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Warm Audio WA-2A Tube Opto Compressor  

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True to its inspiration; 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,... Read More

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Overview

True to its inspiration; 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
  • Fully discrete signal path
  • Utilizes custom USA made CineMag input and output transformers
  • Utilizes USA made Kenetek opto attenuator
  • Premium Tung-Sol and Electro-Harmonix tubes
  • Variable Pre-emphasis, allows for compression high-pass 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"
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Warm AudioWA-2A Tube Opto Compressor
 
5.0

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5.0

WA-2A is Oh So Warm On Vocals!

By Groveboy TMT

from Greensboro NC

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Pros

  • Add Warmth
  • Brings Vocals To Front
  • Smoothly Reduce Harshness

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      Comments about Warm Audio WA-2A Tube Opto Compressor:

      This WA-2A is by far the best bang for buck opto compressor period! For the price point I guarantee if you don't like it, you probably suck at mixing!

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