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

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Universal Audio
Universal Audio Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveling Amplifier - Exacting Recreation of Original LA-2A Hardware Unit
Key Features
  • True to Original
  • Point-to-Point Hand Wired
  • T4 Electro-Optical Attenuator
  • Instantaneous Gain Reduction with no HD
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.
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Universal Audio Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveling Amplifier - Exacting Recreation of Original LA-2A Hardware Unit

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Universal Audio LA-2A Overview

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

Universal Audio LA-2A Specs

FunctionCompressor
Number of ChannelsSingle
Inputs1x XLR
Jones Barrier Terminal
Outputs1x XLR
Jones Barrier Terminal
Maximum Input Level+16 dB
Compression ThresholdDependent on "Gain Reduction" control
Compression RatioDependent on "Gain Reduction" control
Attack Time10 milliseconds
Release TimeApproximately 0.06 seconds for 50% release, 0.5 to 5 seconds for complete release depending upon the amount of previous reduction
Gate ThresholdNot applicable
Gate RateNot applicable
Maximum Output Level+16 dBm peaks
Make-up GainNot specified by manufacturer
Frequency Response30 Hz to 15 kHz, +0/-1 dB
Dynamic RangeNot specified by manufacturer
Noise75 dB below +10 dBm output level
Dimensions (LxWxH)19" x 7 1/4" x 5 1/4" (3U)
SpecialtiesTrue to the original in design, manufacturing and performance
Packaging Info
Package Weight13.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)24 x 12.205 x 10.236"
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