Universal Audio Teletronix LA-2A Opto-Compressor -Buy at WLP


True to the Original Design, our Famed Tube-Amplified T4 Electro-Optical Classic Compressor

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The modern Telectronix LA-2A reissue, one of the two most highly regarded compressors in audio history, both by Universal Audio, is hand-built, hand-wired and painstakingly evaluated for authenticity before it leaves the factory

Among those who’ve recorded and mixed iconic classic records to today’s modern hits it’s understood that if the UA 1176 isn’t giving you what you need, the Teletronix LA-2A will. In fact, one of the secrets of processing expensive-sounding vocals is to use an LA-2A in series with an 1176, such that neither works too hard, but both impart their unique character to the track. Of the two, the LA-2A provides smooth, natural compression and rich character.

Teletronix LA-2A in one take:

  • True to the original LA-2A in design, manufacturing and performance
  • Lag free, distortion free optical attenuator system
  • Distortion less than 0.5% THD
  • 0 to 40dB gain limiting
  • Balanced stereo interconnection
  • Frequency response 1dB, 30 to 15,000 cps
  • Output level of 10dBm and 40dB gain
  • Low noise – less than 70dB below ±10dBm output
  • 10 milliseconds attack time
  • Hand-built in USA; backed by 1-Year limited warranty

T4 electo-optical detector

The Teletronix LA-2A features a unique tube-driven electro-optical attenuator system (the famed T4), which allows instantaneous gain reduction and no increase in harmonic distortion. This exacting reissue by Universal Audio heralds the return of the Teletronix LA-2A. Scrupulous care has been taken to ensure that the performance of every new LA-2A precisely mirrors the original. Each unit is built in Universal Audio’s facility in Scotts Valley, California, point-to-point hand-wired, with every component carefully evaluated for authenticity. As a result, today’s LA-2A will behave just the way experienced engineers and mixers expect.

No expense has been spared to ensure that the reissued LA-2A will bring its classic sound to your recordings. Why spend money on copies and substitutes when you can have the original. For more information, call or chat online with your Westlake Pro sales consultant today.


Additional information

Weight 13 lbs
Dimensions 24 x 10 x 12 in




Channel Count



Gain, Peak Reduction


5.25 x 7.25 x 19


13 Ibs

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