V8 Compressor




Diode Bridge Mastering Compressor

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.

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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