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Warm Audio WA-2A

Mono Optical Valve Compressor

RRP: £899.00 (You save £45.00)
£854.00 (inc VAT) £749.17 £711.67 (exc VAT)
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3 Years

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Classic Optical Compression - Now affordable.

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

  • '2A Style, Transformer balanced, high voltage, opto (Light controlled) tube compressor
  • Fully discrete signal path
  • Custom USA made CineMag input and output transformers
  • USA made Kenetek opto attenuator. Socketed to allow for retro-fitting with other opto-cells
  • Premium Tung-Sol and Electro-Harmonix tubes. 2x 12ax7, 1x 12bh7, 1x 6aq5 (or 6p1 - interchangeable)
  • Variable Pre-emphasis, allows for compression hi-pass filtering
  • Stereo-link capability

Specifications

  • 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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What does it mean when a product is listed as Education?

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