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Warm Audio WA-76 Discrete Compressor

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Warm Audio WA-76 Discrete Compressor

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  • A modern reproduction of the Classic '76 Revision D
  • Completely discrete signal path
  • Utilizes US-made Cinemag input and output transformers
  • Supports the famous all-buttons-in ratio setting
  • Ultra-fast attack time; 55db of gain

  • Classic Style.

    The WA76 Discrete Compressor is a modern reproduction of the Classic '76 Revision D. The WA76 has a fully discrete signal path and uses the original Reichenbach Engineering's (now CineMag) transformer design. The classic '76 was a major breakthrough in limiter technology, and used on hundreds of hit records since its inception. Engineers have craved the ultra-fast attack time and trademark sound of the '76 for decades, and now it is finally affordable!

    Discrete Compressor - Made Affordable.

    Our goal was to make a compressor of this pedigree affordable for the first time, without compromising the quality and design parameters that make this type of compressor so desirable.

    Premium Components in every Warm Audio product.

    We have faithfully reproduced the circuitry of the revision D, generally considered one of the best and most popular among the different versions made over the years. We've used all discrete, through-hole components, high quality CineMag input and output transformers, and a class A circuit that stays true to the legacy design.
    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
    Internal power supply, external 24v AC power transformer
    19″ Rackmount chassis, 2U
    1-year warranty