amplitude of an audio signal that is passed through it while imparting
virtually none of the sonic artifacts traditionally associated with
compression and limiting. In short, our intention is that it does not
have a sound, though we certainly hope it is this very fact that will
help make your final product sound better. As such, it can take a little
getting used to, and new users sometimes find themselves experimenting
with steep ratios and low thresholds just to "hear it working." As you
learn to dial in exactly what you need, though, we think you'll begin to
find that owning an ASB is best compared to having a skilled assistant,
who knows the program material backwards and forwards, riding faders.
- General Description: Full-band analog dynamics processor, employing a proprietary electrical circuit based on dual triode vacuum tubes.
- Gain Reduction: From 0dB to over 20dB.
- Distortion (typical): Less than 0.1% total harmonic distortion (THD) at 0 VU.
- Noise Floor (typical): Less than -85 dB below program at threshold of compression.
- Frequency Response: 20 Hz to over 20,000 Hz
- Input Level: -20 dBm to +20 dBm
- Output Level: +4 dBm (nominal)
- Input Impedance: 600 ohms, floating
- Output Impedance: 600 ohms, floating
- Panel Size: 2U (two vertical rack spaces)
- Depth behind panel: 12 inches
- Meter(s): Reads output level or gain reduction in dB. (0 VU = +4 dBm)
- Connections: Audio I/O via 3-pin XLR connectors (pin 2
hot), AC line entry via IEC type III connector. Stereo link (single
channel ASB only).
- Fuse: 1.5 amperes, 3AG
- Power Requirements: 115 - 120 volts AC, 50 to 60 Hz, 50 VA