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Warm AudioWA-1B Tube Optical Compressor

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$1,199.00

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Warm Audio WA-1B

Based on a particularly famous and beloved Scandinavian compressor unit, the WA-1B offers tube optical compression for smooth and characterful dynamics management. Like the original, the WA-1B boasts a particularly musical flavor of compression with few settings that sound bad... if any at all! Lundahl transformers and tubes by JJ and Tung-Sol give a rich sonic foundation to any signals passing through, while the internal optical components impart a natural and unique curve to the Attack and Release of compression onset. But an interesting aspect of the WA-1B is the ability to rely on its natural or fixed times, variable settings in manual mode, or a combination of both at once. Give the WA-1B a spin and see why its flavor of compression has been loved by producers and engineers for decades.

WA-1B Features

  • Warm Audio's take on a classic Scandinavian compressor with a tube-optical design
  • Handwired, analog signal path made with through-hole components
  • Custom Lundahl transformers
  • 12AX7 tubes by Tung-Sol, 12AU7 tubes by JJ
  • Compression ratios range from 2:1 to 10:1
  • Threshold down to -40dBU
  • Attack and Release modes for fixed, manual, and combination fixed/manual times
  • Dimensions: 19" x 9" x 3.5" / 48 x 23 x 9 cm
  • Weight: 9.5 lbs / 4.4 kg
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