SPL - DYNAMAXX
The DynaMaxx compressor/limiter/noise gate offers disarmingly ease of use with signal-dependent automation of time constants. It also premiers unique de-compression features to regain vitality e. g. from over-compressed audio files.
The DynaMaxx is ideally suited when unobstrusive, musical compression results and reliable set and forget operation are most important. SPL's unique Double VCA Drive technology employs two excellent VCAs in a differential mode for maximum transparency, dynamics, and lowest distortion values. I/Os: both XLR connectors and 1/4 inch TRS stereo jacks for balanced operation.
Sets the amount of compression, where the degree of gain reduction is continually monitored via the LED meters.
This is similar to the "make-up" gain control used on conventional compressors and is provided to restore signal levels that have been reduced by the compressor action. This control also compensates for any gain increase in De-Compression mode. The control has a range of 20dB.
Switches between Compression mode and Soft Limit mode for a very gentle soft-knee-characteristic with minimized audible side effects.
In this mode, the Release time is set to a fixed 60ms to produce a 'vintage compression' effect that works very well on solo instruments and occasionally voices.
Converts the compressor to an upward expander that allows to de-compress highly compressed audio signals, such as samples, keyboards sounds or previously recorded tracks that have been overcompressed. Each parameter function is inverted in De-Compression mode.
The Stereo Couple function ensures that both channels produce the same degree of gain change, maintaining a coherent and stable stereo image.
Each channel incorporates a Noise Gate with ARC (Auto-Release-Circuitry). The Close-LED indicates when the Noise Gate shuts.
Both channels of the DynaMaxx are equipped with a 20-digit LED ladder meter displaying gain changes to a resolution of 1dB. The displayed values range from -10dB to +9dB. Each channel also has an additional Signal LED which illuminates when the input signal is hotter than -40dB.
If it is required to patch in external processing, both left and right channels have Side Chain inputs. If an acceptable sidechain signal is being received, a LED on the front illuminates.
- Inputs & Outputs
- Instrumentation amplifier, electronically balanced (differential), transformerless
- Nominal input level +6dB
- Input impedance =22kOhm
- Output impedance < 600Ohm
- Max. input level +24dBu
- Max. output level +22,4dBu
- Minimum load 600Ohm
- Relay Hard-Bypass/Power Fail Safety
- Frequency response 20Hz - 100kHz (100kHz = -3dB)
- CCMR - 80dBu @ 1kHz
- THD&N 0,002% @ 1kHz
- S/N CCIR 468-3 -89dBu
- S/N A-weighted -105dBu
- Power Supply
- Torroidal transformer 15 VA
- Fuse 315mA
- Ground-Lift switch
- Voltage selector
- Housing Standard EIA 19"/1U, 482 x 44 x 237mm
- Weight 3,4 kg