AMS Neve 8051
Made by hand, the AMS Neve 8051 is an analogue compressor with six transformer balanced audio paths. The Essential Tool for Surround mixing.
Based on six 2254 compression circuits - using the same feedback topology as our legendary 33609 stereo compressor - the 8051 delivers the famous Neve sound in spades. Flexible side chain routing, trimming and filtering make this a powerful and responsive tool for surround mixing and mastering.
Hand-built, hand-wired analogue compressor for Surround mixingSix transformer-balanced audio pathsIdeal surround broadcast or mastering compressorSide Chain control trims and Side Chain A/B bias controlHigh and low pass filterElectronically balanced key input and LFE filter inputsAll other inputs transformer-balanced with 3.6kOhms input impedancesAll outputs electronically balanced, post output transformersMaximum output: +26dBu into 600 OhmsControl Voltage I/O provided for linking multiple units, or linking to 33609EIN (20kHz band): <-78dBuTHD+N (for 20dBu input @ 1kHz): <0.03%Maximum Output Level: >26dBu into 600 ohmsInterchannel Crosstalk: <-80dB at 15kHzFrequency Response ±0.5dB 20Hz to 20kHz
Frequency Response: +/- 0.5dB from 20Hz to 20kHz, measured at 0dBu relative to 1kHz
Distortion (80kHz bandwidth): 0.075% maximum (Bypass IN, Compress and Limit OUT, input level at +9dBu, 1kHz)0.2% maximum (Compress IN ratio 6:1, Gain make-up to MAX, Recovery: 800mS, Threshold -18dBu)0.45% maximum (Limit IN, Compress OUT, Recovery 800mS, Input level +22dBu, Threshold -18dBu)
Noise: -75dBu with input terminated in 600 Ohms, Bypass IN, Compress and Limit OFF; -55dBu with compress IN and gain make-up at maximum (22Hz to 22kHz bandwidth)
Limit Threshold: +4dBu to +15dBu
Limiter Ratio: With input level at 10dBu, then increased to +20dBu, the change in output level should be 0.1dB, +/-0.1dB
Limiter Attack Time: Slow 4mS, +/-1mS, fast 2mS, +/-1mS
Limiter Recovery Time: A1 (auto): 100mS/2seconds, A2 (auto): 50mS/5seconds
Compressor Ratio: 1.5:1, 2:1, 3:1, 4:1, 6:1
Compressor Attack Time: 3mS
Compressor Recovery Time: 100mS, 400mS, 800mS, 1.5S, and Auto 1 (100mS/2 sec) and Auto 2 (50mS/5 sec) settings.
Compressor Gain Make-up: Gain Make-up control provides 0dB to +20dB extra gain in 2dB steps when Compress switched IN.
Requirements: 100-250vac (47-63Hz)
Width: 482mm (19 inches)
Height: 132mm (5.25 inches) (3U)
Depth: 500mm (20 inches)
Weight: 10.5kg (23lbs)
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