Summit Audio TLA-100A Tube Leveling Amplifier  From Summit

The TLA-100A is a tube optical compressor/limiter that works WITH your signal to provide optimal performance without constant tweaking - just set and forget.

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Manufacturer's Description from Summit

Revered

The world-renowned Summit Audio TLA-100A tube leveling amplifier has been regarded as a staple by studio and live engineers around the world for more than a quarter of a century.


Simple to operate

The main thing that has made the TLA-100A an industry standard since it's introduction in the mid-80s is that it's one of the easiest compressors to use, allowing the focus to remain on the performance...not on the gear.


Best of both worlds

One of the main qualities that makes the TLA-100A so desirable is that it has the smooth program dependent sound of an optical compressor, but is capable of the much faster attack times required for taming fast transients found in source material such as vocals, bass, and drums.


Hand-crafted in the USA

Each piece of Summit gear is meticulously crafted by hand in our shop using only the best quality components and attention to detail. Quality components and engineering know-how are the critical element to the sound and longevity of audio gear.

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About Manufacturer

Hello and thank you for choosing Summit Audio! We have a long history of manufacturing the highest quality audio processing equipment on the planet. From microphone preamps and compressors, to digitally controlled equalizers with software control, depend on Summit Audio for the highest quality and best sounding audio equipment for your professional recording studio, post production facility, broadcast studio, or performance audio venue. All Summit Audio products are manufactured in the United States at our Northern California based headquarters and undergo strict and vigorous testing. Every piece is individually hand crafted to the highest standards using Audio Precision testing equipment.

Specifications

Size and Weight

  • Height: 3.5 inches (8.89 cm)
  • Width: 19 inches (48.26 cm)
  • Depth: 10 inches (25.40 cm)
  • Weight: 17 pounds (7.71 kg)


Power Configuration

 

  • Internal AC Supply
  • 35 watts, 115 or 230 volts, 50 or 60 Hz (Rear Switchable)
  • Fuse Size: 0.5 Amp for 115 VAC, 0.25 Amp for 230 VAC


Compressor Data

  • Attack times: 180uS-100mS
  • Release times: 32mS- 1.5S


Connections

 

  • Inputs: +4 dB female XLR
  • Outputs: +4 dB male XLR
  • Stereo Link: 1/4" mono Jack
  • Side Chain: 1/4 stereo jack for balanced signal input


Operating Measurements

 

  • Frequency response: 20Hz- 20kHz +/- 1dB with 5dB compression
  • Signal to noise ratio: 124dB
  • THD + Noise: 0.09% @ 1kHz, 0dB out
  • Dynamic Range: 60dB
  • Vacuum tubes: single 12AX7A
  • Max input level: +26dBu
  • Max output level (XLR): +20dBu
  • Max gain: +34dBu


Warranty

  • 3 year limited warranty.