Universal Audio LA-2A Vintage Compressor

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  • Lag-Free, Distortion-Free Optical Attenuator System
  • True to Original Design, Manufacturing & Performance
  • Distortion Less Than 0.5 THD

Universal Audio LA-2A Vintage Compressor

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Audio professionals passionate about their compressors revere the LA-2A. The original was immediately acknowledged for its natural compression characteristics.

Product Ref: 9210

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Audio professionals passionate about their compressors revere the LA-2A. The original was immediately acknowledged for its natural compression characteristics. A unique electro-optical attenuator system allows instantaneous gain reduction with no increase in harmonic distortion an accomplishment at the time, still appreciated today.

Universal Audio now announces the rebirth of the Teletronix LA-2A, a Universal Audio Classics product. Painstaking care has been taken to ensure that every new LA-2A provides the performance and characteristics of the original. Each unit is hand built, each component 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.

  • 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

Reviews

"UA gear such as the 1176 and LA-2A have been staples here at Capitol since their creation."

- Greg Parkin, Capitol Studios & Mastering

"The LA-2A is the definition of the old-school choice for recording bass for a reason. It's very hard to go wrong with. It just has that sound."

- Peter Katis (The National, Interpol)

Features/Specifications

For further information, please download the product manual PDF from the link below.

  • 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.

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