Warm Audio WA76

Limiting Amplifier

  • Replica of a classic 1176 Revision D
  • Discrete signal path
  • Cinemag input and output transformer
  • Class A line level output amplifier
  • Input Impedance: 600 Ohm
  • Frequency range: ± 1 dB from 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Gain: 55 dB
  • Less than 0.4 % harmonic distortion from 50 Hz to 20 kHz with limitations
  • VU metres for dB gain reduction and dB output
  • Format: 19 " / 2U
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Audio Examples

  • Bass On/Off
  • Bongo On/Off
  • Drumset On/Off
  • Voc On/Off

Further Information

Compressor Yes
Gate No
Peak Limiter Yes
2-Channel Unit No
Attack/Release Adjustable No
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I like it better than my UREI 1176s
Greg O., 21.05.2014
I bought this because it was cheap. I didn't expect that this would be providing me with many reasons to sell my 2 vintage 1176s but it has. Simply put..my vintage units will be going on ebay as soon as my second WA76 arrives. They do everything as well and on some sources they sound more open than the originals. There is also a stereo linking kit available that will be useful for some people. It was very well packaged by Thomann and I have put the handling as 'good' for the very first time for a Thomann product because these are hand-made one at a time...so not really Thomann's fault that I had to wait longer than I wanted!

The quality is very good and the little 'splash of orange' looks well in the rack. The knobs had anti-scratch plastic on and it's little touches like this that impress me. The input know however was a bit stiff but easing it off a little bit from the housing has made it perfect. The knobs are indented for attack and release and this makes fine tuning a little easier.

It has all the bite and aggression of the original units but I wont have to worry about getting this serviced any time soon!

This will be in your top 3 'pound for pound purchases of the year.
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WA76 - A comp that doesn't ruin your marriage
White Ship Caused the Anarchy, 19.12.2017
This is more than just a good looking unit, that features the vintage styling of the original 1176 but also is a very affordable copy of that unit that is versatile, easy to use, and able to give great compression on bass, vocals, guitar and according to many reviews drums. According to a lot of reviews and comparisons, the WA76 does sound similar to the 1176. This I cant confirm however, never having owned the original.

I have read a lot of complaints about noise issues, which I think depends more on what is being fed into the WA76 however, my only issue with the unit is the GR dial and Output dial that in real life, look and feel not as high quality as the images may suggest. When adjusting these dials there is also a static noise, however it hasn't hindered anything, and according to forums, a lot of people had the same experience.

So in all, good unit for the price, I guess those who have the cash to splash would probably be better off getting higher quality gear, but I think to be honest as a beginner (Like me) or someone who wants a 1176 without wanting to jeopardize their marriage and mortgage, I think this is a good compromise.
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