Warm Audio WA-2A Optical Tube Compressor

Warm Audio
$949.00
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How many knobs you ask? Just 2 is all you need with Warm's WA-2A!  This faithful recreation of the classic 2A style compressor feels just like the original.  The WA-2A's discrete signal path, custom optical photocell and Cinemag transformer give this compressor the classic sound and feel of the original.  Tame the most unruly bass guitar tracks, add the color you know and desire to vocals, and tamp down on drum overheads with ease with Warm's WA-2A!

Features and specs:

  • '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.

  • 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".