The TK Audio BC501 is the 500 series equivalent of the popular BC1 stereo bus compressor with some features borrowed from the BC2-ME mastering compressor.
TK Audio's newest 500 series module, BC501 stereo bus compressor. Featuring all the power of TK's flagship BC1-S
The new BC-501 adds even more functions taken from the BC2-ME mastering compressor, such as additional ratio settings (1.25:1, 6:1), a THD switch that adds more even harmonics to the signal, and three HPF settings from which to choose (80Hz, 150Hz, 220Hz).
All controls are detented for easy, precise recall. A dedicated Wet/Dry knob allows blending between the original and compressed signals, and an external sidechain input (accessible via stereo 1/8" mini TRS jack) is also provided.
All products are individually hand built and tested in Sweden.
Ratio 1:25, 1.5:1, 2:1, 4:1, 6:1, 10:1Attack 0.1, 0.3, 0.6, 1, 3, 6, 10, 30, 60, 120mSRelease 50, 100, 300, 600mS, 1.2S and Auto (50mS/2S)HPF 80Hz, 150Hz and 220Hz (6dB/oct)External sidechain input via a stereo 3.5mm TRSTHD circuit that adds even harmonicsBlend control from dry to wet in 21 stepsThreshold and Make-up in 41 steps
Power requirement: +110mA / -90mA (total)Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz +/-0dB,Frequency response: 20Hz-80kHz +0dB/-0.1dBTHD+N @ 1kHz: less than 0.005%Signal to noise ratio: 95dBCross talk: -90dBInput impedance: 24kohmOutput impedance: 50ohmMax input level: +26dBuMax output level: +27dBu
April 23, 2018
This is my second outboard compressor in the 500 series. I already had the Elysia Xpressor which is a very transparent device, but I was looking for a stereo compressor with a different feel, and sound. As a result, the TK Audio ended up in my Mix buss chain, thanks to its auto Release feature, and its THD function that adds this ?glue? factor that everyone is so fond of in the SSL clones. Read more
Louis Simard sure was of great help in this purchase as usual, and I can vouch for the absolutely great quality of this product. The TK BC501is a keeper in my project studio.