Universal Audio LA-2A

$3,799.00
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A classic, produced to original specs with a heritage like no other, ready to squash your tracks in an old familiar way!

True to the Original Design, our Famed Tube-Amplified T4 Electro-Optical Classic Compressor

Audio professionals revere the LA-2A. The original was immediately acknowledged for its smooth, natural compression characteristics. A unique tube-driven electro-optical attenuator system allows instantaneous gain reduction with no increase in harmonic distortion — an accomplishment at the time, still appreciated today. This faithful Universal Audio reissue marks the rebirth of the Teletronix LA-2A. Painstaking care has been taken to ensure that every new LA-2A provides the performance characteristics of the original. Each unit is point-to-point hand-wired and built in Scotts Valley, California, with every component carefully evaluated for authenticity. As a result, today’s LA-2A will bring the same legendary compression characteristics of the original to all of your recordings.

Each unit is hand-built and hand-wired in-house at UA with each component being carefully evaluated for authenticity. No expense has been spared to guarantee that this LA-2A will bring that classic sound to your recording. Demand the original. Accept no copy.

Overview

  • True to the original LA-2A in design, manufacturing and performance
  • Lag free, distortion free optical attenuator system
  • 10 milliseconds attack time
  • Hand-built in USA; backed by 1-Year limited warranty

Features

  • True to the original in design, manufacturing and performance
  • Lag free, distortion free optical attenuator system
  • Distortion less than 0.5% THD
  • 0 to 40 dB gain limiting
  • Balanced stereo interconnection
  • Frequency response 1 dB, 30 to 15,000 cps
  • Output level of 10 dBm and 40 dB gain
  • Low noise – less than 70 dB below ±10 dBm output
  • Hand-built in USA; backed by 1-Year limited warranty

Technical Specifications

  • Input Impedance: 50, 150, 250, 600 ohms
  • Output Load Impedance: 50, 150, 250, 600 ohms
  • External Connections: Jones Barrier terminals and XLR connectors
  • Frequency Response: +0/-1 dB 30 Hz to 15kHz
  • Gain: 40 dB ±1dB
  • Input Level: +16 dB maximum
  • Output Level: +10 dB nominal, +16 dB maximum
  • Distortion: Less than 0.5% THD (0.25% typical) at ±10 dBm
  • Noise: 70 dB below +10 dBm output level
  • Attack Time: 10 milliseconds
  • Release Time: 0.06 seconds for 50% release; 0.5 to 5 seconds for complete release
  • Meter: dB gain reduction and dB output
  • Power Requirements: 35 watts, 120/240 volts, 50/60 Hz
  • Environmental: Maximum operating temperature 160°F
  • Dimensions: 19" Rackmount chassis, 3U
  • Weight: 13 lbs.

Our ONE WITH EVERYTHING ZEN WARRANTY extends the standard manufacturer warranty by one year, see our ZEN WARRANTY page for details.

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