TUBE-TECH SMC 2B Stereo Compressor

TUBE-TECH SMC 2B - Tube Based, Three-Band Stereo Compressor

TUBE-TECH SMC 2B - Tube Based, Three-Band Stereo Compressor

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TUBE-TECH SMC 2B Stereo Compressor

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The Tube Tech SMC 2B is a tube based, stereo, multi-band compressor designed to add vintage quality warmth to a mix. The unit features three independent optical stereo compressors with the signal being divided into low, mid and high bands by 6dB/octave crossover networks with selectable frequencies for the low/mid band and for the mid/high band.

The design of the crossover networks optimizes the summing of all three bands, resulting in a flat frequency response (within +/-0.25dB) when the gain controls for each band are set to the same level. Each of the three compressors features threshold, ratio, attack, release and gain, while an LED ladder displays gain reduction. Master levels are set with output gain and balance controls.

Both input and output are balanced and have fully floating transformers with a static screen. The power supply and the side-chain circuits are based on a solid state circuit. With the exception of the output stage, all DC voltages are stabilized.

All tube based multi-band optical compressor
Three bands per channel with variable crossover frequencies between bands
Stereo side chain with variable threshold, ratio, attack, release and gain controls for all three bands
Selectable frequencies between 60Hz and 1.2kHz for the low/mid band and selectable frequencies between 1.2kHz and 6kHz for the mid/high band
Constantly variable potentiometers for threshold, ratio, attach, release and balance
Master output gain
Clickless bypass relay
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TUBE-TECH SMC 2B - Tube Based, Three-Band Stereo Compressor
  • AC Power Cable
  • One (1) Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Function Stereo compression
    Number of Channels 2
    Inputs 2 x XLR
    Outputs 2 x XLR
    Maximum Input Level Not specified by manufacturer
    Compression Threshold Off to -20dBu
    Compression Ratio 1.5:1 to 10:1
    Attack Time 3 mSec to 200 mSec
    Release Time 60 mSec to 2 S
    Gate Threshold Not applicable
    Gate Rate Not applicable
    Maximum Output Level >+26dBu
    Make-up Gain -1dB to +10dB
    Frequency Response 5Hz to 60kHz, @-3dB
    Dynamic Range Not specified by manufacturer
    Noise @ 0dB output: <-70dBu, 22Hz to 22kHz
    @ +10dB output: <-60dBu, 22Hz to 22kHz
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 19" x 8 1/8" x 5 1/4"
    Weight 13.7 lbs
    Specialties Variable crossover frequencies for the three-bands
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 16.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 23.0 x 14.0 x 10.0"

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