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Gem Audio Labs Preceptor Model - A - Aggressive

$ 2,999.00

Gem Audio Labs Preceptor Model - A
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Gem Audio Labs

Gem Audio Labs Preceptor Model - A - Aggressive

$ 2,999.00

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    • Retail Price: $3499.00

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      Gem Audio Labs Preceptor model-A
      (Aggressive) is a two-channel, class-A compressor/limiter. Gain reduction is handled by a discrete VCA design based on Zener diodes and bipolar transistors. There are 16 preciesly matched Zener diodes on board! The Gem Audio Labs Preceptor Model-A compressor/limiter looks right out of the early '70s. Its stepped knobs dole out satisfying clickage and its dual VU meters bathe your console in a warm yellow glow. Hand-built using premium parts, the Preceptor juices whatever you send its way with warmth and sheer size. if you were looking to add aggressiveness and color to your final 2-Mix. If you’re looking for a versatile, great-sounding compressor/limiter, give Gem Lab Audio’s Preceptor Model-A a try

      Gem Audio Labs Preceptor Model-A Overview

        • Massive sound
        • Hand made and calibrated
        • Pure analog design
        • 3U rack space
        • Internal PSU 115V/230V
        • Special power transformer
        • Two independent mono blocks
        • Ultra stable power supply
        • 16 matched  Zener diodes in the signal path
        • Internal and external side chain
        • Classic Carnhill transformers
        • Input Z switchable (2k5Ω or 10kΩ)
        • Stereo or dual mono operation
        • Hard relay bypass
        • Side-chain HPF
        • Blend function (parallel compression)
        • Retro panel meters
        • Only gold contact stepped attenuators and toggle switches (no potentiometers!)
        • Easy-settings repeatability
        • Highest functionality!


      Layman's Terms:

      Gem Audio Labs Preceptor Model A is a compressor that is highly undervalued in the recording equipment world.  This thing is amazing...all around.  The components, the build quality, the support and most importantly the sound!  Model A stands for Aggressive and the Model T version is for transparent.  You will most likely find the Model T to be the go to for Mastering Applications.  The Model A overall will be great for tracking, 2 Buss or parallel compression techniques.

    • Inputs: Balanced XLR

      Outputs: Balanced XLR

      Ext. sidechain inputs: Balanced TRS

      Signal transformers: Carnhill

      Bypass: hard relay bypass

      Input impedance: 2k5Ω or 10kΩ switched on the front panel

      Output impedance: 50Ω

      Frequency response: 20-22.000Hz

      Maximum input level : + 21 dBu @ sensitivity +4 dBu

      Maximum output level: +23 dBu

      S/N ratio (A-weighted) : better than 85dBu

      Meter: 0 to -20dB gain reduction

      Signal path: Class-A, discrete

      VCA: bipolar transistors biased by Zener diodes

      Dynamic modes: Compressor, Limiter (Fairchild  660)

      Speed modes: fast, medium, slow

      Attack: 0,5ms – 60ms

      Release: 25ms – 6s

      External sidechain: YES

      Sidechain filtering : OFF, 40Hz, 80 Hz, 120 Hz, 200 Hz, 320 Hz

      Blender (parallel compression) : yes

      PSU: internal

      Fuses type: 230V : 630mA (slo-blo; 5x20mm) /115V :1,25A           (slo-blo; 5x20mm)

      Power consumption: 70W

      Dimensions (WxHxD) : 483x133mm (3U) x 245mm

      Weight: 6,4kg