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.
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.
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
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.
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