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Warm Audio WA-2A Tube Optical Compressor and Limiter
Warm Audio WA-2A Tube Optical Compressor and Limiter Warm Audio WA-2A Tube Optical Compressor and Limiter Warm Audio WA-2A Tube Optical Compressor and Limiter Warm Audio WA-2A Tube Optical Compressor and Limiter

Warm Audio WA-2A Tube Optical Compressor and Limiter

Condition: New

SKU: WARM-WA2A

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Manufacturer's Description

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!

Features

  • Utilizes custom USA made CineMag input and output transformers

  • Utilizes USA made Kenetek opto attenuator.'2A Style, Transformer balanced, high voltage, opto tube compressor

  • 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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At MusicStoreLive.com we are proud to offer free return shipping and a 30-day return policy in the 48 contiguous states on all new* items over $30. It's all part of our mission to bring the guitar shop to your living room. This policy allows you to get your gear hassle-free and try it with your own rig to be sure that it truly fits with your playing style and sound. If it doesn't work the way you had hoped we'll send you a prepaid return label and work up an exchange or issue you a refund once we get the item back in the same condition it was purchased. It's that simple.

Please allow 2-4 business days from the receiving date for returns to be processed.
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Return Policy Details
Is your instrument just not doing it for you? We understand and we absolutely want you to be thrilled with any gear that you buy from MusicStoreLive.com. If you're not happy with your order, you can return it to us at no charge within 30 days of delivery.

  • Customers outside the continental USA must pay their own return shipping and are responsible for all applicable taxes and fees.
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  • Contact MSL at info@musicstorelive.com or (866) 256-5725 to begin the return process. You can request a refund, store credit, or exchange.
  • We'll provide you a return label via email.
  • Ship the item back to us in its original packaging using the provided return label.
  • Customer is responsible for returning the item to Music Store Live in its original condition.
  • A refund or exchange will be issued within 3 business days from our receipt of the returned item.
  • All returns will go through a technical inspection and are subject to a restocking fee if the item is not returned in its original condition. Restocking fee to be determined by MSL.

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Layaways

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  • $100 layaway fee for each additional month over the initial 30 days (on most items).

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