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Summit Audio

About this brand

In 1979, Michael Papp was running a record pressing plant and cassette duplication facility. He eventually moved into the business of buying and selling used audio gear from recording studios. Seeing the great demand for old, used vacuum tube gear along with the high cost of upkeep and maintenance for these old products, Michael decided to try manufacturing new vacuum tube based products combining the sound and attention to detail of these old classics with the specifications and reliability of new, modern parts. Summit Audio’s first product was the TLA-100, created by Michael Papp and Crane Song founder Dave Hill. Though it shares some control characteristics with vintage equipment, it was designed with unique circuitry and methods of leveling/compression. This union between classic function and modern day methods and technology has been the cornerstone of all Summit Audio designs. The TLA-100 is currently the longest standing continuously produced piece of outboard gear in our industry. Chances are excellent that if you purchased one then, it’s worth more now than when you bought it.