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Warm Audio WA1B Tube Opto Compressor

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The WA-1B accurately recreates world-class Scandinavian compression, combining smooth tube-optical warmth with precision controls. Like its original inspiration, favoured by producers and engineers from Chris Lord-Alge to Rick Rubin, the WA-1B delivers that revered “forgiving” musical compression of tube-optical circuitry with speed and control more closely associated with modern dynamics processing. Hand-wired to authentically recreate the sound of a renowned circuit, the WA-1B combines custom large-core transformers from Lundahl Sweden, select tubes from JJ and Tung-Sol, and a premium high-precision optical element for ultra-fast and accurate operation without sacrificing authentic analog warmth.

Features
  • Accurately recreating world-class Scandinavian compression combining smooth tube-optical warmth with precision controls
  • True-to-spec 270 volt, 100% discrete analog signal path - handwired with through-hole components
  • Transformer-balanced fully floating input and output - Custom-core large transformers from Scandinavian Manufacturer, Lundahl in Sweden
  • 12AX7 Tung-Sol & JJ 12AU7 tubes
  • Frequency response @ -3 dB: 5 Hz to 25 kHz
  • Self-Noise: < -75 dBU @ 30 dB gain
  • CMRR: > 60 dB @ 10 kHz
  • Ratio from 2:1 to 10:1
  • Variable Threshold: Off to -40 dBU
  • Continuously variable attack and release times: fast-slow
  • Output gain: Off to +30 dBU
  • Input impedance: 600Ω
  • Two bus connectors to connect multiple sidechains
  • Meter (VU) input, output, or compression amount
  • Linear, low-noise power supply with toroidal power transformer

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