The 1176SE is derived from the 1176LN. Its algorithm has been
revised in order to provide sonic characteristics similar to the 1176LN
but with significantly less DSP usage. It is provided to allow
“1176LN-like sound” when DSP resources are limited.
The 1176SE behavior is practically identical to the 1176LN. Its
sound is nearly identical too, but certain compromises had to be made
in order to squeeze the extra DSP performance that the 1176SE provides.
At typical settings the sonic difference is negligible. At extreme
(cranked) settings, nobody with “golden ears” will say it sounds
exactly like the 1176LN, but it still sounds great and is very usable
in most situations.
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