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Teletronix LA-2A Modded Pair Bill Schee Classic Leveling Amplifier Vintage Rare
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Teletronix LA-2A Modded Pair Internals
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Teletronix LA-2A Mastering Lab Modded Pair #336

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Teletronix LA-2A Modded Pair

For sale is a very rare historic custom modified stereo pair of vintage Teletronix LA-2A compressors. These are completely unique units. Functionally they have no input or output transformers, decoupled with a capacitor to maintain correct impedance. It uses the LA2A amplifier tube circuit and retains the opto cell for opto compression. In practical operation usage, it is a very clean high-headroom compressor while providing the warmth of the LA2A amplifier circuit. Designed by Sherwood Sax, the brother of Doug Sax and used at the Mastering Lab. Serial # 336 on one unit (the other unit is missing the serial badge) which means at least one unit a very early LA-2A, the original Rev 1 version also know as the "Grayface" made approximately from 1962 - 1965. Cosmetically they have the custom made original black faceplates. We have for sale another pair in a separate listing. Here is you rare chance to own these super rare historic units. You can find photos and videos online showing these units at the Mastering Lab. Some of the records mastered with these units include Steel Dan's Aja and Gaucho. The last two photos in the listing show examples of these units in the Mastering Lab's racks.

From Doug Sax's bio
"On December 27, 1967 Doug Sax opened the doors to The Mastering Lab Hollywood, founding one of the first independent facilities in the world, as well as the most recognizable name in mastering. Now located in Ojai California, The Mastering Lab remains a revolutionary state-of-the-art company, utilizing unique concepts of signal flow and electronics pioneered by Doug's brother, Sherwood Sax. Indeed all of our custom-electronics from the tape machines to the equalizers, compressors / limiters, A/D - D/A converters, monitoring amplifiers, and console are all purpose designed and handcrafted. The musical use of this peerless equipment has earned The Mastering Lab more Grammy nominations for engineering than any other mastering facility."
Teletronix LA-2A Modded Pair Rear
Teletronix LA-2A Modded Pair Internals
Teletronix LA-2A Modded Pair Internals
Teletronix LA-2A Modded Pair Top Left
Teletronix LA-2A Modded Pair Bottom Right