IGS Audio V8 Compressor

Diode Bridge Mastering Compressor

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IGS Audio V8 mastering compressor is built with discrete components and six IGS Customs transformers (three per channel).

The element responsible for the compression is the bridge, composed of 4 matched pulse diodes. A device is a dual-mono unit with the option of linking the sidechain circuitry. All controls are stepped, for channel matching and recall.

The punch and clarity your mixes are lacking

V8 compressor is equipped with a HPF on the sidechain circuitry. This feature allows you to cut the lowest frequencies from the signal, before they hit the compressor stage, and allow a single instrument, such as the kick drum, to go through without the pumping effect. An additional switch on the front (+10THR) lowers the compressor’s threshold level by an extra 10dB. This feature is useful when compressing very low signals, or for very strong compression.

The typical application for IGS Audio V8 is bus compression. However, due to its nature and the incredible range of tone and color settings, uses of the V8 compressor are unlimited.

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Basic features
Stereo Link Yes
All stepped manipulators Yes, Elma switches
Sidechain HPF OFF, 40, 80, 120, 180, 240, 320 Hz
Input & Output
Input Impedance (balanced) 10k Ohm, IGS Custom transformer
Output Impedance (balanced) 600 Ohm, IGS Custom transformer
Audio transformers Input, Interstage and Output. (3 transformers per channel)
Operating Level +4 dBu
Max input level > +22 dBu
Max output level > +26 dBu
Dynamic Range 101 dBA (@ 1 kHz, +24 dBu)
Max. gain 22 dB
Max Gain Reduction 30 dB
Time constants
Attack: 0.1 ms – 30 ms
Release: 0.1 s to 1.4 s + Auto
Frequency response 10 Hz to 25 kHz (+0.2 dB / -0.4 dB)
Distortion (@ 20 Hz – 20 kHz)
Signal to Noise Ratio 87 dBA (@ 20 Hz – 20 kHz)
THD+N 0.056 % (@ 20 Hz – 20 kHz)
IMD (SMPTE) 0.16 % (@ 20 Hz – 20 kHz)
Crosstalk 91 dB (@ 20 Hz – 20 kHz)
Front Panel
VU Meters Yes, Analog IGS Custom scales
Voltage 115/230V AC, 50-60 Hz
Power consumption 24 W
Power supply Internal

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