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Warm Audio WA76 Discrete Compressor : # WA76
WA76 Discrete Compressor : # WA76

Warm Audio WA76 Discrete Compressor : # WA76

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Retail Price: $599.00
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Product Code: ZHL323654

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WA76 Discrete Compressor : Warm Audio Series : General Merchandise : Published by Warm Audio : # WA76
WA76 Discrete 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!

All Buttons In

The WA76 can reproduce the classic effect known as “All Buttons In” mode; sometimes also referred to as “British mode” or the “Four Button Trick.” Originally an accident due to the mechanical nature of the interconnected latching switches; this mode is reproduced by pushing in all four ratio buttons simultaneously and getting them to latch. This can take a bit of practice. The resulting compression curve is aggressive and unmistakably unique; and can be heard on the drum tracks of many classic recordings.

All-buttons-in compression is typically characterized by having a very aggressive compression ratio; attack and release curves that are more drastic plateaus opposed to gentler slopes; and more audible distortion or “overdrive” on the signal. Initial transients are more likely to come through loudly; followed by heavy compression curve sometimes described as having a “sucking” effect as the compressor releases. Because this mode is considered a design accident; faithfully maintained; it is normal for the meter function to “peg out” and cease providing accurate metering.

Premium Components

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.

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PublisherWarm Audio
Media General Merchandise
Length x Width x Height8.33 x 23.2 x 5.5   inches
Shipping Weight9.31 pounds
East Coast Music Product Code ZHL323654
UPC Code799430206181
1st Publication Date10/2019

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