The 6176 Vintage Channel Strip combines a Classic Tube Microphone Preamp and 1176-Style Compressor in a single unit to deliver a versatile and powerful vintage channel strip. Producing warm and smooth tones via the Bill Putman designed 610 microphone preamp the 6176 Channel strip can be used for a range of applications and also features the iconic 1176LN FET compressor to deliver the renowned Universal Audio tone heard on many popular records from the last 30 years.
Combining the wonderful all-tube sounds of the legendary Bill Putnam-designed 610 microphone preamp with the signature FET compression of Universal Audios 1176LN the 6176 Vintage Channel Strip is a fantastic package of warm smooth tones in a great mic preamp design. Having been employed to record everyone from Frank Sinatra to Van Halen I the unique characteristics of the compressor have made this a preamp for professional studios. The 6176 boasts easy controls has become a choice amongst heavyweights like Vance Powell and Joe Chiccarelli artists including Chris Martin of Coldplay Norah Jones Wyclef Jean and James Mercer of The Shins. Use the simple switch to “Split” or “Join the preamp. 2-610 Microphone and Instrument Preamplifier This channel strip features the 2-610 microphone and instrument preamplifier called by Michael Cooper (Mix Magazine) “hands-down the most dimensional mic preamp Ive ever heard”. The engineer/producer Peter Wade who has worked with acts ranging from Wyclef Jean to Jennifer Lopez said simply “This box rocks.” The 6176s mic preamp sections maintains the quality and character of the 2-610 while adding high-tension power regulation for improved bass response and a front-panel 15db pad switch. Reviews “All the vocals on the Adele tracks I produced were recorded through the Universal Audio 6176 so you can credit Adeles bright and crystal-clear dulcet tones to the UA preamp and compressor.” Paul Epworth – Producer of the Year 2012 (Adele Foster the People) “If I could only have one piece of gear I would choose the 6176 hands down. I NEED it.” Matt Appleton – Foxy Shazam “The 6176 is my favorite for getting big warm tones from bowed cello and bass as well as clean guitar textures.” Charlie Clouser – NIN “Saw” Soundtracks Features All-tube mic preamp section derived from legendary Bill Putnam-designed 610 modular console Signature 1176LN Class A FET compressor section – heard on countless hit records for more than 30 years “Split” or “Join” switch allows separate or series operation of the preamp and compressor High and Low frequency shelving EQ Variable impedance Input Gain and Output levels Mic balanced Line and Hi-Z inputs Ultra-quiet operation Stereo interconnection via 1176-SA Specifications Preamp Microphone Input Impedance: Selectable 500 (ohms) or 2k Balanced Line Input Impedance: 20k Hi-Z Input Impedance: Selectable between 2.2 M or 47 k Maximum Microphone Input Level: +18 dBu (2k input impedance and 15 dB Pad in) Maximum Output Level: +20 dBm Internal Output Impedance: 80 Recommended Minimum Load: 600 Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz +0 -1 dB Maximum Gain: 65 dB (500 input impedance) Signal-to-Noise Ratio: > 90 dB (@ maximum gain) Limiting Amplifier Input Impedance: Selectable 15k (ohms) or 600 Output Load Impedance: 600 (floating) Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz ± 1 dB Gain: 40 dB ± 1 dB Distortion: > 0.5 T.H.D. from 50 Hz – 15 kHz with limiting at 1.1 seconds release setting. Output of +22 dBm with no greater than 0.5 T.H.D. Signal-to-Noise Ratio: > 75 dB Attack Time: Adjustable from 20 to 800 milliseconds Release Time: Adjustable from 50 milliseconds to 1.1 seconds Stereo Interconnection: Optional using 1176SA stereo interconnect accessory General Tube Complement: (1) 12AX7A (1) 12AT7A Power Requirements: 115V/230V Power Connector: Detachable IEC power cable. Fuse: 400 mA time delay (slow blow) / 115 V 200 mA time delay (slow blow) / 230 V Power Indicator Light: 28 V bulb (type 1819) Dimensions Width: 19″ Height: 3.5″ Depth: 12.25″ (Two Rack Unit) Weight: 5.44 Kg Universal Audio PA-DJ-and-Lighting PD9
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Universal Audio 6176 Vintage Channel Strip