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Avalon AD2044 Dual Mono/Stereo Class A Opto-Compressor

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Avalon AD2044

 is a very transparent and straightforward dual mono, stereo-linkable compressor, designed to optimize absolute signal integrity and musical performance. This compressor is ideal for two buss music-program compression, mono bass and instruments and mastering applications.

The AD2044 features a 100% discrete, pure Class A signal amplifier to compliment the with high-speed current monitored optical control elements. Also, it provides optical compression you'll have to hear. Custom manufactured high-speed linear opto elements offer the non-invasive passive attenuator system for invisible gain reduction. The AD2044 incorporates a unique external control loop and current-monitored optical driver for smooth control plus the benefits of traditional vintage LDR compression. These "invisible" opto elements enable the AD2044 to deliver totally transparent, low noise gain reduction.

  • Smooth musical detail and sonic excellence
  • Minimum audio signal path
  • Pure Class A, 100% discrete design
  • Dual mono or Stereo operation
  • Transparent, non-invasive compression
  • Very low noise -94dB
  • High headroom +30dB
  • Fully balanced inputs and outputs
  • Long lasting, stainless steel hardware
  • External 150W toroidal power supply
  • 100% discrete power supplies for audio path
  • All signal routing w/sealed silver relays
  • External side-chain access XLR
  • Low distortion less than 0.5% THD and IMD
  • Wide bandwidth -3dB 1Hz to 450kHz
  • Large accurate professional VU meters
  • Variable threshold, ratio, attack & release
  • DC coupled, no transformers in audio path
  • Fully balanced inputs and outputs
  • Circuit topology: High-voltage 100% discrete, balanced and symmetrical Class A
  • Output Gain Range:Variable -10dB to +10dB, center detent 0dB
  • Maximum Input Level: +30dB balanced XLR pin 2 hot
  • Maximum Output Level: +32dB balanced 600 ohms, DC coupled, high-current discrete Class A
  • Input / Output Type: XLR type, pin 2 hot balanced
  • Noise 20kHz Unweighted: -94dB (compressor in)
  • Distortion THD, IMD: 0.5% (typical 0.05% at +6dB 1kHz)
  • Frequency Response -3dB: 1Hz to 450kHz (input band limited)
  • Gain Reduction Meter: Illuminated gain reduction meter 0dB to -20dB range
  • Output Meter: Professional moving coil type -20dB to +3dB (0VU=+4dB)
  • Compressor Type: Optical passive attenuator
  • Bypass Hard-wire relay bypass for compressor in-out
  • Link Switch: Large illuminated push switch for stereo L-R linking
  • Threshold: Threshold variable -24dB to +20dB
  • Ratio: Ratio-compression variable 1:1 to 20:1
  • Attack: Variable 0.5mS to 150mS
  • Release: Variable 80mS to 5 seconds for 12dB release
  • Side-Chain: XLR type, pin 2 hot balanced (switch/relay selectable from front panel)
  • Dimensions: 19 x 3.5 x 12 in (482 x 88 x 305mm)
  • Shipping Weight: 30lbs (13.6 kg)

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