Warm Audio WA2A 2A Style Optical Compressor

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SKU
901100
  • Line level, transformer balanced input: 600 ohms impedance pin 2/tip=positive, pin 3/ring=negative, pin 1/sleeve=ground
  • Line level, transformer balanced output: 600 ohms impedance pin 2/tip=positive, pin 3/ring=negative, pin 1/sleeve=ground
  • Frequency response: +/- 1 DB, 15 HZ TO 20KHZ
  • Input level: +16dB maximum
  • Output level: +10 dB nominal, +16 dB maximum
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Warm Audio WA2A 2A Style Optical Compressor


Analogue Tone

Though digital technology and software have made great strides in recent years; we still believe that nothing compares to the level of articulation, depth, realism, and responsiveness of a well-built piece of analogue gear. When you hear the bottom-end presence and top-end detail of quality analogue gear, the difference is astounding. The cost of most boutique analogue equipment is financially out of reach for many recording artists. Our mission is to change this and introduce as many people as we can to recording and mixing with real, dedicated hardware.

 

'2A Style Optical Compressor

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

 

Releasing the WA-2A would be for nothing if we couldn’t make it affordable. Since the start of Warm Audio, we have striven to give an unprecedented value to our customers, by putting high end audio within the reach of more people than ever before. This philosophy drives everything we do, and every product we offer.

 

Premium Components

The WA-2A is a high-voltage, Class-A opto-compressor, utilizing 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 6aq5 (or 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.

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Specifications
  • Line level, transformer balanced input: 600 ohms impedance pin 2/tip=positive, pin 3/ring=negative, pin 1/sleeve=ground
  • Line level, transformer balanced output: 600 ohms impedance pin 2/tip=positive, pin 3/ring=negative, pin 1/sleeve=ground
  • Frequency response: +/- 1 DB, 15 HZ TO 20KHZ
  • Maximum gain: +40 dB ±1dB
  • Maximum peak reduction: -40 dB ±3dB
  • Input level: +16dB 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
  • Tube compliment: 2x 12AX7, 1x 12BH7, 1x 6P1 (compatible with 6aQ5, 6005, and 6N1N)
  • Optical attenuator: Kenetek T4B module (socketed) (compatible with T4A, T4B, and T4C modules per standard wiring configuration to a standard octal header
  • Power: 115/230 volts (switchable), 50/60 Hz, standard IEC 3 conductor cord
  • Fuse compliment: 1x 250v, 1amp fast-blow type fuse
  • Dimensions: 19” Rackmount chassis, 2U. 19” x 7” x 3.5”
  • Weight: 12lbs