LAA-Custom OP81 Opto Limiter Pedal

A dynamic limiter that reacts only to the peak signal and lets the player manage the full dynamic response up to the set threshold.


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The LAA Custom OP81 Leveling Amplifier OPTO Limiter is a dynamic limiter built around a custom made optoisolator.
As a limiter it reacts only to the peak signal and let the player able to manage the full dynamic response up till the set threshold.
You can still play light, and clean your crunch with your guitar volume pot!

You may be asking what is the difference between a limiter and a compressor. The answer is in the ratio. A compressor turns down some of the volume when the sound goes beyond a threshold. A limiter turns down all of the volume beyond the threshold.

The OP81 is LAA’s pedal version of the historical LA-2A circuit, using a custom made a cadmium-sulfide light dependent resistor to provide gain reduction.

As make-up gain we use our True Coil technology: the hand wound output transformer driven by the Class AB driver gives an amazing texture to your signal giving strength and incisiveness to your overall tone.

Try the OP81 with the PEAK REDUCTION full counter-clockwise and feel how the True Coil circuit works, then find your threshold level and RATIO to gentle limits your signal.

Once you have this pedal dialed in, it will become an always on staple of your pedalboard!

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