WA76 F.E.T Compressor Stereo Linked Pair by Warm Audio

Warm Audio WA76 F.E.T Compressor Stereo Linked Pair - Modern Reproduction Of The Classic '76 Revision D

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Scan code: LN76518 Manufacturer code: WA76-STEREO Request call
£1,599.00Item due on 20 January 2017
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Product Overview Nova Distribution are delighted to announce a special upgrade modification to the hugely popular Warm Audio WA76 – 1176 styled FET Limiting Amplifier. This special upgrade includes 2 x WA76 units with installed custom made stereo link upgrade boards. After installation of the stereo link boards our electronics engineer calibrates the pair of WA76’s as a complete stereo system and matches the two units together to provide true stereo linking capabilities stereo pair WA76 Stereo Link Modification Specification: 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 will be added to the back panel of each unit. A 3.5mm stereo cable is used to link the two units. The toggle switch selects dual mono in the down position and linked stereo operation in the up position. stereo link The WA76 pair is calibrated as a set. In dual mono operation the two units operate independently and gain limiting is not shared. In stereo configuration, all controls are set identically on both units. 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 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. The WA76 pair are calibrated to have matched output levels to within 0.5 dBu

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.

More information can be found in the User Manual below:
Data Sheet

Features • 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.
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12 months
Return to base
DOA Period:
28 days
RTB Period:
1 months
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WA76 F.E.T Compressor Stereo Linked Pair by Warm Audio
WA76 F.E.T Compressor Stereo Linked Pair by Warm Audio