The Warm Audio WA76 Discrete FET Compressor is a faithful reproduction of the iconic '76 Revision D - the most powerful and versatile studio compressor/limiter of all time. Designed with a fully discrete signal path and using the original Reichenbach Engineering's (now CineMag) transformer design, the WA76 delivers the ultra-fast attack time and signature sound that engineers have craved for decades. And the best part? It's now finally affordable!
Warm Audio's goal was to create a compressor that is true to its pedigree without compromising quality or design parameters. The WA76 features the classic 'All Buttons In' mode, also known as 'British Mode' or the 'Four Button Trick.' This mode can be tricky to engage, but once you do, the aggressive compression ratio, drastic attack and release curves, and audible distortion or 'overdrive' on the signal create a unique and unmistakable sound that can be heard on many classic recordings. While the meter function may not be accurate when in this mode, it faithfully maintains the design accident that made it so famous.
Only the highest quality components are in the WA76, including all discrete, through-hole components, CineMag input and output transformers, and a class A circuit that stays true to the legacy design. The result is a compressor that is both powerful and adaptable, capable of handling any audio source with ease. Whether you're a professional engineer or a home studio enthusiast, the WA76 Discrete FET Compressor is an essential addition to your setup.
Utilizes premium grade input and output CineMag USA Transformers.
True to the Classic '76 compressor in design and performance.
Completely discrete signal path.
Modeled after the D revision.
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. XLR and TRS outputs.
50db of gain.
Less than 0.4% 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.
SWITCHABLE 115/230 VOLT IEC POWER INLET.
19″ Rackmount chassis, 2U.
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