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Tube-Tech CL 1B (Demo Deal) – No Longer Available

Mono opto tube compressor

Product Description

The Tube-Tech CL 1B Compressor features a gain-reduction element, positioned immediately after the input transformer. It is controlled by the sidechain amplifier, which also contain the two time control circuits – one for fixed and one for variable Attack/Release. The two time-controllers can either be used separately or combined. This circuit contains semiconductor OP-amps for the entire control.

The gain-reduction element is followed by a tube-based push-pull amplifier with variable gain up to 30 dB. A dedicated Bus selector with three positions (Off, Bus 1, Bus 2) is used whenever you want to link several compressors together. Input and output transformers have a static-screen between the primary and secondary wirings. Both Input and Output are balanced as well as fully floating.

Features
  • Unique low distortion gain-reduction element
  • All tube-based push-pull amplifier
  • Multiple interconnection of several compressors via two busses
  • VU-meter for monitoring input, compression and output
  • Continuously variable attack and release time
  • Gain Range (off to +30 dB)
  • Variable Threshold (off to -40 dBu)
  • Frequency response @ -3 dB: 5 Hz to 25 kHz
  • Low noise: < -75 dBu @30 dB gain
  • Clickless bypass relay

Product Specifications

ConditionDemo / B-Stock
Tube or Solid StateTube
ChannelsSingle-Channel
Chassis19-inch Rack-mount
Rack Spaces3u
Digital I/ONo

Product Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars.
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Recently I made the plunge in a hardware unit after using the plug-in version for the last few years. The real thing really does step up the sound quality vs. the plug in (which is great for the money). Vocals are now larger than life sounding, exciting, have more cut and a cool distortion vibe to the top end when the compressor is driven. Makes everthing sound "polished" in a way that I couldn't squeeze out of the plug-in. If I had only one vocal compressor, this one covers all the bases, especially for modern styles.

By John on June 20, 2017

I loved my LA-2A, but to have more control with attack and release, I had to try it. The vocals I track with it have never sounded better!

By Craig F on June 20, 2017

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