Universal Audio 6176 – Tube Channel Strip


Universal Audio 6176 Vintage Channel Strip



The 6176 Vintage Network Strip blends the appealing, all-tube noises of the fabled Costs Putnam-designed 610 microphone preamp, with the signature FET compression of our 1176LN, to produce the ultimate recording stations strip. The warm, smooth tones of this mic preamp layout– utilized to tape everybody from Frank Sinatra to Truck Halen I– and also the special characteristics of the compressor, are 2 primary reasons the 6176 is found in studios around the globe.

Thanks to its uncomplicated controls and trademark noise, the 6176 is the signal pathway of choice for engineering heavyweights like Vance Powell and also Joe Chiccarelli, plus performers consisting of Chris Martin of Coldplay, Norah Jones, Wyclef Jean, and James Mercer of The Shins. The capacity to “Split” or “Join” the preamp as well as the converter areas through a straightforward change offers the 6176 added adaptability. This is truly UA’s highly regarded channel strip, and also among the world’s finest.

The 2-610 microphone and also instrument preamplifier has received praise from several corners. Michael Cooper, in his testimonial for Mix Journal, called it “hands-down, the most perspective mic preamp I have actually ever before heard”. Peter Wade, engineer/producer who has partnered with acts ranging from Wyclef Jean to Jennifer Lopez, pointed out simply, “This box stones.” The 6176 mic preamp areas sustains the quality and character of the 2-610 while including high-tension power regulation for boosted bass response and a front-panel 15db pad change.

As fabled engineer/producer Andy Johns placed it, “The 1176LN is the workhorse converter.” The 1176LN may well be the most adored converter in past. Its hallmark lightning-quick invasion and launch times and also the tone of it’s Classroom An output amp have actually enhanced many audios over the last thirty-five years. We have actually recreated the 1176LN for the converter part of the 6176 with the same exacting, focus to particular and also practice we utilize on our 1176LN. The resulting personality, heritage as well as tone merely could not be found on various other channel strip units.


  • 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 30 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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Weight 14 lbs


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