Relative Output
20:1/-25 dBm/+13 dBm
12:1/-26 dBm/+12 dBm
8:1/-27 dBm/+11 dBm
4:1/-32 dBm/+6 dBm

Stereo Interconnection: Chan. A Attack and Release links to Chan. B via LINK mode
Meter: dB gain reduction and dB output
Power Requirements: 120/240 V
Dimensions: 19" Rackmount chassis, 2U
Weight: 9.6 lbs.
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Manufacturer's Warranty
One year parts and labor warranty on all U.A. products and Kind of Loud products.

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drums/ buss dynamo

By marcus

from burbank

overheads for crazy good cymbals. if you're rich, buy another one and slave the snare(ch 2) off the kick for that LED ZEPPELIN indestructable drums in 4 tracks sound. sell your mother!

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