A classic 1176 clone with FET-style compression and class-A line level amplifier.
Designed as an homage to the classic 1176 compressor, every effort was made to keep the 1176-KT FET-Style Compressor true to the original D and E versions of the iconic signal processor. At the same time, we modernized the completely discrete signal path using hand-selected components and custom-engineered MIDAS input and output transformers—for a pristine sonic performance.
MIDAS—The Legend In Sound Quality
Ever since its formation in the 1970s, MIDAS has had a history of innovation and leadership in the world of audio mixing consoles. Employed by the most famous touring acts and installations worldwide, legendary MIDAS consoles such as the XL4 and Heritage H3000 quickly one choice for industry players.
MIDAS has earned an impeccable reputation for their uncompromising approach to audio and their award-winning Mic Preamps, which are considered by industry experts as excellent sounding designs.
KLARK TEKNIK is proud to incorporate MIDAS-designed input and output transformers for the ultimate in high-quality audio reproduction in both live and studio environments.
Sublimely Easy to Operate
The compression ratio is selected by pushing any, or all, of the Ratio buttons located to the left of VU meter—use 4:1 ratio for moderate compression; 8:1 for severe compression; 12:1 for mild limiting; and 20:1 for hard limiting. Using the “All-Button” mode can be especially effective when applied to drums, bass, guitar, and room mics or to get an aggressive “in your face” vocal.
Attack & Release
1176-KT’s Attack knob adjusts the amount of time it takes the compressor to respond to audio that exceeds the threshold. The response time is slower at the fully counterclockwise position and faster when turned clockwise. The Release knob adjusts how long the compressor remains engaged after the incoming audio falls below the threshold. The response time is also slower at the fully counterclockwise position and faster when adjusted clockwise.
Vintage Style VU Meter
In keeping with the design of the original processor, the 1176-KT features an illuminated, vintage-style VU meter for visual confirmation of gain reduction (GR) and output levels. A meter reading of 0 corresponds to an output level of +4, +6 or +8 dBm, depending on which button is engaged.
Built For The Road
Featuring a rugged steel 2U rackmount enclosure, the 1176-KT is designed for the rigors of live concert touring. Premium Neutrik XLR connectors are used to ensure reliable audio connections, night after night.
Auto-Ranging Universal Switch-Mode Power Supply
1176-KT features a universal power supply, which is auto-voltage sensing for use on a worldwide basis.
- Classic FET-style compressor modeled after iconic 1176LN, D and E Revisions
- Completely discrete signal path
- Class-A line-level output amplifier
- Custom-built, MIDAS input and output transformers
- Push button selection of compression ratios: 4:1, 8:1, 12:1, 20:1
- Ultra-fast attack time: 20 to 800 microseconds
- Adjustable release time: 80 to 700 milliseconds
- Vintage-style meter features gain reduction and output
Get the sound of the classic 1176 compressor in your mix—order soon.
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