Golden Age Project Comp-54 Vintage Style Compressor

Golden Age Project Comp-54 Vintage Style Compressor

Golden Age Project Comp-54 Vintage Style Compressor

Golden Age Project Comp-54 Vintage Style Compressor

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Product Highlights

  • Neve 2254-Based Compressor Design
  • All Discrete, Class A Circuitry
  • Transformer Balanced Inputs/Outputs
  • Selectable Sidechain Filter Frequency
  • Stereo-Linkable with another Comp-54
  • Detented Controls for Repeatability
  • Gain Reduction / Output Level VU Meter
  • Upgradable Transformers
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Golden Age Project COMP-54 overview

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The Golden Age Project Comp-54 Vintage Style Compressor is a Class A diode bridge circuit, built in the style of a Neve 2254. It incorporates all the warmth and coloration of a vintage dynamics processer with a few modern amenities.

The Comp-54 offers very tweakable controls. The threshold has a wide gain range, allowing you to find the ideal slope at all signal levels. The 5-position ratio selector starts at 1.5:1 soft knee compression and increases up to 6:1 limiting. The onboard VU meter can monitor the compressor's gain reduction as well as the overall output volume.

The Comp-54 has a fast attack, ranging from 0.5 to 50mS. The release can be set as fast as 25mS, but allows lengths up to 1.5 seconds. Two auto-release modes are also selectable for program-responsive behavior. A makeup gain stage is included at the end of the signal chain to add an extra boost where needed.

The signal path of the Comp-54 also includes a bypassable sidechain high pass filter, which makes the compressor ignore frequencies below 50Hz, 100Hz, or 7kHz. With the 7kHz sidechain high pass filter engaged, the Comp-54 will act as a de-esser.

The Comp-54 Vintage Style Compressor has all the tone and coloration that older designs are revered for, with added versatility found in today's signal processors.

Golden Age Project Comp-54 Vintage Style Compressor
  • Based on the classic Neve diode bridge design
  • Transformer balanced inputs and outputs
  • Variable controls for ratio, attack and release
  • Three selectable sidechain filter frequencies
  • VU meter selectable between output and gain reduction
  • Stereo-linkable with another Comp-54
  • External power supply to avoid interaction with the audio circuitry and the transformers
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Golden Age Project Comp-54 Vintage Style Compressor
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Golden Age Project COMP-54 specs

    Inputs Balanced XLR x1
    Balanced 1/4" TRS x1
    Nominal Operating Level +4 dBu
    Maximum Input Level +26 dBu
    Maximum Output Level +26 dBu with 600 ohm load
    Output Impedance 600 Ohm; Selectable 600 ohm termination
    Outputs Balanced XLR x1
    Balanced 1/4" TRS x1
    Threshold -20 to +10 dB
    Attack Time 0.5 - 50 mS
    Release Time 25 mS - 1.5 seconds; two auto-release settings
    Make-up Gain 0 - 20 dB
    Sidechain HPF @ 50 Hz, 100 Hz, or 7 kHz.
    Bypass Compressor bypass and true bypass
    Link Connector 1/4" stereo-link bus
    VU Meter Switchable: output level or gain reduction
    Frequency Response +/- 0.5 dB, 20 Hz - 33 kHz relative to 1kHz, measured at +4 dBu
    Noise - 75 dBu @ unity gain and no compression, input and output terminated with 600 ohm
    THD 0.012% @ 1 kHz, +4 dBu in and out, 600 ohm load, no compression
    Power 24 VAC external power supply
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 8.5 x 1.75 x 11" (21.6 x 4.4 x 27.9 cm)
    Weight 7.6 lbs (3.45 kg) shipping weight
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 8.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.3 x 12.8 x 3.8"

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