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Retro 176 Limiting Amplifier

In stock ready to ship. 

Amazing unit that treated us well for in shop recordings. Early issue #325 serial number. Loaded with handpicked high quality vintage glass. Given clean bill of health from our tech.

Below is specs from manufacture:

The Retro Instruments 176 is based on a Bill Putnam classic, the 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