Universal Audio

Universal Audio 1176-LN

Classic Limiting Amplifier

Order Code: 1176LN
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Our Price: $3,699.00

Old school meets new school? Not quite. Carefully trained staff hand-wire and test each unit until it meets Universal Audio's uncompromising standards, making 1176LN true to the original.

A worthy addition to any studio, every effort was made to remain faithful to UA founder Bill Putnam Sr.'s visionary design and intentions. The original UA 1176LN was a major breakthrough in limiter technology, being the first true peak limiter with all transistor circuitry offering superior performance with a signature sound, setting the standard for all limiters to follow.

The ultra-fast attack time and trademark sound have lured legendary artists and studio moguls alike to the 1176LN - Peter Frampton, Joe Satriani, Joe Chiccarelli, Vance Powell, and Mike Elizondo are just a few names on a list that’s continued to grow, for nearly 50 years.

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Features:

  • True to the original in design, manufacturing and performance
  • Modeled after 1176LN, blackface, D and E revisions
  • Ultra fast attack time -20 microseconds to 800 microseconds
  • Class A line level output amplifier
  • Custom built Putnam-designed output transformer
  • Stereo interconnect operation
  • Hand-built in USA; backed by 1-year limited warranty
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

Gain
50 dB

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

Dimensions
19" Rackmount chassis, 2U