Golden Age Project Comp-2A

Vintage-style single channel tube compressor / limiter

  • Transformer balanced input and output
  • Gain and peak reduction controls
  • VU meter for displaying gain reduction and output volume
  • Bypass switch
  • XLR line input and 6.3 mm jack
  • XLR line output and 6.3 mm jack
  • Link input for stereo operation with a second Comp-3A
  • External power supply
  • Design: 9.5" / 2U

Further Information

Compressor Yes
Gate No
Peak Limiter Yes
2-Channel Unit No
Attack/Release Adjustable No
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Great opto-compressor in LA2A style
Christian514, 18.09.2018
A great compressor that has been saved in the right places. This makes the part affordable for many who shy away from the price of an original LA2A.
Does he sound like the original? I can not say it. Does he sound better than LA2A plugins? I say yes. But it does not really matter. This is definitely a very useful compressor for many Anwednungsmöglichkeiten. For me, all vocals, as well as some bass and guitar tracks of a studio album are running on it and I am very satisfied with the result.
Some noise is sure to come out, but that is unnoticeable within limits. In addition, the cheap built-in tubes can be easily replaced by better ones. Although ordered a few good tubes, but just see no need for immediate replacement.
The VU meter seems a bit sluggish; So you should probably set Gain_reduction as well as Ouptut subtly below the desired value.
Big advantage of the device: With the HF sidechain, the level reduction at eg. bassy voices are tempered.
Another advantage over plugins: You spend much more time setting the parameters and listening better.
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Devil it heats.
Nicolas5935, 14.12.2018
The most important: the sound. It must be recognized that it is a happiness ...
On voice shots, it's exactly what you expect from a La-2a, not a fart of breath, heat and presence. The class.
The construction is not cheap at all, the knobs and switches are very solid and clean, (not like warm audio ...) but this device heats. But really. Not the lamps curiously but the power supply. Mine has burnt down to the fifth use, return to SAV (thank you Thomann) and four weeks later (and it's the same, the smell of burnt plastic is always present ... beuark) for now it works and I keep it out of any rack, otherwise the temperature rises (to the point of not being able to keep the hand in contact without pain ...). So be careful.
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