WES Audio Beta 76

1-Channel 1176 Compressor

  • Two function modes: Modern / Vintage
  • Attack time: 20 us - 800 us
  • Release time: 50 ms - 1100 ms
  • Compression ratio: 4:1, 8:1, 12:1, 20:1
  • True Bypass
  • SC high-pass filter - 60, 90, 150 Hz
  • Output impedance: 600 Ohm
  • Frequency range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz (+/- 1 dB)
  • Signal to noise ratio SNR> 83 dB
  • Enhanced link function
  • Connectors: 1x XLR input, 1x XLR output, 6.3 mm jack link connector
  • Format: 19 "/ 2 U
  • Dimensions: 88 x 483 x 235 mm
  • Weight: 6 kg

Further information

Compressor Yes
Gate No
Peak Limiter Yes
2-Channel Unit No
Attack/Release Adjustable Yes
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JSchlomo, 30.01.2017
Superb, flexible and super-processed hardware compressor modeled on Urei 1176.

Had the Beta76 and the warm WA-76 for testing and the Beta76 had clearly the nose ahead. The sidechain option makes it much more flexible and it simply sounds "more exciting" than the warm. It does not sound bad, but somehow unspectacular. The Beta 76 is built like a tank, is of high quality and goes through as a "real" 1176. Because of a postpayment to the FA, I unfortunately had to return the beta76, on the next occasion he will hopefully stay here.
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19.05.2016
This is the first compressor type 1176 I use,
I usually use the Summit TLA100 or Tubetech CL1b.
It is not at all the same spirit, one is in faster compressions is punchy, for the voices and bass I find it very well. I do not have too much to compare with other 1176, but the UA and Purple Audio are more expensive and do not offer a "modern and vintage" input nor a SC filter, when the Warmaudio with its power supply Cutting, it did not inspire confidence. Also in Poland there is IGS but in stereo only format except format 500. When discussing whether it sounds like the original, why not buy the original!
The finish of the Wes Audio is neat. I will have taken the model format 500 controllable from the DAW if I had had a lunchbox. May be later...
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