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Warm Audio WA-2A Optical All-Tube Audio Compressor Limiter


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Product Description

Unique capabilities, the WA-2A boasts an all tube, completely discrete signal path with through-hole component topology. It also features custom, large-core Cinemag input and output transformers, four premium vacuum tubes, and the legendary Kenetek opto-cell, considered by many to be the world’s finest. True to its inspiration!

Warm Audio WA-2A Optical All-Tube Audio Compressor Limiter Features

  • '2A Style, Transformer balanced, high voltage, opto (Light controlled) tube compressor
  • Fully discrete signal path
  • Utilizes custom USA made CineMag input and output transformers
  • Utilizes boutique USA made Kenetek T4B opto attenuator. Socketed to allow for retro-fitting with vintage (or other) opto-cells
  • Premium Tung-Sol and Electro-Harmonix tubes. 2x 12ax7, 1x 12bh7, 1x 6aq5 (or 6p1 - interchangeable)
  • Variable Pre-emphasis knob (via the back-panel) allows for compression hipass filtering
  • Stereo-link capability via TRS connector and knob on back panel
No plug-in or other compressor type quite compares to the warm, forgiving, fluid qualities of this classic optical tube compressor. For decades, the renowned ‘2A type circuit has become the go-to device for seamlessly handling vocals, bass, and a wide variety of other instruments and program material in an effortlessly smooth way.

Product Specifications
Warm Audio WA-2A Optical All-Tube Audio Compressor Limiter Specifications
  • XLR and TRS balanced line level inputs: 600 ohms impedance
  • XLR and TRS balanced line level outputs: 600 ohms impedance
  • Frequency Response: +/- 1 dB, 15 Hz to 20kHz
  • Gain: 40 dB ±1dB
  • Input Level: +16 dB maximum
  • Output Level: +10 dB nominal, +16 dB maximum
  • Distortion: Less than 0.5% THD at ±10 dBm
  • Noise: -74dB
  • Attack Time: 10 milliseconds
  • Release Time: 0.06 seconds for 50% release; 0.5 to 5 seconds for complete release
  • Power: 115/230 volts (switchable), 50/60 Hz
  • Dimensions: 19" Rackmount chassis, 2U. 19 x 7 x 3.5"
  • Weight: 12 lbs.
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Phone:  512-348-6585 Warranty:  1 Year
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