ART (Applied Research & Technology)


ART Pro VLA II Two Channel Vactrol-based Compressor

The ART Pro VLA II is dual channel tube vactrol-based studio compressor and leveling amplifier. The Pro VLA II uses an Opto circuit, with a 12AT7 vacuum tube in the signal path. The transformer less design makes the Pro VLA II ideal for sculpting transients and dynamic range. With it’s soft-knee design, the Pro VLA II will give you smooth musical results in the studio. VU metering and XLR / TRS connectors make for a very professional, intuitive and cost effective dynamics processing unit.

    • ART Pro VLA II Features:

      VCA-Less Vactrol Opto-Compression Design
      Enhanced Link Mode - While in stereo link mode, channel 1 level control acts as a master output level and channel 2 becomes a balance control between them, - optimizing the Pro-VLA II for use as a mastering tool
      Variable Threshold, Ratio & Output Controls
      LED Backlit VU Input/Output Level Metering
      LED Metering Indicates Both Average Level And Peak Hold
      Accurate Ten Segment LED Gain Reduction Metering
      +4dBu/-10dBu Mode Switch Optimizes Pro-VLA II For Interface with Professional OR Consumer Grade Components
      Active Balanced XLR And ¼-Inch Inputs & Outputs
      Toroidal Transformer Reduces Mechanical & Electrical Hum
    • ART Pro VLA II Specifications:

      Equivalent Input Noise: @+4dBu: -99dBu (''A'' weighted) / @-10 dBV: -107dBu (''A'' weighted)
      Maximum Attenuation: 30dB
      Input Impedance: 10K Ohms
      Maximum Input Level: +20dBu (in +4dBu mode) / +10dBV (in -10dBV mode)
      Maximum Output Level: +20dB max
      Frequency Response: 10Hz to 100KHz (+/- 0.5dB)
      Dynamic Range: > 100dB (20-20KHz)
      Attack Time: 0.25msec. to 50msec. variable
      Release Time: Variable 150ms to 3s
      Total Harmonic Distortion: <0.1% (typical)
      Slope: Variable 2:1 to 20:1
      Dimensions: 3.5” x 19" x 9.2" (8.9cm x 48.3cm x 23.3cm)
      Weight: 10.5lbs (4.76kg)
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