Cali76CD Union Jack Limited Edition
Cali76-CD with Limited Edition British Flag artwork
To celebrate the sale of our ten thousandth compressor pedal we have produced this limited edition Cali76-CD emblazoned with the Union Jack – a nod to the British engineering heritage which remains key to the Origin Effects ethos.
Limited to an initial run of just 250 units and available only through official Origin Effects dealers, the pedal is a celebration not only of a rapidly growing business and successful sales but also Origin Effects’ ability to stay true to its heritage values, still building each pedal from start to finish in the Origin Effects Headquarters in Oxfordshire, UK.
The Cali76 Compact Deluxe Union Jack will also be Origin Effects’ first pedal to feature its newly updated full-colour packaging and is priced the same as its regular-finished Cali76-CD counterpart.
The Origin Effects Cali76 Compact Deluxe is
an 1176-style studio-grade FET compressor, featuring high-current, low-noise,
discrete Class-A circuitry and a dedicated parallel compression control… all
contained in one compact, stompbox-sized package!
Origin Effects have managed to build all of the functionality from their flagship Cali76 Standard into this little marvel – and also added the much-requested parallel mix control previously only found on their limited editions. Separate controls for Attack, Release and Ratio let you precisely tailor your tone, from transparent transient control to flat-out limiting and monster sustain. Meanwhile, the elegant jewel lamp functions as an intuitive three-color gain reduction meter.
The ace in the hole is the Dry Blend control, which lets you mix your dry signal back in with your compressed guitar tone for true parallel compression. An indispensable studio recording technique, parallel compression gives you all of the tone thickening and increased sensitivity of the Cali76, while keeping hold of the natural dynamic expression in your playing. It’s the ultimate in transparent compression and sustain. By blending your “honest” guitar tone together with more subtle compression, you can also create the kind of three-dimensional, sparkling tone that you’re used to hearing on records, not coming out of your amp.
SMALLER SIZE WITH NO COMPROMISE
The original Cali76 is a big, beautiful compressor pedal that delivers studio-quality 1176-style compression using discrete Class-A circuitry that's true to the topology and design philosophy of the original.
The Cali76 Compact Deluxe is of the same blood line, sharing the features, performance and pedigree of its larger sibling, but in a smaller package and with parallel compression added on top. A third of the size of the Cali76 Standard, the Compact Deluxe can be housed on even the most congested of pedalboards.
Like all of the Origin Effects Compact Series pedals, the Cali 76 Compact Deluxe features high-current, discrete, Class-A circuitry for transparent, low-noise performance. We've taken a no-compromise approach to the circuit design using only the best of modern components.
Rugged MELF resistors offer low noise performance and rock-solid reliability. Film and tantalum capacitors offer tight tolerances and superb linearity. Carefully chosen transistors biased at relatively high currents yield a distinct signal-to-noise advantage.
Please note: the Cali76 Compact Deluxe is powered by a mains adaptor only. There is no 9V battery option, both to save space and to allow a high-current approach, yielding lower noise levels and superior tone.
- 100% Class-A discrete signal path
- Classic, ultra fast “FET” response
- Studio-grade discrete-transistor preamp
- Dedicated Attack, Release and Ratio controls
- Dry Blend control for parallel compression
- Rugged jewel-lamp gain reduction metering
- Optimized for guitar but can process any source
- High-current, low-noise electronics
- Ultra-wide frequency response
- Ultra-high input impedance
- Silent switching
- High-quality “signal-conditioning” bypass mode
- Premium components throughout
- Advanced power supply filtering and protection
- Flexible external power requirements (9-18V DC)
- PSU Spec. needed 77mA @ 9V / 104mA @ 18V
- Designed and built in England