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Avalon Design AD2044 - Dual Mono/Stereo Class A Opto-Compressor

B&H # AVAD2044BK Mfr # AD2044-B
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The AD2044 Pure Class A opto-compressor is a super transparent, low noise, dual channel optical-compressor. Designed to optimize absolute signal integrity and musical performance, the AD2044 is a perfect solution for two-buss music-program compression and mastering applications.

Custom manufactured, high-speed linear opto elements provide the non-invasive passive attenuator system for transparent gain reduction. The AD2044 incorporates an external control loop and current monitored optical driver for smooth control, plus the benefits of traditional vintage LDR compression.

The opto elements enable the AD2044 to deliver totally transparent, low noise, gain reduction within the minimalist signal path design. No VCAs are incorporated. Variable attack and release controls, plus side chain access, provide unlimited creative control from soft compression to hard limiting. Avalon's advanced true symmetry design offers high-voltage, large headroom, extended bandwidth and very low noise. The use of 100% discrete, Pure Class A signal amplifiers offer the serious music professional unlimited sonic character and a natural harmonic detail.

Two channels of transparent, non-invasive compression
Minimum audio signal path
Pure Class A, 100% discrete design
Very low noise and high headroom
External side-chain access via XLR inputs
Variable threshold, ratio, attack & release
All signal routing with sealed silver relays
Large accurate professional VU meters
Fully balanced inputs and outputs
Function Compressor - optical passive attenuator
Number of Channels 2
Inputs 2 x XLR, 2 x XLR side chain input
Output 2 x XLR
Maximum Input Level +30dBu
Compression Threshold -24dB to +20dB, variable
Compression Ratio 1:1 to 20:1, variable
Attack Time 0.5mS to 150mS, variable
Release Time 80mS to 5 seconds for 12dB, variable
Gate Threshold Not applicable
Gate Rate Not applicable
Maximum Output Level +32dB
Make-up Gain 20dB range (-10dB to +10dB), variable
Frequency Response 1Hz to 450kHz (input band limited)
Dynamic Range Not specified by manufacturer
Noise -94dB (compressor in)
Dimensions 2U rack mount, 12" deep
Specialties Hard-wire relay bypass for compressor in-out
Avalon Design AD2044 - Dual Mono/Stereo Class A Opto-Compressor
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