JLM Audio LA500A Opto compressor

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About This Listing

Design by Joe Malone of JLM this LA500A  is a high-end compressor. It’s a fantastic optical compressor based on the LA3A/LA2A, this is a full ground up redesign with more features including side chain high pass filters, three selectable compression ratios, and also the new ‘Slow Attack Mode’ which is allows you to pull the threshold knob to engage a slower attack time.

The audio path has been fully redesigned for better signal to noise and headroom while still having a clarity and warmth so that it is at home tracking anything or paired on stereo buss duty. The LA500A is made so even at extreme settings is it hard to make the comp sound anything but fantastic.

These are extremely versatile compressors, and they work great on almost any source…. vocals, guitars, bass, etc. It’s a very smooth and warm sounding compressor that adds some definite heft to the low end. But given the variety of settings, it can also be very transparent, and not overly colored, even at high levels of gain reduction.

You may also order a matched pair, if you want a fully balance stereo set.

51X and 500 compatible. LA500A fits all 500 and 51X racks and lunchboxes.

Fully built to perfection in Canada with a 1 year warranty.

  • Large 34mm white LED backlight GR/VU meter.
  • Hard relay bypass when comp power off or switched to LA OFF.
  • Meter switchable Gain Reduction / LA OFF (meter led off) / VU by toggle switch
  • Electronic balanced input to handle extreme input levels without distortion.
  • Large 32mm chicken head input level control for easy setting of compression level.
  • Large 32mm Makeup level pot with 0 to 20dB of gain.
  • Ratio switchable 3:1, 5:1 & 10:1 by toggle switch
  • SideChain High Pass Filter switchable FLAT, 100Hz, 200Hz.
  • Huge output transformer (same size as Neve LO1166).
  • Internal jumper for output ground lift.
  • Double sided Gold plated rear edge connector.
  • 3mm black anodised laser cut, vertical linished with white lasered on text for long lasting zero wear finish.
  • Mix buss output on pin 11 for Radial Workhorse rack

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