The SPLICE-500 MKII is a single channel FET based compressor, and can be used for mono applications, or can be paired with a second SPLICE-500 MKII for stereo applications.
The SPLICE-500 MKII's unique circuitry mode switching allows the user to configure the input & output audio path circuitry between classic Blackface and Blue Stripe modes, or mix and match the two to create completely new sounds, unique to the SPLICE-500 MKII.
Size doesn't matter. The Splice-500 packs all of the sound and functionality of the acclaimed Splice MKII rack into a single 500 series module. Faithfully recreating the circuitry and sound of not one, but two classic FET compressors, the Splice-500's unique mode switching allows the user to switch between the classic Blackface or vintage Bluestripe circuits at the push of a button. In addition, the Splice-500 can also mix and match the two for entirely new sounds that can only be found with the Splice (i.e. Blue Input Circuitry + Black Output Circuitry for "Blueface" mode or Black Input Circuitry + Blue Output Circuitry for "Blackstripe" mode.
All units are made in the USA to an exceptional level of craft and workmanship.
Four Compressor circuits in one box
Input Circuit Black + Output Circuit Black = "Classic Blackface Mode"Input Blue + Output Blue = "Classic Bluestripe Mode"Input Blue + Output Black = "Blueface Mode" (Unique to the Splice)Input Black + Output Blue = "Blackstripe Mode" (Unique to the Splice)
Stereo Linkable w/ front panel switch"All Buttons In" / Slam Mode front panel switchIntegrated Mix/Blend Control w/ switchable bypassing for in-the-box parallel processingIntegrated Sidechain High Pass FilterSelectable 600R Output loading allows the user to easily optimize the Splice for use with both vintage and modern equipment45dB of Gain (with no limiting)Attack Time - 20 to 800 MicrosecondsRelease Time - 50 Milliseconds to 1.1 SecondsCompression Ratios - 2:1, 4:1, 8:1, 12:1, 20:1 & Soft Bypass (BP)LED Gain Reduction MeterBacked by a 2 Year Limited Warranty
Maximum Current Consumption: 175mA* @ +/-16VInput: Constant 600R Input Attenuator, Floating Transformer BalancedOutput: Floating Transformer BalancedOutput (With Mix Enabled): <100 Ohm Output Impedance, Transformer-likeFloating Output, Electronically Balanced (Accepts Balanced or Unbalanced Signals)External Send: <100 Ohm Output Impedance, Transformer-like Floating Output,Electronically Balanced (XLR) (Accepts Balanced or Unbalanced Signals)External Return: 22KHz Input Impedance, Electronically Balanced (XLR), (AcceptsBalanced or Unbalanced Signals)Maximum Input Level: +30dbu with compression engaged and Input level knob setto max (fully clockwise)Maximum Output Level: +24dbuOutput Load: 150 Ohm minimalGain: 45db (+/-1dbu) with compression disabled (Ratio set to "BP")Gain Reduction Element: FETTHD+N: (20Hz-20KHz) Typically 0.5%Signal-To-Noise Ratio: >80dbu
Manufacturer Part Number : SPLICE SA76-500