ART VLA-500 500-Series Compressor

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ART VLA-500 500-Series Compressor

The ART VLA-500 500-Series Compressor brings the same VCA-less Vactrol based compression circuit used in ART’s legendary Pro-VLA, putting to a convenient 500 Series format for the first time.

The ART VLA-500 500-Series Compressor is capable not only of delivering incredibly smooth compression and overall dynamic control, the ART VLA-500 also offers two user selectable tone shaping circuits making it one of the most versatile signal processors in your 500 Series rack.

The ‘Punch’ circuit is a J-FET Harmonic Enhancer that adds even-order harmonic distortion for a fuller, “punchier” tone while taming nasty peaks that may escape the Vactrol. The Grit circuit adds frequency-dependent signal distortion to make any track truly stand out. This is a highly creative effect that can work especially well on drums and percussion, solo brasses and woodwinds and even vocals when added presence and position in a mix is required. Bypassing both ‘Punch’ and ‘Grit’ circuits delivers the purest Opto-compressor tone, perfect for critical solo instruments and clean vocals. ‘Punch’ and ‘Grit’ circuits can even be combined for additional tone shaping options.

ART VLA-500 500-Series Compressor Features

  • 500 Series form factor compressor module
  • Based on popular PRO-VLA technology
  • VCA-less vactrol opto-compressor design
  • Two additional selectable solid state tone shaping circuits ('Punch' & 'Grit')
  • Variable threshold, ratio and output controls
  • Stereo / multi-channel linkable
  • LED metering

ART VLA-500 500-Series Compressor Specifications

  • Equivalent Input Noise: -102dBu (‘A’ weighted)
  • Input Impedance: 10K O
  • Output Impedance: 100 O
  • Inputs Level: +20dBu
  • Output Level: +20dBu
  • Output Gain: +20dB max
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 100KHz (+/- 0.5dB)
  • Dynamic Range: >120dB (20-20KHz)
  • Attack Time: 0.25msec. to 50msec. variable
  • Release Time: 150msec. to 3 sec, variable
  • Slope: Variable: 2:1 to 20:1
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: <0.003% (@1kHz, typical)
  • Power Requirements: 80mA (75mA @+ 15V, 4mA@48V)
  • Max Gain Reduction: 30dB
  • Dimensions: 5.23? H x 1.49? W x 6.6? D
  • Weight: 0.7 lbs (0.32kg)

ART VLA-500 500-Series Compressor Includes

  • VLA-500 500-Series Compressor
  • Owners Manual
  • 3 Year Warranty

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