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This product, very unusually, is a dedicated stereo, not dual-mono, system engineering device specifically designed for unobtrusive level control and overload limiting of programme material rather than the “artistic” modification of material as part, say, of the performing process. The original design was intended for use with installed entertainment sound systems to maintain control over sound levels and to protect loudspeaker systems from damage due to misuse by unskilled (or recalcitrant) DJ’s, yet the sophisticated device is also applicable in live music, studio recording and broadcast sound systems to protect against overload of recording media or transmitters whilst providing some control of overall programme level leaving, for example a news studio. “Programme dependent” side chain circuitry is used to automatically determine attack and release time constants for the compressor, which offers a choice of “hard-knee”, ratio style compression, or “soft-knee” compression, to maintain consistent programme level. An effective peak limiter is set by a separate “peak” control to an absolute maximum output level for protection of system elements further down the chain. Compressor “slow” (release), “threshold” and “ratio”, system “gain”, “bypass” and “power” complete the front panel controls. LED bargraphs meter gain reduction and output level. All signal connections are balanced, at line level via XLR style connectors and may be used unbalanced without signal loss. An anti-tamper cover and mains lead are included. Colour brochure available on request.

Technical Specification:

Input Impedance: 10k ohm
Maximum Gain: +20dB
Maximum Output: +26dBu
Minimum Output Load: 600 ohms
Frequency Response: ±0.5dB, 20Hz–20kHz
Distortion (Unity Gain): <0.02%, 0dBu, 1kHz
(10dB gain reduction): <0.1%, +10dBu i/p, 1kHz
Noise: –90dB CCIR-ARM
Crosstalk: –70dB 10kHz
Compressor Threshold: –20dB to 10dBu
Ratio: 1.2:1 to Infinity:1
Peak LimiterThreshold: –6dB to +26dBu
Ratio: Infinity:1
Attack: 50µs
Release: Automatic
Dimensions: 1 Unit (44mm), 220mm depth
Supply: 110/120V or 220/240V AC (cable supplied)
Weight: 3kg
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CLOUD CX335 COMPRESSOR LIMITER   Stock code: 93-161
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