Retro Instruments 176 Limiting Amplifier

  • $ 3,295.00


The Retro Instruments 176 is based on Bill Putnam's classic UA 176. The 176 faithfully reproduces the sound of the 1960s original with new features for the modern recording studio. The Retro Instruments 176 provides one of the most desirable compression signatures in recording history.

  • Features
  • Authentic variable-mu tube design
  • Precision Knob scales for easy recallability
  • Continuously variable attack and release time
  • Four settings of compression ratio from soft compression to limiting (2:1, 4:1, 8:1, 12:1)
  • Wide-Range Sidechain Highpass Filter
  • Vocal Asymmetry Tool
  • Hard-wire Bypass Switch
  • Interstage Transformer Bypass Switch
  • High Quality VU Meter switchable between Input, Output and Gain Reduction
  • XLR input and output connections
  • IEC power connector
  • 115/230V AC Mains
  • Integral tube balance test
  • Easy stereo strapping of two or more units
  • Selected NOS tubes and components
  • Specifications
  • 20 dB of available gain reduction
  • Signal to noise ratio of greater than 76dB
  • Flat frequency response within 0.5dB from 20-20,000Hz
  • Harmonic Distortion of less than 1% from 0-15dB gain reduction

What people are saying about the Retro Instruments 176

  • Michael Wagener

    “Normally a compressor controls sound, the Retro Instruments 176 “creates” sound.

    Shed No More Tears about it, the Retro Instruments 176 IS the Master Of Puppets.”

    Michael Wagener
    Producer, Engineer
  • Chris Lord-Alge

    “Phil Moore did a great job! Bill Putnam would smile!!! The Retro Instruments 176 has become my first choice for lead vocals, it now stands alone at the finish line!”

    Chris Lord-Alge
    Grammy-Winning Producer & Engineer
  • Jean Marie Riachi

    “Just wanted to thank you for the AMAZING Retro Instruments 176, the vocals on is wawwwwwwwww! Cheers!”

    Jean Marie Riachi
    Grammy-Nominated Producer & Engineer