IGS V8 Compressor Diode-Bridge Controlled Compressor

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IGS V8 Compressor Diode-Bridge Controlled Compressor


Smooth and gentle compression.

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SKU: IGS-V8DBCOMP Categories: ,
Brands: IGS Audio


IGS V8 Compressor Diode-Bridge Controlled Compressor


The V8 compressor is built only with discrete components and six Carnhill transformers (three per channel). The element responsible for the compression is the bridge, composed of 4 matched pulse diodes. The device is a dual mono unit with the option of linking the sidechain circuitry. All controls are stepped, for channel matching and recall. Fully discrete path with transformers and transistors only

The punch and clarity your mixes are lacking

The V8 compressor is also equipped with a HPF on the sidechain circuitry. This feature allows you to cut the lowest frequencies from the signal, before they hit the compressor stage, and allow a single instrument, such as the kick drum, to go through without the pumping effect. An additional switch on the front (+10THR) lowers the compressor’s threshold level by an extra 10dB. This feature is useful when compressing very low signals, or for very strong compression. The typical application for IGS V8 is bus compression. However, due to its nature and the incredible range of tone and color settings, uses of the V8 compressor are unlimited.

Classic 2254 feedback circuitry


This is truly a desert island compressor. The V8 takes its name from the order of projects. This is the eighth compressor designed by IGS Audio. A must-have unit!

We love IGS – engineers have been using them on everything from drums through a stereo buss to acoustic guitars

Stereo Link Yes
Sidechain HPF OFF, 40, 80, 120, 180, 240, 320 Hz
All stepped manipulators Yes, Elma switches
Input Impedance (balanced) 10k Ohm
Output Impedance (balanced) 600 Ohm
Audio transformers Yes, Carnhill: Input, Interstage and Output. (3 transformers per channel)
Operating Level +4 dBu
Max input level > +22 dBu
Max output level > +26 dBu
Dynamic Range 101 dBA (@ 1 kHz, +24 dBu)
Max. gain 22 dB
Max Gain Reduction 30 dB
Attack: 0.1 ms – 30 ms
Release: 0.1 s to 1.4 s + Auto
Frequency response 10 Hz to 25 kHz (+0.2 dB / -0.4 dB)
Signal to Noise Ratio 87 dBA (@ 20 Hz – 20 kHz)
THD+N 0.056 % (@ 20 Hz – 20 kHz)
IMD (SMPTE) 0.16 % (@ 20 Hz – 20 kHz)
Crosstalk 91 dB (@ 20 Hz – 20 kHz)
VU Meters Yes, Analog IGS Custom scales
Voltage 115/230V AC, 50-60 Hz
Power consumption 24 W
Power supply Internal
Dimensions 70 x 50 x 30 cm
Shipping weight 8 kg