Lindell Audio has announced availability of its LiN2A Vintage Leveling Amplifier, which they say authentically reproduces the tonal quality and ease-of-use of the de-facto dynamics processor of the past 60 years. Here's the story in their own words...
As an aptly-named Vintage Leveling Amplifier that is ...proudly designed in Sweden -- as accentuated on its no-nonsense front and rear panels, respectively, the '2A-style compression of Lindell Audio's LiN2A forgoes the conventional ratio, attack, and release controls of other compressors in favor of a simple two-knob -- GAIN (up to 40dB ±1dB) and PEAK REDUCTION -- control scheme with program-dependent responsiveness for instant results. Reality dictates that it is impossible for anyone to make it sound bad, but that simple interface belies its versatility.
Thanks to its superlative Black Lion Audio T4BLA Custom T4B optocell element, the LiN2A can effortlessly deliver smooth gain reduction and transparency -- think transparent level-smoothening for silky vocals or adding a bit of bite and weight to bass and kick tracks. Creatively combining this with a dynamically responsive Compress or hard Limit Mode makes for true tube-driven optical compression and limiting with ultra-fast attack and level-dependant release -- dictated by that Black Lion Audio T4BLA Custom T4B optocell element, effectively reproducing the tonal quality and ease-of- use of the de-facto dynamics processor of the past 60 years, meticulously manufactured for today's studio setups.
Readily rounding out this exquisitely engineered 2U rack-mount design -- duly housing two US-manufactured Cinemag transformers -- is a front panel- positioned vintage-style VU (Volume Unit) meter with Output +4, Output +10, and Gain Reduction metering options, as well as rear panel-positioned INPUT and OUTPUT on balanced 1/4-inch TRS jacks to ensure easy connectivity between the LiN2A and other hardware. Hearing and seeing what the LiN2A does so well is clearly a given.
Pricing and Availability:
$699.00 USD (RAD Distribution is also the exclusive North American distributor)
€929.00 EUR including VAT in the EU
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