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Black Lion Audio B172A Compressor

Original price was: €1,620.Current price is: €1,190.

Empirical Labs Distressor EL8X-s Stereo Pair Compressor

Original price was: €3,970.Current price is: €2,990.
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Empirical Labs Distressor EL8X Mono Compressor

Original price was: €2,230.Current price is: €1,650.

The Distressor is undoubtedly the one that got the ball rolling for Empirical Labs and serves as proof of the brand’s passion for vintage compressors. Built using a little DNA taken from the LA-2A and the 1176, the Distressor sounds superbly subtle in 1:1 mode but hard as rock thanks to the “brick wall” limiter in Nuke mode. Defined by its versatility, the EL8x mono compressor is as warm as it is melodious and vintage.



Product features
19-inch rack size 1U
Number of channels 1
Stereo function no
Type of dynamic processor compressor
Weight and dimensions including packaging
Weight (incl. packaging)5.2 kg
Dimensions (incl. packaging)59.0 x 47.0 x 7.0 cm
Product specifications
frequency response: 2 Hz – 160 kHz in clean audio mode (+0, -3 dB). Response is shaped in distortion modes (Dist 2, Dist 3)
dynamic range: 110 dB of maximum output to minimal output in 1:1 mode. (>100 dB signal to noise ratio in distort 3 mode)
distortion: ranges between .02% and 20% depending on the distortion mode and release time setting
DC-coupled output – high-quality input transformer
input impedance: 20kOhm / output impedance: <75 Ohms
attack range: 50uS – 50mS
release range: .05 – 3.5 seconds in normal modes (up to 20 seconds in 10:1 opto mode)
metal housing: 19″, 1HE, 25cm deep

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