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.