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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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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Price: $599.0
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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
 
5.0

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5.0

Way better than a plug-in!

By Tim

from Little Rock, AR

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Warm Audio WA76 Discrete Compressor:

    There's nothing quite like analog outboard gear. This blows software out of the water in almost every trial I've put it through (I.e., guitars, bass, vocals, drums, you name it!). The one downside, it's mono. So you can't use this for master bus processing (which I wouldn't recommend anyways) unless you bought a second one, and matched it to the first. Other than that, this unit gets the most use on my rack second to the mic pre's/interface itself. Sure, it's more expensive, and labor intensive than a plug-in. But, odds are if you're reaching for one of these, knob turning will be a perk, not a drawback. The cost is completely worth it, for a fraction of its more well-known cousin. I've purchased a couple Warm Audio pieces of equipment, and it's always been top notch in respect to built quality and performance.

     
    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

    Cons

      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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