Realios TLCompressor

The Smoothest Audio Compressor Ever

□ Gain reduction via a tungsten lamp
□ Clean RMS compression
□ Balanced input and output
□ Stepped attenuators
□ Single-space 500 series format

Imagine a compressor which doesn’t use a photocell, diodes, FET, VCA, or variable-mu tube for gain reduction; only a tungsten lamp. Unlike the other technologies, a tungsten lamp adds no distortion to the audio signal making it a pristine audio device. Not only does a tungsten lamp not add distortion, but it is also a true RMS device which accurately tracks the audio level.

The Realios TLCompressor (Tungsten Lamp Compressor) combines high quality electronically balanced audio electronics with a tungsten lamp as a gain reduction element providing for smooth artifactfree, soft-knee leveling of even the most difficult program material. This is especially useful for female vocals, bass, guitar and mixes.

TLCompressor Specifications

Input Impedance: 20 KΩ, balanced
Output Impedance: less than 50 Ω Max.
Output Level: +27 dBu, balanced
Input Gain: -15 to 17.5 dB in 2.5 dB steps
Output Gain: -5 to 22.5 dB in 2.5 dB steps
Frequency Response: +/- 3 dB from 3 Hz to 285 kHz
Noise Level: better than 74 dB below +4 dBu, 0-30 kHz
Distortion: less than 0.001 % for all gain reductions


• Stepped input and output attenuators
• Hard bypass
• Threshold indicator lamp
• Balanced input and output

All specifications are subject to change without notice.

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