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Tube Tech CL1B

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All-tube optical mono compressor - smooth yet musical, with emphasis on clarity.

  • Low noise: < -75 dBu @30 dB gain
  • Gain Range (off to +30 dB)
  • Variable Threshold (off to -40 dBu)
  • Frequency response @ -3 dB: 5 Hz to 25 kHz
  • All tube-based push-pull amplifier
  • 2x busses for multi-compressor connections
  • VUs for I/O and compression
  • Continuously variable attack and release time
  • Click-less bypass switch
  • Made in Denmark

The CL1B has enjoyed a long spate as Tube Tech's most popular unit, and this is no mystery. Featuring all-tube circuitry, the CL1B's easy to use and read interface makes adding the perfect smooth compression to your track to help it fit in any mix. Acoustic instruments, electric guitars, bass and vocals have all benefited from the CL1B's talents in more major releases across the industry than can be counted!

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  • £2874.00

    Vintage-style faithful reissue of the original 1960s Altec compressor.

    • Adjustable release/attack
    • No hard bypass
    • Switchable impedance via O/P load
    • Infinity control for extra long recovery time
    • Balance controls gain reduction valve
    • 19" rackmountable
  • £2760.00

    The definition of modern classic doesn't get much more defined than the Empirical Labs EL8, now available in a stereo pair!

    • Two single channel modern day classic compressors
    • Factory calibrated stereo pair
    • Frequency response is 2 Hz to 160 kHz in clean audio mode (+0, -3 dB) and is shaped in distortion modes
    • Dynamic range 110 dB from max. output to min. output in 1:1 mode; greater than 100 dB signal to noise in distort 3 mode
    • Distortion ranges between .02% and 20% depending on distortion mode and release times set on front panel
    • Time constants - Attack range 50uS - 50mS; release range .05 sec to 3.5 seconds, normal modes and up to 20 seconds in 10:1 opto mode; time constants are dependant on ratio
    • Includes stereo link cable
  • £2920.00

    All-tube optical compressor featuring a bespoke gain reduction element, fully floating transformers and a static screen.

    • Built around optical gain reduction element
    • Balanced floating transformer ins and outs
    • Variable attack and release ratio: 1.5:1 to 10:1
    • Output gain: off to +10 dB
    • Frequency response :@ -3 dB: 5 Hz to 60 kHz
    • Low noise: < -80 dBu @10 dB gain
    • Conductive plastic potentiometers, gold plated switches and click-less bypass relay
  • £2725.00

    The most recent incarnation of this classic compressor combines G-Series sound with SuperAnalogue design topology.

    • G-Series compressor
    • Classic SSL console gain reduction meter
    • External side chain source select
    • Auto fade with rate control automatic linear fade in/out control
    • Noise: < –90dBu makeup set for 0dB gain
    • Headroom: >+28dBu (output level, 20Hz to 20kHz) 0dB gain, dynamic range: > 118dB
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz ±0.2dB (–3dB at 100kHz)
    • Crosstalk: < –110dB at 50Hz, <-100dB at 1kHz
    • Impedance: >10kohms input, < 50ohms output
    • External operation possible via remote port
  • £2965.00

    Get access to Thermionic Culture's super-natural channel strip sound with the HG15 Phoenix!

    • Mono valve compressor
    • Switchable +48v phantom power
    • 7-way threshold control switch
    • Solid state sidechain with bass cut
    • Adjustable mid/high boost via presence/air switches
    • 6AQ8EH input and 12AT7/ECC81 output valves
    • Stereo linkable for bus applications
    • Made by hand in England
    • 19" rackmountable
  • £2695.00

    Mastering-grade compressor providing dynamic control with a transparent signal path for negligible side-effects!

    • Maximum I/O level: +29dBu
    • Distortion: <0.001%
    • Output noise (typical set-up): <-90dBu
    • Input Gain control, adjusts compression depth (drive)
    • Output Gain control for gain make-up
    • Adjustable ratio from gentle compression to limiting
    • Adjustable Attack and Release times
    • Attack and Release times are also dynamically auto-adjusted to avoid pumping effects
    • Switchable gain reduction or program level (VU) metering
    • Enclosure: 19-inch 2RU, depth: 280mm
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  • 1 year warranty
  • This product comes with a 1 year warranty as standard.

    Please note that you will need to register your product with the manufacturer to qualify for any warranty beyond 12 months.

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