Presonus ACP88 Eight Channel Compressor/Limiter/Gate

£839.00 RRP £909.00 (including VAT @ 20%)

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Product Ref: 50634

  • 8 Channel Compressor, Limiter and Gate
  • Individual Gain, Ratio, Attack Controls and More
  • 2 Side Chains for Each Channel
  • 2 Unit Rackmountable

Presonus ACP88 Eight Channel Compressor/Limiter/Gate

The PreSonus ACP88 is an 8 channel compressor, limiter and gate that provides fantastic and transparent dynamic signal control that is perfect for multi-tracking and live sound reinforcement. The ACP88 will fit nicely in any rig due it only taking up 2 rack spaces.

Product Ref: 50634

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The ACP88 by PreSonus features 8 channels of compressors, limiters and gates that enable you to transparently control any unwanted noises and bleed through as well as control vocals, reign back drums, tighten low end and protect speakers, all in a 2 rack unit that is highly affordable.

Each compressor on board the ACP88 features individual controls for threshold, ratio, attack, hard/soft knee, auto/manual, release curves and gain. It has balanced or unbalanced inputs and floating balanced or unbalanced outputs. On top of this there are 2 side chains for each channel, one for gate processing and one for spectral compression as well as having full gain reduction metering, compression threshold indicators and gate open/close across each channel.

All these features combined make an incredibly portable, versatile and affordable 8 channel device that will make all your sonic projects come to life.

8 independent channels, each with:
  • Full-featured analog compressor/limiter
    • Attack, Release, Ratio, Threshold, and (makeup) Gain controls
    • Auto Attack button
    • Soft/hard knee switch
    • Sidechain send/return
    • 6-segment LED gain-reduction meter
  • Full-featured gate
    • Sidechain/key insert send/return
    • Attack, Release, and Threshold controls
    • Gate-range switch
  • Bypass switch
  • Channel Link button (can link multiple channels)
  • +4 dBu/-10 dBV operating-level switch
  • Input/Output (For each channel (x 8 channels):
    • 1 balanced 1/4"TRS line input
    • 1 balanced 1/4"TRS line output
    • 1 unbalanced TRS 1/4"compressor sidechain send-return
    • 1 unbalanced TRS 1/4"gate sidechain/key insert send-return
  • Physical
    • 2U 19? rack-mountable, rugged steel chassis
    • Internal power supply with standard IEC connector


  • Number of Channels: 8
  • Dynamic Range: >115 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: >95 dB
  • Headroom: +24 dBu, Unbalanced +18 dBu, Balanced
  • Frequency Response: 10 Hz to 50 kHz
  • Crosstalk: <82 dB @ 10 kHz
  • Compression Threshold Range: -40 dBu to +20 dBu
  • Compression Ratio: 1:1 to 20:1
  • Compressor Attack Time: 0.02 ms to 200 ms
  • Compressor Release Time: 0.5 ms to 500 ms
  • Auto Attack and Release: Program-dependent
  • Gate Threshold Range: -70 dBu to +20 dBu
  • Gate Attack Time: 0.01 ms to 100 ms
  • Gate Release Time: 0.02 ms to 2 sec
  • Gate Attenuation Range: -15 dB or -60 dB
  • Input Impedance: 10 kOhm
  • Output Impedance: 51Ohm
  • THD + Noise: <0.02%
  • Output Gain: 20 dB to +20 dB
  • Compression Curve Types: Hard and Soft Knee
  • Compression Metering: Above / Below Threshold LED
  • Gate Metering: Open and Closed LED
  • Sidechain Output Impedance: 51 Ohm
  • Sidechain Input Impedance: 10 kOhm
  • Internal Operation Level: +4 dBu=0 dBu
  • Input Range: +4 dBu or -10 dBu
  • Input Connectors: 1/4" TRS, Balanced or Unbalanced
  • Output Connectors: 1/4" TRS, Balanced or Unbalanced
  • Compressor Sidechain Connector: 1/4" TRS
  • Gate Sidechain Connector: 1/4" TRS
  • Power Supply: Internal, Linear Supply (factory configured)
  • Power Requirements: 100 VAC to 120 VAC or 200 VAC to 240 VAC
  • Power Connection: IEC Receptacle
  • Dimensions: 2U rackmount
  • Height: 3.5" (88.9 mm)
  • Depth: 17" (431.8 mm)
  • Width: 19"(482.6 mm)
  • Weight: 12 lbs. (5.44 kg)