Heritage Audio Tubesessor Optical Tube Compressor

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Tubesessor Optical Tube Compressor

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Tubesessor Optical Tube Compressor
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Optical Tube Compressors have been the choice of seasoned engineers and producers for recording critical signals such as voice where it is essential to retain all the individual character and emotion while offering a natural, transparent control Now, Heritage Audio has released its take on this venerable classic, the TUBESESSOR.

A unique design manufactured in the EU with top-of-the-line components, customs transformers at the input as well as output and NOS tubes operating at an extremely high internal voltage to ensure a clarity, depth and headroom previously unheard of.

Not only is the TUBESESSOR the perfect choice for warming up and slightly enhancing a signal subtly all while maintaining total dynamic control, but it also has a few tricks up its sleeve...

The Tube Saturation section allows you to add in a taste of attitude with 4 settings varying from CLASSIC, no saturation at all, to HOT, an angry tone ready for a fight. This greatly increases the tonal options you can achieve with the TUBESESSOR therefore making it much more flexible than any other optical tube compressor out there.

Heritage Audio has also opted to include its legendary sidechain filter section to expand control even more with five internal sidechain settings to choose from. Two of the settings make sure the compressor is not being unfairly overpowered by lower frequencies and the other three are frequency specific options for extra creativity.

Continuously adjustable ATTACK & RELEASE controls in addition to a FIXED mode and a combination of the two will provide all the necessary settings possible, allowing you to mold your signal exactly as you'd like.

A huge, attractive custom VU meter for monitoring either Input, Output or Gain Reduction guarantee you'll always be informed with a clear reading of exactly what is happening.

Everything you could possibly require to achieve a top-notch professional recording. TUBESESSOR, the optical tube compressor for when you need the sweetest, warmest most natural dynamic control possible, but also want the ability to spice it up on occasion.

As is the case with other tube offerings from Heritage Audio, the company has sourced NOS tubes for a lifetime, making sure your investment is safe and sound.

• Gain
• Ratio
• Attack
• Attack/Release Select
• VU meter selector
• VU meter
• Power
• Tube saturation

Gain: 30 dB
Input Impedance: 600 Ω
Output Impedance: 20 Ω
Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz + 0.15 dB
Signal To Noise Ratio: >94 dB
Noise Floor: -75 dBu + 1 dBu
TDH+N @ 1 kHz, -6 dBu input with full gain and 24 dBu output: < 1%
Dimensions: 482 x 134 x 153 mm
Weight: 3.643 kg


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