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Universal Audio 1176LN 1 Channel Limiter


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Evolved from the popular Universal Audio 175 and 176 vacuum tube limiters, the universal Audio 1176LN retained the proven qualities of these industry leaders, and set the standard for all limiters to follow.

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.

Today, the 1176LN is new again. While it certainly would have been possible and much simpler to modernize and "improve" the 1176LN, every effort was made to remain faithful to Putnam’s design and intentions. Carefully trained staff hand-wire and test each unit until it meets Universal's uncompromising standards.

This Universal Audio Classic 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.  

"For my past two albums I've had the UA 1176 in my vocal chain and now it's a mainstay. I know every studio performance I give is going to be intimate and authentic... I know my listeners are getting the best vocal quality possible." - Jason Mraz (Singer/ Songwriter/ Musician)  

“I used the 1176 Limiting Amplifier, which I’ve had for many years and used on Jason’s [Mraz] last album as well - almost exclusively for his lead vocals.” - Tony Maserati (Beyonce, Jason Mraz)

  • True to the original in design, manufacturing 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
  • Ultra fast 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

Get your Universal Audio 1176LN 1 Channel Limiter today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • 1176LN 1 Channel Limiter
  • Power Cable
  • Owner's Manual


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Model 1176LN Limiter
Gain 50 dB
Special Features Custom built Putnam-designed output transformer
Signal to Noise Ratio Greater than 70 dB at +10 dBm
Power Requirements 120/240 V
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20kHz
Distortion Less than 0.5% total harmonic distortion from 50 Hz to 15 kHz with limiting
Connections XLR & Jones Barrier terminals
Weight 11 lbs.
Impedance 600 Ohms
Rack Spaces 2 Space
Rackmountable Yes
Power Class Class A line level output amplifier
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