The Opticom Model XLA-500 is a 500 Series tube-driven optical compressor. It brings a whole new palette of colors to the world of 500.
The XLA-500 is a tube optical audio limiter designed to produce a full range of non-linear, dynamic audio effects. The heart of the XLA-500 is a unique triple optoelectronic circuit that combines the best characteristics of three separate compression curves into a single unit. Combined with Cinemag input and output transformer and a Class-A gain stage, the result is a high-speed optical limiter with tones that range from 'clean' to 'harmonically rich' to 'dirty'; and compression curves that range from subtle and slow to very fast and aggressive.
The Opticom XLA-500 is the most versatile 500 series optical limiter on the market. Whether trying to gently control dynamic range on vocals, adding weight to a bass track, or even crushing a drum track - the XLA-500 can perform all of these tasks effortlessly and with great satisfaction to the user and, ultimately, the listener.