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Tegeler Audio VTC Vari Tube Compressor

High-end Vari-Mu compressor for mastering and tracking
MFR# VTC

Product Description

The Tegeler Audio VTC Vari Tube Compressor is built after the Vari-Mu principle, like it was used in the Fairchild 670 compressor, has a particularly distinct sound which sounds very musical and already adds the finishing touch to a lot of mixes.

Many hours of fitting, hearing and testing were spent on the VTC. The VTC starts the compression very gently and only intervenes more strongly at higher compression. A high-pass filter in the analysis circuit reduces the influence of low frequencies on the compression. Together with the appropriate attack and release settings, these measures ensure that the VTC is able to compress the sum without audible pumping, even with a compression of up to 6 dB.

The signal passes through a total of 3 transformers and 4 triode tubes per channel in the VTC.

Why is that important? Tubes (especially triodes) add overtones to the signal that the human ear perceives as pleasant and improves the perception of the individual sound sources. The individual instruments receive an additional presence through the tube. Transformers convert the current to a magnetic field and back as current and their non-linearities to provide a pleasant compression of the sound before it is compressed. The bass becomes tidier and more defined. The treble is pleasantly rounded off.

Features:

  • Stereo or dual mono
  • Class-A circuit
  • All tube signal path
  • Stepped potentiometers
  • Transformer balanced XLR inputs and outputs
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 40 kHz ±1.5 dB
  • Dynamic Range: >110 dB un-weighted
  • Crosstalk attenuation L/R >90 dB @ 1 kHz
  • Internal power supply (25 W) with high-quality toroidal transformer
  • Height: 132 mm (3 units), Width: 483 mm, Depth: 250 mm
  • New: Lowcut filter in side chain 60/120 Hz

Product Specifications

ConditionNew
ChannelsDual-Channel
Chassis19-inch Rack-mount
Rack Spaces3u
Input ConnectorsAnalog XLR
Output ConnectorsAnalog XLR

Product Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars.
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Great equipment and service, thank you very much

By Glauber L on April 28, 2021

Wanted a Delta-Mu compressor for that little extra 10% and decided on the VTC because of price and that Tegeler had good reviews from many people in the business that I like so I decided to buy it and needless to say I leave it on my mix is 24/7 and mix straight into it....I LOVE Tubes!

By Phillip C on April 25, 2021

It’s very good Varible tube compressor. Warm, smooth and deep sound. It’s very good for anything especially mix bus or mastering . I really recommend it. Special thanks for my sales manager Thomas O’Conor for big help

By Volodymyr O on November 7, 2020

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