Klark Teknik releases 1176-KT FET-style compressor

Klark Teknik has announced that its 1176-KT FET-style compressor, which marks homage to the classic 1176LN model, is now shipping.

The 1176-KT has a modernised and discrete signal path utilising 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, applying visual confirmation of gain reduction and output level based on which meter button is selected.

The 1176-KT comes in a 2U steel rack mount enclosure for live touring. Neutrik XLR connectors ensure reliable audio connection while a universal power supply with auto-voltage sensing is included for worldwide usability.

It is available at a suggested list price of $689.99.