The black and orange AD2044 Dual Mono-Stereo, Pure Class A Opto-Compressor from Avalon Design features a discrete, pure Class A signal amplifier. The invisible opto elements enable the AD2044 Compressor to deliver totally transparent, low noise gain reduction within the minimalist signal path design (no VCAs are incorporated). The variable attack and release controls plus side-chain access provide unlimited creative control from soft compression to hard limiting.
Designed to optimize absolute signal integrity and musical performance, the AD2044 Compressor combines advanced electronics with sonic excellence. This compressor is a suitable solution for 2 buss music-program compression, mono bass and instruments, and mastering applications.
The AD2044 Compressor is a rugged hardware designed to deliver high-performance audio. The custom-manufactured, high-speed linear opto elements provide the non-invasive passive attenuator system for invisible 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 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 unlimited sonic character and a natural harmonic detail that enhances the program material.