• WA-2A Tube Opto Compressor
  • WA-2A Tube Opto Compressor
  • WA-2A Tube Opto Compressor
  • WA-2A Tube Opto Compressor
WA-2A Tube Opto Compressor

Product Information

Though digital technology and software have made great strides in recent years; they still believe that nothing compares to the level of articulation, depth, realism, and responsiveness of a well-built piece of analog gear. When you hear the bottom-end presence and top-end detail of quality analog gear, the difference can be astounding. The cost of most boutique analog equipment is financially out of reach for many recording artists. Their mission is to change this, and introduce as many people as we can to recording and mixing with real, dedicated hardware.

No plug-in or other compressor type quite compares to the warm, forgiving, fluid qualities of this classic '2A-style optical compressor. For decades, the renowned 2A style 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 they couldn't make it affordable. Since the start of Warm Audio they have strived to give an unprecedented value to their customers, by putting high end audio within the reach of more people than ever before. This philosophy drives everything they do, and every product they offer.

Product Features

  • '2A Style, Transformer balanced, high voltage, opto tube compressor?
  • 0.5 to 5 seconds for complete release
  • Attack Time - 10 milliseconds
  • Frequency Response +/- 1 dB, 15 Hz to 20kHz
  • Fully discrete signal path
  • Input Level +16 dB maximum
  • Meter shows both dB gain reduction and dB output
  • Noise = -74dB
  • Output Level +10 dB nominal, +16 dB maximum
  • Power - 115/230 volts (switchable), 50/60 Hz
  • Premium Tung-Sol and Electro-Harmonix tubes. 2x 12ax7, 1x 12bh7, 1x 6aq5
  • Release Time - 0.06 seconds for 50% release
  • Socketed to allow for retro-fitting with other opto-cells
  • Stereo-link capability
  • Utilizes premium grade input and output CineMag USA Transformers
  • Utilizes USA made Kenetek opto attenuator
  • Variable Pre-emphasis, allows for compression hipass filtering
  • XLR and TRS balanced line level inputs - 600 ohms impedance
  • XLR and TRS balanced line level outputs - 600 ohms impedance
  • Distortion Less than 0.1% THD at 10 dBm
  • Gain 40 dB 1dB

Product Specifications

Warm Audio
All Ages
Number of Channels
Sidechain I/O
Ship Dimension
24 x 6 x 10 inches
Ship Weight