UK Sound 1173 Mic Pre/Compressor  From BAE

The UK Sound 1173 is a combination of two classic circuits- the 1073 preamp and a studio FET compressor, at one unbeatable price.  The result of a collaboration between producer Warren Huart and gear designer Michael Stucker, the 1173 delivers, with true analog warmth and incredible versatility.



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Manufacturer's Description from BAE

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.

Best of Both Worlds:
The 1173 owes its unique character to the combined analogue mojo of its 1073 preamp and FET compressor circuit. It features the recognizable FET compressor controls for input and output gain and the time-honored compression ratio options of 4:1, 8:1, 12:1, and 20:1. Attack and release controls allow users to tailor the compressor’s action to best suit a given source. While the 1073 preamp helps bring depth and clarity to your audio on the front end, the FET compressor kicks in to manage peaks, adding control and thickness to the signal. Drums, bass, vocals, and synths are among the many sound sources that will truly sing with the 1173.




The 1173 is has an all-discrete and Class A signal path with transformer balanced input and output.

Separate Mic, Line, and DI inputs allow this unit to be a part of any recording that you do.


All class A mic preamp with:

• +48V phantom power

• Selectable input impedance

• Polarity reversal switch Response:  31.5Hz – 20kHz +/−2dB


The JFET based compressor gives all the features and sound you expect from a FET compressor, plus a few extras:

• Fixed threshold

• Selectable ratio (4:1, 8:1, 12:1, 20:1)

• Adjustable attack and release controls

• S.C. Filter: 100Hz high pass filter on the side-chain signal

• “all buttons in” mode


Microphone Input Impedance:  150Ω or 300Ω

Output Impedance:  300Ω

Gain:  15 to 70dB