Tubecore 500

IGS-TUBECORE500

$1,575.00

$1,575.00

Pure Tube Vari-mu! – 500 series

IGS Audio TUBECORE 500 is a full symmetric transformer balanced 500-series compressor, based on the typical vari-mu solution.

TUBECORE 500 is a true tube mono compressor, where compression is achieved using the remote cut-off of tube biasing. Could be used as a mono tracking compressor or (as a matched pair) as an advanced mastering tool.

Every single TUBECORE 500 is hand made with high quality, matched components (1% metal film resistors, 2.5% Wima caps). It is equipped with JJ tubes and individually calibrated to give you the unique and unspoiled experience of one of the best Vari-mu compressors in history.

Hundreds of hours were spent designing TUBECORE, to make sure that it is as simple to use as it is versatile. Not only for harmonically rich drums and guitars, but also for huge vocals and bass instruments. Two audio transformers (IGS Custom) have been used to provide excellent performance.

Device type
Vari Mu Compressor: Yes
Basic features
Stereo Link: Yes
Hard wire bypass: Yes
Input & Output
Input Impedance (balanced): 600 ohm
Output Impedance (balanced): 600 ohm
Audio transformers: Yes, IGS Custom
Levels
Operating Level: +4 dBu
Max input level: +22 dBu
Max output level: +22 dBu
Noise Level: -99 dBA
Max. gain: 40 dB
Max Gain Reduction: 30 dB
Time constants
Attack: 0.1 – 30 ms
Release: 0.1 – 4s
Bandwidth
Frequency response: 8 Hz – 20k Hz, +/- 1 dB
Distortion (@ 20 Hz – 20 kHz)
THD+N: 0.002% @ 0dBu
Front Panel
VU Meters: Yes, GR (backlit)
Power
Voltage: API Standard, internal DC-DC conversion for powering tubes (250V DC)
Power consumption: 12W
Others
Tube set: ECC82, 6AK5 x2

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