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ART Pro Audio TransY FET Compressor/Limiter

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Two Channel Discrete Transistor FET Based Compressor/Limiter

The TransY compressor/limiter features a discrete, low noise transistor audio path using a Field Effect Transistor for level control producing incredible detail. The unique feed forward detector topology and the servo FET drive circuitry provide a new level of flexibility and tone. The unit can be set to control audio levels from smooth and unobtrusive to full-blown deep sustain.

From the Active balanced input to the transformer-coupled output, the TransY abounds with easily adjustable reliable, repeatable functions due to the attention to detail in the design. The TransY adapts to a multitude of applications with its' +4/-10 level switch. A wide range of adjustments are available through the front panel controls always producing a musical result. Even the universal power supply adapts to line voltages allowing you to tour the world or connect to portable power sources without interruption.

Apply the TransY as your secret weapon from playing out live to recording and mastering. The TransY can handle whatever you throw at it producing a professional result. Master your unique sound with the TransY.


• Low noise, low THD discrete transistor audio path for incredibly detailed sound
• Unique servo controlled FET gain reduction circuit
• Rotary Slope switches provide reliable, repeatable results
• De-esser reduces sibilance when compressing vocals
• Detector loop with separate input and output jacks allows contoured compression
• 10-segment peak sensitive Level meter can monitor either the Input or output
• High resolution LED Gain Reduction
• Custom Output Transformer reduces ground noise and maintains level for balance/unbalanced connections
• Hardwire bypass simplifies troubleshooting, even when power is lost
• +4/-10 I/O switch optimizes the S/N and operation with a wide range of equipment
• Link for stereo mode makes all CH1 controls the Master
• Universal External supply with locking connector reduces noise and provides uninterrupted operation over a wide range of line voltages
• Rugged, reliable steel chassis shields the preamp from external noise
• Equivalent Input Noise: -90dBu/ -102dBu "C" wtd. (+4/-10)
• Input Impedance Balanced Input: 33kΩ
• Detector Input: 2M Ω
• Output Impedance: Balanced, +4/-10: 110 Ω
• Detector Output: 270 Ω
• Maximum Input Level: Balanced, +4/-10: +21dBu / +9dBu
• Detector Input: +20dBu
• Maximum Output Level: Balanced, +4/-10: +21dBu / +9 dBu
• Detector: +20dBu
• Frequency Response: 15-100kHz (+/- 0.5dB)
• De-Esser: 0 to -16dB @6kHz
• 0Attack Time: 0.5 mSec. to 100 mSec.
• Release Time: 50 mSec. to 3 Sec.
• Slope: 1.2:1 to ∞:1, selectable in 12 steps

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I did some vocal tracking using channel 1 feeding it into channel 2 of the TransY . It takes a bit of adjustment to not over do it . 1st channel 3:1 ratio and slower attack than channel 2 with channel 2 at 4:1 ratio . The good thing is having the De-esser , I used it mildly on both channels . The result was a vocal with character and still beefy on the bottom end and the odd exaggerated attack point but fixable in audio file editing . The channel in Logic Pro had EQ and that's it . I was impressed . I think the output transformer on the TransY contributes to the warmth so why not use two in the chain . I do this with a UA 2-1076 Compressor and the ART TransY had just as much "Vibe " . I liked it so much , I ordered a second one .
Posted by Rick Salt on Dec 19, 2020
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