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Warm Audio WA-76 Compressor

$599.99
SKU: WA76
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  • Description
  • Features

The Warm Audio WA-76 is an amazing, modern reproduction of the iconic 1176 transistor compressor used around the world for its fast attack time and trademark sound. The WA-76 uses the original design and many of the same components, and it achieves the same great sound. The big difference is that it comes in at far less than half the cost of the original. 

 

You get Class-A wiring, discreet signal path, Cinemag input and output transformers, and the same ultra-fast attack time as the original. It even offers the “All-Buttons In” mode of the original—all in a 2-unit rack-mount space. The only catch: You can afford to pick up two or three WA-76s for the cost of one of the originals. That’s a nice catch. 

 

Why We Like the Warm Audio WA-76

 

The WA-76 wasn’t intended to do or be something new; It was engineered to recreate the sound of the other, “famous 76” compressor (we never said Urei) as closely as possible—but at a much more believable price. Thankfully, they succeeded. They’re made in the USA, using the same quality components as the original, including the 4-button (or all-button) mode. We think the WA-76 is a big score for anyone looking for a great compressor at a great price.

 

DETAILS

  • True to the Classic 1176 compressor in design and performance
  • Completely discrete signal path
  • Modeled after the D revision
  • 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
  • Input impedance - 600 ohms, bridges-T control (floating)
  • Frequency Response ± 1 dB 20 Hz to 20kHz
  • XLR and TRS inputs and outputs
  • 55db of gain
  • Less than 0.4% total harmonic distortion from 50 Hz to 20 kHz with limiting
  • Signal to noise ratio: 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
  • True to the Classic 1176 compressor in design and performance
  • Completely discrete signal path
  • Modeled after the D revision
  • 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
  • Input impedance - 600 ohms, bridges-T control (floating)
  • Frequency Response ± 1 dB 20 Hz to 20kHz
  • XLR and TRS inputs and outputs
  • 55db of gain
  • Less than 0.4% total harmonic distortion from 50 Hz to 20 kHz with limiting
  • Signal to noise ratio: 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