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Warm Audio WA76 Discrete Compressor

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The WA76 Limiting Amplifier is a modern reproduction of the Classic 1176 Revision D. Every effort was made to remain faithful to the original designs including the use of Reichenbach Engineering's (now CineMag) transformer design that was originally used. The classic 1176 was a major breakthrough in limiter technology - the first true peak limiter ...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The WA76 Limiting Amplifier is a modern reproduction of the Classic 1176 Revision D. Every effort was made to remain faithful to the original designs including the use of Reichenbach Engineering's (now CineMag) transformer design that was originally used. The classic 1176 was a major breakthrough in limiter technology - the first true peak limiter with all transistor circuitry offering superior performance with a signature sound - and set the standard for all limiters to follow. The ultra-fast attack time and trademark sound have lured legendary artists and studio moguls alike to the 1176 - Peter Frampton, Joe Satriani, Joe Chiccarelli, Vance Powell, and Mike Elizondo are just a few names on a list that's continued to grow, for nearly 50 years.

Features

  • True to the Classic 1176 compressor in design and performance
  • Completely discrete signal path
  • Modeled after the D revision
  • Utilizes USA made CINEMAG input and output transformers
  • Supports the famous "all buttons in" ratio setting
  • Ultra fast attack time
  • Class A line level output amplifier
Specifications
  • Input impedance - 600 ohms, bridges-T control (floating)
  • Frequency Response ± 1 dB 20 Hz to 20kHz
  • XLR and TRS inputs. XLR and TRS outputs
  • 55db of gain
  • Less than 0.4% total harmonic distortion from 50 Hz to 20 kHz with limiting
  • Signal to noise ratio is greater than 74 dB at +25 dBm
  • EIN -104.1 dbm
  • Attack time, 20 microseconds to 800 microseconds
  • Release time, 50 milliseconds to 1 second
  • Meter provides dB gain reduction and dB output
  • Internal power supply, external 24v AC power transformer
  • 19³ Rackmount chassis, 2U
  • 1-year warranty
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Warm AudioWA76 Discrete Compressor
 
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5.0

Bang for the buck

By The chemist

from Lake forest ca

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Powerful
  • Professional Functions

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    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Warm Audio WA76 Discrete Compressor:

    This compressor really does the trick it is one of the best compressors I've had a chance to personally own and I love it it's straight forward and simple to uses and the sound quality is to die for. If ur on a budget and need a good compressor this is the one for u I recommend this to everyone from the home studio to the professional studios looking for a good compressor.

     
    5.0

    Terrific product!

    By Steve

    from Pittsburgh

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

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        Comments about Warm Audio WA76 Discrete Compressor:

        This was my fourth purchase of Warm Audio equipment. The cost/performance ratio of Warm Audio products is unmatched. These compressors are at home in a project or professional studio.

         
        5.0

        Real deal squeeze!

        By Richard

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Warm Audio WA76 Discrete Compressor:

        This compressor is awesome.. It's got steeped input and output pots for
        easy recalls. I also appreciated the extenal psu with holes for mounting
        In a rack. It sounds great and distorts with elegent character as expected.!

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