UK Sound 1173
Préampli 1073 / Compresseur 1176
The 1173 is the result of a design collaboration among Los Angeles-based producer Warren Huart and gear designer Michael Stucker, produced and manufactured by UK Sound. The new product brings together the combined synergies of two timeless circuits: the 1073 preamp and studio FET compressor — at an affordable price. The marriage of these two classic pieces of analog gear opens up an entirely new sonic palette in the studio, either as a standalone piece in a project studio, or as a unique addition to a heavily fortified rack of outboard gear.
“When Warren and Michael came to me with the design of what would become the 1173, I knew it would be a perfect first product for UK Sound,” says UK Sound founder Mark Loughman, who is also president of BAE Audio. “Our vision for UK Sound is to create accessible, high quality analog gear for the masses, while retaining sonic integrity. Combining a 1073 preamp with a FET compressor makes for a true analog dream team, while providing incredible versatility and value for our customers.”
“The 1173 is the first of many products to come at an attainable for a wider, yet sonically conscious, audience,” he continued. “These products are designed to appeal to experienced musicians, producers and engineers looking to diversify their sonic palette while still delivering tried-and-true analog warmth that our BAE Audio customers are used to.”