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Warm Audio WA76 Discrete Compressor




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Discrete 1176-Style Compressor

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.  



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.


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.