The TLA-100A from Summit Audio is a single channel levelling amplifier/compressor, based on a classic design that produces a warm and smooth sounding output.

The unit functions in a set-and-forget mode and delivers great sounding results without having to do a large amount of knob turning. The amplifier has a sidechain input and 2 TLA-100A units can be coupled together for stereo processing.

The TLA-100A uses a soft-knee and program-dependent transition characteristic, and provides switch selectable attack and release settings. The unit is a hybrid processor that uses a selected 12AX7A vacuum tube with high reliability 990 op-amps in a transformerless signal path. The leveling amplifier is hand built in the USA to the most exacting standards.

Function Leveling amplifier
Number of Channels Single
Inputs 1 x XLR
1 x 1/4" TRS phone Insert
Outputs 1 x XLR
1 x 1/4" TS phone Stereo Link
Maximum Input Level +26dBu
Compression Threshold Program dependent
Compression Ratio Program dependent
Attack Time Fast/Medium/Slow, switchable
Release Time Fast/Medium/Slow, switchable
Maximum Output Level +26dBu
Make-up Gain +34dBu
Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz, +/-1.0dB with 5dB compression
Dynamic Range 60dB
THD + Noise 0.09% @ 1kHz, 0dB out
Power Requirements 115 or 230VAC, 50/60Hz
Dimensions (WxDxH) 19 x 10.5 x 3.5" (483 x 267 x 89mm)
Weight 17 lbs (7.7kg) shipping
Specialties VU meter monitors output level or gain reduction

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