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Simple:

Hit your choice of buttons and twist the threshold for radio-ready results

Smart Dyn Dual Slope Detection: Automatically limits peaks while stealthily compressing the average.

Auto Attack/Release: Replace "guess" with "yes" for rapid-fire results.

Transparent:

Performs like an automated fader: No more drawing vocal rides.

True Stereo Dual Detector: Traditional linking shares one detector, often resulting in a narrower stereo image.

Immaculate VCA: Virtually no distortion, even with 20dB of gain reduction.

Powerful:

Internal sidechain circuitry houses the audiophile soul of the compressor:

Bass Cut: Tightens the track without sacrificing the low end.

Sibilance Boost: Shave sibilance and shrill histrionics with zero post-compression hangover.

Frequency Response: +/-0.25dB from 15Hz to 80kHz

Maximum level: > +27dBu

Noise floor: < -93dBu band limited from 22Hz-22kHz

THD+N: < 0.005%

IMD: < 0.007%

Crosstalk rejection: > 115dB @1kHz

Input Impedance: 20K Ohms

Output Impedance: 50 Ohms

Replacement Fuses: 

USA 500mA fast blow for 120V
Europe 250mA fast blow for 240V

Side Chain Filters: 

Bass cut is 6dB/octave, -3dB at 60Hz. Sibilance boost corner frequency is 1kHz with +2dB at 5kHz shelving

Warranty: Free 2 year extended warranty with online registration.

Standard warranty: 90 days parts and labor, subject to inspection. Does not include damage incurred through abusive operation or modifications/attempted repair by unauthorized technicians.

 

“I love this compressor! It’s perfect on hip hop, R&B tracks, vocals, drums & the mix buss. It does it all.”

Rob Chiarelli, Record Producer, Mix Engineer

On vocals, the Compressor is sublime - it's one of the most natural and inaudible compressors I've ever used, even with quite heavy-handed ratio and threshold s...

Hugh Robjohns, Sound On Sound Magazine

"Smart Dyn mode handles loud transients seamlessly, almost negating the need for a separate limiter."

Hugh Robjohns, Sound On Sound Magazine

“Multiple sidechain options, the innovative 'Smart Dynamics' feature, and the signature transparent musicality Dangerous brings to all their products- we hav...

Mike Wells, Mastering Engineer

"I love the fact that the box is both easy and deep. It's like driving a Ferrari with an optional autopilot."

Michael James, Producer, Engineer

"It seems to do a lot. Fantastic sounding. It can be subtle, but also knock your socks off with variations of the sidechain path. Sounds like a beautiful box."

Will Schillinger, Engineer

“The smart dynamics feature helps address the level issue in a really great way that let’s me use less of or even turn off my digital limiter."

Jonathan Wyner, Mastering Engineer

"The side chain options are very useful and easy to engage, and the stereo imaging is amazing!"

Maor Appelbaum, Mastering Engineer

"The Compressor's potential dynamic range is an impressive 120dB, while distortion is below 0.005 (THD+N) and 0.007 percent (IMD)."

Hugh Robjohns, Sound On Sound Magazine

"Transparency is not a dirty word and this compressor is full of it. It can be so gentle you would barely hear it, OR it can compress hard and yet it keeps the ...

Maor Appelbaum, Mastering Engineer