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Demeter Amplification HXC-1 Tube Optical Compressor

Single channel classic tube optical compressor featuring low noise, hi-fi sound

Product Description

Clean, Classic Compression

Now you can have the sound of a classic tube optical compressor without the noise and low fidelity sound often associated with them. In a compact and versatile package, the Demeter HXC-1 HX Series Compressor sets a new standard for sonic quality in tube compressors. The HXC-1 is a mono tube compressor utilizing the revolutionary H tube preamplifier with a classic photo cell compressor section. The unit has a variable attack (.5 to 100 millisecond) and release (100 millisecond to 3 seconds), input sensitivity switch, overload LED, compression control (over 24 dB), change and VU meters, side chain outputs, link inputs, low frequency compression sensitivity switch and output gain control.


  • Input impedance: Balanced 10 kOhms
  • Output impedance: Balanced +28 into 600 Ohms
  • THD @ 30 dB: gain .05 @ 1k
  • Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz: ±0.1 dB
  • Gain Variable: 20 dB to 30 dB
  • Signal to noise ratio: -95 dB EIN
  • Tubes: 12AX7a selected
  • Outputs: XLR, TRS 1/4"
  • Inputs: XLR, TRS 1/4"
  • Operating voltage: 230/115 V AC

Product Specifications

Tube or Solid StateTube
Chassis19-inch Rack-mount
Input Connectors1/4-inch TRS, Analog XLR
Output Connectors1/4-inch TRS, Analog XLR
Tube Complement12AX7

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