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Klark Teknik DN540

Quad Presence Accenting Compressor with Dynamic Equalisation and Flexible Channel Linking.

Compressors were originally devised to reduce the dynamic range of audio signals. To do this they use gain modification that makes adjustments to signal levels automatically, dependant on the level and dynamic of the signal itself, and upon the character and control settings of the particular compressor unit.

Throughout the history of dynamics processing many different types of compressor have been produced using many different types of gain technology. Each type has a distinctive sound. Users have found many applications which benefit from these often unintentional compression audio artifacts, taking the use of compressors far beyond simple dynamic range reduction, sometimes even generating the complete reverse; dynamic enhancement. It is with these creative applications in mind, that the DN540 has been designed to offer a latency-free, comprehensive and compact dynamics processing package.

With its unique presence feature the DN540 will be especially useful on vocals to eliminate the "pumping" effects of spill and to add "air" to the sound without introducing noise.
Features
  • Quad channel compressor
  • Easy to use and requires minimum set up to produce excellent results
  • Features a unique and intuitive presence control that improves the high frequency sound quality without increasing noise or squealing (howl-round)
  • Features extremely low noise and distortion levels
  • Designed from a sonic point of view and can produce extremely transparent compression
  • Advanced envelope generator with manual controls that can be easily switched in or out to produce transparency or creative dynamic effects
  • The compressors intuitive turn it up, turn it down approach to control knob labeling avoids confusion during fast adjustment
  • The status of bypass, solo and other major switches are boldly presented to avoid mistakes
  • Linking features true power summing so it always provides true threshold setting for stereo material
  • Great sounding compressor as it has been "tuned" by ear
  • Road worthy chassis
  • Balanced outputs
  • Auto switching power supply
  • 1U
  • Specifications
    Inputs - Four
    Type: Analogue, electronically balanced female XLRs (Pin 2 hot)
    Impedance: 10k
    Maximum input level: +22dBu
    Common mode rejection: Typically, -80dB at 1kHz

    Outputs - Four
    Type: Analogue, electronically balanced male XLRs (Pin 2 hot)
    Signal drive capability: <600
    Output impedance: <60
    Maximum output level: +22dBu

    EXT inputs - Four
    Type: Analogue, electronically balanced Jack sockets
    Impedance: 20k
    Maximum input level: +22dBu
    Common mode rejection: Typically -60dB at 1kHz

    Performance
    Maximum signal level any input or output: +22dBu
    Frequency response: ±0.5dBu (input to output), 20Hz to 20kHz
    Dynamic range: >116dB (22Hz to 22kHz unweighted)
    Noise at main output with unity gain: -94dBu
    Distortion at 1kHz 0dBu with steady unity gain condition: <0.05%
    Signal delay: 0 seconds

    Compressor
    Threshold scale: -50dB to +25dB
    Ratio scale: Minus infinity (-4):1 to 1:1
    Attack scale: 0.1s to 20ms
    Release scale: 50ms to 2s
    Presence scale: Minimum (flat) to maximum (-3dB at 5kHz)
    Gain scale: 0dB to 18dB

    Terminations
    Audio: 3-pin XLRs (male and female) and 1/4" TRS balanced Jack sockets
    Power: 3-pin IEC

    Power Requirements
    Voltage: 100VAC to 240VAC ±10%
    Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz
    Consumption: <25W

    Dimensions
    Height: 44.5 mm (1.75"), 1U high
    Width: 483 mm (19")
    Depth: 305 mm (12")

    Weight
    Net: 4.6 kg
    Shipping: 5.6 kg
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    $1777.00
    Free shipping in Canada. Conditions
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    For more information about the DN540, please visit the website of Klark Teknik
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