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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Better than any plugin

SwedishStudio, 03.01.2019
Ordered 2 as part of an analog compressor rack in the studio. Both units sound good, and behave like I want from an LA2A-style compressor. The pre-emphasis knob is very useful. Is it a vintage original unit? No. Do I like it better than any of the LA2A plugins I own? Yes!
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