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Warm Audio WA-2A

Warm Audio WA-2A

  • 1-channel Tube Opto-Compressor/Limiter
  • Stereo-link Capability
  • Balanced XLR/Jack Input and Outputs
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The Warm Audio WA-2A is a 2U rack mount compressor styled on the classic Teletronix LA-2A. The WA-2A provides a unique warm compression on vocals, bass and other instruments. Within the body of the WA-2A there are four premium vacuum tubes, two 12aAX7, one 12BH7 and one 6P1J, these help the audio stand out in the mix.

Warm Audio WA-2A Features

Though digital technology and software have made great strides in recent years; Warm audio still believe that nothing compares to the level of articulation, depth, realism, and responsiveness of a well-built piece of analog gear.

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.

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 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, 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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