MPN #tubecore500    
IGS Audio Tubecore 500

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Symmetric transformer balanced compressor, Series 500 rack



Master of the dirty sound
The TUBECORE 500 is a full symmetric transformer balanced 500-series compressor. The structure is based on the typical vari mu solution. The TUBECORE 500 is a true tube mono compressor where compression is achieved using the remote cut-off of tube biasing. Could be used as a mono tracking compressor or (as a matched pair) as an advanced mastering tool.

Every single TUBECORE 500 is hand made with high quality, matched components (1% metal film resistors, Wima caps). It is equipped with JJ tubes and individually calibrated to give you the unique and unspoiled experience of one of the best Vari-mu compressors in the history. We have spent hundreds of hours designing the TUBECORE, to make sure that it is as simple to use as it is versatile. Not only for harmonically rich drums and guitars, but also for huge vocals and bass instruments. Two audio transformers (Sowter and Carnhill) have been used to provide excellent performance.

Options, options..
TUBECORE 500 has an option of linking two mono modules into the stereo pair. The module with deeper compression set (or slower attack/release settings) will become the master module, that controls the other TC500 unit. You also have an option of choosing input and output levels of your Tubecore 500 unit with extra jumpers on the back of the PCB. Adjusting these levels might be handy if you would like to use extra deep compression.
DEVICE TYPE
Vari Mu Compressor: Yes

BASIC FEATURES
Hard wire bypass: Yes
Stereo Link: Yes

INPUT & OUTPUT
Input Impedance (balanced): 600 ohm, Carnhill transformer
Output Impedance (balanced): 600 ohm, Sowter transformer
Audio transformers: Yes, Carnhill, Sowter

LEVELS
Operating Level: +4 dBu
Max input level: +22 dBu
Max output level: +22 dBu
Noise Level: -99 dBA
Max. gain: 40 dB
Max Gain Reduction: 30 dB

TIME CONSTANTS
Attack: 0.1 - 30 ms
Release: 0.1 - 4s

BANDWIDTH
Frequency response: 8 Hz - 20k Hz, +/- 1 dB

DISTORTION (@ 20 HZ - 20 KHZ)
THD+N: 0.002% @ 0dBu

FRONT PANEL
VU Meters: Yes, GR (backlit)

POWER
Voltage: API Standard, internal DC-DC conversion for powering tubes (250V DC)
Power consumption: 12W

PACKING BOX
Shipping weight: 3 kg

OTHERS
Tube set: ECC82, 6AK5 x2
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