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Warm Audio WA76 Limiting Amplifier 1176 Reproduction

The Warm Audio WA76 Limiting Amplifier is a reproduction of the legendary 1176 (Rev. D) Compressor. The goal was to recreate the original design as identically as possible, including the use of CineMag (formerly Reichenbach) transformers.


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The 1176 was a milestone in limiter technology, featuring a solid-state design though offering performance in a standard previously held by tube-based units, creating a unique sound and setting the bar for others to aspire to, as they do to this day. The signature fast attack and solid sound have attracted major artists and producers to demand the 1176 for almost a half century.

Warm Audio built the WA76 to emulate this performance, operational quality and warm sound personality by first paying close attention to the components that made it possible in the original, while offering more updated connectivity, like both XLR and TRS plugs for I/O, combined with features from the original design, like a Class A line level output amp and Cinemag transformers.

  • True to the Classic 1176 in design and performance
  • Class A line level output amplifier
  • 55db of gain
  • Frequency Response ± 1 dB 20 Hz to 20kHz
  • 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

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Things You Will Get:

    WA76 Limiting Amp
    Internal power supply
    external 24v AC power transformer
    19″ Rackmount chassis, 2U
    1-year warranty

Huge increase in sound quality


Very smooth sounding. I use it for pre-interface compression. Increased the quality of my recordings substantially.



WA76 Limiting Amplifier 1176 Reproduction

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Impedance (ohms) Input: -600 ohms, bridges-T control (floating)
Signal to Noise Ratio Greater than 74 dB at +25 dBm
Model WA76
Distortion Less than 0.4% total from 50 Hz to 20 kHz with limiting
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
XLR Inputs 32
XLR Outputs 16
1/4" Inputs 1
1/4" Outputs 1
Gain 55dB
Other Features 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
Dimensions 19" Rackmount, 2U
Weight 10.25 lbs.

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