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Our Vintage Audio M76 Fet Limiting amplifier is based on the classic design revision D unit. It is an all discrete design that sounds like an 1176 should, a great compressor that is smooth when compressing, has excellent bass response and makes you want to use it on everything!

Our current model uses Custom Cinemag transformers in conjunction with a custom designed Mu76 Mainboard. The Revision D is often described as being the smoothest of all versions of the 1176 lineage. Cinemag was kind enough to design us a custom input transformer keeping the UTC-012 original design in mind while imparting that wonderful Cinemag tone and wonderful performance. 

The M76 like most 1176's, functions differently than your average compressor in that there is no external threshold control. The user simply drives the input into the preset threshold to induce compression. This is not only one of the things that makes the 1176 sound so good, but also what makes it a mystery to some users. An interesting side note is that the line amp inside the card that drives the signal into compression can also be used in bypass as a mic preamp with around 45 Db of gain and is similar to the line amp used in the famous 1108 preamp of course without pad, phase or phantom.

We are now offering our Second to None, all made in the USA M76 for a lower price.
We have made the stereo linking option an add on for those that would like a link-able option.
This helps us reduce the cost for customers by not having a feature they dont use when only buying a single unit.
Stereo linking is still available on all M76 units for an additional $75

These beautiful Fet Limiting Amplifiers are handmade here in our shop in the USA and are completely hand wired like all of our models.

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M76 utilizes my custom designed MU76 Mainboard and has excellent on board filtering and Ac ripple knockdown. 

Our M76 model comes with a full Two year warranty and is built to the highest standard using the highest quality components.

Below we have provided some audio for your listening pleasure.

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    Custom Cinemag transformer coupled input and output.
  • Ratio: 4, 8, 12, 20:1, Aggro (All buttons in mode).
  • Variable input and output controls
  • Variable attack and release controls
  • VU selection: +4, +8, Gain reduction, Bypass
  • All Discrete Transistor Design
  • Optional sidechain input control for both inserting a key or simply linking two units together for stereo operation.
  • High quality Panasonic, Vishay and Wima parts for all PCB mounted components

Each unit is new, hand assembled and wired and under-goes a grueling 24 hours of consistent audio pummeling for burn in and overall break in.

My parents taught me to invest my money wisely and that I shouldn't simply be buying something, I should be investing in something. As my dad was heard to say after a long debate over the new fridge " I only want to buy this fridge once!"

We understand that Audio is your business and is an investment. I have designed all of our preamps and compressors not only to sound second to none but to last for years and years to come.

These are handmade here in our shop in the USA!

Free shipping inside the continental US, Add $25 for HI, PR

Contact us for a shipping quote if you are not inside the continental US.

Premium components including:
• Sifam AL29WF VU Meter
• Mil-Spec Vishay/Dale resistors
• Panasonic FC electrolytic capacitors
• Wima capacitors
• Orange Drop capacitors
• Vishay capacitors
• Handpicked High Hfe Transistors
• Premium diodes
• Honeywell conductive plastic pots (no cheap, noisy carbon tracks)
• Premium Canare cabling
• Neutrik connectors
• Avel/Lindberg power transformer (110-240vac based on destination).

Warranty covers parts and labor but not users error, please make sure you read all necessary literature prior to hooking devices up and before you apply signal or power as devices can become damaged in this way, Most items will be return shipped to customers within 48 hours of receiving them upon inspection and repair..No money back will be given as warranty only covers the repair of the item warranted