Origin Effects Cali76 Transformer

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  • Premium Quality Compressor with Transformer Output
  • Custom Iron Core with Mild Core Saturation
  • Ultra fast “FET” Response with Attack & Release Controls
  • Studio-Grade Discrete Preamp with Balanced Line-DI Output
  • Ground-Lift Function to Eliminate Ground Induced Hum

Origin Effects Cali76 Transformer


The Origin Effects Cali76 Transformer is a compression pedal that features high fidelity, and low noise solution with no signal degradation. Compatable for both guitarists and bassists, the Cali76 Transformer is equipped with an iron-core transformer, which is fitted as standard and designed to subtly saturate at high levels. As well as live performances, the Cali76 can also be used in the recording studio as an insert, enabling recorded instruments to be played through it to achieve a signature studio monitor sound.

Product Ref: 78510

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Iron-Core Transformer

The Cali76 is available in two options including the iron core and the Lundahl. This model is equipped with the iron-core transformer and delivers a more harmonically rich, fatter sound compared to the standard unit’s flat transparency.

This pedal has a unique character that delivers a bit of its own colour to your overall tone. The iron core transformer’s sound is especially beneficial in a minimalist rig where you’ll really want that character to become a focus of your tone. Overall, it will provide you with a warm character that can be adapted to many types of music.

Live Use

Whilst using on live performances, the Cali76 features a high/Low gain switch on the rear of the pedal that enhances the gain by 9dB where it hits the transformer, and provides you with a saturated tone. As well as enhancing the overall sounds, the Cali76 also keeps your tone at a consistent level at the flick of a switch, which enables a saturated sound without the undesirable surge in volume.

Great for Studio Use

The Cali76 Transformer is a perfect studio tool, as it can be used as a desk-top insert, thanks to its additional outputs of ground, DI, Pad and gain. This versatile unit allows you to run recorded instruments through it to achieve signature sound that can be compared to studio monitors. Plug it into your recording rig to process vocals, piano, acoustic guitars and drums, with a vintage, analogue warmth. Compared to existing guitar compressors available, the Cali76 represents a high-fidelity, low noise solution with no signal degradation.


"The Cali76-TX will be a welcome addition for guitarists who appreciate the extra tonal coloring that it offers" Best Guitar Effects

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  • 100% Class-A discrete signal path
  • Ultra fast “FET” response
  • Attack & Release controls
  • Studio-grade “discrete” preamplifier
  • Rugged VU-style meter
  • Low noise electronics
  • Class-A discrete output-amplifier driving transformer
  • Dual, low-impedance outputs (via audio transformer)
  • Unbalanced instrument-level output
  • Balanced Line-DI output*
  • Ground-lift function to eliminate ground induced hum
  • Gain-switch adjusts transformer saturation
  • Auto-Shutdown – preserves battery operation and is energy efficient
  • PSU Spec. Min: 13mA @ 9V / 72mA @ 18V
  • Suggested PSU Rating: 200mA for optimum start-up
  • Rugged housing with simple layout
  • Top jack inputs fit nicely alongside other pedals and also optimises the full space on the pedalboard
  • Designed and built in England


  • Controls:Ratio, Attack, Release, Output, Input/Comp
  • Weight: 1150 g
  • Dimensions:161 x 205 x 71 mm
  • Transformer Type:Custom Iron Core – Studio Grade with Mild Core Saturation