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Golden Age COMP-3A Discrete Optical Compressor Limiter

Golden Age COMP-3A Discrete Optical Compressor Limiter

Two knobs and a T4 electro-optical attenuator -- that's all you need. The Golden Age COMP-3A compressor/limiter is modeled after the classic LA-2A and LA-3A.

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Submitted December 9, 2020 by a customer from yahoo.com
"Excellent!!"
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
I compared a lot of 2A and 3A type compressors and eventually landed on this one. For vocals, this compressor/limiter adds a lot of body and “umph” without raising the noise floor too drastically. With a 76 style comp or on its own, you can’t go wrong with this unit. Also, zZounds shipped my order quick and it arrived within 2 days, as promised, even during Thanksgiving rush.
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Submitted May 18, 2016 by Durant J in Hemingway, SC
"Golden Age Comp 3a"
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Put it after WA76 compressor and before a Tascam 2488 neo multi tracker ,preamp is UA 710 twin finity . Set 76 to a 12:1 limit mode cutting highest peaks . Used the GA comp 3a in regular compression mode set to its mod feature . I was pleased as it worked exactly as it did in the video. It adds a fat , warm , fuller sound with treble sparkle and a punch . I had to check the tracking meter as it sounded louder but it was - 16 db with 3a bypassed or on ! I thought the video had just cranked it but found out this thing is GOOD ! You can put heaps of compression on this and its transparent . I threw every instrument at it and a complete track in mono and it was just like the video . UA has info on website about using 1176 with the 2a . I have several compressors under a K sitting in a closet now. Look forward to trying out the GA comp 2A which, they said is coming in a few months .
Musical Background:
Playing 26 years , been in bands , currently just recording
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Rock / country / pop
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