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The COMP-2A is a one channel vintage style Compressor / Leveler using vacuum tubes in the signal & side-chain path. The input & output is transformer balanced, using two different transformers, each one optimized for its purpose.

The circuit used in the COMP-2A is based on a classic design that was originally produced in the early 1960s and it was initially intended for broadcast applications. It uses an electro-luminescent panel and a photoelectric cell to control gain. This gives it a unique, program dependent compression characteristic. In addition, the all tube signal path and the transformers adds a wonderful and musical character to the sound.

The ease of use with only two main controls makes it very simple to achieve the desired sound. These attributes has made the original units a favourite of engineers and musicians worldwide. This classic sound is now available at a very affordable price point with the COMP-2A.

- Vintage style all tube signal path. The tubes are fitted with grounded shields
- Transformer balanced input and output
- Golden Age Project's version of the classic optical unit using a long life electroluminescent panel & two carefully matched Silonex NSL5910 photoresistors for T4B-style electro-optical gain control with program dependent attack & release times
- simple to operate with only two main controls, Gain & Peak Reduction
- HF control can make the side-chain circuit more sensitive to mid & high frequency content
Linear low noise regulated filament & high voltage power supply
- A big meter selectable to show gain reduction or output level at two different reference levels.
- Hardwire bypass switch for easy comparisons
- XLR and TRS input & output jacks for flexible connections.
- Link jack and switch for connecting to another unit for stereo operation
- All external controls located on the front panel
- Compact 2RU half rack format. Two units can be mounted with our 19-inch rack kit, the UNITE BIG.

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