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Universal Audio 6176 Channel Strip

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The Universal Audio 6176 Channel Strip gives you the classic sound of the legendary 610 Modular Console. Advances in digital recording technology are providing users with tremendous power and flexibility for increasingly less money. All too often, however, the audio quality of these systems is limited by their input stages. Many users who demand the power and flexibility of today's recording technology find themselves yearning for the warmth and tone of yesteryear's hand-built analog circuitry. Now with the release of the 6176, Universal Audio combines their highly acclaimed 610 tube microphone preamp with their legendary 1176LN compressor to create the ultimate single-channel signal path for everything from vocals to vibraphones.


  • Combines the acclaimed 610 tube mic pre with the legendary 1176
  • Variable-impedance input
  • Transparent compression
  • Outstanding value

6176 Channel Strip Specifications:

  • Audio inputs - mic pre section
  • Microphone: female XLR
  • Balanced line: female XLR
  • Unbalanced line/instrument: 1/4" jack on front panel
  • Audio inputs - compressor section
  • Balanced line: female XLR for use in Split Mode
  • Audio outputs - mic pre section
  • Balanced line: male XLR for use in Split Mode
  • Audio outputs - compressor section
  • Balanced line: male XLR
  • Front panel controls - pre-amp section
  • Impedance selector
  • Mic: selectable - 500 ohms or 2kOhms
  • Line: fixed - 13.8kOhms
  • Hi-Z: selectable, 2.2 Meg ohms or 47kOhms
  • HF Shelf EQ
  • Switchable boost/cut at 1.5, 3, 4.5, 6, and 9dB
  • Corner frequency select: 4.5kHz, 7kHz, 10kHz
  • LF Shelf EQ
  • Switchable boost/cut: 1.5, 3, 4.5, 6, and 9dB
  • Corner frequency select: 70Hz, 100Hz, 200Hz
  • Polarity Reverse Switch
  • 48-volt phantom power
  • Join/Split switch for joint or independent compressor/pre-amp operation
  • Front panel controls - compressor section
  • Input gain
  • Output gain
  • Attack
  • Release
  • Compression ratio: bypass, 1:1, 4:1, 8:1, 12:1, 20:1 and "All Button" mode
  • Meter Select: Pre-amp output, compressor gain reduction, and compressor output
  • Additional Features
  • Stereo interconnection - with 1176 SA Network accessory
  • Vacuum tubes: one 12AX7A and one 12BH7 per channel

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