Universal Audio 1176LN Classic Limiting Amplifier


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Dale #:UNAU-1176LN

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  • The 1176LN Classic Limiting Amplifier is a modern reproduction, yet 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 — the first true peak limiter with all transistor circuitry offering superior performance with a signature sound — and set 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.


    • 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
    Weight (unboxed) 11 lbs.
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