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Pultec EQP 1-A Program Equalizer B

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Pultec EQP 1-A Program Equalizer B - Synth Palace
Pultec EQP 1-A Program Equalizer B - Synth Palace

Pultec EQP 1-A Program Equalizer B

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  • SKU: out-193
  • Brand: Universal Audio
  • Type: Outboard
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True to the original design, UA’s famed tube-amplified T4 electro-optical compressor. 

For over 50 years the Teletronix LA-2A has been revered for its smooth, natural, musical compression. WIth its unique tube-driven electro-optical attenuator system that allows instantaneous gain reduction with no increase in harmonic distortion, the LA-2A massages signals like no other compressor ever made.

Dial-in legendary optical tube compression textures for vocals, bass, drums, and more. Easily add iconic warmth and tube limiting with simple, easy-to-use controls. Track and mix with a piece of audio recording history.

Teletronix founder Jim Lawrence first used photocells for controlling audio gain in the early 1960s. His ingenious optical compression design was a technological breakthrough, far surpassing the stability and transparency of earlier circuits. Universal Audio founder M.T. ”Bill” Putnam later purchased this patented technology, continuing to manufacture the LA-2A for years to come.

Universal Audio’s Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveling Amplifier reissue provides the performance characteristics of the iconic original. With painstaking care, every new LA-2A unit is point-to-point handwired at Universal Audio's Custom Shop in Santa Cruz, California, with every component carefully evaluated for authenticity. As a result, today’s LA-2A will bring the same legendary compression characteristics of the original to all of your recordings. Demand the original. Accept no copy. Synth Palace’s LA-2A has been modified to have UTC transformers as used in the original Teletronix, to give you the best of all possible worlds.



  • True to the original in design, manufacturing and performance
  • Lag free, distortion free optical attenuator system
  • Distortion less than 0.5% THD
  • 0 to 40 dB gain limiting
  • Balanced stereo interconnection
  • Frequency response 1 dB, 30 to 15,000 cps
  • Output level of 10 dBm and 40 dB gain
  • Low noise – less than 70 dB below ±10 dBm output
  • Hand-built in USA; backed by 1-Year limited warranty

Technical Specifications:


Input Impedance:

50, 150, 250, 600 ohms

Output Load Impedance:

50, 150, 250, 600 ohms

External Connections:

Jones Barrier terminals and XLR connectors


Frequency Response:

+0/-1 dB 30 Hz to 15kHz


40 dB ±1dB

Input Level:

+16 dB maximum

Output Level:

+10 dB nominal, +16 dB maximum


Less than 0.5% THD (0.25% typical) at ±10 dBm


70 dB below +10 dBm output level


Attack Time:

10 milliseconds

Release Time:

0.06 seconds for 50% release; 0.5 to 5 seconds for complete release


dB gain reduction and dB output

Power Requirements:

35 watts, 120/240 volts, 50/60 Hz

Environmental Maximum operating temperature:



19" Rackmount chassis, 3U


13 lbs.


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