Aphex 320D Compellor Compressor

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Aphex 320D
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Aphex 320D Compellor Compressor

The Aphex 320D Compellor Compressor is a stereo audio level controller designed to deliver transparent audio level control for broadcast, recording and live sound. Incorporating balanced analog input and output and AES digital input and output, the 320D offers dual mono or stereo operation.

The Aphex 320D Compellor Compressor includes the unique patented technologies within it. By going beyond conventional design ideas, the Aphex 320D Compellor Compressor provides audio processing with unprecedented sound transparency, yet is exceedingly effective at controlling levels. No other product can match the performance of the Aphex 320D Compellor Compressor. Algorithms like the Aphex "FDL", "DVG" and "DRC" have yet to find any rivals.

The Aphex 320D Compellor Compressor's Frequency Discriminate Leveler section, with the Dynamic Verification Gate and the Silence Gate, slowly adjusts the volume level of an audio stream with very complex algorithms that hide its work. The Aphex 320D Compellor Compressor works differently at different frequencies and stops processing when the sound stops, then resumes instantly when the sound reappears, so there's no distracting increases in program background noise. When you listen, you know the levels are made more even, but you don't perceive the levels are shifting.

The Aphex 320D Compellor Compressor's Variable Slope Compressor, Dynamic Recovery Computer and Dynamic Verification Gate add adaptable compression to match the texture of changing audio sources. You don't hear pumping or other audio artifacts, just natural sound that is evenly consistent in loudness.

The Aphex 320D Compellor Compressor's limiter acts on peaks that shoot beyond average program levels so they are easy to handle by any analog or digital recording system.

The Aphex 320D Compellor Compressor can act as two independent mono processors or one linked stereo processor, which is selectable on the front panel. This is true with both analog and digital I/O.

When the analog input is used, the digital output contains the Aphex 320D Compellor Compressor's processing. When the digital input is used, the analog output contains the Aphex 320D Compellor Compressor's processing, properly leveled.

The Aphex builds products that last and last without need for repairs or calibration. Some Compellors have literally been in 24-hour use in the same rack for a decade or longer! When you specify a Compellor, you know it will do its job flawlessly and give you peace of mind.

Aphex 320D Compellor Compressor Applications

  • Broadcast pre-processing
  • MP3 encoding and playback
  • Recording
  • Installed and mobile sound
  • DAW input
  • Mastering
  • Satellite uplinks
  • Background music
  • Ham radio
  • Tape duplication
  • Cable TV

Aphex 320D Compellor Compressor Features

  • Delivers transparent audio level control for broadcast, recording and live sound
  • Balanced analog input and output
  • AES digital input and output
  • Dual mono or stereo operation

Aphex 320D Compellor Compressor Specifications

  • Audio:
    • Frequency Respons: 10Hz - 38 kHz(± 0.5dB)
    • Dynamic Range: 120 dB
    • Hum and Noise (Unweighted 22Hz-22kHz): -93 dBu
    • Crosstalk (10 Hz - 22kHz): -79 dB
    • THD (10 Hz - 22kHz at max. output): .0003%
    • IMD (10 Hz - 22kHz at max. output): .0007%
  • Input:
    • Connector: XLR-3F and 1/4" TRS Phone Jacks
    • Type: Transformerless, active balanced
    • Balanced: 40k ohms
    • Unbalanced: 20k ohms
    • Maximum Level: IF Level at +4 dBu: +27 dBu, IF Level at -10dBv (-7.8dBu): +12.5 dBV (+14.8 dBu)
    • CMRR: >40 dB
  • Output:
    • Connector: XLR-3M and 1/4" TRS Phone Jacks
    • Type: Active balanced(may be used unbalanced)
    • Balanced: 112 ohms
    • Unbalanced: 56 ohms
    • Maximum Level: +27dBu Unloaded; +25 into 600 ohms
  • Power requirements: 90-250 VAC 50-60 Hz 12W
  • Dimensions: 19"W x 1.75"H x 8.25" D 1 Rack U (482.6mm x 44.5mm x 209.6mm)
  • Net Weight: 6 lbs(2.73 kg)
  • Shipping Weight: 9 lbs(4.1 kg)

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  • 5
    Much better than it appears to be

    Posted by Bernardo Manzoli on Jun 28th 2012

    Some one said you cant squash a drum bus with a Compellor and thats true. but you can have marvel results in a drum bus. Once I tried it in a drum bus it made me smile and think- HUGE. it will never, never kill the transients but will put everything up in the same level. it seems to have different attack and release for lower frequencies, so it will not easily breath and pump or mess the highs. Good for vocals and even for mastering - with plus 3db 12khz before the compressor.