CLASSIC COMPRESSION. BREAKTHROUGH PRICE.
The Stam Audio SA-76ADG is an exact replica of the 3 most revered revisions of the UREI 1176 FET compressor.
Do you love the aggressive mid-range and coloration of the 1176 blue face, the subtle character and versatility of revision D on vocals and bass and love the gentle and transparent properties of revision G on acoustic guitar and stringed instruments? Then the Stam Audio SA-76ADG is the ideal compressor for you.
As we were already planning to do a 1176 model of each famous revision , it occured to us, why make just one if we could deliver all 3 versions to our clients, at the same price a single unit? Mechanically and component-wise the cost was marginally higher and we could use both the 0-12 and 50002 transformers for the A and D sections as used on the original units and bypass the transformers for revision G like the original.
There were 2 challenges to be overcome. First, each revision had to sound 100% identical to the original by respecting the original signal path and schematic. Secondly, it had to look like an original 1176. We removed the +4 and +10 metering options and left the VU meter in standard Gain Reduction mod, in order to utilize the original switches to select between which revision you want. With the aid of several relays we have insured that you can switch from one version to another, seamlessly respecting the original sound.
Each unit comes with a Sowter input transformer O-12 replica and CineMag output transformer, Philip capacitors, Ohmite carbon comp resistors, tantalum and the correct output transistors, 20N3055 on the D revision and 2N5055 on the A revision.
Commercially it would have made more sense for us to release all 3 revisions separately and it would have meant selling more units, but for us at Stam Audio it is important for us that you get the most out of your money, as well as optimize rack space.
You can now have the 1176 revision A, D and G at only $699.00 USD with the highest quality premium components available in the world, and the finest transformers found on the market at a fraction of the price of one unit, let alone three.
We have gone to great length to faithfully reproduce the compression characteristics and tonality of the original.
The SA76ADG features a Sowter 1260 input transformer which is an identical replica of the original UTC O-12 (Ratio 1:1.58 200/500 Ohms) and a CineMag output transformers that precisely matches the ratio and frequency response of the original 5002 output transformer designed by Bill Putnam. We have made no compromise in parts such as Vishay capacitors, NOS carbon resistors and matched selected transistors to ensure you will get the best sounding unit without cutting any corners. All of the SA-76’s are calibrated in our workshop in Chile where they get their transformers soldered, a full health check and a burn for 24 hours.
ZERO COMPROMISE. SURPRISINGLY AFFORDABLE.
Stam Audio Engineering products are about sound quality first and foremost. Every component of every unit is premium quality and carefully selected to ensure our units match or even surpass the quality of high end boutique gear.
So when you see the price for the SA-76ADG the first thing you probably think is: how is that possible?
The answer is twofold.
First, we work on small margins. We want to see professional gear within the reach of anyone who has the passion to use it so we’re willing to sacrifice profits to make this possible.
Secondly, we order in large batches. This keeps our costs as low as possible, and allows you to get your hands on our units at a much cheaper price.
100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE
If you’ve used an original 1176 before, we’re extremely confident the Stam Audio SA-76ADG will put a big smile on your face every time you use it. However, if you’ve never touched the original before, as gear lovers ourselves we understand that the only way to really know if a piece of gear is for you, is to put it through its paces. That’s why the SA-76ADF comes with a 30 day money back guarantee. This allows you to get it into your rack and see how it impacts your recordings. If you love it (and we think you will!), great… keep the unit and create amazing music with it. If not, no problems. Just send it back to us and we’ll fully refund your purchase. And don’t worry, Whichever way you decide to go we will remain friends.