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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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Jean Carlos Echeverri Submitted: 12/6/2018
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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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Carl Moore Music, carlmooremusic@yahoo.com Submitted: 10/5/2018
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WA76 is legit!!!!!
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I love the personality of solid outboard gear. At a price that’s unheard of, the wa76 provides exactly the imprint of what the product name insinuates. Add it to your chain and I know you won’t be disappointed,
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Ralph Submitted: 10/4/2018
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Totally worth it!
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Great piece of gear! Easy to use! Great price!
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Jamil smith (www.colossalbeatz.com), Colossalb3atz@gmail.com Submitted: 9/26/2018
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The Wa76 is a must have unit!
What is your opinion of this product?
The Wa76 by far exceeds its concept. Personally I own an original Ua 1176 and I gotta say that the warm audio 1176 srykebcompressor is spot on and at the same time delivers its own flavors. It adds nice ouch and warmth for several applications and at its price point..well, it’s a no brained! Great unit!!!
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Michael Babb, jamesmichaelbabb@gmail.com Submitted: 9/7/2018
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Very good very fast.
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Wa76 is fast like a 76 is supposed to be. The Wa76 adds some grit to the signal also. It’s a great sound. The distortion can be overbearing if it’s pushed hard but getting the input and ratio together provides an outstanding sound on just about anything. I would personally say that the overdrive characteristics of the wa76 are not the same as an 1176. Not bad just different. The Wa76 smokes any plugin any day of the week all the time. The thing that isn’t my favorite is the orange paint and the smaller knobs. It’s built well but an upgrade would be an internal power supply. For the price it’s a definite winner.
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Donyia Lovell Submitted: 9/5/2018
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Just like butter baby!!!
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I have 2 of these WA76s and it makes everything from my drum busses to mix bus sound just like silk....Kudos Warm Audio.
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ariel e ramirez Submitted: 7/23/2018
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Big Bang For Your Bucks
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This compressor is everything I hoped for. This is part of my vocal chain and let me tell you that it is wonderful. I am a big fan of Warm Audio for their top quality at affordable pricing. You cannot go wrong with this unit.
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Brian Jones Submitted: 7/21/2018
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Jolly good piece of gear!
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This is one of those “I hear a difference” pieces of gear! Adding this to the vocal, electric guitar and snare drum chains just made it come alive! The CineMag added such a great tone to the sound! I will buy a second one for sure! Get one you won’t be disappointed!
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Marcus Submitted: 4/6/2018
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Well worth the money
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This compressor is great for vocals...if u ever used the cla1176 plugin it sounds just like it it’s amazing
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Damien HIS502 Williams Submitted: 3/26/2017
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Worth the money!
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I love this compressor! I have never heard the original 1176 in person but can't imagine that it would sound too much better than this. Sounds way better than any of plugin compressors that I own. Brings a warmness to my vocal chain. Great buy!!
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