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Joemeek meC500 500-Series Compressor

Joemeek meC500
Joemeek meC500
List Price: $299.99
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Product Code: 9999-14025


Joemeek meC500 500-Series Compressor

The Joemeek meC500 500-Series Compressor is a 500 Series PhotoOptical Compressor Module with 8-segment LED Meter and Stereo Link/Slave Functions, designed to give you the punchy sound of the photoelectric compressores used by legendary producer Joe Meek.

The Joemeek meC500 500-Series Compressor is robustly engineered for predictable, controllable performance. Powerful yet simple to use, the Joemeek meC500 will bring the gloss of a professional production to all your recordings and live performances!

Offering the convenience of the 500 Series format, the Joemeek meC 500 serves up warm, natural compression, ironing out level fluctuations transparently. Twang up your guitars or bring a bass to life, while controlling their dynamics. But crank this baby and you'll create something entirely new. Its really hard to make this compressor sound bad! The "link" switch lets you use two Joemeek meC500s in stereo.

Joemeek meC500 500-Series Compressor Features

  • Compress- sets the threshold level above which the signal starts to be compressed
  • Gain Reduction Meter- real time display of the amount of Gain Reduction in dB
  • Slope- sets the compression ratio: increase for more severe compression
  • Attack- reduce for less obvious the compression, increase for more percussive sound
  • Fast Switch- changes the behaviour of the attack control to emphasise transients
  • Release- increase for less obvious compression, reduce to accentuate "pumping"
  • Link Switch- use to avoid image shifts when using a pair of Joemeek meC500 500-Series Mono Compressors to work in stereo
  • Slave Switch- use to make Joemeek meC500 500-Series Mono Compressor "slave" to another when working in stereo
  • Make Up Gain- restores the volume of the signal after compression
  • Link Jack- connects a pair of Joemeek meC500 500-Series Mono Compressors for stereo operation, using a 1/4" stereo jack to jack cable wired pin-for-pin
  • On switch- turns the Joemeek meC500 500-Series Mono Compressor on. With this switch out the Joemeek meC500 500-Series Mono Compressor is bypassed

Joemeek meC500 500-Series Compressor Specifications

  • Input Impedance: 15 kilo ohm
  • Common Mode Rejection: 70 dB
  • Equivalent Input Noise: -90 dBu (unweighted, no make-up gain)
  • Distortion: 0.001% (below compressor threshold)
  • Frequency Response: 10 Hz to 70 kHz (-3 dB)
  • Maximum Input Level: +22 dBu
  • Max. Output Before Clip: +28 dBu (10 kilo load)
  • Nominal Output Level: +4 dBu (electronically balanced)
  • Output Impedance: 100 ohm
  • Compressor Threshold: -20 dBu to +22 dBu (variable)
  • Compressor Ratio: 1:1 to 10:1 (variable)
  • Compressor Attack Time: 1 mili sec to 100 mili sec (variable, adaptive)
  • Compressor Release Time: 0.1 sec to 3 sec (variable, adaptive)
  • GR Meter: 8-segment LED bargraph
  • Output Noise Floor: -85 dBu (typical, unweighted)
  • Input/Output Connections: XLR: pin 2 +, pin 3 -, pin 1 ground
  • Current Requirement: 130 mA (maximum) per rail
  • Size & Weight: Standard 500 Series, 0.65 kilos
  • Compliance: VPI Alliance, WHOS-Doc

Joemeek meC500 500-Series Compressor Includes

  • Joemeek meC500 Unit
  • Printed User Guide
  • 1 Year Warranty

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