Universal Audio 2-1176 Twin Vintage Limiting Amplifier

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2,574.00 RRP 3,637.00 (including VAT @ 23%)

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Product Ref: 10807

  • 2 x Stereo-Matched Channels of FET Compression
  • Switchable 'Link' Stereo or 'Dual' Mono Operation
  • Includes Classic 'All' Buttons Mode
  • Two 1176s in a 2U Rack Space for Convenience

Universal Audio 2-1176 Twin Vintage Limiting Amplifier

The Universal Audio 2-1176 is a powerful stereo compressor that features class A circuitry, switchable link stereo or dual mono operation and powerful FET type gain reduction of the iconic 1176LN compressor. Perfect for both home studios and commercial studios.

Product Ref: 10807

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The 2-1176 boasts two channels of the Class A circuitry, custom designed output transformers, and FET-type gain reduction from the original 1176LN compressor all stereo matched for improved stereo imaging. You'll be amazed by the unique sound and stereo capabilities of the 2-1176 and this tool has come to the use of professional artists and engineers. Norah Jones with Jay Newland to Helmet with Charlie Clouser, have used its capabilities to help record their albums.

It features switchable options of "Link" mode for stereo compression, or "Dual" mono mode, and provides twice the features of the original in one unit. Furthermore, the 2-1176 also features the classic "All" buttons mode.

Press Reviews

"The 2-1176 gets my highest recommendation. The 'All' setting sounded incredible on drum mic overheads, producing hyperventilating Led Zeppelin-style tracks."

Michael Cooper, Mix Magazine

"It is a serious player in the high-end compressor game... it quickly became a favourite in my studio."

Recording Magazine


  • Two stereo-matched channels of classic 1176LN-Style FET compression
  • Switchable "Link" stereo or "Dual" mono operation
  • Totally independent Compression and Gain controls in "Dual" mono mode
  • Includes classic "All" buttons mode
  • Ultra-fast attack time - 20 microseconds to 800microseconds
  • 50 milliseconds to 1.1 seconds for release
  • Rack space convenience of two 1176s in a 2U rack design


  • Input Impedance: Selectable, 15 KOhms or 600 W
  • Output Load Impedance: 600 ohms, floating,
  • External Connections: XLR connectors
  • Frequency Response: ±1 dB 20 Hz to 20kHz
  • Gain: 40 dB, ± 1dB
  • Distortion: Less than 0.5 total harmonic distortion from 50 Hz to 15 kHz with limiting, at 1.1 seconds release setting. Output of +20 dBm with no greater than 0.5 T.H.D.
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: Greater than 85 dB
  • Attack Time: 20 microseconds to 800 microseconds
  • Release Time: 50 milliseconds to 1.1 seconds
  • Threshold vs Output Level:
    • Compression Ratio / Input Level at ±2 dB / Relative Output
    • 20:1 / -25 dBm / +13 dBm
    • 12:1 / -26 dBm / +12 dBm
    • 8:1 / -27 dBm / +11 dBm
    • 4:1 / -32 dBm / +6 dBm
  • Stereo Interconnection: Chan. A Attack and Release links to Chan. B via LINK mode
  • Meter: dB gain reduction and dB output
  • Power Requirements: 120/240 V
  • Dimensions: 19" Rackmount chassis, 2U
  • Weight (unboxed): 4.35 Kg
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