Universal Audio 1176LN Classic Limiting Amplifier

£1,529.00 RRP £2,149.00 (including VAT @ 20%)

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Universal Audio 1176LN Classic Limiting Amplifier


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

Product Ref: 9209

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Today, the 1176LN is new again. While it certainly would have been possible and much simpler to modernise 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 the uncompromising Universal Audio 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.

Press Reviews

"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 going to get the best vocal quality possible."

- Jason Mraz

"UA's new 1176LN sounds exactly like th eones I've used on every record I've done over thelast 30 years."

- Andy Johns (Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones)

"The Universal Audio reincarnation of the 1176 is every bit as good as the original.

- Hugh Robjohns, Sound on Sound

Features and Specifications

To view further information about the Universal Audio 1176LN, please download the product manual from the link below.

  • 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
  • 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
  • Maximum Operating Temperature: 160°F
  • Dimensions: 19" Rackmount chassis, 2U
  • Weight (unboxed): 11 lbs.