NO RESERVE, EVERYTHING MUST GO. This was the bus compressor from our SSL XL-Desk (listing for sale soon), we chose it after trying every other stereo buss compressor out there. Amazing sound, basically a G-Comp with Transformers and better timing. Sad to see it go.
Closing studio after 20 years, our loss is your gain. Check our other auctions for other rare and high quality studio gear. The Obsidian 500 Series Compressors circuit design is the same as the 19 big brother, but with some added flexibility. A selectable High Pass Filter and additional ratio for you to use, 1.5:1.Expand it with the Dual Mono Expansion for even greater functionality! The Obisidian 500 is an API 500 Series Stereo VCA feed forward compressor featuring Jensen transformered input and output. Through the use of several proprietary methods the OBSIDIAN performs a range of tasks unheard of from the average SSL or SSL-esque unit. The first difference the user will notice is that the audio sound field suffers no "shrinkage". The highs stay brilliant and clear and the bottom will continue to thunder - especially with the internal High Pass Filter engaged on the units detection circuit.
The second thing the user will notice is that the audio has a smooth, rich texture without any pumping or breathing when the "Auto" release time is employed. The clarity and performance of this unit is unparalleled by any unit based around a Voltage Controlled Amplifier (VCA) gain reduction cell.At first look it may suggest something from the past, but at first listen the user will understand the future of professional audio. Transformer balanced inputs and outputs lend to the Obsidian's unique sound.
The TXIO Enhanced option produces that "phat" classic analog sound making the OBSIDIAN an excellent way to add warmth and character to digital audio workstations. Use it on the mix bus in the studio or live. TXIO Enhanced Transformer Balanced I/O.Precision Stepped Controls To Accurately Recall Settings. Selectable Internal High Pass Filter. Expansion Port For Additional Features.
Ratio settings: 2:1, 4:1, 8:1, 10:1, 12:1 and SKULL! Attack control range: 0.1, 0.3, 0.6, 10 and 30mSec. Release control range: 0.1, 0.3, 0., 1.2 sec, AUTO and Lo-Fi. Makeup Gain Output 12 db.
The item "Dramastic Audio Obsidian Stereo Buss Compressor/Comp 500 Series API Form SSL" is in sale since Thursday, March 02, 2017. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Pro Audio Equipment\Signal Processors/Rack Effects". The seller is "jimbome" and is located in Palos Verdes Peninsula, California.
This item can be shipped worldwide.