True to its inspiration; the WA-2A boasts an all tube, completely discrete signal path with through-hole component topology.
It also features custom, large-core Cinemag input and output transformers, four premium vacuum tubes, and the legendary Kenetek opto-cell, considered by many to be the world's finest.
No plug-in or other compressor type quite compares to the warm, forgiving, fluid qualities of this classic optical tube compressor. For decades, the renowned '2A type 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 strived 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.
Welcome to the future of vintage!
'2A Style, Transformer balanced, high voltage, opto tube compressorFully discrete signal pathUtilizes custom USA made CineMag input and output transformersUtilizes USA made Kenetek opto attenuator.Socketed to allow for retro-fitting with other opto-cellsPremium Tung-Sol and Electro-Harmonix tubes. 2x 12ax7, 1x 12bh7, 1x 6aq5Variable Pre-emphasis, allows for compression hipass filteringStereo-link capabilityXLR and TRS balanced line level inputs - 600 ohms impedanceXLR and TRS balanced line level outputs - 600 ohms impedanceFrequency Response +/- 1 dB, 15 Hz to 20kHzGain 40 dB ±1dBInput Level +16 dB maximumOutput Level +10 dB nominal, +16 dB maximumDistortion Less than 0.1% THD at ±10 dBmNoise = -74dBAttack Time - 10 millisecondsRelease Time - 0.06 seconds for 50% release0.5 to 5 seconds for complete releaseMeter shows both dB gain reduction and dB outputPower - 115/230 volts (switchable), 50/60 HzDimensions - 19" Rackmount chassis, 2U. 19" x 7" x 3.5"Weight - 12 lbs