Midas 522 Compressor / Limiter 500 Series with Dynamic Presence Control

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Midas 522 Compressor / Limiter 500 Series with Dynamic Presence Control
Key Features
  • 500-Series Compatible Module
  • Dynamic Presence Preserves Mid-Highs
  • Natural Sounding Compression
  • Transformer Outputs for Vintage Vibe
The Midas 522 Compressor / Limiter is a 500-series module offering professional dynamics control in a compact format for live sound and professional recording environments. The 522's dynamic presence control can add "air" to vocals without the unwanted noise or pumping found in similar products, while reducing the risk of feedback occurrence during live performances.
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Midas 522 Compressor / Limiter 500 Series with Dynamic Presence Control

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Midas COMPRESSORLIMITER522 Overview

The Midas 522 Compressor / Limiter is a 500-series module offering professional dynamics control in a compact format for live sound and professional recording environments. The 522's dynamic presence control can add "air" to vocals without the unwanted noise or pumping found in similar products, while reducing the risk of feedback occurrence during live performances.

The Midas 522 offers the standard compression/limiting controls with attack and release knobs, a threshold control, and a ratio of 1:1 to ∞, as well as make-up gain and a sidechain high-pass filter, which eliminates undesirable low-frequency compression artifacts. A manual envelope control provides linear peak-sensing compression or can be used in Auto mode with RMS compression. The high-performance electronically balanced input stage features a high common-mode rejection, while the discrete transistor driven balanced output stage provides galvanic isolation and generates a more vintage sound, becoming saturated at lower frequencies to add color when driven hard. Additional features include precision gain reduction and level meters, a soft- or hard-knee selection, and a true hardware bypass, which automatically engages when the chassis is being powered on or off.

Note:
500-Series modules require an optional power supply and enclosure.
  • Compact 500-series premium compressor/limiter with dynamic presence control
  • Fully variable dynamic presence feature preserves high/mid-range frequencies for a more natural sound during compression
  • Dynamic presence control adds “air” to vocals without introducing noise or pumping effects and reduces the risk of feedback during live performances
  • Manual envelope controls with linear peak-sensing compression or easy to use Auto mode with RMS compression
  • Soft- or hard-knee compressor response with selection switch
  • Sidechain high-pass filter with selection switch eliminates undesirable low-frequency compression artefacts
  • High-performance electronically balanced input stage with high common-mode rejection
  • Discrete transistor driven transformer-balanced output stage
  • Precision gain reduction and signal level metering
  • True hardware bypass selection switch removes all circuitry from the signal path when compression is not required
  • Power up mute relays prevent switch on thumps
  • Premium quality components throughout for a clear, audiophile-grade signal path
  • Limited 3-year warranty program
UPC: 748252179746

Midas COMPRESSORLIMITER522 Specs

ControlsThreshold: -50 to + 25 dBu knob
Ratio: 1:1 to ∞ knob
Attack: 0.1 ms to 20 ms knob
Release: 50 ms to 2 seconds knob
Presence: Minimum to maximum knob
Makeup Gain: 0 dB to +18 dB knob
Hard Knee / Soft Knee: Switch
Sidechain High-Pass Filter: Switch
Automatic Attack and Release: Switch
Compressor In: Switch
Inputs and OutputsInput: Mono, balanced line
Output: Mono, balanced via transformer
NoiseNoise at Unity Gain: -95 dBu (22 Hz to 22 kHz)
CMRR-70 dB (typical, unity gain, 1 kHz)
Input Impedance20 kOhms (1 kHz)
Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.5 dB)
DistortionDistortion (unity gain, 1 kHz)
0 dBu: <0.01%
+10 dBu: <0.1%
+20 dBu: <0.5%
Maximum Input Level+21 dBu (1 kHz)
Maximum Output Level+21 dBu (1 kHz)
Output Impedance50 Ohms (1 kHz)
Threshold Range-50 dBu to +25 dBu
Ratio1:1 to ∞
Attack0.1 ms to 20 ms
Release50 ms to 2 seconds
Presence Frequency BandsPresence: Minimum (flat) to maximum (typically -3 dB below the source signal level, during gain reduction)
Presence Center Frequency: 5 kHz, bandwidth typically 4 octaves
Make-up Gain0 dB to +18 dB
Gain ReductionGain Reduction Meter: 10-segment, 2 dB to 20 dB in 2 dB steps
Output LevelOutput Level Meter: 6-segment, -30 dBu to +20 dBu in 10 dB steps
Side Chain InputsSidechain High-Pass Filter: 200 Hz, 12 dB per octave
PowerVoltage: +16 V and -16 V
Power Consumption: 130 mA, 4.2 W
Dimensions (H x W x D)5.2 x 1.5 x 6.9" / 132.0 x 38.0 x 174.0 mm
Weight1.5 lb / 0.7 kg
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