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Universal Audio LA-2A

True to the original design, the famed tube-amplified T4 electro-optical classic compressor

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  • Product Description

    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. 

    Each unit is hand-built and hand-wired in-house at UA with each component being carefully evaluated for authenticity. No expense has been spared to guarantee that this LA-2A will bring that classic sound to your recording. Demand the original. Accept no copy.


    • 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



    • 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, 50/60Hz
    • Weight: 13 lbs.
  • Additional Information

    Condition New
    Channels Single-Channel
    Chassis 19-in. Rackmount
    Rack Spaces 3u
    Digital I/O No
    Input Connectors Analog XLR
    Output Connectors Analog XLR
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