By PSW Staff • October 25, 2016 Klark Teknik's 1176-KT FET-style compressor Klark Teknik announces the shipping of its 1176-KT FET-style compressor, making homage to the classic 1176LN model. The new unit features a modernized and discrete signal path utilizing custom-engineered MIDAS input and output transformers with an easy to operate user interface. The compressor offers three ratios: 4:1 for moderate compression; 8:1 for severe compression: 12:1 for mild limiting; and 20:1 for hard limiting. Additionally, ‘All-button’ mode is included for aggressive vocals and especially effective when applied to drums, bass, guitar and room microphones. An attack knob adjusts the time it takes for the compressor to respond to audio that exceeds the threshold. To accompany this, a release knob adjusts how long the compressor remains engaged after incoming audio falls below the threshold. Similarly to the attack knob, the release knob response time is faster when clockwise and slower when counter-clockwise. An illuminated vintage-style VU meter keeps the 1176-KT in style with the original Klark Teknik processor. The meter applies visual confirmation of gain reduction and output level based on which meter button is selected. The 1176-KT comes in 2U steel rack mount enclosure for rigorous live concert touring. Neutrik XLR connectors ensure reliable audio connection night after night. Universal power supply with auto-voltage sensing is included for worldwide usability. The 1176-KT is available at a suggested list price of US $689.99 and is covered by MUSIC’s 3-Year Limited Warranty Program. Klark Teknik Comments Have something to say about this PSW content? Leave a comment! Cancel reply Scroll past the ”Post Comment” button below to view any existing comments. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Tagged with: Compressors Klark Teknik Processors Product Recording Sound Reinforcement Studio · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound. Subscribe Today!