The Universal Audio 6176 is a single-channel tube channel strip comprised of the classic 610 Microphone Preamp and legendary 1176 Compressor.

With its tremendously flexible tone, function and ultra-quiet operation, the 6176 is the perfect analog front-end for digital audio recording.

Tone Quality
Classic sound of the legendary 610 modular console
Class-A Circuitry
Ultra quiet operation with microphone, balanced line and Hi-Z inputs
Independent Channel Functionality
Join/Split switch allows for complete independent operation of each unit
Classic 1176LN compression
Shelving EQ's
Stepped high and low frequency filters
Power Supply
Internal switching power supply

Number of Channels Single
Inputs 1 x XLR Microphone In
1 x XLR Line In
1 x 1/4" TS phone Instrument In
1 x XLR Compressor In
Outputs 1 x XLR Line Out
1 x XLR Compressor Out
Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz (+0, -1dB)
Noise Preamp: SNR > 90dB @ maximum gain
Compressor: SNR > 75dB
Gain Range 65dB (500 Ohm input impedance)
Maximum Output +20dBm
Input Impedance 500 ohms or 2K ohms
Phantom Power +48V
Threshold Range Not specified by manufacturer
Ratio 1:1
"All Button" mode
Attack Time 20 to 800 mS, adjustable
Release Time 50 mS to 1.1 Sec, adjustable
Slope Not specified by manufacturer
Sidechain No
Filter Type Low and high shelf
Frequency Bands HF Shelf: 4.5, 7 and 10kHz
LF Shelf: 70, 100 and 200Hz
Bandwidth Not applicable
Range (Boost/Cut) 1.5, 3, 4.5, 6, 9dB, switchable boost/cut
Light Indication  
Threshold Range Not applicable
Ratio Not applicable
Attack Time Not applicable
Dimensions (WxDxH) 2U, 19" rack
Weight 12 lbs
Specialties A center section toggle switch labeled JOIN/SPLIT allows separate use of the 610B preamp and the 1176LN limiter
Two 6176s can be ganged together for stereo operation using the optional 1176-SA kit

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