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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GREAT LA2A FOR THE MONEY!
Benni.., 30.04.2019
The KT2A is a surprisingly good recreation of the classic LA2A compressor! It definitely nails the opto sound and has a really nice gooey compression and imparts desirable characteristics onto the sound of your vocal / bass / whatever you're running through it!

The build is pretty solid and the knobs and switches feel decent. The unit also looks great, definitely reaching for that classic aesthetic more than some other clone units.

It also has some extra features, such as the ability to stereo link two units together, and dial in the responsiveness to high end frequencies! Very handy!

For the money you're getting a really excellent sounding compressor, that definitely will find a use in any studio looking to add a bit of classic compression to their recording chain.

The only things I don't like about it is that sometimes you have to drive the input really hard if you want some heavier compression - can be quite hard to do if your preamp doesn't have an output level - but this is somewhat true to the original I suppose, as it doesn't have an input gain.

Also should note that my first unit completely died shortly after receiving and I had to get a replacement! Second one is doing fine though!
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