The SA-2A is the finest replica of the vintage 1968 Teletronix LA-2A available today. The vintage LA-2A is the most sought after vocal and bass compressor in the world that has been used on thousands of hit songs.

The SA-2A recreates every last drop of character and usability of this classic compressor, at a price that makes it accessible to anyone.


We have gone to great length to faithfully reproduce the compression characteristics and tonality of the original.

It features a Sowter input transformer (UTC A-10 replica) and a custom Cinemag output transformer that precisely match the ratios and frequency response of the original UTC transformers as well as an increased level handling capacity.

The NOS American and European tubes used in the SA2A surpass the audio quality of any current production tube.

And most importantly a Kenetek T4B optical attenuator which is the single most important component in the LA-2A/3A family. The Kenetek T4B is the closest T4B replica available today to the original UREI T4B.

We have made no compromise in parts which ensures you are get the best sounding compression possible. All our units are hand made and calibrated in our workshop in Chile where they get a full health check twice and burn for 24 hours.


While plugins have come a long way and are incredibly useful, there’s a reason the top engineers still have analog gear in their racks.

To give your recordings the warmth, depth and power you hear in all your favorite recordings, you need hardware. The SA-2A gives you all these things in spades.

Stunning on vocals. Amazing on bass. In fact, most things will sound better by just running them through the SA-2A circuitry without even compressing!


If you’ve used an original before, we’re extremely confident will put a big smile on your face every time you use it. However if you’ve never touched the original before, as gear lovers ourselves we understand that the only way to really know if a piece of gear is for you, is to put it through it’s paces. That’s why the comes with a 30 day money back guarantee. This allows you to get it into your rack and see how it impacts your recordings. If you love it (and we think you will!), great… keep the unit and create amazing music with it. If not, no problems. Just send it back to us and we’ll fully refund your purchase. And don’t worry, either way you decide to go we will remain friends.


Stam Audio Engineering products are about sound quality first and foremost. Every component of every unit is premium quality and carefully selected to ensure our units match or even surpass the quality of high end boutique gear.

So when you see the price for the SA-2A the first thing you probably think is: how is that possible?

The answer is two fold.

First, we work on small margins. We want to see professional gear within the reach of anyone who has the passion to use it so we’re willing to sacrifice profits to make this possible.

Secondly, we order in large batches. This keeps our costs as low as possible, and allows you to get your hands on our units at a much cheaper price.

That said, how much will a SA-2A set you back?

The stock price for the SA-2A is $990US.

Right now though, if you put a $200 deposit down to preorder your unit you will get the discounted price of $890.


Instead of the normal $990 you will receive your unit for just $890. To lock in your unit hit the add to cart button below and put down a $200 deposit. Once paid the balance for your unit will be $690 which will be due once it has been completed.