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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...Read More

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      OVERVIEW

      Modern reproduction of the classic 1176 limiting amplifier.

      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

      An affordable alternative to the original.

      SPECIFICATIONS

      WA76 Discrete Compressor

      • 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
      • 19″ Rackmount chassis, 2U
      • 1-year warranty
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      Warm AudioWA76 Discrete Compressor
       
      5.0

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      5.0

      Great Comp For a Great Price

      By CaineLee

      from Orlando Fl

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Powerful
      • Professional Functions
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Warm Audio WA76 Discrete Compressor:

      The WA76 was a great buy for me. I did about two months of research before purchasing and this has worked wonders for me. I have used it on Snare, kick, bass, and vox so far and it sounds great on all. Definitely Adds its own character as it compresses. I love to drive the output transformer to get a thick sound. It really helps the Snare in the mix. I will be getting another on in the next month or two for sure!

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      5.0

      Doesn't Get Any Better..!!

      By lone waudy

      from port richey, florida

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Warm Audio WA76 Discrete Compressor:

        Adds more to your mix than you can imagine...Takes care of the highs while leaving the natural sound of the mix alone...BUT adds the warmth needed to enhance the sound rather than changing the sound. I don't think you can get a comparable compressor at a price like this one....just won't happen..

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