Warm Audio WA-2A Single Channel Optical Tube Compressor

SKU: WARM-WA2A Category:
Brand: Warm Audio

$949.00

No plug-in or other compressor type quite compares to the warm, forgiving, fluid qualities of the classic ‘2A optical compressor. For decades, the renowned ‘2A style 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. Releasing the WA-2A would be for nothing if we couldn’t make it affordable. Since the start of Warm Audio we have striven to give an unprecedented value to our customers, by putting high end audio within the reach of more people than ever before. This philosophy drives everything we do, and every product we offer. The WA-2A is a high-voltage, Class-A opto-compressor, utilizing large-core CineMag USA Transformers, four premium vacuum tubes, and the legendary Kenetek opto-cell – considered by many to be the world’s finest.

Key Features

  • 2A STYLE, TRANSFORMER BALANCED, HIGH VOLTAGE, OPTO TUBE COMPRESSOR?
  • UTILIZES PREMIUM GRADE INPUT AND OUTPUT CINEMAG USA TRANSFORMERS
  • USA MADE KENETEK OPTO-CELL ATTENUATOR T4′ STYLE MODULE. SOCKETED TO ALLOW RETRO-FITTING WITH OTHER OPTO-CELLS
  • PREMIUM TUNG-SOL AND ELECTRO-HARMONIX TUBES. 2X 12AX7, 1X 12BH7, 1X 6AQ5 OR 6P1
  • FULLY DISCRETE SIGNAL PATH

Technical Specifications

VARIABLE PRE-EMPHASIS, ALLOWS FOR COMPRESSION HIPASS FILTERING (TONE CONTROL)
STEREO-LINK CAPABLE VIA TRS CONNECTOR
INPUT IMPEDANCE
600 OHMS, BRIDGES-T CONTROL (FLOATING)
XLR AND TRS BALANCED LINE LEVEL OUTPUTS
600 OHMS IMPEDANCE
XLR AND TRS BALANCED LINE LEVEL INPUTS
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 DISPLAYS 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″

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