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Universal Audio 6176 Vintage Channel Strip

268,780 (Incl. GST) 255,341 (Incl. GST)

  • All-tube mic preamp section derived from legendary Bill Putnam-designed 610 modular console
  • Signature 1176LN Class A FET compressor section — heard on countless hit records for more than 40 years
  • “Split” or “Join” switch allows separate or series operation of the preamp and compressor
  • High and Low frequency shelving EQ
  • Variable impedance Input, Gain, and Output levels
  • Mic, balanced Line, and Hi-Z inputs
  • Ultra-quiet operation
  • Stereo interconnection via 1176-SA
  • Hand-built in USA; backed by 1-Year limited warranty
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Universal Audio 6176: A classic tube microphone preamp and 1176LN compressor in a single unit.

The Universal Audio 6176 Vintage Channel Strip combines the alluring, all-tube sounds of the legendary Bill Putnam-designed 610 microphone preamp, with the signature FET compression of our 1176LN, to create the ultimate recording channel strip.

The warm, smooth tones of this mic preamp design — employed to record everyone from Frank Sinatra to Van Halen — and the unique characteristics of the compressor, are two major reasons why the 6176 is found in studios around the world.

With Universal Audio 6176, you can:

  • Record through the all-tube mic preamp derived from legendary Bill Putnam-designed 610 modular console
  • Use the “Split” or “Join” switch for separate or series operation of the preamp and compressor
  • Compress signals with the 1176LN Class A FET compressor section — heard on countless hit records for more than 40 years
  • Shape your tracks through vintage UA, “handmade in the USA,” circuits

Two Classics in One

Thanks to its straightforward controls and hallmark sound, the Universal Audio 6176 is the signal path of choice for engineering heavyweights like Vance Powell and Joe Chiccarelli, plus artists including Chris Martin of Coldplay, Norah Jones, Wyclef Jean, and James Mercer of The Shins. The ability to “Split” or “Join” the preamp and the compressor sections via a simple switch gives the 6176 added flexibility. This is truly UA’s premier channel strip, and among the world’s finest.

The 610B — A World Renowned Mic Preamp

The 2-610 microphone and instrument preamplifier has received praise from many corners. Michael Cooper, in his review for Mix Magazine, called it “hands-down, the most dimensional mic preamp I’ve ever heard”. Peter Wade, engineer/producer who has worked with acts ranging from Wyclef Jean to Jennifer Lopez, said simply, “This box rocks.” The 6176 mic preamp sections maintains the quality and character of the 2-610 while adding high-tension power regulation for improved bass response and a front-panel 15db pad switch.

The 1176LN — A Compressor with Tone

As legendary engineer/producer Andy Johns put it, “The 1176LN is the workhorse compressor.” In fact, the 1176LN may well be the most loved compressor in history. Its trademark lightning-quick attack and release times and the tone of it’s Class A output amplifier have enhanced countless recordings over the last thirty-five years. We’ve recreated the 1176LN for the compressor section of the 6176 with the same exacting, attention to detail and tradition we use on our 1176LN. The resulting character, heritage and tone simply cannot be found on other channel strips.


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Additional information

Weight5.44 kg
Dimensions12.5 × 19 × 3.5 in


Preamp Type


Input Impedance (Mic)

2k Ω, 500 Ω, Selectable

Input Impedance (Line)

20k Ω

Input Impedance (Hi-Z)

2.2 M Ω, 47 k Ω, Selectable

Max Input Level (Mic)

+18 dBu

Maximum Output Level

+20 dBm

Internal Output Impedance

80 Ω

Frequency Response

20Hz – 20kHz

Gain (max)

65 dB

Signal-to-Noise Ratio

> 90 dB



Input Impedance

15k Ω, 600 Ω, Selectable

Output Load Impedance

600 Ω


40 dB


< 0.5% T.H.D.

Attack Time

20 – 800 ms, Adjustable

Release Time

50 – 1100 ms, Adjustable

Stereo Interconnection

1176SA stereo interconnect accessory, Optional

Phantom Power




Tube Complement

12AT7A, 12AX7A

Power Requirements


Power Connector

Detachable, IEC power cable


115 V200 mA, 230 V, 400 mA

Power Indicator Light

(type 1819), 28 V bulb


Universal Audio





Form Factor


Rack Unit


Analog Inputs

1 x 1/4" (Hi-Z), 1 x XLR (Compressor, Line), 1 x XLR (Preamp, Line), 1 x XLR (Preamp, Mic)

Analog Outputs

1 x XLR (Compressor), 1 x XLR (Preamp)

Number of Channels



Universal Audio


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