Warm Audio WA76 FET Compressor


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Warm Audio’s 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!


  • True to the Classic ’76 compressor in design and performance

  • Completely discrete signal path

  • Modeled after the D revision

  • Utilizes USA made CINEMAG input and output transformers

  • 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

Additional information

Weight 10 kg