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Warm Audio

Warm Audio WA-2A Opto Compressor

Regular price $ 949.00 USD
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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.

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.

    Features

    Specs

    • '2A STYLE, TRANSFORMER BALANCED, HIGH VOLTAGE, OPTO TUBE COMPRESSOR​.
    • UTILIZES PREMIUM GRADE INPUT AND OUTPUT CINEMAG USA TRANSFORMERS.
    • USA MADE KENETEK OPTO-CELL ATTENUATOR T4' STYLE MODULE. SOCKETED TO ALLOW RETRO-FITTING WITH OTHER OPTO-CELLS.
    • PREMIUM TUNG-SOL AND ELECTRO-HARMONIX TUBES. 2X 12AX7, 1X 12BH7, 1X 6AQ5 OR 6P1.
    • FULLY DISCRETE SIGNAL PATH.
    • VARIABLE PRE-EMPHASIS, ALLOWS FOR COMPRESSION HIPASS FILTERING (TONE CONTROL).
    • STEREO-LINK CAPABLE VIA TRS CONNECTOR.
    • INPUT IMPEDANCE - 600 OHMS, BRIDGES-T CONTROL (FLOATING).
    • XLR AND TRS BALANCED LINE LEVEL OUTPUTS - 600 OHMS IMPEDANCE.
    • XLR AND TRS BALANCED LINE LEVEL INPUTS - 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 DISPLAYS 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".