Difference between Single Stage and Two Stage Air Compressor This topic contains 1 reply, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Surjeet Sankararaj 5 years ago. Author Posts June 12, 2013 at 1:15 am #2497 KingParticipant Points: 96 What is the difference between single stage and two stage air compressor? Are they same? June 12, 2013 at 9:17 pm #2500 Surjeet SankararajKeymaster Points: 629 A single stage air compressor has only one cylinder whereas a two stage air compressor has two cylinders – Low Pressure Cylinder and High Pressure Cylinder. When compared to a single stage air compressor, two stage air compressor is more powerful. It can deliver air at higher pressures. Author Posts Tagged: compressor You must be logged in to reply to this topic.