The WesAudio Beta76 is a continuation of the Wes Audio 1176 compressor.
It features the introduction of several significant structural improvements over the original version.
One of the most important changes is the two mode Modern / Vintage switch.
Modern Mode - features an electronic circuit, exactly the same as the previous version of the compressor.
Vintage Mode - features a Carnhill input transformer. The result is a universal device with two different sound possibilities.
A True Bypass switch has been introduced, as well as a high-pass filter in the compressor's Side Chain path.
There are three cutoff frequencies - 60, 90, 150 Hz - thanks to which Beta76 is less sensitive to low frequencies.
It's filter is particularly beneficial to the operation of two compressors in a stereo pair, which are easily connected with a prepared Jack-Jack cable.
The entire system operates in class A and the element responsible for the gain reduction is a FET transistor, giving the effect of rapid and pure compression.
There is a high quality Carnhill audio transformer on the output favourably affecting the final sound of the compressor.
The housing is made from high quality brushed stainless steel, whereas the panel is 4mm brushed aluminium.
- Attack time: 20us – 800us
- Release time: 50ms – 1100ms
- Compression ratio : 4:1; 8:1; 12:1; 20:1
- True Bypass
- SC High Pass filter – 60,90,150Hz
- Output impedance : 600ohm
- Freq. response : 20Hz do 20kHz (+/- 1dB)
- Signal to noise ratio SNR : >83dB
- Enhanced Link function
- Balanced output and input (XLR Neutrik)
- Case Rack 2U
- Dimensions : 88 x 483 x 235 mm
- Weight 6kg