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Stam Audio SA-76

Stam Audio SA-76

4.95 4.95 out of 5, based on 8 Reviews

Stam Audio version of the UREI 1176 limiting amplifier


14th December 2017

Stam Audio SA-76 by IzzyRock

  • Sound Quality 5 out of 5
  • Ease of use 5 out of 5
  • Features 5 out of 5
  • Bang for buck 5 out of 5
  • Overall: 5
Stam Audio SA-76

I’ve tried this compressor today at my studio on acoustics and vocals and my first impression was it cut through the mix without any effort.

The transients are very clear and in your face sounding, especially on acoustic guitars, much more defined that it’s digital counterpart by Slate Digital.

Vocals sounded smooth and controlled, with that pleasing mid range vintage 1176s are famous for.

Also, construction is rock solid and I loved the knobs with the stepped pots.

I absolutely recommend this compressor. With its price tag it’s a no brainer.

  • 3
15th March 2018

Stam Audio SA-76 by [email protected]

  • Sound Quality 5 out of 5
  • Ease of use 5 out of 5
  • Features 5 out of 5
  • Bang for buck 5 out of 5
  • Overall: 5
Stam Audio SA-76

Ok... i was going to wait until next week when i'd have used my new SA76 more to post about it... but actually i just wanted to post how great it sounds!

After recording one artist through it today, with and without the SA76 ,on her voice, the SA76 is very CLASSY sounding indeed ....I love this compressor - and worth the wait. Its just what i hoped it would be.

It has the 1176 compression thing going on for sure , clamping down this raw female vocal today in a really musical way, and the overalll sound is warm & smooth but still with the air....or sheen that 1176's are known for but the whole unit isn't as bright as the Rev D versions. And it adds that mid bump in the sound too, which we all know is like the original Blue stripe. (It also doesn't have the hiss i heard on the other Blue stripes.)

But to be clear, I don't have a real vintage 1176 blue stripe to compare it too here. But after hearing two vintage Blue Stripes at other studios over the years, i always wanted that 'sound' that they do. I am really chuffed to now have in my pallet of tone shapers / compressors , this Blue 1176 sound now here in my studio!

Also the build quality is sturdy and well made - looks great too!

So yes a wonderfully made box i'm really pleased.

Ian

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1st April 2018

Stam Audio SA-76 by Nu-tra

  • Sound Quality 5 out of 5
  • Ease of use 5 out of 5
  • Features 5 out of 5
  • Bang for buck 5 out of 5
  • Overall: 5
Stam Audio SA-76

Over the years I’ve used many different 1176 compressors. From Rev A to D. I finally received a pair of Stam SA-76 and they sound wonderful. It has the color that is associated with the Rev A without the noise. I also feel that sound passing through it makes everything sound warm/ hairy and 3D in comparison to other Rev A and D’s I’ve used. It’s perfect for Rocknroll!!! The stepped pots are a nice touch! I wish there was a stereo link option but it’s not a big deal. I am very pleased!

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15th April 2018

Stam Audio SA-76 by Newk84

  • Sound Quality 5 out of 5
  • Ease of use 5 out of 5
  • Features 5 out of 5
  • Bang for buck 5 out of 5
  • Overall: 5
Stam Audio SA-76

The SA-76 is the real deal! I've compared it to every UA 1176 plugin I own and it wins every time on every source. It has that mid forward aggressive sound that the Rev A is known and loved for. The knobs are solid and sturdy and feels like it will last forever. I especially love that input and output knobs are stepped for easy recall.

At this price point, the SA76 is a no brainer if you're in the market for an 1176.

2 weeks ago

Stam Audio SA-76 by wcaho

  • Sound Quality 5 out of 5
  • Ease of use 5 out of 5
  • Features 5 out of 5
  • Bang for buck 5 out of 5
  • Overall: 5
Stam Audio SA-76

Having received this compressor, I can't be happier not only the doubled box packing, the blue strip and the buttons and knobs, but also the layout of this famous 1176 replica. Once I received it, I parked it below my previous purchase, SA2A with sowtered I/O transformers and MCap mod for the audio pass through. My immediate learning curve is to see which sequence sounds best, input-76-2A or input-2A-76. I have already impressed by the colour of the sound which is bigger, thicker and creamy. This is my first week trying and playing with the combination. Although I haven't played with it much (only tried the Dr Pepper and all buttons setting), the combination of SA76 and SA2A offers an "in my face" sound image. They are a must-have outboard compressors for vocal!

 
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