Warm Audio

Warm Audio BUS-COMP 2-Channel VCA Bus Compressor 329660 860001767964

$ 799.00

Warm Audio BUS-COMP 2-Channel VCA Bus Compressor 329660 860001767964

$ 799.00
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  • SKU: WBUSCOMP329660
  • Brand: Warm Audio
  • Type: Recording Devices
  • Availability: In Stock

Key Features:

  • Classic VCA Compressor Design
  • Add Glue & Control Dynamics
  • Switchable CineMag Tranformers
  • Sonic Transparency or Colorful Vibe
  • Selectable High-Pass Filter
  • External Sidechain Capabilities
  • Prominent Bypass/Engage Switch
  • XLR & 1/4" TRS I/O
  • Uses THAT 2180 VCAs

Designed for recording and mixing stereo tracks, the BUS-COMP is Warm Audio's take on a classic VCA bus compressor, one made famous by companies such as Solid State Logic. This is a clean, stereo compressor, one quite suited to handling the dynamics of stereo instruments. It's also handy for stereo-buss work, imparting the sonic glue VCA compressors are known for.

The BUS-COMP takes a classic design and adds some nifty improvements, such as the ability to switch CineMag transformers in and out of the signal path at the press of a button. With this feature, you can opt for sonic transparency or colorful vibe with the touch of your finger.

The BUS-COMP also offers a selectable high-pass filter, a sidechain input, a useful bypass/engage switch for making comparisons, and a versatile I/O path. Indeed, you'll find XLR and 1/4" TRS terminations used in both the inputs and outputs.

  • All analog, 2-channel stereo VCA compressor
  • Based on legendary VCA compressor technology
  • Selectable discrete opamp stage with CineMag USA transformers
  • External sidechain source select
  • Selectable Hi-pass Filter at 30, 60, 105, 125, and 185 Hz
  • Compressor engage switch for easy comparisons
  • Performs well on stereo mixes, drum mixes, drum overheads, acoustic guitars, keyboards, piano, orchestral instruments, voice-overs, and endless other sources
  • Can be used on mono as well as stereo sources
  • Uses THAT 2180 VCA IC
  • Provides both XLR and 1/4" TRS connectivity


  • Connections: 1 x XLR Sidechain Input. 2 x XLR Inputs. 2 x 1/4" TRS Inputs. 2 x XLR Outputs. 2 x 1/4" TRS Outputs
  • Compressor Character: VCA
  • VCA: THAT 2180 ICs
  • Controls: Threshold Knob, Attack Knob, Ratio Knob, Release Knob, High-Pass Filter Knob Make-Up Gain Knob, Compressor/Bypass Switch, External Sidechain Switch, Transformer Engage Switch
  • High-Pass Filter: At 30, 60, 105, 125, and 185 Hz
  • Noise: < -90 dBu
  • Headroom: > +29 dBu (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
  • Dynamic Range: > 120 dB
  • Frequency Response: 18 Hz to 22 kHz
  • THD + N: < 0.05% (20 Hz to 20 kHz, +20 dBu Input)
  • Impedance: Input: 10 Kilohms. Output: 50 Ohms
  • Dimensions: Not Specified by Manufacturer
  • Weight: Not Specified by Manufacturer
  • Package Weight: 10.18 lb
  • Box Dimensions (LxWxH): 24.4 x 14 x 4.1"

In the Box

  • Warm Audio BUS-COMP 2-Channel VCA Bus Compressor
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

MPN: 329660

UPC: 860001767964

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