Universal Audio 1176LN Solid State Limiting Amplifier

  • Item # 1007440
  • Model # 1176LN
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The original Universal Audio 1176LN designed by Bill Putnam was a major breakthrough in limiter technology-the first true peak limiter with all-transistor circuitry offering superior performance and a… Learn More


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The classic studio limiter!

Still the first-call choice of professionals for tracking vocals, guitar, and drums. Give your music the punch and character it deserves with a Universal Audio 1176LN.


  • True to the original in design, manufacture, and performance
  • Modeled after 1176LN blackface, D and E revisions
  • F.E.T. gain reduction
  • Pushbutton selection of compression ratios: 4:1, 8:1, 12:1, 20:1
  • Ultrafast attack time”20 microseconds to 800 microseconds
  • Adjustable release time”50 milliseconds to 1.1 second
  • Class A line level output amplifier
  • Custom-built Putnam-designed output transformer
  • Stereo interconnect operation
  • Contemporary styling and eye-pleasing industrial design

Technical Specification

Universal Audio 1176LN Solid State Limiting Amplifier

  • 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: ±1dB 20Hz-20kHz
  • Gain: 50dB
  • Distortion: Less than 0.5% total harmonic distortion from 50Hz-15kHz with limiting
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: Greater than 70dB at +10dBm
  • Attack time: 20 microseconds to 800 microseconds
  • Release time: 50 milliseconds to 1.1 seconds
  • Threshold vs. output level:
  • Compression ratio: 20:1; input level at +/-2dB: -25dBm; relative output: 13dBm
  • Compression ratio: 12:1; input level at +/-2dB: -26dBm; relative output: 12dBm
  • Compression ratio: 8:1; input level at +/-2dB: -27dBm; relative output: 11dBm
  • Compression ratio: 4:1; input level at +/-2dB: -32dBm; relative output: 6dBm
  • Stereo interconnection: via 1176 SA Network accessory
  • Power requirements: 120/240V
  • Environmental: Maximum operating temperature 160 F
  • Dimensions: 19"W x 3-1/2"H (2RU)