The COMP-2A by Golden Age Project (GAP), is a mono compressor and levelling amplifier based on the infamous 1960’s model of a similar name. The COMP-2A uses vacuum tube circuitry in both the signal and side-chain path. The input and output are both transformer balanced; featuring two discrete transformers to mimic the authenticity of the recreation. The COMP-2A is simple to use, and easy to pull up a great sound. There are two main encoders on the front panel for balancing the signal, and a giant VU meter in the centre to help monitor.
Vintage style all tube signal path. The tubes are fitted with grounded shields.
Transformer balanced input and output. Can drive almost any load, balanced or unbalanced.
Golden Age Project’s version of the classic optical unit using a long life electroluminescent panel and two carefully matched Silonex NSL5910 photoresistors for T4B-style electro-optical gain control with program dependent attack and release times.
Very simple to operate with only two main controls, Gain and Peak Reduction.
HF control can make the side-chain circuit more sensitive to mid and high frequency content.
Linear low noise regulated filament and 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.
Link jack and switch for connecting to another unit for stereo operation.
All external controls located on the front panel.
A solid build quality that will last many years of normal use.
XLR and TRS input and output jacks for flexible connections.
Compact 2RU half rack format. Two units can be mounted with our 19-inch rack kit, the UNITE BIG.