Origin Effects has recently built its 10,000th Cali76 Compact Deluxe, and to commemorate that milestone, the company is releasing limited reissues of the well-loved full-sized Cali76-TX and TX-L compressors.
While the award-winning Compact Deluxe has replaced the large-format Cali76, loading the same peerless performance and circuit topology into a more compact enclosure, the original transformer-enabled models stay coveted by players, collectors, and producers alike. Origin Effects is reissuing both the TX-L and TX in a special limited run.
Per the press release, “The Cali76-TX features a custom-wound iron core transformer designed to subtly saturate and add extra harmonic complexity at higher gain levels. Meanwhile, the Cali76-TX-L features a high-end Lundahl transformer, offering the ultra-linear performance, transparent low end, and flat phase response that many users prefer for use in the studio and on bass guitar.”
“Both pedals also feature a 12-stage LED gain reduction meter, a balanced line-level/DI output, and a high/low gain switch – useful for pushing the transformer harder,” it added.
Ever since its inception in 2012, the Cali76-TX has remained one of the most sought-after studio-quality compressors of all time. Sporting a huge brushed aluminium enclosure, astonishingly transparent sound, and studio-quality circuitry, the Cali76 broke the mold in all departments.
The limited-edition reissue of Cali76-TX and Cali76-TX-L retails for $639 and $749, respectively.