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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. 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.

Features and Specs:

• '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 USA made Kenetek opto attenuator. Socketed to allow for retro-fitting with other opto-cells
• Premium Tung-Sol and Electro-Harmonix tubes. 2x 12ax7, 1x 12bh7, 1x 6aq5 (or 6p1 - interchangeable)
• Variable Pre-emphasis, allows for compression hipass filtering
• Stereo-link capability
• 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 0.1% 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
• Meter shows both dB gain reduction and dB output
• Power - 115/230 volts (switchable), 50/60 Hz
• Dimensions - 19" Rackmount chassis, 2U. 19" x 7" x 3.5"
• Weight - 12 lbs

Warm Audio WA-2A Tube Opto Compressor

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