UNIVERSAL AUDIO LA-2A Classic Leveling Amplifier

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UNIVERSAL AUDIO LA-2A Classic Leveling Amplifier

Lag free, distortion free optical attenuator system, 40dB limiting

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Item SKU # Universal Audio:LA-2A

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MSRP: $4,299.00

PAL Price: $3,499.00

 
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You've never worked with a compressor that comes close to the LA-2A! Highly acclaimed by audio pros for its natural compression, the LA-2A brings a special, timeless quality to your recordings that you can't get with any other compressor. A unique electro-optical attenuator system allows instantaneous gain reduction with no increase in harmonic distortion.

Features
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
Hand-built in USA; backed by 1-Year limited warranty

Technical Specifications
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.

Audio professionals revere the LA-2A. The original was immediately acknowledged for its smooth, natural compression characteristics. A unique tube-driven electro-optical attenuator system allows instantaneous gain reduction with no increase in harmonic distortion — an accomplishment at the time, still appreciated today. This faithful Universal Audio reissue marks the rebirth of the Teletronix LA-2A. Painstaking care has been taken to ensure that every new LA-2A provides the performance characteristics of the original. Each unit is point-to-point hand-wired and built 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. - See more at: http://www.uaudio.com/hardware/compressors/la-2a.html#sthash.fz2lHaKV.dpuf

 

Features:
  • 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
  • Hand-built in USA; backed by 1-Year limited warranty
Technical Specifications:
 
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.
- See more at: http://www.uaudio.com/hardware/compressors/la-2a.html#sthash.GqQMeFGB.dpuf

 


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My favorite on vocals Review by Steve Sawyer
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An investment? Yes. Worth it for the serious engineer or studio? Yes. Budget conscious buyers look elsewhere and be prepared to be disappointed!
Once you're over the sticker shock you can come to realize that this is a faithful recreation of a design that has been around since the 50s. All discrete, hand wired and assembled in the USA. This top quality compressor has been used on countless recordings by countless Engineers who know the LA-2A to have very Euphonic compression characteristics - the words warm and present only begin to describe the lush presence it can produce.
I use it in parallel with other units and blend the sound from the original source to my (and my artist's) liking. This unit cannot be overlooked for its classic sound and venerable recording history - a must have, for sure. (Posted on 7/20/2012)

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UNIVERSAL AUDIO LA-2A Classic Leveling Amplifier 4.4 out of 1 5 based on 1 ratings. 1 user reviews.
My favorite on vocals Review by Steve Sawyer
Quality
Features
Value
An investment? Yes. Worth it for the serious engineer or studio? Yes. Budget conscious buyers look elsewhere and be prepared to be disappointed!
Once you're over the sticker shock you can come to realize that this is a faithful recreation of a design that has been around since the 50s. All discrete, hand wired and assembled in the USA. This top quality compressor has been used on countless recordings by countless Engineers who know the LA-2A to have very Euphonic compression characteristics - the words warm and present only begin to describe the lush presence it can produce.
I use it in parallel with other units and blend the sound from the original source to my (and my artist's) liking. This unit cannot be overlooked for its classic sound and venerable recording history - a must have, for sure.
(Posted on 7/20/2012)

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