Elysia Mpressor 500
Mono compressor with auto fast attack, 'Anti Log' release, negative ratios, gain reduction limiter and THD Boost Harmonic Enhancement
The Mpressor 500 brings the heritage of our extremely powerful rack mount mpressor into the 500 series format. Like its bigger brother, the mpressor 500 combines serious punch with a full and detailed class-A sound. Its great tone and flexibility make it an excellent choice for recording and mixing, while its remarkable special features take it far beyond the borders of what normal compressors can do.
Extreme time constants, negative ratios, "antilog" release and elysia's innovative gain reduction limiter provide a whole spectrum of unique dynamics shaping options. A new feature of the 500 series module is its switchable THD boost allowing on-the-fly signal coloration and saturation effects capable of delivering a grittier flavor.
Its massive sound, next generation features and its creative approach make the mpressor 500 a truly outstanding tool in the world of dynamics processing - the compressor from the future.
Discrete Class-A Topology
As a true elysia specialty, the audio path of the mpressor 500 is completely based on discrete circuitry and does not use any integrated circuits at all.
This switchable harmonics generator allows on-the-fly signal coloration and saturation effects capable of delivering a grittier flavor.
Inspired by its big brothers: The switchable semi automation for a perfect attack on the basis of the value set by the user.
This alternative characteristic of the release curve follows an antilogarithmic course instead of the standard linear progress and produces a much more striking result.
The compression curve bends and goes back down! Heavy pumping, backward sounds, etc. - perfect for very cool compression effects...
Gain Reduction Limiter
This unique limiter is not placed in the audio path as usual, but it restricts the control voltage of the compressor instead.
Analog Dynamic LED Meter
The gain reduction meter modulates its LEDs in their brightness in order to show the action of the compressor in a truly analog way: Fast and with smooth transitions.
The custom discrete gain reduction cell of the mpressor 500 provides low noise, extremely fast time constants and all the punch in the world.
All potentiometers of the mpressor 500 have 41 steps, which is a great help for recalling your previous sessions fast and precisely.
Ground Layer Shield
One of the six layers of both PCBs is a full copper plane which helps to reduce interferences caused by electric fields.
If you are interested in learning more about typical measurements and technical specifications of the mpressor 500, this is the right place to check.
Frequency response: < 10Hz - 390kHz (-3dB)
@ 0dBu, 20Hz - 22kHz: 0.04%@ 10dBu, 20Hz - 22kHz: 0.19%@ 0dBu, 20Hz - 22kHz, THD Boost: 0.24%@ 10dBu, 20Hz - 22kHz, THD Boost: 2.20%
20 Hz - 20 kHz (A-weighted): -79dBu20Hz - 20kHz (A-weighted), THD Boost: -87dBu
20 Hz - 22 kHz: 99 dB
Input: 21 dBuOutput: 22 dBu
Input: 10 kOhmOutput: 68 Ohm
Total: 75 mA
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