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Golden Age Project Comp-54 MKIII 1-Channel Vintage Style Compressor

SKU
GCOM54MK3
$399.00

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Golden Age Project Comp-54 MKIII 1-Channel Vintage Style Compressor, Improved knobs and switches, Improved signal to noise ratio, Inline signal path insert (pre makeup gain)

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Vintage Style Compressor
The MKIII features improved knobs and switches, signal to noise ratio, and inline signal path insert (pre makeup gain).

The COMP-54 is a one-channel vintage style Compressor. The signal path uses only discrete components like resistors, capacitors, and transistors. The line input and output are transformer balanced and the unit also has a third interstage transformer.

This is the way audio components were built before integrated circuits became available. ICs are small and cheap and they are widely used in most modern designs. It is clear though that audio components built with modern technology doesn't always provide the best perceived sound quality or character that the modern user desires. On the contrary, the subjective sound quality delivered by vintage equipment is often preferred over the one delivered by modern units. This is the reason why so many vintage audio components are cloned and produced again and also why the vintage originals are often very expensive on the second hand market.

The class-A circuit used in the COMP-54 is similar to the one in the classic 2254 compressor that was designed in 1969. It quickly became a legend due to it´s totally unique sound character that is warm, smooth, sweet and musical. These characteristics have been heard on countless recordings through the years and it is a versatile sound that works very well on most sound sources and in most genres. The essence of this sound is now available at a surprisingly low cost, making it available to nearly everyone.

The COMP-54 uses a diode bridge as the gain control element, a method that is revered for its smooth way of operation. Some of the most sought after vintage compressor designs, like the 2254, 2264, 33609, Siemens and EMI used the same basic design.

The controls in the COMP-54 are very flexible covering broad ranges of Ratio, Attack and Release times, including two Auto positions. All controls except the Gain make-up one are stepped for easy resetting and stereo matching.

There are three selectable sidechain high pass filter frequencies available to handle special situations.

The Bypass switch is a true bypass where a relay switches the complete circuitry in or out. The IN/OUT switch makes it possible to switch the compression on and off while retaining the coloring from the transformers and the electronic circuitry.

The meter can show output level or gain reduction. It is also possible to link two units for stereo operation.

Feautres:

  • Improved knobs and switches
  • Improved signal to noise ratio
  • Inline signal path insert (pre makeup gain)
  • Vintage style electronics
  • Based on classic diode bridge designs
  • Transformer balanced I/Os
  • Prepared for transformer upgrade
  • Flexible control range for Ratio, Attack, and Release
  • All controls except the Gain make-up one are stepped
  • Three selectable Sidechain filter frequencies
  • Separate Bypass and Compression IN/OUT switches
  • Meter selectable for Output and Gain Reduction
  • Possibility to Link two units for stereo operation
  • Separate in- and output XLR and TRS jacks for flexible connections
  • Back panel switch for 600 ohm termination
  • External power power supply to avoid interaction with the audio circuitry and the transformers
  • Great sound that suits most sound sources and genres
  • Solid build quality that will last many years of normal use
  • 230V power adaptor included

Get your Golden Age Project Comp-54 MKIII 1-Channel Vintage Style Compressor today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Compressor
  • 230V Power Adaptor
Model Number COMP54 MK3
Model Comp-54 MKIII
Series Comp-54
State New