6176 Vintage Channel Strip

6176 Vintage Channel Strip

Klassischer Röhren-Mikrofonvorverstärker und 1176LN-Kompressor in einem Gerät.

Der 6176 Vintage Channel Strip kombiniert den begehrten Vollröhren-Sound des legendären, von Bill Putnam entwickelten 610 Mikrofonvorverstärkers mit der charakteristischen FET-Kompression unseres 1176LN und präsentiert sich so als ultimativer Kanalzug für das Recording.

Der warme, weiche Klang dieser Mikrofonvorverstärkerschaltung, die man auf Aufnahmen von Frank Sinatra bis Van Halen hören kann, und der einzigartige Charakter des Kompressors sind zwei Hauptgründe, warum der 6176 in Studios auf der ganzen Welt zu finden ist.

Jetzt kannst Du:

Mit dem Vollröhren-Mikrofonvorverstärker aus der vom legendären Bill Putnam entwickelten 610 Modularkonsole aufnehmen

Signale mit der 1176LN Class A FET Kompressor-Sektion komprimieren, die auf unzähligen Hit-Alben aus den letzten 40 Jahren zum Einsatz kam

Die Reihenfolge des Preamps und des Kompressors im Signalfluss für einen separaten oder seriellen Betrieb umschalten

Deine Spuren über klassische, in den USA von Hand gefertigte UA-Röhrenschaltungen veredeln

Zwei Klassiker in einem

Zwei Klassiker in einem

Dank der unkomplizierten Bedienung und des legendären Sounds ist der 6176 der bevorzugte Signalfluss von angesehenen Toningenieuren wie Vance Powell und Joe Chiccarelli sowie von Künstlern wie Chris Martin von Coldplay, Norah Jones, Wyclef Jean und James Mercer von The Shins. Die Möglichkeit, die Preamp- und Kompressor-Sektionen über einen einfachen Schalter für „Split“ und „Join“ anzuordnen, verleiht dem 6176 zusätzliche Flexibilität. Dieser Channelstrip gehört nicht nur bei UA, sondern weltweit zu den Besten.

Der 610B – ein weltweit renommierter Mikrofonvorverstärker

Der 610B – ein weltweit renommierter Mikrofonvorverstärker

Der 2-610 Mikrofon- und Instrumenten-Vorverstärker hat aus unterschiedlichsten Lagern Lob erhalten. Michael Cooper nannte ihn in seinem Testbericht im Mix Magazine den „...am einfachsten zu bedienenden, vielschichtigsten Mic-Preamp, den ich je gehört habe.“ Der Toningenieur und Produzent Peter Wade, der mit Acts von Wyclef Jean bis Jennifer Lopez gearbeitet hat, bringt es auf den Punkt: „Diese Kiste rockt.“ Die Mikrofonvorverstärker-Sektion des 6176 bietet die Qualität und den Charakter des 2-610 und variiert dessen Konzept mit einer Hochspannungsleistungsregulierung für eine verbesserte Bassansprache und einem 15 dB Pad-Schalter auf der Vorderseite.

Der 1176LN – ein Kompressor mit Sound

Der 1176LN – ein Kompressor mit Sound

Es ist so, wie es der legendäre Toningenieur/Produzent Andy Johns ausgedrückt hat: „Der 1176LN ist das Arbeitspferd unter den Kompressoren.“ Tatsächlich ist der 1176LN der wahrscheinlich beliebteste Kompressor aller Zeiten. Seine extrem schnellen Attack- und Release-Zeiten sind legendär und der Klang seines Class-A-Ausgangsverstärkers hat unzähligen Alben in den letzten 35 Jahren den letzten Schliff verpasst. Wir haben den 1176LN in der Kompressor-Sektion des 6176 mit genau derselben Sorgfalt und Detailliebe konzipiert wie den eigenständigen 1176LN. Der resultierende Charakter, sein traditioneller Ansatz und sein Klang sind Merkmale, die man bei keinem anderen Channelstrip findet.

Eigenschaften

Mikrofonvorverstärker-Sektion in Vollröhren-Technologie aus der vom legendären Bill Putnam entwickelten 610 Modularkonsole

Charakteristische 1176LN Class A FET Kompressor-Sektion, die auf unzähligen Hit-Alben der letzten 40 Jahren zum Einsatz kam

Umschaltung der Reihenfolge des Preamps und des Kompressors über den Schalter „Split“ oder „Join“ für einen separaten oder seriellen Einsatz

Shelving-EQ für die High- und Low-Bänder

Eingang mit variabler Impedanz, Steuerung für Gain und den Ausgangspegel

Mikrofon-, symmetrische Line- und Hi-Z-Eingänge

Extrem rauscharmer Betrieb
Stereo-Betrieb über 1176-SA

Von Hand in den USA gefertigt; 1 Jahr eingeschränkte Garantie

Parameter

Preamp:

Microphone Input Impedance: Selectable, 500 Ω(ohms) or 2k
Balanced Line Input Impedance: 20k Ω
Hi-Z Input Impedance: Selectable between 2.2 M Ω or 47 k Ω
Maximum Microphone Input Level: +18 dBu (2k input impedance and 15 dB Pad in)
Maximum Output Level: +20 dBm
Internal Output Impedance: 80 Ω
Recommended Minimum Load: 600 Ω
Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz +0, -1 dB
Maximum Gain: 65 dB (500 Ω input impedance)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio > 90 dB (@ maximum gain)

Limiting Amplifier:

Input Impedance: Selectable, 15k Ω (ohms) or 600 Ω
Output Load: Impedance 600 Ω (floating)
Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz ± 1 dB
Gain: 40 dB, ± 1 dB
Distortion: > 0.5% T.H.D. from 50 Hz – 15 kHz with limiting, at 1.1 seconds release setting. Output of +22 dBm with no greater than 0.5% T.H.D.
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: > 75 dB
Attack Time: Adjustable, from 20 to 800 microseconds
Release Time: Adjustable, from 50 milliseconds to 1.1 seconds
Stereo Interconnection: Optional, using 1176SA stereo interconnect accessory

General:

Tube Complement: (1) 12AX7A, (1) 12AT7A
Power Requirements: 115V/230V
Power Connector: Detachable IEC power cable.
Fuse: 400 mA time delay (slow blow) / 115 V200 mA time delay (slow blow) / 230 V
Power Indicator Light: 28 V bulb (type 1819)
Dimensions 1: 9" W x 3.5" H x 12.25" D (two rack unit)
Weight: 12 lb.

User-Rezensionen

6176

M. Fulwider

13. Juni 2014

Link in the chain.

I have had my 6176 for 7 or 8 years now. I wanted to buy a chain of components that would create the widest range of popular sonic reproduction I could; based on the recording history of the music I am most passion about. The products I choose for my recording chain are:

Neumann U87 AI Large Diaphragm Condenser Mic

Universal Audio 6176 Channel Strip

RME Fireface 800 Audio Interface (use optic throughout)

RME HDSP 9652 52-Channel 24-Bit/96kHz PCI card

I Run Digital Performer (Now on a PC)

I write on a Yamaha XS 88 KEY Workstation

Hear my words...

I have never regretted my purchase of any component listed. The 6176 is everything I hoped it would be as a signature link in my recording chain.

UAD User

24. November 2013

Like opening a window

Picked my first UA product up less than a month ago, I had been paying down on the Layaway balance for months.I would come to the store, have them pull the box out of the back, sing my preamp a song, wrote poems to it, bought it a steak. The usual infatuation and blush. Yadda yadda. Thoroughly enjoying this latest addition to my humble recording setup now, and can hardly wait to lure prospective artists to perform for it. In other words, having a blast. If you've had trouble in the past discerning the differences in your microphones, the 6176 will put all ambiguities to rest. The nuances of each mic stand out like a color for your sonic palette.

M. Tahirovic

5. August 2013

Little Beast

This channel strip is an absolute solution for recording vocals, el. guitars, bass, etc. In my home studio the 6176 plays a key role when it comes to input signals. In combination with some of the UAD-2 power plug-ins (Manley MP, LA2A, etc.), this channel strip provides amazing results! A definite recommendation for future users.

Without exaggeration, Universal Audio solutions like the 6176 Vintage Channel Strip make life easier :)

Best Regards,

Mirza

P. Stephan

1. November 2011

This Channel Strip is amazing! Its extremely versatile and sounds incredible. I was able to achieve any sound that I could think of just by tweaking the gain stage and the EQ. The EQ sounds really musical and even though the parameters are limited I couldn't ask for more during recording. What I also really like to do is use the preamp in a mixdown situation to give certain instruments (synths, samples...) that lack warmth, a little bit of life.

The 1176 style compressor sounds just like the 1176 only more transparent and a little more modern. I have used the original 1176 and I must say that I can't say which version I like better (6176 or 1176).

Overall I have to say that this is the most impressive Unit that I have come across. I have tried a lot of preamps and channelstrips (Neve, SSL, Mindprint...) and eventhough Neve and SSL sound amazing the 6176 is a perfect combination of great sound and high usability. It will always have a spot in my rack!

K. Browne

18. Juni 2011

The 610 is a huge sounding pre. If not driven hard it is clean and sparkly, but crank it and it is easily pushed into a musical distortion.
For me this has been a blessing and a curse as being mainly a media composer I
spend most of the time recording myself. This means that I end up having to set the sound using headphones and I have had quite a few mishaps. The good news is that most mistakes have been happy ones with distorted electric guitar being the only thing that doesnt take well to a bit of drive from the pre.
The other problem I have had is that my vocal mic is an SE Gemini which is a valve driven beast that is much more suited to a cleaner pre as there is too much harmonic distortion going on with the 610. The tops become a bit out of control and I have to insert an EQ to calm it down.
It is nice to be able to use the pre and comp independently
The 1176 is a must have. The only drawback of it being matched with the 610 is that
they are both capable of creating a lot of dirt,so things can get a bit out of hand if you
are not paying proper attention.
Overall though I love it and have hopefully got another one on the way.
Now I know not to over valve the chain and watch the gain,everything comes out sounding great

R. Wheelock

17. Juni 2011

The preamp is quite good for female voices, specially jazz singers. The compressor part has low noise but lacks a bit of the character from the original Urei units.

A. Cannon

14. August 2015

Apollo 8 Thunderbolt

Not a bad unit especially if you know what you are doing
and know the sound your looking for.

A. Naceta-Susic

11. Januar 2018

Warm, pristine and with very high resolution

Just got my 6176 today, using it on my project for acoustic guitar/vocals and I was truly blown away. For me the best sound is without the 1176LN but it is great you can split or join as you like and I will use the 1176 later as insert. Sweet that we can do so!
The EQ section is just perfect for me, smart choice of frequencies.
I need to get a second one for sure!
Now I can hear so much more precise using my Focal Alpha 80 / Yamaha MSP 5 speaker combination. It is all about opinions, and for me that is my match!

A. Naceta-Susic

11. Januar 2018

Warm, pristine and very high resolution Pre-Amp

Just got my 6176 today, using it on my project for acoustic guitar/vocals and I was truly blown away. For me the best sound is without the 1176LN but it is great you can split or join as you like and I will use the 1176 later as insert. Sweet that we can do so!
The EQ section is just perfect for me, smart choice of frequencies.
I need to get a second one for sure!
Now I can hear so much more precise using my Focal Alpha 80 / Yamaha MSP 5 speaker combination. It is all about opinions, and for me that is my match!

F. Fiore

9. November 2017

Great warm tube sound

Sounds flawless it's preamp and compressor in one machine really the right choice. It will be better If I could find still the LA 2 A Compressor not as plug in but the true device. Thanks uaudio

J. Harris

4. November 2017

6176

Adding the 6176 channel strip gave me a vibe I was missing in my studio. Big Ups UA! Thx
@DoctaJ504

G. Justen

29. Oktober 2017

you have to like it

I like this channel very much because it brings a lot of possibilities to change the sound of voices (vocal, instruments) and it looks very good and makes joy. And it sounds great!

B. MAHONEY

9. Oktober 2017

Love at First Sight.

When you need a tool that does it all...

B. Watts

7. Oktober 2017

Classic!!!

The 6176 is an awesome front end and if need be, one stop solution for vocals, guitar and bass! The option to separate the sections and use them individually, gives you great flexibilty!

l. fiol

6. September 2017

Preamp

I love this Channel Strip... sound better than the Avalon

m. buchbinder

7. August 2017

Peace of Mind In My Front End

Since I acquired the 6176 I have peace of mind that my front end is not gonna let me down. Whatever I put through it just shines. Hence I record more live vocals more live guitar, all analog gear, live percussion. I take pride in owning such a classic recording gear in today's modern technological playground, cause whatever madness I do to the sound inside the box I know I did my best in capturing it at the source. Thanks UA!

M. Grumeza

5. August 2017

Best channel strip EVER!!!

EPIC! Use this for both recording and mixing. Absolutely love the "split" function and the ability to link another 1176 for stereo.

P. Karlsson

1. August 2017

My best friend

With a warm and musical touch 6176 being my best friend for vocal and bass.

M. Menghi

29. Juli 2017

Special Channel Strip

6176 has that certain Je Ne Sais quoi. I have a LA 610 MKII and didn't think I could justify the 6176 cost diff. given the pre-amp is the same. I don't think I'll be returning this to Guitar Center. The 1176 FET compressor provides a different sound with the Dr. Pepper Settings than the T4 Optical. Both are great. I'm going to have to keep both. You don't need plugs outside of some reverb or delay.

J. Higuera Del Moral

18. Juli 2017

Amazing!

The sound is excellent. The preamp is hot and clean I use it now for everything! Vocals, guitar, bass. The compressor is very clean. I would like a second 6176!