Hi there It's in the title really. I always come here for the sensible grounded advice that other forum's can lack at times. That's a compliment in case you're wondering. :biggrin: How well can a Distressor's Opto mode carry off an LA2A sound? The reason I ask is because I'll be buying one of them at the end of this month. So far this year, I have already picked up a Mohog Audio MoFet76 and an API 2500, both of which I am delighted with. Back to my question. Here in the the UK, I can pick up 2x Distressors (w/brit mod) for around £200 GBP more than 1x LA2A reissue. Yes...2 Distressors for slightly more than 1 LA2A. One of my aims is to use my MoFet76 along with an LA2A/Distressor (opto) in the same chain in order to get the best of both worlds in relation to their different compression characteristics. However, I would also be using them exclusively on other things too. A part of me is drooling over the 2 Distressors due to having a stereo pair for things. However, I wouldn't want to go without an LA2A if it can do something a Distressor can't. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks LiD.