Difference between black/silver face 1176?

Discussion in 'Compressors / Limiters (analog)' started by millionvalve, Feb 5, 2003.

  1. millionvalve

    millionvalve Guest

    What *is* the diff?


  2. cjenrick

    cjenrick Active Member

    Nov 15, 2002
    There was something on this over at tech talk. Post it there and you will get a quick answer.
  3. garysjo

    garysjo Active Member

    Jun 15, 2001
    Pembroke, MA
    Check this article on fletcher's site. I believe he describes the difference between silver and black face.

  4. audiowkstation

    audiowkstation Active Member

    Jun 29, 2001
    The black face uses low noise fet's and the "silver" discrete transistors. Both are desireable pieces.

    The retifiers are different in the PS.

    Bob O. can get more detailed as per sound. I never had them side by side for comparison..just one vintage at a time.
  5. Pez

    Pez Active Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    Just curious why a purple audio over the real thing? Wouldn't the original have the added advantage of a better resale value?
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