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UA Universal Audio 6176 Vintage 610B Tube Preamp 1176LN Limiting Amplifier Channel Strip
UA Universal Audio 6176 Front
UA Universal Audio 6176 Rear
Universal Audio 6176 Vintage Channel Strip
UA Universal Audio 6176 Rear

Universal Audio 6176 Vintage Channel Strip

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Universal Audio 6176 Vintage Channel Strip
The 6176 Vintage Channel Strip combines the alluring, all-tube sounds of the legendary Bill Putnam-designed 610 microphone preamp, with the signature FET compression of our 1176LN, to create the ultimate recording channel strip.

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- Record through the all-tube mic preamp derived from legendary Bill Putnam-designed 610 modular console
- Compress signals with the 1176LN Class A FET compressor section — heard on countless hit records for more than 40 years
- Use the "Split" or "Join" switch for separate or series operation of the preamp and compressor
- Shape your tracks through vintage UA, "handmade in the USA," circuits

Two Classics in One

Thanks to its straightforward controls and hallmark sound, the 6176 is the signal path of choice for engineering heavyweights like Vance Powell and Joe Chiccarelli, plus artists including Chris Martin of Coldplay, Norah Jones, Wyclef Jean, and James Mercer of The Shins. The ability to “Split” or “Join” the preamp and the compressor sections via a simple switch gives the 6176 added flexibility. This is truly UA’s premier channel strip, and among the world’s finest.

The 610B — A World Renowned Mic Preamp

The 2-610 microphone and instrument preamplifier has received praise from many corners. Michael Cooper, in his review for Mix Magazine, called it "hands-down, the most dimensional mic preamp I've ever heard". Peter Wade, engineer/producer who has worked with acts ranging from Wyclef Jean to Jennifer Lopez, said simply, "This box rocks." The 6176 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.

The 1176LN — A Compressor with Tone

As legendary engineer/producer Andy Johns put it, "The 1176LN is the workhorse compressor." In fact, the 1176LN may well be the most loved compressor in history. Its trademark lightning-quick attack and release times and the tone of it's Class A output amplifier have enhanced countless recordings over the last thirty-five years. We've recreated the 1176LN for the compressor section of the 6176 with the same exacting, attention to detail and tradition we use on our 1176LN. The resulting character, heritage and tone simply cannot be found on other channel strips.
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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