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The Universal Audio 175B Compressor

Pro Audio Hall of Fame / Universal Audio 175B

The Beginning of Bill Putnam’s Compressor Legacy

"The Universal Model 175B is an extremely versatile professional quality peak limiting amplifier designed for use in the recording, broadcasting and motion picture industries, as well as other high-quality audio systems.”

So begins the operating manual for the Universal Audio 175B compressor/limiter. Versatile? Indeed. Professional quality? Undoubtedly. But as for applications, nowadays that’s mostly limited to the recording industry, which has discovered in the 175B one of those audio gems of the early 1960s that remains unrivaled to this day.