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BAE Audio

BAE 500C FET Compressor

$ 950.00

BAE 500C FET Compressor
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BAE Audio

BAE 500C FET Compressor

$ 950.00

    • Based on the design of studio staple FET compressors of the ’60s and ’70s heard on countless hit records, the 500C features controls for input and output gain, plus the four selectable, time-honored compression rations of 4:1, 8:1, 12:1, and 20:1.

      In addition to taming peaks, its premium components and classic circuit design add highly desirable analog warmth to your signal, making it an all-star for everything from drums to bass to vocals. Like all BAE Audio gear, the 500C is hand-wired in California to ensure the highest possible quality control.

      FET compressors of the 1960s and '70s shaped the sound of innumerable great recordings. Inspired by those time-honored designs, the BAE 500C 500 Series module features controls for input and output gain, plus four selectable classic compression ratios of 4:1, 8:1, 12:1, and 20:1; to which BAE adds a barely-there 2:1 ratio which still gives you the analog warmth of the 500C's 2520-style op-amps and transformer-coupled output. Want to go through the circuitry without any compression? Simply hit the GR Off button. On the other hand, if you're looking to mercilessly crush your signal, go for the infamous "all-buttons-in" (ABI) mode. A side-chain highpass filter is onboard for those times when you wish to minimize or eliminate the influence of low frequencies on gain reduction. With its lightning-fast response time and pristine signal path, the amazingly versatile 500C is your go-to device for everything from subtle, transparent dynamics control to full-on brickwall limiting.

      BAE 500C Features:

      • FET gain reduction
      • Three 2520 style opamps
      • Transformer coupled output
      • Feedback style peak limiter
      • SC HPF
      • Hard bypass
      • Gain Reduction on/off
      • Comp ratios: 2:1, 4:1, 8:1, 12:1, 20:1, ABI
      • ABI All Buttons In
      • Fully enclosed
      • High quality components throughout
    • Max Input Before Clip:
      +27dBu

      Noise:
      -82dB (+4dBu input, 1KHz, A-weighted, GR off)

      THD+N:
      0.15% (+4dBu input, 1KHz, A-weighted, GR off)

      Frequency Response:
      +0.3dB / -0dB (10-22KHz)

      SC HPF:
      6dB/octave @ 125Hz

      Current Draw:
      Approx 120mA/Rail