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  • Features:

    • Discrete Class-A Compressor/Peak Limiter
    • Switchable analog/tube enhancement circuit
    • Sidechain allows simultaneous compression and peak limiting
    • Transformerless, balanced I/O
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    A groundbreaking discrete-VCA compressor with extreme control ranges, Sidechain Shaping, Parallel Compression, & Tri-Metering®.

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    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.
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    The Phoenix SB is now the standard production version of the Phoenix compressor. Alongside the now classic circuit design of the original Phoenix, it incorporates the side chain filter controls from the previous standard Phoenix SC model with the new addition of an HT standby switch.

    The additional HT Standby switch allows the user to put the Phoenix into a low power standby mode that is designed to increase the life of the unit's valves and capacitors. When first switching on, or if the unit's not in use for a while, have the Standby on. Switch off Standby and it will instantly come back to full life.

    We have also placed the meter zero controls on the front panel for much easier access. Both meters should read "0" when the Phoenix is off standby and not compressing. They can be adjusted easily by any user without harm to the unit.

    The side chain filters can be used to cut the Phoenix's compression response to bass frequencies. The filter operates below either 150Hz or 300Hz on each channel and when stereo link is engaged the filters operate at the average of the two sides. This enables the user to choose from 5 filter frequencies when in stereo operation.

    The Phoenix is well known for its smooth "soft knee" compression characteristic and excellent specifications. This means that it can be used as a compressor that will not harm your signal quality, whilst subtly controlling dynamic range. It is also possible to drive the unit harder to produce harmonic distortion and higher ratio compression if desired. Many users have found these features bring life to mixes or individual instruments, and control vocals, with a natural "warm" quality.

    Contrary to the above, users have found that if the unit is operated in standby mode (it still passes audio) a "symmetrical" distortion occurs, not unlike that produced by overloading analogue tape. Perhaps this fact alongside an exaggerated compression curve lends to the Phoenix in standby mode another dimension.

  • The Vintagedesign "VDC" is a brand new transformer balanced Class A design that uses a diode bridge as the gain reduction element. It is based on the old British 2254 / 2264 and our own C1/CL1mk2.
    Each channel features three custom-made Carnhill transformers which deliver an authentic, punchy low-end and that highly sought after classic mid tone.
  • All Tube, All Transformer Mono (Stereo-Linkable) Studio Limiting Amplifier

    Mercury 66 Studio Limiting Amplifier [Mk. III] is an ‘All Tube - All Transformer’, fully balanced, variable-bias limiter. Based on the most sought after product in this genre, the legendary Fairchild 660. This limiting amplifier is recognized essential tool for making great recordings. Many manufacturers have tried to copy the Fairchild circuit but have failed to capture the true sonic essence and presented a similar look and functionality but failed to capture the overall tone of the original. Until now.

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  • Manley Core

    Manley designed the Core reference channel strip so that you can hit record and focus on your performance, not your signal chain. It sports the quality, performance, and flexibility their VOXBOX is known for, at a price that makes it accessible to any serious artist or engineer. You get a world-class Manley mic pre, followed by a 3:1 ELOP style compressor for effortless dynamic control.