An upgraded 76
Designed in conjunction with hitmaker Tobias Lindell and featuring a redesigned and improved IC based front end, the Seventeen shows incredible detail and nuance normally not possible with this style compressor. This new front end circuit is coupled with custom designed, made in Chicago output transformer, designed to give this unit a huge bottom end that balances out the open top end very nicely. An incredibly low noise floor, the Seventeen also uses high grade nichicon signal capacitors.
Features a frequency adjustable side chain, separate selectable high and low pass filters, a wet/dry mix knob to allow users to blend in dry signal into their compressed signal, the Seventeen has a palette of tones not available to anything else on the market today. It also includes the all important stereo link function for linking together two units.
"This is hands-down the best 1176-style compressor I’ve used to date. Purists may scoff at features not part of the original UREI design, but this is a turbo-charged version for the 21st century – I’m willing to bet that even your grandfather would appreciate that.", 10/10 - MusicTech
"Black Lion have delivered a striking‑looking, great‑sounding take on the 1176, which offers some useful additional facilities — and for a good price too.", Sound On Sound