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MAX Preamp & Dual Compressor | UAFX Pedals

Universal Audio

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The Universal Audio UAFX Max preamp & dual compressor brings the sound of iconic studio gear to your pedalboard. Modeled after UA's acclaimed 1176 and LA-2A compressors as well as their 610 tube preamp, the Max preamp & dual compressor lets you craft complex compression and add warm tube tone. Tap into the tone-sculpting abilities of studio legends with the turn of a knob.

Authentic Compressor Emulations for a Myriad of Dynamics Styles

The Max preamp & dual compressor gives you the FET compression of the 1176, known for adding sustain and fullness to guitar tracks, as well as the optical compression of the LA-2A which provides subtler, warmer compression. You can also engage the classic Dyna Comp circuit for its signature gritty and funky compression. With the ability to stack multiple compressors, you open up a world of tonal possibilities.

Add Legendary Tube Warmth With the 610 Preamp Emulation

In addition to the compressor emulations, the Max preamp & dual compressor provides a full emulation of UA's 610 tube preamp. Engaging the preamp adds rich harmonic detail and warmth, letting you craft tones ranging from subtle enhancement to pushed overdrive.

Refine Your Tone With the UAFX Control App

Connect the Max preamp & dual compressor to your mobile device via USB-C to use the UAFX Control app. The app lets you adjust preamp EQ, set compression ratios beyond the original units, configure footswitches and add a sidechain bass filter for low end control. Make the Max preamp & dual compressor your own with a custom-tailored set of parameters.

High-Quality Components for Silent, Low-Noise Operation

The Max preamp & dual compressor features premium components like buffered bypass switching for silent on/off, allowing you to engage effects without unwanted pops or clicks. Stereo ins and outs give you flexibility in routing options. A 400mA power supply (not included) provides clean power for low noise performance.

Universal Audio UAFX Max Preamp & Dual Compressor Effects Pedal White
Universal Audio UAFX Max Preamp & Dual Compressor Effects Pedal White
Universal Audio UAFX Max Preamp & Dual Compressor Effects Pedal White

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  • The most authentic emulations of classic UA 1176, Teletronix LA-2A, and classic Dyna Comp compressors, in a single pedal
  • Full emulation of UA's legendary 610 tube preamp and EQ
  • Stack and layer any combination of compressors
  • Tweak preamp EQ settings, configure footswitches, add a sidechain bass filter, and more with the UAFX Control app
  • Silent switching, buffered bypass, stereo operation

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  • Power requirements: Isolated 9VDC, center-negative, 400 mA minimum (sold separately)
  • Inputs: 2 x 1/4" TS
  • Outputs: 2 x 1/4" TS
  • USB Type-C for updates via computer
  • Height: 2.56” (6.5 cm)
  • Width: 3.62” (9.2 cm)
  • Depth: 5.55” (14.1 cm)
  • Weight: 1.24 lb. (0.567 kg)
  • collapse expand iconWarranty

    One year parts and labor warranty on all U.A. products and Kind of Loud products.

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