Universal Audio Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveling Amplifier - Exacting Recreation of Original LA-2A Hardware Unit

Universal Audio Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveling Amplifier - Exacting Recreation of Original LA-2A Hardware Unit

Universal Audio Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveling Amplifier - Exacting Recreation of Original LA-2A Hardware Unit

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Universal Audio Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveling Amplifier - Exacting Recreation of Original LA-2A Hardware Unit

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Product Highlights

  • True to Original
  • Point-to-Point Hand Wired
  • T4 Electro-Optical Attenuator
  • Instantaneous Gain Reduction with no HD
  • Tube-Driven
  • Hand-Built in USA
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By today's standards, the Teletronix LA-2A Leveling Amplifier from Universal Audio appears to be a rather primitive compression device. It has only two rotary controls, one for "Gain" and one for "Peak Reduction." However, behind this plain facade lies a unique electro-optical attenuator system that allows for instantaneous gain reduction with no increase in harmonic distortion.

A tube-based compressor, the original LA-2A featured hand-wired components and an electro-luminescent optical gain reduction device that provided the fast attack necessary for broadcast applications. Additionally, the cadmium-sulfide photo-cells provided a very natural "two-stage" release which resulted in a compression characteristic more transparent than the other compressors of its day. To this day, the LA-2A delivers a trademark sound treasured by engineers worldwide.

Painstaking care has been taken to ensure that every new Teletronix LA-2A Leveling Amplifier provides the performance and characteristics of the original. Each unit is hand built and each component carefully evaluated for authenticity.

True to the original in design, manufacturing and performance
Lag free, distortion free optical attenuator system
0 to 40 dB gain limiting
Balanced stereo interconnection
UPC: 819937000034
In the Box
Universal Audio Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveling Amplifier - Exacting Recreation of Original LA-2A Hardware Unit
  • AC Power Cable
  • One (1) Year Limited Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Function Compressor
    Number of Channels Single
    Inputs 1x XLR
    Jones Barrier Terminal
    Outputs 1x XLR
    Jones Barrier Terminal
    Maximum Input Level +16 dB
    Compression Threshold Dependent on "Gain Reduction" control
    Compression Ratio Dependent on "Gain Reduction" control
    Attack Time 10 milliseconds
    Release Time Approximately 0.06 seconds for 50% release, 0.5 to 5 seconds for complete release depending upon the amount of previous reduction
    Gate Threshold Not applicable
    Gate Rate Not applicable
    Maximum Output Level +16 dBm peaks
    Make-up Gain Not specified by manufacturer
    Frequency Response 30 Hz to 15 kHz, +0/-1 dB
    Dynamic Range Not specified by manufacturer
    Noise 75 dB below +10 dBm output level
    Dimensions (LxWxH) 19" x 7 1/4" x 5 1/4" (3U)
    Specialties True to the original in design, manufacturing and performance
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 13.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 24.0 x 12.205 x 10.236"

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