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6176 vs 2-610 + 1176LN
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6176 vs 2-610 + 1176LN

Very interested in the 6176 and wondering how it compares to the 610 and an 1176 separately?

I currently have an 1176LN and usually use it just for some light compression on the way in, 4:1, slowest attack fastest release...many 2-5db. Does the 1176 on the 6176 work well for this type of application, or is the separate preamp and comp a better choice?

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Originally Posted by mikoo69 View Post
Very interested in the 6176 and wondering how it compares to the 610 and an 1176 separately?

I currently have an 1176LN and usually use it just for some light compression on the way in, 4:1, slowest attack fastest release...many 2-5db. Does the 1176 on the 6176 work well for this type of application, or is the separate preamp and comp a better choice?

Thanks!
I never shootout the two side by side, so I can’t unfortunately answer your specific question..

But if you are looking for a great (tube preamp) channelstrip and already own an 1176 (which is a nice hw comp to have for a lot of stuff, among others vocals and bass).. I’d check out the Tree Audio Branch MK2.

You can use your 1176 for the “heavy lifting” and use the (slower) optical comp of the Branch as a second compressor..



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Old 2 weeks ago
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I've got all of the above. Since the circuitry layout of a gear is so vital to the sound, it's unreasonable to think that either side is 100% interchangeable with the original boxes. But in practice, I've used them all interchangeably with no ill effects. Same general vibe and functionality all around.

It's not like, "Oh my god, I can't get the same compression vibe from the 6176. I need my 1176!" I can use either one just fine. Other users might be considerably more anal about the differences, noting quantum level minutiae anomalies, which I am sure exist. Not to mention, 1176's can be quite different, one to another. Not so much 610's. But within the context of music and mix, I find them to be, for all intents and purposes, the same.
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