Built upon award-winning UAFX dual-engine processing and a burning desire for the ultimate in sonic legitimacy, Max Preamp & Dual Compressor puts the colorful sound of three legendary limiters and an iconic tube preamp, right at your feet.
Explore Iconic Compression with the UA 1176:
From the mind of UA founder Bill Putnam to your pedalboard, Max gives you the same FET compressor used on decades of legendary studio guitar sounds, whether you're looking to make your funk a little funkier, add soulful sustain, or inject subtle infusions of tone.
Get Warm Tube Compression with the Teletronix LA-2A
This legendary optical tube limiter gives you softer, warmer dynamics control versus the 1176. Plus, you can fine tune your compression with a pedal-exclusive Ratio feature, for limiting beyond the vintage hardware and UAD plug-in versions.
Create Funky, Dirty Tones with the Classic Dyna Comp
Add the grimy squeeze of this (in)famous red box to your sounds for lo-fi compression and funky overdrive — perfect for sleazy slide tones.
Add a Legendary UA 610 Tube Preamp to Your Rig Get the warm detail and character of UA's iconic tube preamp and EQ, and dial in killer sounds with the perfect amount of harmonics and grit.
Stack Compressors for Tones that Go Beyond the Norm With Max, you can easily layer compressors in any combination for a dizzying array of sounds and textures, letting you push your tones to the front no matter how much limiting you apply.
Personalize your Pedal with a Mobile App
With the UAFX Control app, you can tweak EQ settings, get serial/parallel operation, and add a sidechain bass filter for fully customized compression and preamp effects.
Note that Max Preamp & Dual Compressor requires a modern 400 mA isolated power supply (sold separately). Go here for power supply recommendations.
The most authentic emulations of classic UA 1176, Teletronix LA-2A, and classic Dyna Comp compressors, in a single pedal
Full emulation of UA's legendary 610 tube preamp and EQ
Stack and layer any combination of compressors
Tweak preamp EQ settings, configure footswitches, add a sidechain bass filter, and more with the UAFX Control app
Silent switching, buffered bypass, stereo operation
Power requirements: Isolated 9VDC, center-negative, 400 mA minimum (sold separately)
Inputs: 2 x ¼” TS
Outputs: 2 x ¼” TS
USB Type-C for updates via computer
Height: 2.56” (6.5 cm)
Width: 3.62” (9.2 cm)
Depth: 5.55” (14.1 cm)
Weight: 1.24 lbs (0.567 kg)
US and EU parcels ship via UPS, ETA 1-7 working days from pickup day zero. That also applies to most
All shipments are fully insured.
Bigger shipments requiring pallets or custom made crates ship to US, CA, JP, CN, AU and other outside of EU locations via DHL Air Freight, ETA is normally approx. 7-14 working days from pickup day zero.
Big shipments inside EU ship via different freight companies, recently mostly via ACE Logistics. Freight forwarders can use different courier companies for deliveries to final destinations.
Palletising and crating time can vary depending on the size of the shipment and packaging queue. We pack all our shipments with great care.
You are most welcome to pick your order up yourself from our Retrosonic Pro Audio showroom, studio and warehouse in Tallinn, Estonia.
We ship worldwide – contact us for a personal shipping quote or any other questions.
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