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Warm Audio WA-2A Single-Channel Tube Optical Compressor, s, Style Rack Mountable, Sidechain Insert
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Warm Audio WA-2A Single-Channel Tube Optical Compressor, s, Style Rack Mountable, Sidechain Insert

Leveling Amp with Discrete Signal Path, Selectable Compress/Limit Mode, Adjustable Gain & Peak Reduction, Adjustable Sidechain Tone Control, Tung-Sol & Electro-Harmonix Tubes, Dual CineMag Transformers, Kenetek Opto-Cell, Balanced XLR & 1/4" TRS I/O, S…
Leveling Amp with Discrete Signal Path, Selectable Compress/Limit Mode, Adjustable Gain & Peak Reduction, Adjustable Sidechain Tone Control, Tung-Sol & Electro-Harmonix Tubes, Dual CineMag Transformers, Kenetek Opto-Cell, Balanced XLR & 1/4" TRS I/O, Stereo Link via 1/4" TRS, VU Meter with Selectable Display Mode The Warm Audio WA-2A is a single-channel tube optical compressor that recreates a classic leveling amplifier originally released in the late 1950s. With Tung-Sol and Electro-Harmonix tubes dual CineMag transformers and a Kenetek opto-cell the WA-2A offers smooth warm compression ideal for vocals bass guitars drums and parallel submixes. Its discrete signal path is terminated with balanced XLR and 1/4 TRS input and output connectors and delivers a high output with minimal noise.Use compress mode for moderate peak attenuation or switch to limit mode for more aggressive gain reduction. Operation is simple and efficient thanks to the adjustable gain and peak reduction controls. The Pre-Emphasis serves as a tone control for the sidechain; use this control to make the compressor's detector circuit less sensitive to either high or low frequencies or keep it flat at the noon position. A large VU meter allows easy viewing of gain reduction or output level and can be calibrated via a dedicated potentiometer.The WA-2A supports stereo linking to a second WA-2A through a 1/4 TRS cable (available separately). If you decide to link two units in stereo you can make use of the rear-panel Stereo Link Adjust control. This feature helps you fine-tune any differences in how either unit responds to the threshold of compression thereby achieving a more stable stereo match while avoiding unwanted shifts in the stereo field.
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Aug 28, 2021
Works great, not noisy and holds its own against other clones that arent worth keeping. Full review by bestbuy.com
Jun 3, 2017
I've been lusting after a physical LA2A for years. I actually first used one in the early 1970's in a radio station, their original market. I've tried a number of plugins, some of which aren't bad. B… Full review by bhphotovideo.com

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Leveling Amp with Discrete Signal Path, Selectable Compress/Limit Mode, Adjustable Gain & Peak Reduction, Adjustable Sidechain Tone Control, Tung-Sol & Electro-Harmonix Tubes, Dual CineMag Transformers, Kenetek Opto-Cell, Balanced XLR & 1/4" TRS I/O, Stereo Link via 1/4" TRS, VU Meter with Selectable Display Mode The Warm Audio WA-2A is a single-channel tube optical compressor that recreates a classic leveling amplifier originally released in the late 1950s. With Tung-Sol and Electro-Harmonix tubes dual CineMag transformers and a Kenetek opto-cell the WA-2A offers smooth warm compression ideal for vocals bass guitars drums and parallel submixes. Its discrete signal path is terminated with balanced XLR and 1/4 TRS input and output connectors and delivers a high output with minimal noise.Use compress mode for moderate peak attenuation or switch to limit mode for more aggressive gain reduction. Operation is simple and efficient thanks to the adjustable gain and peak reduction controls. The Pre-Emphasis serves as a tone control for the sidechain; use this control to make the compressor's detector circuit less sensitive to either high or low frequencies or keep it flat at the noon position. A large VU meter allows easy viewing of gain reduction or output level and can be calibrated via a dedicated potentiometer.The WA-2A supports stereo linking to a second WA-2A through a 1/4 TRS cable (available separately). If you decide to link two units in stereo you can make use of the rear-panel Stereo Link Adjust control. This feature helps you fine-tune any differences in how either unit responds to the threshold of compression thereby achieving a more stable stereo match while avoiding unwanted shifts in the stereo field.
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