The IGS 576 Blue Stripe is a revised version of the classic FET compressor.
The FET-type solution was first used for its application in the legendary UREI 1176 compressor from the 70s. The most important feature inspired by revision A is the input transformer used and pure class A output stage. The compressor is equipped with a relay bypass, 2:1 Ratio and Slam Mode accessible on the front panel.
The 576 Blue Stripe’s major selling point is its ultra-fast attack time — 20 µS. The 576 BS Ratio buttons allow four different modes of operation: 2:1 Ratio (soft compression); 4:1 ratio (moderate compression); 8:1 ratio (severe compression); 12:1 ratio (mild limiting); 20:1 ratio (hard limiting); S – SLAM, All Buttons In trick mode.
Stereo Link: Yes (linkable in PSU)
Input Impedance: (balanced) 2.4k
Output Impedance: (balanced) 600 Ohm
Audio transformers: Yes, Carnhill on input and output
This is my first hardware 1176 style compressor. I have ran a few tracks through it,(vocals, snare, electric guitar, and bass). So far I am loving this compressor. My main use for the blue stripe will be as a limiter just before converters during tracking.
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