Tube-Tech CL 2A Dual Compressor

$3,655.00 (excluding VAT)

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Estimated delivery: 28th Sep. - 2nd Oct.

2 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee included

2 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee included

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Estimated delivery: 28th Sep. - 2nd Oct.

2 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee included

2 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee included

Once the product is delivered, you have 30 days to decide that you definitely want to keep it. If you decide it is not suitable for any reason, you can return it back to us for replacement or full refund, including standard delivery charges.

All Products are new unless stated, and include a minimum of 2 years warranty.

Some items are only eligible for money back guarantee if they are returned to us unused and sealed in the original packaging, and in the case of software, unregistered. These items include:

  • Software
  • CDs & DVDs
  • In-ear Monitors
  • Earplugs and Ear Protection
  • Mouthpieces, Reeds etc… for Woodwind and Brass instruments
  • Mouth / Lip Care Products

We are unable to accept returns of any custom made items designed to work together as a unique package, such as computer system built to a customer’s personal specifications. Exceptions may only be possible with prior agreement of the vendor, and may be subject to a cancellation fee.

  • Tube-Based Optical Compressor
  • Two Independent and Linkable Channels
  • Ideal For Keyboards, Guitars, Vocals
  • Dual Sidechain Circuits
  • Interconnection For Chaining Multiple Compressors

Tube-Tech CL 2A Dual Compressor

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The Tube-Tech CL 2A Dual Compressor is a rack-mountable all-tube optical compressor featuring two independent and linkable channels. The CL 2A Dual Compressor is ideal for use with a range of instruments including keyboards and guitars and is also great for getting the most out of your vocal performances. It features an all-tube based push-pull amplifier and is great for treating a range of audio sources. Continuously variable attack and release times allow you to take full control of your sound, giving you the ability to sculpt the subtle nuances. The vintage-style design features classic VU-style meters, gold plated switches and retro plastic potentiometers. Finally, the input and output transformer are balanced and fully floating.

Product Ref: 116537

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Tube-Based Opto Compressor

The CL 2A is the ideal 'problem solver' for any professional studio user, featuring a tube-based design boasting dual triodes. The compressor features a tube-based push-pull amplifier including the ECC 83 tube as a differential amp and the ECC 82 tube as the output stage. It also includes a built-in output transformer for optimal audio performance. The CL 2A is ideal for a range of audio sources from guitars and keyboard to vocal performances. It boasts two amplifiers, both including an input and output transformer. The compressor provides continuously variable attack and release, providing a flexible hands-on approach to compression. One of the most unique component is the gain reduction element, which is specially designed to ensure no long-term degradation, virtually giving it an infinite life span.

Comprehensive Controls

The front-panel features a comprehensive control section, giving you full access and control over every parameter. The control pane is comprised of class-style potentiometers and gold-plated switches. It features variable attack and release, as well as Threshold control, Ratio, and Output gain. There also switches for changing the attack/release settings form fixed to manual. Link switches are also incorporated for the two independent channels. The tube design provides that classic tube warmth, that is so sought-after.

Side-Chain Circuit

The compressor also features two side chain circuits, comprised of two J-FET quad operational amplifiers, an NPN-transistor and a FET-transistor. The side chain circuits are the only part of the compressors that uses semiconductors. It includes two time constant circuits, one with fixed attack and release times and one with a variable attack and release times. The sidechain connections allow for daisy-chaining of multiple compressors, with the sidechain socket located on the rear panel.

Vintage-Style Design

The robust all-metal construction features a rack-mountable design, with built-in ears for mounting within a studio rack. The vintage-style design is reminiscent of compressors from the late 80s. It features classic-style conductive plastic potentiometers, as well as gold-plated switches. The two VU meters also keep with the vintage aesthetic, providing a quick and easy way to monitor your levels at a glance. The unit also includes Overload Protection, represented by a large red LED light on the front-panel, providing a visual indication of when your levels are too high.

Features

  • Two-channel all-tube optical compressor
  • Two independent, linkable channels
  • Ideal for use with keyboards, guitars, vocals and mix bus
  • Musical, smooth and transparent sound
  • Keeps instruments in the right place whilst retaining natural harmonics
  • Tube-based output amplifier with +10dB gain
  • Low-distortion optical gain reduction element
  • Continuously variable attack and release times
  • VU meters show output or compression
  • Linkable for stereo applications
  • Interconnection of several compressors via two busses
  • Clickless In/Out relay
  • Conductive plastic potentiometers
  • Gold plated switches
  • Input and output are transformer balanced and fully floating

Specifications

  • Frequency Response @ -3 dB: 5 Hz to 60 kHz
  • Low Noise: < -80 dBU @ 10 dB gain
  • CMRR: @gt; 60 dB @ 10 kHz
  • Variable Ratio: 1.5:1 to 10:1
  • Output Gain: Off to +10 dBU
  • Variable Threshold: Off to -20 dBU
  • Attack: 3 ms to 60ms
  • Release:60 ms to 2s
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 88 x 483 x 205mm
  • Weight (Shipping): 7.1kg
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