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Universal Audio 6176 Vintage Channel Strip
Universal Audio 6176 Vintage Channel Strip

Universal Audio 6176 Vintage Channel Strip

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SoundPro Item: 70862
MPN: 6176
MSRP: $3,624.00
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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 Universal Audio's 1176LN, to create the ultimate recording channel strip.

The warm, smooth tones of this mic preamp design — employed to record everyone from Frank Sinatra to Van Halen — and the unique characteristics of the compressor, are two major reasons why the 6176 is found in studios around the world.

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.

Universal Audio 6176 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 40 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
  • Hand-built in USA; backed by 1-Year limited warranty
  • 6176 Vintage Channel Strip1
  • Preamp
    • Microphone Input Impedance: Selectable, 500 O(ohms) or 2k
    • Balanced Line Input Impedance: 20k O
    • Hi-Z Input Impedance: Selectable between 2.2 M O or 47 k O
    • Maximum Microphone Input Level: +18 dBu (2k input impedance and 15 dB Pad in)
    • Maximum Output Level: +20 dBm
    • Internal Output Impedance: 80 O
    • Recommended Minimum Load: 600 O
    • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz +0, -1 dB
    • Maximum Gain: 65 dB (500 O input impedance)
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio > 90 dB (@ maximum gain)
  • Limiting Amplifier
    • Input Impedance: Selectable, 15k O (ohms) or 600 O
    • Output Load: Impedance 600 O (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 microseconds
    • Release Time: Adjustable, from 50 milliseconds to 1.1 seconds
    • Stereo Interconnection: Optional, using 1176SA stereo interconnect accessory
  • Tube Complement (1) 12AX7A, (1) 12AT7A
  • Power Requirements 115V/230V
  • Power Connector Detachable IEC power cable.
  • Fuse 400 mA time delay (slow blow) / 115 V200 mA time delay (slow blow) / 230 V
  • Power Indicator Light 28 V bulb (type 1819)
  • Dimensions 9" W x 3.5" H x 12.25" D (two rack unit)
  • Weight 12 lbs

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