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Stam Audio SA76 ADF

Stam Audio SA76 ADF

5 5 out of 5, based on 2 Reviews

Excellent piece of gear! It’s 3 of the best compressors in one solid unit.


26th May 2020

Stam Audio SA76 ADF by BennyDigitale

  • 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 SA76 ADF

Before I get into any of the technical stuff I’ll mention that this is not my first piece of Stam gear. I also own an SA-4000+ and have been incredibly happy with it. Next I’ll address the time it took to get the unit. I ordered the SA-76 ADF the day it was mentioned in May 2018. I was aware that it would be a bit of a wait but didn’t expect it to take 2 years. HOWEVER, I can tell you that it was worth the wait! The amount of detail that went into making this unit a true duplicate of the 1176 Rev A, D, and F really shows.

Aesthetically the unit is beautiful! Easy to read knobs, buttons, and meter. The ratios of 2, 4, 8, 20 have a big range of uses but the added 2 is a big plus. When looking at the attack, you get the standard range BUT if you pull the knob you get the added Super Slow Attack!

First test I ran was on male vocals. Using various settings on ratios and attack/release times this is what I found. Rev A was bit on the warm side. Rev D was a crisper sound while Rev F was a nice balance of both! After many different listens I favored the F with the D coming in second on these particular vocals.

Next I tested the unit on a drum bus. What I found here was that Rev A seems to tame the lows a bit a bit while letting the snare really snap! Nice warm sound to it. The Rev D was a brighter and fave you really crisp shots. Love the Rev D on this particular drum bus! Rev F was once again a very nice balance of warmth and brightness with a very clean sound. Different situations will call for different Revisions but it’s all there!!

Overall, I find that the ADF will get a wide variety of uses for me and look forward to lots of years to play with this amazing piece of equipment! Thanks Stam Audio!

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2nd July 2020

Stam Audio SA76 ADF by skav

  • 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 SA76 ADF

I saw so few reviews on this one and felt an obligation to write a few words.

First impressions:

Solid build. Feels right. Looks great.
The output knob is a little bit more loose than input knob, but honestly that does not matter at all.


Sound:

Running audio through it and simply switching through the three available revision options was an eye(ear?) opener. A, D and F sound very different. A and D have very appealing musical characters while F is more 'clean' sounding. Very versatile unit.

This is among my very best buys. I feel priviliged to have it.

You can be pretty drastic with the settings and it will still sound musical.
I love and use plugins all the time, but I have not been able to receive musical results so fast and easily with digital compressors as I have with this one.

Joshua and his team work hard and sell these units for way less than they sound and feel like. I know of no other manifacturer in this industry that does this.

It's fantastic.

I wish the Stam Audio team plenty blessings and growth in the time forward.

Here is a simple demo video I did (REV A) :

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