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TL Audio C-1 Dual Valve Compressor, B stock Display unit




 
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TL Audio C-1 Dual Valve Compressor, B stock Display unit
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  • C-1

C-1

2-Channel Tube Compressor form Tony Larkin, TL Audio

The new C-1 compressor maintains its position as the most flexible, polished sounding high end compressor on the market today. Now featuring a spectacular raven blue 6mm CNC milled aluminium front panel, General Electric US military specification valves, high retention gold plated ceramic valve bases and circular back-lit VU meters, the new C-1 is even fatter sounding and more rugged than its legendary predecessor.

All controls are continuously variable (unlike some other units with switched parameters) and high quality onboard mic preamps allow direct-to-tape recording of microphone sources. Stereo front panel instrument inputs mean a keyboard or guitar can feed straight into the C-1 and down to tape with a minimum of fuss. Whether the C-1 is tracking vocals and instruments or adding roundness and warmth to a complete mix, it will become an indispensable part of your signal path within hours.

The C-1 features a low noise solid state preamp followed by two valve stages per channel. The valves are General Electric ECC83/12AX7A types, run from a stabilised 250v DC power supply. The first valve stage acts as a voltage amplifier, with the second stage forming part of the gain control element. The gain control is performed by our own unique transconductance stage which avoids the use of VCAs - thus improving transparency and minimising distortion, which is virtually constant at 0.05% over the full bandwidth. The frequency response of the C-1 is virtually flat between 20Hz and 40kHz, and measured between -3dB points, the C-1's bandwidth is a staggering 5Hz to 70kHz



The new C-1 compressor maintains its position as the most flexible, polished sounding high end compressor on the market today. Now featuring a spectacular raven blue 6mm CNC milled aluminium front panel,

General Electric US military specification valves, high retention gold plated ceramic valve bases and circular back-lit VU meters, the new C-1 is even fatter sounding and more rugged than its legendary predecessor. All controls are continuously variable (unlike some other units with switched parameters) and high quality onboard mic preamps allow direct-to-tape recording of microphone sources.

Stereo front panel instrument inputs mean a keyboard or guitar can feed straight into the C-1 and down to tape with a minimum of fuss.
Whether the C-1 is tracking vocals and instruments or adding roundness and warmth to a complete mix, it will become an indispensable part of your signal path within hours.

The C-1 features a low noise solid state preamp followed by two valve stages per channel.
The valves are General Electric ECC83/12AX7A types, run from a stabilised 250v DC power supply.
The first valve stage acts as a voltage amplifier, with the second stage forming part of the gain control element.

The gain control is performed by our own unique transconductance stage which avoids the use of VCAs - thus improving transparency and minimising distortion, which is virtually constant at 0.05% over the full bandwidth.

The frequency response of the C-1 is virtually flat between 20Hz and 40kHz, and measured between -3dB points, the C-1's bandwidth is a staggering 5Hz to 70kHz!

Features

  • 2 channels of soft knee, variable ratio compression
  • Balanced mic and line level inputs
  • Balanced line outputs, switchable for -10dB or +4dB operation
  • Unbalanced jack I/O connections
  • Stereo front panel instrument inputs with gain control and sensitivity switch (for guitar or keyboards etc.)
  • Sidechain insert points for frequency conscious compression 48v phantom power
  • 90Hz high pass filter switch (12dB / octave). Applies to all inputs
  • Continuously variable Input Gain, Threshold, Attack / Release times, Compression Ratio and Gain Make Up
  • Program dependent compression characteristic- attack and release times automatically adjust in response to program material
  • ?Stereo Link? mode - gangs Threshold, Attack, Release and Ratio controls for processing stereo signal sources
  • Back-lit circular VU meters allow monitoring of either output level or gain reduction
  • Bypass switch with LED
  • Frequency response 20Hz to 40kHz +0 / -1dB

Specifications

  • Mic Input: Impedance: > 10k. Gain range: +16 to +60dB. Input noise (EIN): -126 dBu (22Hz-22kHz). Max input level: +10dBu. Balanced XLR connector.
  • Line Input: (Balanced) Impedance: > 5k. Gain range: -10dB to +35dB. Max input level: +30dBu. XLR connector. (Unbalanced) Impedance: > 5k.
  • Gain range: -10dB to +35dB. Max input level: +24dBu. Jack connector. Auxiliary input: Two unbalanced jack connectors for stereo operation, or Input A may be used to drive both channels.
  • Max input level: +10dBu. Switchable sensitivity for guitar or keyboards.
  • Output: Balanced output impedance: < 10. Max level: +22dBu into 600. Unbalanced output impedance: 47. Max level: +20dBu into 10k.
  • Sidechain insert point: stereo jack, tip=send, ring=return. Nominal level -2dBu. Output impedance: 47, Return input impedance: 10k.
  • Compressor Functions (all continuously variable):- Threshold: -20dBu to +20dBu. Attack: 0.5mS to 50mS. Release: 40mS to 4S. Ratio: 1:1.5 to 1:30. Gain Make Up: 0dB to +20dB.
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 40kHz +0 / -1dB. Distortion: 0.05% (10Hz-40kHz). Dynamic Range: 100dB. Power supply: 110-120v or 220-240v AC. Power consumption: 30VA typical.



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