The LA502 is a soft knee, electro-optical compressor based on the LA2A/LA3A design, which we have adapted to the '500' series format.
It delivers the vintage compression and warmth of its ancestor thanks to the optical coupler response, side chain and transformers.
It shines on vocals, bass and drums.
The LA502 adds a few features to the original such as a new ratio of 6, two high-pass filter in the side chain and two slower attacks of 10 and 20 ms.
Install it in your API* compatible LunchboxTM rack and start working.
1 PEAK Sets the amount of compression from zero to more than 40 dB of gain reduction. It defines the threshold at which the compression appears.
2 RATIO 3 positions switch that set the compression ratio.
3 HPF This switch inserts a high-pass filter in the sidechain which produces a fat sound and eliminates bass driven pumping.
4 ATTK Sets the attack time of the compressor.
6 GAIN This potentiometer sets the output level of the compressor.
7 Meter Shows the gain reduction from -3dB to -20dB.
You bring the solder (use good quality solder, 1mm diameter max) and the Lunchbox.
The LA502 kit is an easy kit. It can be undertaken by everyone who is able to make a clean solder joint.
The setup is simple. It only requires a decent quality AC voltmeter.
The XT500 option is a cable extension that allows you to test and setup the module outside the lunchbox while connected.You get a discount when you puchase it as a Kit option.
Go to the XT500 page
The 501 case option is a standalone, single slot lunchbox with PSU.The XT500 Extender is not needed with the 501.
You get a discount when you puchase it as a Kit option.
Go to the 501 page
If you prefer not to DIY, choose an Assembled product.It comes fully assembled, ready to use.
60mS for 50% release
1s or more for 100% release