Designed as an homage to the classic 1176LN, every effort was made to keep the 76-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 the ultimate in pristine sonic performance.
The compression ratio is selected by pushing any, or all, of the Ratio buttons located to the left of VU meter. Ratios available are: 4:1 for moderate compression; 8:1 for severe compression; 12:1 ratio 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 for more aggressive ?in your face? vocals.
76-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.
In keeping with the design of the original processor, the 76-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.
Featuring a rugged steel 2U rackmount enclosure, the 76-KT is designed for the rigours of live concert touring. Premium Neutrik XLR connectors are used to ensure reliable audio connections, night after night.
76-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
Transformer balanced inputs and outputs on Neutrik* XLR connectors
Rugged 2U rackmount chassis for durability in portable applications
Auto-ranging universal switch-mode power supply
10-Year Warranty Program*
Designed and engineered in the U.K.