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Universal Audio LA-2A

Classical Leveling Amp


Universal Audio LA-2A
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For over 50 years the Teletronix LA-2A has been revered for its smooth, natural, musical compression. WIth its unique tube-driven electro-optical attenuator system that allows instantaneous gain reduction with no increase in harmonic distortion, the LA-2A massages signals like no other compressor ever made.

Teletronix founder Jim Lawrence first used photocells for controlling audio gain in the early 1960s. His ingenious optical compression design was a technological breakthrough, far surpassing the stability and transparency of earlier circuits. Universal Audio founder M.T. ”Bill” Putnam later purchased this patented technology, continuing to manufacture the LA-2A for years to come.

Universal Audio’s Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveling Amplifier reissue provides the performance characteristics of the iconic original. With painstaking care, every new LA-2A unit is point-to-point handwired 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. Demand the original. Accept no copy.

Main Features:
• Dial in legendary optical tube compression on vocals, bass, drums, and more
• Record your tracks through legendary vintage-spec tube circuitry
• Enhance your music with iconic warmth and tube limiting/compression
• Simple, easy-to-use controls: gain and peak reduction knobs, limit/compress switch
• Track and mix with a piece of audio recording history
• Faithful to the original in design, manufacturing, and performance
• Distortion- and lag-free optical attenuation system
• Distortion: under 0.5% THD
• 0dB to 40dB gain limiting
• Balanced XLR input and output
• Frequency response 30Hz-15kHz (+0/-1dB)
• Output level: 10dBm; Gain: 40dB
• Low noise: 70dB below +10dBm output level
• Handcrafted in UA's Scotts Valley, California labs

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