I liked this compressor so much I immediately bought a second once I tried it out in the studio. We even A/B'd it with an original LA3a (with the Clearmountain mod) and we chose to use the GA Comp-3a in preference. The Comp-3a was more open sounding. The LA3a sounded tired by comparison. Read more
To be fair, there can be a big difference between different examples of old LA3a's depending on many factors, particularly how well they have been maintained over the years. I think the ones we were using as a comparison were not the best examples and I would imagine that a great sounding LA3a would be better than these clones. But still, at the price, these clones are very, very good. So far I've used them on Bass and Acoustic Guitar with great success and a quick experiment suggested that they are going to be good on Drum Room mics too. Very happy with this purchase.