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Warm Audio WA76 Discrete Compressor

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The WA76 Discrete Compressor is based on the legendary 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. Like all Warm Audio products, the WA76 provides incredible performance to compete with compressors costing much more!

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.

Warm Audio WA76 Discrete Compressor 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
  • Input impedance - 600 ohms, bridges-T control (floating)
  • Frequency Response +/- 1 dB 20 Hz to 20kHz
  • XLR and TRS inputs plus XLR and TRS outputs
  • 55db of gain
  • Less than 0.4 percent 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 inch Rackmount chassis, 2U
  • 1-year warranty


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Phone:  512-348-6585 Warranty:  1 Year

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Review: Sean w Submitted: 8/6/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Great 1176 clone
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Great compressor, soubds very similar yo the orginal. Great for pretty much everything you throw at it

Review: Ervin Dominick Submitted: 7/5/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Warmth for the transistor!!

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The warm ness have gave me a great upper hand on my career when my music was flat now it allows me to have more richness at a amazing price . thanks American musical I would really appreciate it if I won this pay off !!.

Review: Tommy Vargas Submitted: 6/5/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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A little extra oomph!

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Just tracked bass through this yesterday. Was happy using the UA plugin but after comparing the two tracks, the hardware wins out! A little extra bottom end, mid definition and just sits in mix a little more naturally. I have come to realize the cumulative affects of tracking via analog hardware. On its own, it may just be a 5% difference, but add that 5% across all your tracks and you start to get the picture.

Review: Daniel Diaz Alejo Submitted: 5/6/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Awesome sound! “Love it”

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After reading so many good reviews online, I went ahead and bought two of these for my studio! After trying it for an hour, all I can say is WOW what a difference !!! Don't be fooled, this is a 1176! It will make your sound bigger and rich. You cannot beat analog sound in my opinion. I have the Waves plugin and honestly I end up using the wa76! It may sound weird but I use them with my headphones to listen movies and play video games and wow, the sound comig out of this is just amazing. If you are on budget and need a really good compressor, do yourself a favor, go ahead and get not one but two if possible. You won’t regret it!

Review: Jasmine Submitted: 4/27/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Well worth it

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It works just fine..

Review: La-Jean McDowell Submitted: 3/5/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Money well spent

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My thoughts on this piece of gear is fantastic. I love the way it sounds running my AKG C414 thru this piece of gear. I'm glad to have it in my rack..

Review: John Knight, john@arcadedaydream.com Submitted: 2/22/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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This is practically gold in tube compressor form

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I was pretty skeptical about the reviews of the Warm Audio WA-76, a budget-friendly, tube compressor based on the original 1176 devices of yesteryear. Mimicking the original 1176's front panel layout (it even preserved the all-ratio buttons pressed trick), it gives you great control over the signal passing through it. After several dry wet A/B comparisons I was amazed at the character the WA-76 added to my recordings. I record mostly from either synthesizers, drum machines, or samplers. I've used the WA-76 on all of them and it's gold. A ratio setting of 4 and it'll add some nice tube saturation to kick drums. A ratio of 20 with shortest attack and release and my synthesizers sound thick and amazing. And the price, it's a steal! The next comparable offering is double the price of this unit. If you're on the fence, buy one. You won't ever be getting rid of it. It's that good

Review: Jim Sullivan Submitted: 2/7/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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This is what I have needed for a long time...I just didn't realize it.

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These guys are great. Warm Audio is giving us what other companies are charging thousands for!

Review: Dan Submitted: 2/4/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Great product!

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Works great!

Review: Jean Carlos Echeverri Submitted: 12/6/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Awsome piece of equipment

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I used the 1176 by ua and this is a good representation of that legendary piece of equipment. Good job to the guys at warm audio

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