UREI 1176 Silver Face Rev H (Refurbished & Recapped)

£3,500.00

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Description

UREI 1176 Rev H serial number 9292H. This UREI sounds exactly how an 1176 should – clean, dynamic & powerful

Recapped with premium Panasonic capacitors. Tested & working 100%.  Switchable 110 / 220 Volt, set to 220 V for the UK / EU. Power input via standard IEC socket. UK, EU or US power cable supplied on request


Vintage UREI 1176 silver face FET compressor. The 1176 is one of the few vintage items that truly justifies its legendary status. It’s a lightning-fast compressor with a unique sound courtesy of the FET design

All versions of the 1176 had a balanced output via an output transformer. Balanced input was originally via an input pot (or constant-impedance T attenuator) then transformer and from Rev G an electronically-balanced input was used. From there it feeds the FET gain-reduction element, then a make-up gain amplifier, a line amplifier and the output transformer

This is a rev H, last of the line, so is a contemporary of the 1178. It has cosmetic differences with the rev G (blue UREI badge & red off switch) but is otherwise the same

In my opinion the 1176 is the best compressor available for bass guitar and vocals. On my Compressors page I say:

“Nothing sounds like an 1176 – it’s a one-off, a freak, an outlier – and that’s why it’s stood the test of time. For vocals and bass guitar, nothing betters it for a punchy, aggressive sound. Set it for a fairly slow attack, fastest release and 4:1 compression then just ramp up the input level till the vocal sits where you want it. A little tweak on the attack time, a hint of EQ and job done”

This 1176 is in very good, vintage condition. Meaning the case has a few battle-scars & marks but the front panel is almost unmarked. All knobs & switches are original and the UREI-logo’d VU meter a rare survivor from the 1980s. Cleaned, recapped & tested in our workshops this 1176 is ready now

Vintage FET compressor with transformer-coupled output. Switchable 110 / 220 Volt, set to 220 V for the UK / EU. Power input via standard IEC socket. UK, EU or US power cable supplied on request
Standard 2U rackmount compressor. Switchable 110 / 220 Volts. Power input via standard IEC socket. Input & output on barrier strip

UA 1176 & LA-2A revision history

https://www.uaudio.com/webzine/2003/august/index4.html  
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Recapped with premium Panasonic capacitors. Tested & working 100%. Power input via standard IEC socket. Switchable 110 / 220 Volts. UK, EU or US power cable supplied on request This 1176 is in very good, vintage condition. Meaning the case has a few battle-scars & marks but the front panel is almost unmarked. All knobs & switches are original and the UREI-logo'd VU meter a rare survivor from the 1980s. Crucially, this sounds exactly how an 1176 should sound - clean, dynamic & powerful Cleaned, recapped & tested in our workshops this 1176 is ready now. Photos show the compressor for sale

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