Golden Age Project COMP-54 MKII

$375.00 (excluding VAT)

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Get it: 24th - 26th September

2 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee included

2 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee included

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  • Single-Channel, Vintage-Style Compressor
  • Transformer Balanced Connectivity
  • Flexible Control Section For Ratio, Attack & Release
  • Three Selectable Sidechain Filter Frequencies
  • Retro-Style VU Metering

Golden Age Project COMP-54 MKII

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The Golden Age Project COMP-54 MKII delivers high-quality, vintage-style compression at an affordable price. The COMP-54 MKII is ideal for a range of applications from beefing up vocal recordings to changing the style and stone of electric guitars and basses. The internal Class-A circuitry is similar to that of classic compression units from the late 70s and early 80s. It features transformer balanced I/Os and a flexible control section. The COMP-54 MK2 also boasts three selectable Sidechain filter frequencies for added versatility. The resulting sound is warm with the sought-after analog grit and full-bodied tone. Additionally, the compression features XLR/TRS input and output connections.

Product Ref: 105035

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Vintage-Style Compression

The Golden Age Project COMP-54 MKII brings vintage-style compression into the modern era with discrete class-A circuitry and a flexible control section. This single-channel configuration features transformer balanced line input and output connections. Before integrated circuits became available, the vintage compressors were comprised of components such as resistors, capacitors and transistors. This is what lends to the vintage-sound, giving that classic analog warmth and grit associated with older compression units. The internal circuitry is inspired and similar to the classic 2254 compressor, reducing a warm yet smooth, full-bodied sound.

Flexible Control Panel With Sidechaining

The in-depth control section is comprised of precision attenuators designed for changing the Ratio, Attack and Release settings. All the controls on the compressor except the Gain make-up control one are stepped for precise and trackable changes. The control section is comprised of Threshold, Ratio, Attack, Release, HPF, Gain and a Link control. The HPF control adds a high pass filter within the sidechain circuitry. These results in the frequencies below the filter cutoff to trigger compression at a lesser degree. This can be great for drums and vocals, acting as a cushion for a smoother and more rounded sound.

Design & Connectivity

The robust yet sleek all-metal chassis is built-to-last, basing its design on classic vintage-style compressors. One of the most prominent features of the design is the integrated, vintage-style VU meter which provides visual monitoring for your levels. The meter is also selectable, allowing you to toggle between Output and Gain Reduction settings. The versatile design also allows you to upgrade transformers with ease, should you want to use an external transformer. Its flexible design is suited to a wide range of input sources from microphone to electric guitars, basses, pianos and more. Additionally, the compressor comes complete with an external power supply, minimising interaction with the audio circuitry and transformers for strong signal integrity.

Features

  • Vintage style electronics
  • Based on classic diode bridge designs
  • Transformer balanced I/O´s
  • Prepared for transformer upgrade
  • Flexible control range for Ratio, Attack and Release
  • All controls except the Gain make-up one are stepped
  • Three selectable Sidechain filter frequencies
  • Separate Bypass and Compression IN/OUT switches
  • Meter selectable for Output and Gain Reduction
  • Possibility to Link two units for stereo operation
  • Separate in- and output XLR and TRS jacks for flexible connections
  • Back panel switch for 600 Ohm termination
  • External power supply to avoid interaction with the audio circuitry and the transformers
  • Great sound that suits most sound sources and genres
  • A solid build quality that will last many years of normal use
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