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IGS Audio Volfram Stereo Compressor  From IGS

A dual-mono compressor/limiter designed after the legendary 1176 but with a character and tone that's unique to the Volfram. Also featuring heavy duty stepped switches for utmost fidelity plus a mix knob for onboard real-time parallel compression!

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The IGS Volfram offers an impressive amount of control and power for an 1176 inspiration, specifically its mix knob for real-time parallel compression. This specific feature is incredibly handy during any stage of production, but especially during tracking, where you can subtly blend in just the right amount of fullness and tone to make your signal “pop” but not be stuck with more compression than you can handle during mixdown. Be it on vocals, drums, guitars, you name it - the Volfram delivers rich, ear-catching compression tones reminiscent of the fabled 1176, all at a price not many other stereo compressors can compete with.

IGS Audio Volfram Stereo Compressor Quick n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure pro audio expert Marc Kuzio runs us through the many benefits of the IGS Audio Volfram Stereo Compressor.

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Manufacturer's Description from IGS

The Volfram Limiter is a dual mono version of the legendary 1176 archetype. The 1176 is a very well known and appreciated compressor in professional recording studios all over the world. Whoever heard how this compressor works with vocals will never be able to manage without one. Additionally the Volfram works great with drums and synthesizers. It is a 45dB transistor amplifier equipped with a remarkable limiter. Compression is achieved with the FET transistors. The unique feature of the unit is the implementation of traditional BC107B transistors known well from the original 1176 circuit. That’s right! They may cause noise – but this is what gives the sound its power. At extreme settings the Volfram adds some pleasant distortion to the output. The core of versatility in sound of the 2176 lies in the balance between the Input, Output, and Release knobs. All knobs are in fact 12-pole (6 for ratio, HPF) position switches. It is a pure A class circuit. 

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About Manufacturer

IGS Audio is now one the most desired studio equipment brands in Poland and it is continuously expanding internationally. The original IGS Audio products qualify as pretendants to no.1. Clones of other brands produced by Igs Audio are accurate and excellent. 

IGS Audio is all about happiness in success. IGS Audio offers 3 years warranty for all products.

IGS Studio has been operational since 1997. The IGS Audio brand was created in 2003.


  • Dual mono versatile compressor/limiter with Link option
  • XLR balanced input/output
  • stepped switches
  • Many different audio colors achieved with attack/release manipulation
  • Compression Ratio from 1:4 to 1:20
  • "Slam" switches allow a less conventional use of the compressor
  • Bypass switches off the compression only - the amp is still active (+45dB as in the original UREI)
  • Ultra fast VU meters
  • Internal power supply
  • 230V/110V Power option
  • Great for group compression

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