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by D. Jounou (6/25/2014):

Good product, but has different sound to the original. ... Read more

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Overview

2-1176 Twin Vintage Limiting Amplifier

Two Stereo Matched Channels of Classic 1176LN-Style FET Compression in a Single Unit

The 2-1176 features two channels of the Class A circuitry, custom designed output transformers, and FET-type gain reduction from the original 1176LN — all stereo matched for improved stereo imaging. The unique sound and stereo capabilities of the 2-1176 have beckoned a wide range of artists and engineers — from Norah Jones with Jay Newland to Helmet with Charlie Clouser — to call on its services while recording their albums. With switchable options of “Link” mode for stereo compression, or “Dual” mono mode, the 2-1176 offers twice the character and twice the features of the original in one unit. Includes the classic “All” buttons mode.

  • Two stereo-matched channels of classic 1176LN-Style FET compression
  • Switchable “Link” stereo or “Dual” mono operation
  • Totally independent Compression and Gain controls in “Dual” mono mode
  • Hand-built in USA; backed by 1-Year limited warranty
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Finally, a true stereo 1176! With over 2000 units already sold to date since the year 2000 re-birth of Universal Audio's 1176LN, it is clear the public's love affair with the legendary sound of the 1176 is still as passionate as ever.

The 2-1176 builds from the circuit design of UA's hugely successful 6176 Channel Strip and combines two 1176 channels from that unit — an uncompromising design, with all the same components — stereo matched to boot!


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  • Charlie Clouser

    (NIN, "Saw" Soundtracks)

    "It certainly is convenient having two 1176 compressors in a single box [with the 2-1176]."

    Jay Newland

    (Norah Jones)

    "[The 2-1176] is a 'go to' piece of gear. From subtle to slamming, it sounds great on so everything ... really fantastic"

    Michael Cooper

    (Mix Magazine)

    "The 2-1176 gets my highest recommendation."

    Michael Cooper

    (Mix Magazine)

    "The 'All' setting sounded incredible on drum mic overheads, producing hyper-ventilating Led Zeppelin-style tracks."

    Darwin Grosse

    (Recording Magazine)

    "It [the 2-1176] is a serious player in the high-end compressor game ... it quickly became a favorite in my studio."

  • Darwin Grosse

    (Recording Magazine)

    "The UA 2-1176 is a work of classic industrial art."

    George Shilling

    (Resolution Magazine)

    "[The 2-1176] is a beautiful unit, a true classic, solidly built, and sure to become a mainstay of studio setups."

    George Shilling

    (Resolution)

    "Our brand-new 2-1176 sounded identical to the vintage [1176] units, with the advantage of being a matched stereo pair"

    Charlie Clouser

    (NIN, Helmet)

    "Our brand-new 2-1176 sounded identical to the vintage [1176] units, with the advantage of being a matched stereo pair"

    Jason Blum

    (Remix Magazine)

    "On songs with 2 guitars ... left & right, the 2-1176 pulls them out but somehow connects them together in a very cool way."

  • Jay Newland

    (Etta James, Norah Jones)

    "The 2-1176 was used on every song on Norah’s [Jones] new record; recording and mixing."

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    by D. Jounou (Wednesday 22 June, 2011)

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    Possibly a MKII version for this one is in order or...
    by G. Brandt (Tuesday 5 March, 2013)

    I like this limiter but a different animal. Would love to have the early blue face limiter copied exactly in a stereo form. The Blue face with the low noise mod switchable on&off. Dean Jensen designed that particular mod which was not a Putnam Sr. piece of work, as I remember anyway, therefor the … Read More

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    Dual 1176 Limiting Amplifier
    by W. Eby (Wednesday 6 February, 2013)

    I have used a vintage 1176 unit for many years in the broadcast industry and loved it. When I saw that the new Universal Audio had come out with a new dual unit I just had to have one. I purchased it way back in 2006 and have been using it for a number of years as a replacement for the origional 11 … Read More

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    by R. Brand (Thursday 31 May, 2012)

    This is my second 2-1176 and I love this unit ! I also own a 6176 channel strip and can't wait to get another. I highly recommend it ! … Read More

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    by J. Biasini (Monday 7 May, 2012)

    A Great investment. Very easy to get great sound out of this unit. I bought this to use to compress tracks on the way in to my DAW. Gave a really full bodied aggressive yet smooth character to vocals and made drum room busses just roar with attitude. When used in conjunction with either the UA 610 p … Read More


Features & Specs

2-1176 Twin Vintage Limiting Amplifier

Features:
  • Two stereo-matched channels of classic 1176LN-Style FET compression
  • Switchable “Link” stereo or “Dual” mono operation
  • Totally independent Compression and Gain controls in “Dual” mono modeIncludes classic “All” buttons mode
  • Ultra-fast attack time — 20 microseconds to 800microseconds
  • 50 milliseconds to 1.1 seconds for release
  • Rack space convenience of two 1176s in a 2U rack design
  • Hand-built in USA; backed by 1-year limited warranty

Technical Specifications:

Input Impedance

Selectable, 15k W or 600 W

Output Load Impedance
600 ohms, floating,

External Connections
XLR connectors

Frequency Response
±1 dB 20 Hz to 20kHz

Gain
40 dB, ± 1dB

Distortion
Less than 0.5% total harmonic distortion from 50 Hz to 15 kHz with limiting, at 1.1 seconds release setting. Output of +20 dBm with no greater than 0.5% T.H.D.

Signal to Noise Ratio
Greater than 85 dB

Attack Time
20 microseconds to 800 microseconds

Release Time
50 milliseconds to 1.1 seconds

Threshold vs Output Level
Compression Ratio
Input Level
at ±2 dB
Relative Output
20:1 
-25 dBm
+13 dBm
12:1 
-26 dBm
+12 dBm
8:1 
-27 dBm
+11 dBm
4:1 
-32 dBm
+6 dBm

Stereo Interconnection
Chan. A Attack and Release links to Chan. B via LINK mode

Meter
dB gain reduction and dB output

Power Requirements
120/240 V

Dimensions
19" Rackmount chassis, 2U

Weight (unboxed)
9.6 lbs.

Docs

UA 2011 Product Catalog.pdf

2-1176 Manual.pdf