Serpent Audio 500 Series CHIMERA Opto Compressor

Serpent Audio 500 Series CHIMERA Opto Compressor

Serpent Audio 500 Series CHIMERA Opto Compressor

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Serpent Audio 500 Series CHIMERA Opto Compressor

Serpent Audio 500 Series CHIMERA Opto Compressor

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The 500 Series CHIMERA Opto Compressor from Serpent Audio features a discrete circuit design, Orange Drop and Elna capacitors, full steel enclosure and cover, class AB transistor output, true T4B optical cell, and transformer balanced input and output.

Discrete transistor design
Transformer balanced input and output
User replaceable/upgradable true T4B optical cell
Cinemag input transformer
Full steel enclosure and cover
Custom wound interstage and output transformers
Infamous "Mod" incorporated for increasing signal to noise ratio
Hard bypass (relay controlled)
Stereo linkable
HF Sidechain boost (for De-Essing)
Compress/Limit Mode: Sealed Pots
Sifam VU meter
VPR compliant (100mA total power consumption)
Made in the USA
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Serpent Audio 500 Series CHIMERA Opto Compressor
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Serpent Audio CHIMERA specs

    Number of Channels 1 (mono) (stereo linkable)
    Inputs 1 x transformer balanced input
    Outputs 1 x transformer balanced output
    Maximum Input Level +16 dBu
    Compression Ratio Varies
    Attack Time 1.5 ms or less (program dependent)
    Release Time Program dependent
    Maximum Output Level +19 dBu
    Output Load 600 Ohms minimal
    Gain Reduction True T4B optical cell
    Make-up Gain 50 dB (±1 dBu)
    Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Noise >80 dBu
    Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.25 x 1.5 x 6.8" / 13.3 x 3.81 x 17.3 cm
    Weight 2.2 lb / 0.9 kg

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