Warm Audio WA76 fet compressor

Warm Audio WA76 fet compressor

  • $ 599.00

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!

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.  


  • 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.