Klark Teknik KT-2A is a ‘take’ on the classic LA-2A, with the usual Midas flourishes that KT pop into these things.
First things first:
This is not a Teletronix LA2A, nor is it a Universal Audio LA-2A. The KT-2A is 2RU in height, and costs significantly less than the aforementioned.
KT-2A Pre-Emphasis trimmer adjusts the sidechain that the compressor responds to, but does not directly affect the audio in any way. When set fully clockwise, the sidechain responds to the full frequency bandwidth of the incoming audio. As the trimmer is turned anticlockwise, the compressor responds less to the signal’s high frequency transients. Peak Reduction knob controls the threshold of the compressor/limiter with an available maximum 40 dB of gain reduction. Output Gain knob provides any makeup gain necessary for setting the output signal to the optimal level.
Each KT-2A owes its characteristic ‘warmth’ to a set of premium 12AX7, 12BH7 and EL84 valves. This time-tested combination provides “ultra low-noise analog output with the ideal balance of tight, warm bass, silky-smooth midrange and brilliant, airy treble”
KT-2A incorporates custom-designed MIDAS Input and Output transformers, for the “ultimate in high-quality audio reproduction in both live and studio environments”