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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