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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. That’s why the WA-2A’s street price will be just $899 USD. Welcome to the future of vintage! -'2A Style, Transformer balanced, high voltage, opto tube compressor​. -Utilizes premium grade input and output CineMag USA -Transformers. -Utilizes USA made Kenetek opto attenuator. -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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NAMM 2016: Warm Audio WA-2A - 2A style, all tube optical compressor

kfhkh Now add up the cost of buying the original units! The cost difference will be HUGE - but I bet the sound quality difference is tiny to non existent. Go Warm Audio. I will be ordering the same as you :-)

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Warm Audio Wa-2a vs. Stam Audio Sa-2a

I am sorry you feel that way towards me and hopefully your perspective can change in the near future, however, what you say here is simply not tue. You are entittled to your opinion and to dislike me or the way I handle my business, even though we have never spoken to each other but...

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Post your "finished" demos here

...authorized clone of the pre-amps found in Abbey Road Studios for most of the Beatles' time there, into a Warm-Audio WA-2A tube-based optical compressor (an unauthorized LA-2A clone) in a Fireface UFX+ Thunderbolt audio interface. While I had the vocal rig up, I added tambourine hits on the choruses on a small cheap pawn...

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