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The DCL-200 from Summit Audio is a dual channel compressor/limiter with stereo linking capabilities, suitable for both live sound and studio environments. The unit is a hybrid processor that uses solid state technology to provide reliability, while the vacuum tube amplifier delivers tube "warmth" and provides gain to overcome any loss of level during heavy compression.
The DCL-200 imparts a soft-knee and program-dependent transition characteristic on the source audio, while providing variable threshold, attack and release controls. Selected 12AX7A vacuum tubes with high reliability 990 op-amps in a transformerless signal path deliver sound that is not sterile, muddy or pinched, but rather clean and precise, and rich in desirable overtones.
Dual channel compressor limiter with tube/solid state signal path
Continuously variable attack and release times
Adjustable threshold and variable ratio
Soft-knee transition characteristic
Sidechain insert for EQ dependent processing or ducking
Output gain control
Stereo link switch links both channels for stereo operation with the AC Threshold, Slope, Attack and Release controls of the top channel controlling both channels
Transformerless signal path
990 output stage (balanced or unbalanced)
Dual true VU meters
Universal internal power supply
Hand crafted in the USA
In the Box
Summit Audio DCL-200 - Compressor/Limiter
AC Power Cable
Three (3) Year Warranty
Table of Contents
Number of Channels
2 x XLR 2 x 1/4" TRS phone Inserts
2 x XLR
Maximum Input Level
1.1:1 to 7:1
0.1mS to 100mS
45mS to 10S
Maximum Output Level
5Hz to 70kHz, -3.0dB
Not specified by manufacturer
Less than -80dBu at unity, 10Hz to 80kHz
115 or 230VAC, 50/60Hz
19 x 10.5 x 3.5" (483 x 267 x 89mm)
17 lbs (7.7kg) shipping
The clip LED will light between 0.25 and 0.5dB before clipping LED is always in the main signal path