The TUBE-TECH CL 2A is an all-tube optical compressor with two independent, linkable channels.
CL 2A is a great compressor on all sources, and it is widely known as an excellent “problem solver” when delicate gain control is called for. Use it on keyboards, guitars, vocals or even on the mix buss – the result is always musical, smooth and transparent. Among engineers, the CL 2A is loved because of its ability to keep instruments at their right place in the mix, while still retaining their dynamics. CL2A versus CL1B: CL2A is based on the CL1B, but it”s not a stereo CL1B! Some differences exist between the two units: CL2A features a different optical element, with a little more “soft”or “rounded” action compared to the element in the CL1B. The amount of transparency you get when using the CL2A is similar to the CL1B. The tube amplifier circuit is basically the same, with the main difference being that the input transformer and the tube amps in the CL2A delivers a more “normal” amount of gain compared to the CL1B The control circuit has been changed so the CL2A”s max release time is two seconds. Listen to a comparison between TUBE-TECH compressors Read more about the differences between the optical TUBE-TECH compressors GearSlutz Thread about the differences between CL1B and CL2A
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