Klark Teknik KT-2A

Classic Tubular Compressor / Leveling Amplifier

  • Completely discrete signal path
  • High quality 12AX7, 12BH7 and EL84 tubes
  • Specially developed MIDAS input and output transformers
  • XLR connectors
  • Adjustable stereo link function
  • Frequency range (+/- 1dB): 10 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Gain limiting: 0 to 30 dB
  • Attack: 10 ms
  • Release: 50 ms to 5 s
  • Self-adaptive universal power supply
  • Format: 19" / 2 HE
  • Case depth: 130 mm
  • Weight: 2.9 kg

Further Information

Compressor Yes
Gate Yes
Peak Limiter Yes
2-Channel Unit No
Attack/Release Adjustable Yes

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Astonishing value compressor!
Ricardo78, 06.01.2019
USE: I am using the KT-2A for tracking vocals and bass guitar.

PROS: Good solid build quality, great overall sound that add's character and warmth, built in PSU, extremely good value

CONS: It's really hard to write anything here even if the KT-2A cost double the price let alone what it actually costs! However, if I had to write something then lower noise is always useful at more extreme settings but at sensible output levels noise is inaudible.

OVERALL: I've been really impressed with both the sound and quality of this compressor regardless of price. I've found it to be a good step up from the software VST compressor's I have used and I like the character, smoothness and warmth the KT-2A imparts compared to other more expensive hardware units I've tried (though they were different types of compressors). The build quality seems to be excellent. The pots and switches feel extremely well made and better than on a lot of more expensive products I've used. It also has an internal PSU with an IEC socket so no wall-warts here! This compressor performs well above what it's price tag would suggest and I would definitely recommend it!
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Don't be fooled by the low price!
synthesist, 07.11.2019
It might not sound exactly like the vintage LA-2A, but I'm not concerned with that. If a box makes the signal just passed through it without compression sound better, than it is worth having. And KT-2A does this in a very nice way. It softens the signal, smears it a bit in a pleasing way, smooths out the highs and opens the low mids. The compression is quite transparent, but of course very slow. Everything sounds smooth and creamy through it. I also use hardware 1176LN and a custom made Vari-mu compressor, but this one imparts the greatest amount of smoothness to the sound (1176 obviously doesn't).
The build quality is nothing I can complain about. Very good.
Well done Klark Teknik!
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This is an absolute steal.
Tyla-Joe, 14.01.2020
What the price of this unit, you'd be actually crazy not to buy it.
I've cross referenced with the waves plugin, a real 2A and the warm audio 2A in the time ive had this unit,

while obviously in the lead was the real 2A, for me the clear winner next was the KT 2A, i used it for vocals and bass guitar and you just cant get anything like it.

I have 2 in my studio and be purchasing another 2.
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Frednugent, 10.02.2020
I was suprised by this purchace in a good way! I'm going to keep it. Sounds amazing for the price. It feels solid and the meter stays at 0 after a few adjustments. I'm using it on voice and keep thinking it should sound "cheap" but it just doesnt.
It sounds sweet and adds some warmth to my vocal chain. Nice suprise!!
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