Origin Effects Cali76 Compact Deluxe Compressor Pedal

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Precisely tailor your tone, the studio quality Cali76 Compact Deluxe allows transparent transient control to flat-out limiting and monster sustain. The Cali76 Compact Deluxe is an 1176-style studio-grade FET compressor featuring high-current, low-noise, discrete Class-A circuitry, and a dedicated parallel compression control all contained in one compact, stompbox-sized package!

Origin Effects Cali76 Compact Deluxe Compressor Pedal Features
  • 100% Class-A discrete signal path
  • Classic, ultra fast “FET” response
  • Studio-grade discrete-transistor preamp
  • Dedicated Attack, Release and Ratio controls
  • Dry Blend control for parallel compression
  • Rugged jewel-lamp gain reduction metering
  • Optimised for guitar but can process any source
  • High-current, low-noise electronics
  • Ultra-wide frequency response
  • Ultra-high input impedance
  • Silent switching
  • High-quality “signal-conditioning” bypass
Origin Effects managed to build all of the functionality from our flagship Cali76 Standard into this little marvel – and we’ve added the much-requested parallel mix control previously only found on our limited editions.

Separate controls for Attack, Release and Ratio let you precisely tailor your tone, from transparent transient control to flat-out limiting and monster sustain. Meanwhile, the elegant jewel lamp functions as an intuitive three-colour gain reduction meter.

The Cali76 Compact Deluxe delivers natural, musical compression that will enhance the tone and playability of any instrument.

The ace in the hole is the Dry Blend control, which lets you mix your dry signal back in with your compressed guitar tone for true parallel compression. An indispensable studio recording technique, parallel compression gives you all of the tone thickening and increased sensitivity of the Cali76, while keeping hold of the natural dynamic expression in your playing.

It’s the ultimate in transparent compression and sustain. By blending your “honest” guitar tone together with more subtle compression, you can also create the kind of three-dimensional, sparkling tone that you’re used to hearing on records – not coming out of your amp!

The original Cali76 is a big, beautiful compressor pedal that delivers studio-quality 1176-style compression using discrete Class-A circuitry that’s true to the topology and design philosophy of the original.

The Cali76 Compact Deluxe is of the same blood line, sharing the features, performance and pedigree of its larger sibling, but in a smaller package and with parallel compression added on top. A third of the size of the Cali76 Standard, the Compact Deluxe can be housed on even the most congested of pedalboards.

Like all of our Compact Series pedals, the Cali76 Compact Deluxe features high-current, discrete, Class-A circuitry for transparent, low-noise performance. We’ve taken a no-compromise approach to the circuit design using only the best of modern components.

Rugged MELF resistors offer low noise performance and rock-solid reliability. Film and tantalum capacitors offer tight tolerances and superb linearity. Carefully chosen transistors biased at relatively high currents yield a distinct signal-to-noise advantage.

Please note: the Cali76 Compact Deluxe is powered by a mains adaptor only (sold separately). Origin Effects has dispensed with the usual 9V battery option, both to save space and to allow us to adopt a high-current approach, yielding lower noise levels and superior tone.

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Origin Effects Cali76 Compact Deluxe Compressor Pedal Specificatons
  • Dry: Unprocessed signal level
  • Out: Compressed signal level
  • In: Preamp / compression level
  • Ratio: Amount of attenuation
  • Attack: From squishy to snappy
  • Release: low and smooth to fast and choppy

Customer Reviews

Review: Richard Submitted: 9/26/2019

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.


Worth the money...ish
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Bought this to replace a Wampler ego comp. I’m still in the honeymoon phase, but I’d definitely recommend it over the Wampler. It’s way more dynamic, and doesn’t squish your signal as much. Is it worth 140 dollars more than the 200 dollar Wampler? ANY pedal worth 340 dollars? Probably not, but the Cali76 is my favorite compression pedal so far. It’s quieter than the SP comp, but about the same as the Wampler, which was quiet. The Wampler and the xotic SP are both Ross style, and this is supposed to be a 1176 clone in a pedal. So I’m not sure that it’s a fair comparison. It’s WAY better than the Keely comps, and takes up the same amount of room as a boss style pedal. The 340 dollar price tag is really steep, but it’s great.


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