WesAudio Beta76 FET Compressor/Limiter

WesAudio Beta76 FET Compressor/Limiter

Modern or Vintage Modes The introduction of several significant structural improvements against the original version. One of the most important changes is two mode switch...

Vendor :WesAudio

Type :Compressor

R22,145.00

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Modern or Vintage Modes

The introduction of several significant structural improvements against the original version. One of the most important changes is two mode switch – Modern / Vintage – deciding on the circuit of the desymmetrization (i.e. rebound) of the input signal. Combining the rich, vibrant sound of vintage compressors with the clean, precise character of modern processors, the WesAudio Beta76 FET is a stellar compressor/limiter for any music studio. Put it in Modern mode for transparent operation, or switch it to Vintage mode to add a Carnhill input transformer for enhanced sonic depth and colour.

Side-chain highpass filter

A True Bypass switch was 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. The 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. The element responsible for the gain reduction is a FET transistor, giving the effect of rapid and pure compression. The high quality Carnhill audio transformer is key behind the distinct sonic characteristics of the Beta76 FET.

 

Main features:
  • ​1-channel FET-based compressor with switchable Modern/Vintage modes
  • Modern mode uses an electronic input circuit for sonic transparency
  • Vintage mode engages a premium Carnhill input transformer for enhanced sonic depth and color
  • Side-chain highpass filter (60Hz/90Hz/150Hz) prevents excessive bass from triggering compression too much
  • Four ratio selection buttons: 4:1, 8:1, 12:1, and 20:1
  • Attack time ranges from 20 to 800 microseconds
  • Release time range from 50ms to 1,100ms
  • Stereo link capable, requires a single 1/4" mono cable (not included)​

  • Tech Specs:
    • Type: FET
    • Number of Channels: 1
    • Controls: Attack, Release, Ratio switches, Modern/Vintage input modes
    • Ratio: 4:1, 8:1, 12:1, 20:1
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
    • Inputs: 1 x XLR
    • Outputs: 1 x XLR
    • Sidechain I/O: 1 x 1/4"
    • Rack Spaces: 2U
    • Power Source: Standard IEC AC cable
    • Height: 3.5"
    • Depth: 9.25"
    • Width: 19"
    • Weight: 13.2 lbs.