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Putting more focus on the studio market, and after years in development, Electro-Harmonix has created the NY-2A, a professional stereo compressor with three different light sources in the compressor section for a range of sounds.
The NY-2A uses hand-selected, low-noise vacuum tubes from a New Sensor factory. The unit features Lundahl transformers, VU and magic eye meters on both channels, and three different opto-couplers that allow for a variety of attack and decay characteristics. The available light sources are LED, lamp, and an electro-luminescent panel.
The two channels can be used independently or in stereo, which each channel offering pre gain, compress, post gain, and light source selection controls, There are also "Squash" and "Attack" switches to tailor the characteristics of specific light sources. A VU meter can be switched between gain reduction and output level modes, while a "magic eye" provides output metering at all times.