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Discrete Compressor

Inspired by the sought-after D revision of the iconic solid-state limiting amplifier

Class A line level output amplifier

Completely discrete signal path


The WA76 Limiting Amplifier is a modern reproduction of the Classic 1176 Revision D. Every effort was made to remain faithful to the original designs including the use of Reichenbach Engineering's (now CineMag) transformer design that was originally used. The classic 1176 was a major breakthrough in limiter technology — the first true peak limiter with all transistor circuitry offering superior performance with a signature sound — and set the standard for all limiters to follow. The ultra-fast attack time and trademark sound have lured legendary artists and studio moguls alike to the 1176 — Peter Frampton, Joe Satriani, Joe Chiccarelli, Vance Powell, and Mike Elizondo are just a few names on a list that's continued to grow, for nearly 50 years.

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Class A line level output amplifier

Inspired by the sought-after D revision of the iconic solid-state limiting amplifier

Completely discrete signal path

Utilizes USA made CINEMAG input and output transformers

Supports the famous "all buttons in" ratio setting

Ultra fast attack time; 55db of gain

Input impedance - 600 ohms, bridges-T control (floating)

Frequency Response +/- 1dB 20Hz to 20kHz

XLR and TRS inputs; XLR and TRS outputs

Less than 0.4% total harmonic distortion from 50Hz to 20kHz with limiting

Signal to noise ratio is greater than 74dB at +25 dBm

Equivalent Input Noise (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 included

2U, 19" rackmount chassis



Number of Channels 1

Controls Input, Output, Attack, Release, Ratio (Buttons)

Threshold No Threshold Control

Ratio 4:1, 8:1, 12:1, 20:1

Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz

Inputs 1 x XLR, 1 x TRS

Outputs 1 x XLR, 1 x TRS

Sidechain I/O No Sidechain I/O

Rackmount Spaces 2U

Height 3.5"

Width 19"

Manufacturer Part Number WA76

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"Me gusto mucho, justo ayer lo use en una voz que grabe y me encanto.... !!"


- Charly Rey, Galardonado Guitarrista de Session.

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