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Warm Audio WA-2A

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Classic Tube Opto Compressor

 

Premium Components in every Warm Audio product.

The WA-2A is a high-voltage, Class-A opto-compressor, utilzing large-core CineMag USA Transformers, four premium vacuum tubes, and the legendary Kenetek opto-cell - considered by many to be the world’s finest.

A Four Tube Operation.

The WA-2A operates on four tubes: two 12AX7’s, one 12BH7, and one 6P1J.  We proudly use Tung-Sol and Electro-Harmonix brand tubes in the signal path, which sound very 'open' and LARGE.  All 4 tubes are socketed for easy swapping and replacement.

'2A Style Optical Compressor - Made Affordable.

No plug-in or other compressor type quite compares to the warm, forgiving, fluid qualities of this classic '2A-style 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.

  • '2A Style, Transformer balanced, high voltage, opto tube compressor​.
  • Utilizes premium grade input and output CineMag USA Transformers.
  • Utilizes USA made Kenetek opto attenuator.
  • Premium Tung-Sol and Electro-Harmonix tubes. 2x 12ax7, 1x 12bh7, 1x 6aq5
  • Fully discrete signal path.
  • Socketed to allow for retro-fitting with other opto-cells.
  • Variable Pre-emphasis, allows for compression hipass 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".
  • Weight - 12 lbs.

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