Warm Audio WA-1B Compressor

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901640
  • Warm Audio WA-14B Compressor reimagines Scandinavian compression with smooth tube optics, endorsed by pros like Chris Lord-Alge.
  • Staying true to its classic inspiration, the WA-14B retains original controls for extended dynamic processing. Variable threshold and ratio (2:1 to 10:1) allow musical dynamics or hard compression.
  • Its attack and release controls offer switchable modes for natural or nuanced response, adding depth to dynamics shaping.
  • The meter switch has three settings: input, compression, and output levels. The On/Bypass switch activates or bypasses the compressor.
  • Built with premium components, the WA-14B features hand-wired circuitry, a Lundahl transformer, and select tubes for unrivalled warmth and precision.
  • Perfect for dynamic sources requiring analog warmth, the WA-14B blends speed and functionality for a new level of compression mastery.
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Warm Audio WA-14B Compressor


 

The Warm Audio WA-14B Compressor reimagines Scandinavian compression smooth tube optical warmth with precision controls. Delivering illustrious musical compression with the combined speed and functionality favoured by world renowned producers and engineers such as Chris Lord-Alge and Rick Rubin. This compressor is perfect for highly dynamic sources that demand analog warmth.

 

True To the Original Controls

For the WA-1B compressor to deliver extended dynamic processing it features all the original controls of its modern-classic inspiration. It supports a variable threshold providing maximum control of how much compression is applied to any signal. The ratio is variable and has endless controls between 2:1 and 10:1. From soft musical dynamic control to hard-smashing compression.

 

Attack and Release

The WA-1B features attack and release controls that unique as they can be switched between a fixed, manual or a combined setting. The fixed setting delivers the natural attack and release time of the optical element. Additionally, the combined setting creates the opportunity for a nuanced release-time curve.

 

Check Your Levels

This compressor’s meter switch has three settings: input and compression and output levels. On the input setting the VU meter is reading the level at the input connector. On the compression setting the VU meter is reading gain production. And on the output setting the VU meter is reading the level at the output connecter. The On/Bypass switch activates or bypasses the compressor with no signal passing through the circuitry.

 

Premium Components

The 270 volt through-hole circuitry of the WA-1B is hand wired and has a 100% discrete analog signal path. It has a custom large-core transformer Lundahl Sweden providing a full Scandinavian-style analog tone. Along with select tubes from JJ and Tung-sol the highly defined optical element applies sweet analog warmth to audio signals with unrivalled precision.

 

Key Features

  • Warm Audio WA-14B Compressor reimagines Scandinavian tube optical warmth, loved by pros like Chris Lord-Alge.
  • True to Original Controls: Variable threshold and ratio (2:1 to 10:1) for musical dynamics or hard compression.
  • Attack & Release: Unique switchable controls offer natural or nuanced release-time curves.
  • Check Your Levels: VU meter with input, compression, and output settings for accurate monitoring.
  • Premium Components: 270 volt hand-wired, 100% discrete analog path, Lundahl transformer, JJ/Tung-sol tubes.
  • Illustrious Compression: Combines speed/functionality for dynamic sources craving analog warmth.
Specification
Specifications
  • Accurately recreating world-class Scandinavian compression combining smooth tube-optical warmth with precision controls 
  • True-to-spec 270 volt, 100% discrete analog signal path - handwired with through-hole components
  • Transformer-balanced fully floating input and output - Custom-core large transformers from Scandinavian Manufacturer, Lundahl in Sweden
  • 12AX7 Tung-Sol & JJ 12AU7 tubes
  • Frequency response @ -3 dB: 5 Hz to 25 kHz
  • Self-Noise: < -75 dBU @ 30 dB gain
  • CMRR: > 60 dB @ 10 kHz
  • Ratio from 2:1 to 10:1
  • Variable Threshold: Off to -40 dBU
  • Continuously variable attack and release times: fast-slow
  • Output gain: Off to +30 dBU
  • Input impedance: 600Ω
  • Two bus connectors to connect multiple sidechains
  • Meter (VU) input, output, or compression amount
  • Linear, low-noise power supply with toroidal power transformer