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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chaos kosmos, 07.06.2017
Super simple and intuitive to use vintage compressor of the additionally the sound a nice, own note. Find it better than the warm audio wa76, among other things because it has a bypass switch.
In the processing I have a star peel off since the screws on the ground not quite fitting were screwed and the compressor when installed in the rack thus quickly scratches on the bottom device / rack tubing leaves.
The device has ventilation slots on both sides and is relatively fast, relatively warm - should be considered when planning the rack!
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