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Retro Instruments 176 - Compressor/Limiter

£3,388.99 inc. vat
£2,824.16 ex. vat
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Retro Instruments 176 - Compressor/Limiter

The Retro Instruments 176 Limiting Amplifier is a re-imagining of the 1960’s outboard classic, the UA 176. Delivering the same great sound as the original, but with updated features to meet the needs of the modern studio, the 176 is a smooth, warm sounding limiting amp that lives up the mythos of its ancestor.

Retro Instruments 176 Features

  •  Authentic variable-mu tube design
  •  Precision Knob scales for easy recallability
  • Continuously variable attack and release time
  •  Four settings of compression ratio from soft compression to limiting (2:1, 4:1, 8:1, 12:1)
  • Wide-Range Sidechain Highpass Filter
  • Vocal Asymmetry Tool
  •  Hard-wire Bypass Switch
  •  Interstage Transformer Bypass Switch
  •  High Quality VU Meter switchable between Input, Output and Gain Reduction
  •  XLR input and output connections
  •  IEC power connector
  •  115/230V AC Mains
  •  Integral tube balance test
  •  Easy stereo strapping of two or more units
  •  Selected NOS tubes and components

Retro Instruments 176 Specifications

  • 20 dB of available gain reduction
  • Signal to noise ratio of greater than 76dB
  • Flat frequency response within 0.5dB from 20-20,000Hz
  • Harmonic Distortion of less than 1% from 0-15dB gain reduction