Warm Audio – WA76



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!


– 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