A faithful reissue of the classic LA-3A with modern enhancements.
This reissue Universal Audio LA-3A Audio Leveler meticulously retains all the internal and external qualities of the original: the same simple control set and the T4 electro-optical attenuator--the source of the unit's program-dependent compression. It also retains the 2RU half-rack design, and comes complete with a single-unit rack assembly--no additional kit is necessary. All the original rear panel connections and controls are also maintained, while the commonly performed LA-3A gain mod is added as an additional switch for maximum studio versatility.
The original LA-3A Leveling Amplifier made its debut at the 1969 NY AES show and marked a departure from the tube design of its predecessors. The LA-3A incorporated components and design concepts from the Putnam-designed 1176LN Limiting Amplifier. Immediately embraced as a studio workhorse and still widely used today, the LA-3A remains a favorite of engineers and producers worldwide for its unique compression characteristics and sonic signature.