Warm Audio WA76 - Discrete FET Compressor

Warm Audio WA76 - Discrete FET Compressor

Warm Audio WA76 - Discrete FET Compressor

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Product Highlights

  • Single-Channel Limiting Amplifier
  • Ultra-Fast Attack Time
  • "All Buttons In" Feature
  • CineMag Input and Output Transformers
  • Class-A Line-Level Output Amplifier
  • Gain Reduction or Output Meter
  • 19" Rackmount Chassis
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The WA76 from Warm Audio is a modern reproduction of the 1176 revision D limiting amplifier. With its completely discrete signal path and use of the original Reichenbach Engineering's (now CineMag) transformer design, the unit remains as faithful as possible to the construction of the original classic.

The 1176 was a major breakthrough in limiter technology, being the first true peak limiter with an all transistor circuitry while offering superior performance and a signature sound. The ultra-fast attack time was and still is a sound coveted by many legendary artists and studio engineers. This reproduction includes the famous "all buttons in" setting.

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 "all buttons in" ratio setting
Ultra-fast attack time
Class-A line-level output amplifier
UPC: 799430206181
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Warm Audio WA76 - Discrete FET Compressor
  • External Power Transformer
  • One (1) Year Limited Warranty
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    Warm Audio WA76 specs

    Function Compressor/Limiting Amplifier
    Number of Channels Single
    Inputs 1 x XLR
    1 x 1/4" TRS
    Input Impedance 600Ω, bridges-T control (floating)
    Outputs 1 x XLR
    1 x 1/4" TRS
    Attack Time 20 to 800 microseconds
    Release Time 50 milliseconds to 1 second
    Make-up Gain 55 dB
    Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +/-1.0 dB
    THD <0.4% (50 Hz to 20 kHz with limiting)
    Noise SNR: >74 dB at +25 dBm
    EIN: -104.1 dBm
    Power Requirements Internal power supply, external 110V to 24V AC power transformer
    Dimensions 19 x 6 x 3.5" (483 x 152 x 89 mm)
    Weight 10 lb (4.5 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 9.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 24.2 x 9.9 x 6.5"

    Warm Audio WA76 reviews

    WA76 - Discrete FET Compressor is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from WA76 replica of vintage 1176 D The WA76 is not supposed to sound exactly like the modern UA 1176LN as another review has highlighted. The WA76 is an exact replica of the Urei 1176 revision D that was produced in the early 1970s. The current UA 117LN is an amalgamation of revisions C, D, & E. These revisions have minor differences in circuitry dealing with low noise and distortion. The WA76 and UA 1176LN are essentially the same beast, but since they are produced with slightly different circuitry designs, one will hear very subtle sonic variations between the two. Which one you like more is a matter of preference.
    Date published: 2017-04-09
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not an 1176 It is not an 1176. It sounds a bit different, but it's great.
    Date published: 2015-11-13
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