Warm Audio WA76-STEREO 1176 Style Stereo FET Compressors

1,699.00 (including VAT @ 23%)

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  • Stereo Linked Pair with Matching Output Levels and Gain Reduction
  • True to the Classic '76 Compressor in both Design and Performance
  • Utilises CineMag Input and Output Transformers
  • Fully Discrete Signal Path with up to 50dB of Gain
  • Ultra-Fast Attack Time with the Renowned, Classic Sound

Warm Audio WA76-STEREO 1176 Style Stereo FET Compressors


The Warm Audio WA76 Discrete Compressor is a modern reproduction of the classic '76 revision D. The WA76 features a fully discrete signal path and utilises the original Reichenbach Engineering's - now CineMag - transformer design. After many years, engineers have finally recreated the ultra-fast attack time and trademark sound of the '76, with support for the renowned ''all buttons'' ratio setting. The WA76 comes complete with an affordable price tag and comprehensive features, such as a class A line level output amplifier, XLR and TRS inputs/outputs, a 20Hz to 20kHz frequency response and up to 50dB of gain.

Product Ref: 63455

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Stereo Link Modification

The WA76 Stereo Link Modification consists of a small circuit that is installed inside each unit of a paired set. A small toggle switch and a 3.5mm stereo connector is then added to the back panel of each unit, providing the ability to link both units together and to select between dual mono in the down position and linked stereo operation in the up position. The WA76 pair are calibrated to have matched output levels to within 0.5 dBu and matched Gain Reduction to within 10% while operating with all controls set top dead centre and the 20:1 ratio selected.

In the down position - dual mono - the two WA76 units operate independently and gain limiting is not shared either.

In stereo configuration, all controls on both units are set identically. The output of the internal pre-amplifier stage in each unit is buffered and combined with the paired unit and fed to the compression circuit. Both of the WA76 units respond to the combined input signal, resulting in the same amount of signal dependant gain reduction being applied to both limiting amplifiers. The audio content however, is not mixed and stays integral. The result is that left-right image shifts produced by the dual mono operation are eliminated in favour of stereo compression.


  • True to the Classic '76 compressor in design and performance
  • Completely discrete signal path
  • Modeled after the D revision
  • Utilises USA made CineMag input and output transformers
  • Supports the ''all buttons in'' ratio setting
  • Ultra fast attack time
  • Class A line level output amplifier
  • 20Hz to 20kHz frequency response
  • 600 ohms input impedance, bridges-T control (floating)
  • XLR and TRS inputs/outputs
  • 50dB of gain
  • Less than 0.4 total harmonic distortion from 50Hz - 20kHz with limiting
  • 74dB at +25dBm signal to noise ratio
  • EIN - 104.1dBm
  • 20 microseconds to 800 microseconds attack time
  • 50 milliseconds to 1 second release time
  • Meter provides dB gain reduction and dB output
  • internal power supply, external 24V AC power transformer
  • 19'' rackmount chassis, 2U
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