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Tube-Tech CL 2A Dual-Channel Tube Compressor

Dual-channel tube compressor
MFR# CL2A

Product Description

The Tube-Tech CL 2A Dual Compressor features two independent optical compressors. The optical gain reduction element is placed after the input transformer and then followed by an all tube-based output amplifier with a +10 dB gain. A switch with three positions (Link 1, Off, Link 2) is used whenever you want to use the two separate compressors in stereo mode or link several compressors together. The two link busses are identical.

Both Input and Output are balanced and have fully floating transformers with a static screen. The power supply and the sidechain circuit is based on a solid state circuit. With the exception of the anode voltage for the output stage all DC voltages are stabilized.

Features
  • Optical gain reduction element
  • Linkable for stereo applications
  • Dual VU-meters showing output or compression
  • Variable attack and release with a 1,5:1 to 10:1
  • Output Gain (off to +10 dB)
  • Frequency response @ -3 dB: 5 Hz to 60 kHz
  • Low noise: < -80 dBu @10 dB gain
  • Conductive plastic potentiometers
  • Gold plated switches
  • Clickless bypass relay

Product Specifications

Condition New
Tube or Solid State Tube
Channels Dual-Channel
Chassis 19-inch Rack-mount
Rack Spaces 2u
Digital I/O No

Product Reviews

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So far I have been using it for tracking mostly. It makes the track stay on its side of the bed while also putting the listener in the room without artifacts or even being heard. I wanted a tube/optical compressor in my signal chain mostly because that is what I was used to hearing from years as a session player. It covers those basses and more. I use it for very subtle purposes so far. The music I have been working on has been either chamber music or singer songwriter stuff. I haven’t used it for squashing or anything like that yet so I can’t speak to that aspect of it. I’m looking forward to pushing it when the time comes. The CLA-2A does have a subtle flavor of its own but it is not obtrusive at all and it a very very nice flavor.

By Liminal S on March 30, 2020

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