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Rupert Neve Designs 5254 Dual Diode Bridge Compressor

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Offering two channels of iconic diode bridge compression, this is a thoughtfully improved and refined compressor for modern tracking, mixing, and mastering.

Since the early 1970s, Rupert Neve's early diode bridge compressors have been revered for the punch & glue they bring to drums, instruments, and the mix buss - but these desirable characteristics were unfortunately accompanied by inflexible controls and fairly limited versatility. Rupert Neve Designs created the 5254 Dual Diode Bridge Compressor to capture the soul of these coveted compressors while providing modern updates including advanced timing control, significantly lower noise, fully stepped controls throughout, higher voltage power rails, and internal parallel processing capabilities. The harmonically rich tonality of the Dual Diode Bridge Compressor is built to produce a wide range of colours and built to help you make a statement with your music.

Features at a glance:

- Classic Diode Bridge Tone; capture the punchy, larger-than-life tone used on countless hit records for the last 50 years

- Advanced timing controls; shape your compression envelope with the unified timing control, which enables a much wider range of responses than vintage units or clones

- Custom Transformers and Class-A Line Amplifiers; vintage warmth meets the improved headroom and precision of Rupert Neves updated transformer-coupled line stages

- Blend knob allows for built-In parallel compression

- Enhanced sidechain detection provides substantially more accuracy

- Stereo Linking; run your compressors in either dual mono or stereo configurations

- Internal Universal Power Supply; EIC connection for world-wide AC power from 90-240V embedded in the 1U rack-mountable chassis.

XLR Line Input to XLR Line Output (Compressor Bypassed) ZSOURCE= 40 Ω Balanced

Input Impedance: 10 kΩ
Output Impedance: 40 Ω
Maximum Input Level (+4dBu Selected): +26.7 dBu typical
Maximum Output Level: +26.7 dBu typical
Noise (22 Hz 22 kHz BW): -104 dBu typical
Frequency Response (10 Hz to 120 kHz): +/- 0.25 dB typical
THD+N @1 kHz @ Maximum Level (22 Hz 22 kHz BW): 0.0008% typical

Compressor Noise Specifications
Noise @ 0dB Make-Up Gain (22 Hz 22 kHz BW): -84.5 dBu typical
Noise @ +20dB Make-Up Gain (22 Hz 22 kHz BW): -64.5 dBu typical

Compressor Timing Specifications
Note: TIMING measurements represent the full range achievable between 1.5:1 and 8:1 ratio and FAST mode
FAST Attack 250μS 2 mS // Release 100mS 200mS typical
MF (MEDIUM FAST) Attack 1mS 5mS // Release 100mS 200mS typical
MED (MEDIUM) Attack 3mS 18mS // Release 350mS 700mS typical
MS (MEDIUM SLOW) Attack 5mS 40mS // Release 600mS 1S typical
SLOW Attack 10mS 80 mS // Release 800mS 1.5S typical
AUTO Attack 5mS 40mS // Release T1 400-900mS, T2 1-2S typical

Product Dimensions (W x D x H): 19" (48.3 cm) x 8.25" (20.9 cm) x 1.65" (4.2 cm)
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