Acme Audio XLA-500 500-Series Limiter

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The Acme Audio XLA-500 500-Series Limiter has taken inspiration from the acclaimed XLA-3 and Acme Audio has painstakingly squeezed the XLA-3's topology into a convenient two space 500-Series module.

The Acme Audio XLA-500 is a tube optical audio limiter designed to produce a full range of non-linear, dynamic audio effects. The heart of the Acme Audio XLA-500 is a unique triple optoelectronic circuit that combines the best characteristics of three separate compression curves into a single unit. Combined with Cinemag input and output transformer and a class-A gain stage, the result is a high-speed optical limiter with tones that range from "clean" to "harmonically rich" to "dirty"; and compression curves that range from subtle and slow to very fast and aggressive. The Opticom XLA-500 is the most versatile 500 series optical limiter on the market. Whether trying to gently control dynamic range on vocals, adding weight to a bass track, or even crushing a drum track - the XLA-500 can perform all of these tasks effortlessly and with great satisfaction to the user, and, ultimately, to the listener.

Acme Audio XLA-500 500-Series Limiter Features

  • Normal, Fast, and Slow modes
  • Impressive tonal versatility
  • The most desirable characteristics of 3 different compression curves in a single unit
  • Triple optoelectronic circuit
  • Class A gain stage
  • CineMag input and output transformers

Acme Audio XLA-500 500-Series Limiter Features

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    Acme Audio XLA-500 500-Series Limiter
    Tom Banton

    I am so impressed with this limiter - it does just what I was hoping for. It can give you a nice warm tube compression or can be a little more forward to my ears by switching speed settings. Its so easy to use, which I also appreciate, and its very handy to have a bypass switch. Too bad it takes up 2 slots, but if you want warm compression, its definitely worth it.