Back to the main page Back to category Empirical Labs E

musical instrument details

Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor Audio Compressor Automatic Gain Control Device #2

Estimated price for orientation: 1 099 $

Category: Empirical Labs E

Brand: Empirical Labs MPN: EL8
Model: Gain Reduction Form Factor: Rack-Mountable
UPC: Does not apply

div {padding:1em 0;} /* containers that hold actual content */ .aucmain > div > div { padding:1em 0;} /***** header wrapper div *****/ .aucheader {border-left: 4px solid #000; border-right: 4px solid #000;} /*template title is in this div*/ .aucheader > div {} /***** content wrapper div *****/ .auccontent { width: 100%;} /*template content is in this div*/ .auccontent > div {} /*setting max width fluid image sizes (this selector may have to get more specific depending on where item images are) */ .auccontent > div img {max-width:640px;} .auccontent > div > table {} .auccontent > div > table p, .auccontent > div > table h1, .auccontent > div > table h2 {} td.acttbl > font, .acttbl td > center > font { display:block; margin:0 auto; max-width:550px; text-align:left; } .section_desc {display:block !important; margin-bottom:-1.2em !important;} ]]>

Description  Condition: Excellent Condition Few light scratches from racking it Used in a professional studio Works and sounds great Power supply included Please see pictures for complete condition detail Details: Empirical Labs EL8 "Classic Knee Sound - Three audio modes provide user programmable, warm harmonic distortion. Emphasized tube-like 2nd harmonic in clean and Distort 2 mode. In Distort 3 mode the distortion becomes dominated by 3rd harmonic (similar to tape)." "The Empirical Labs Distressor is an automatic gain (or volume) control device (AGC in engineering terms) designed for pro audio (music) applications. Basically, it electronically controls the volume of just about any source in a very pleasing, and "musical" manner - adding fullness, intelligibility, and especially in the Distressor's case - excitement. This type of device is often called a "limiter" or "compressor" by audio industry people. Its most probable uses will be in recording studios, live sound situations, movie sound production, and radio broadcast production." Specifications: Freq. response is 2 Hz to 160 kHz in clean audio mode (+0, -3 dB) Response is shaped in distortion modes (Dist 2, Dist 3) Dynamic range 110 dB from max. output to min. output in 1:1 mode Greater than 100 dB signal to noise in distort 3 mode. Distortion ranges between .02% and 20% depending on distortion mode and release times set on front panel DC coupled output - high quality input caps Input impedance is 20K Ohms, output impedance is Time constants - Attack range 50uS - 50mS Release range .05 sec to 3.5 seconds, normal modes and up to 20 seconds in 10:1 opto mode Time constants are dependant on ratio Metal chassis - single height 1.75" high, 10" deep, 19" wide Shipping: Item is shipped with full insurance and signature confirmation so there is no risk for you the buyer.   Thank you for viewing! Please feel free to ask any questions.