The Realios TLCompressor combines high quality electronically balanced audio electronics with a tungsten lamp as a gain reduction. Available for the 500 series racks.
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.
Stepped input and output attenuators
Threshold indicator lamp
Balanced input and output
Gain reduction via a tungsten lamp
Clean RMS compression
Single-space 500 series format
Input Impedance: 20 K, balanced
Output Impedance: less than 50 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