Cali76 Compact Deluxe
Based on the legendary 1176 heard on countless classic albums, the Cali76 Compact Deluxe brings studio-grade FET compression to your pedal board. Recreate your favourite recorded guitar tones with high-current, low-noise, discrete Class-A circuitry and a dedicated parallel compression control, all in a compact enclosure.
- Studio-grade FET compressor in a pedal format.
- High-current, low-noise, discrete Class-A circuitry.
- Dedicated Attack and Release controls.
- Dry Blend control for instant parallel compression.
- Fully sweepable Ratio, Input and Output controls for precision settings.
- Classic jewel lamp functions as an intuitive three-colour gain reduction meter.
- 9 to 18V operation, for increased headroom.
- Tour grade, all metal construction.
- High-impedance buffered bypass with silent switching.
- Designed and assembled by hand in England.
Thicken up clean tones without losing clarity. Squeeze endless sustain from your solos. Dial in the perfect settings to get the bite and definition you want from your playing. Cali76 Compact Deluxe is a powerful tone shaping tool that will enhance the sound and playability of any instrument.
FROM STUDIO TO PEDAL
Look at any high-end studio and you’ll find at least one 1176 compressor. This iconic piece of outboard gear is the secret behind the guitar tone on many classic recordings. Inspired by the design topology and philosophy of the original, the Cali76 Compact Deluxe delivers the same natural, musical compression in a compact, stage-friendly pedal. After all, why should high quality compression be confined to the recording studio?
The DRY control lets you mix your uncompressed ‘dry’ signal back in with your compressed guitar tone for true parallel compression. An indispensable studio recording technique, parallel compression gives you all the tone thickening and increased sensitivity of standard compression, while keeping hold of the natural dynamic expression in your playing. Parallel compression is the secret to the classic guitar tones on many of your favourite recordings.
Individual controls for Attack, Release and Ratio, in addition to Input and Output level offer a degree of control not normally seen on a pedal compressor. Tailor your sound from transparent transient control to flat-out limiting and monster sustain.
The rugged jewel lamp lights up when the pedal is turned on with an intuitive three-colour gain reduction meter, giving easy to read feedback from a distance.
BUILT FOR THE ROAD
Housed in a hand polished, brushed stainless steel enclosure and furnished with aluminium controls, Neutrik jack sockets and heavy-duty footswitch, the Cali76 Compact Deluxe is at home on the road as it is in the studio.
Weight: 620 g (1.37 lb)
Dimensions: 143 x 66 x 65 mm (5.62 x 2.6 x 2.56 in.) L x W x H - Includes knobs and switches
Input Impedance: 1 MΩ
Output Impedance: 1 kΩ
Current Draw: 100 mA
9-18V DC 2.1 mm centre-negative
Please note: the Cali76 Compact Deluxe is powered by a mains adaptor only (not included). We’ve dispensed with the usual 9V battery option, both to save space and to allow us to adopt a high-current approach, yielding lower noise levels and superior tone. Origin Effects pedals are designed to deliver impeccable performance using a range of power supplies. We recommend you only use a regulated power supply specifically designed for guitar pedal applications as power supplies which do not have sufficient internal filtering can result in unwanted noise. We recommend the following power supplies for use with our pedals:
- Voodoo Labs Pedal Power series
- Cioks supplies
- Truetone 1 Spot Pro series
- Strymon Zuma
- Dunlop ECB-004
Operating this pedal with an 18V power supply will give the most headroom, allowing for higher levels of compression before clipping occurs.