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Radial PreComp 500 Series Channel Strip

The PreComp channel strip is a combination mic preamplifier and compressor made for the popular 500 series rack format and designed to bring greater efficiency to the recording process by simplifying the signal path and gain stage management.

    • Radial PreComp PRODUCT FEATURES:

      • Combination preamp and compressor
      • Accustate gain control for low noise
      • Full function compressor for dynamic control
      • Each processor may be accessed separately

      The Radial PreComp is a straight-ahead channel strip that combines an ultra clean preamp with a high performance VCA compressor. With a wonderfully linear response from 20Hz to 20kHz and a noise floor below 120dB, the PreComp is able to accurately reproduce signals upwards to +24dB without concern. On the compression side, the response curves demonstrate consistency at all signal levels along with a smooth transition as compression ratios are increased. This confirms that the PreComp is perfectly capable of delivering dependable, distortion-free performance that is sure to please the most demanding professional.

      Specifications are subject to change without notice. *Refers to use with Radial Workhorse rack and mixer.
      Preamp circuit type: Accustate input with true variable gain front end.
      Compressor circuit type: Feed forward VCA compressor with true RMS sidechain.
      Frequency response: 20Hz ~ 20kHz (-1.5dB @ 20Hz)
      Total harmonic distortion: <0.003%
      Dynamic range: 112dB
      Input impedance: 3.3kOhms
      Maximum input: +24dBu
      Maximum gain: 55dB
      Make up gain: Up to +25dB
      Output impedance: 300 Ohms
      Equivalent input noise: -120dBu
      Noise floor: -85dB @ +40dB of gain
      Intermodulation distortion: 0.03%
      Preamp controls: Gain, 180°, HPF, 48V Phantom 
      Compressor controls: Threshold, Ratio, Gain, Speed, On 
      LED Meter Below, at, and above threshold
      Omniport Function: Tip: Preamp output / Ring: Compressor input
      Power requirement: 56mA
      Format: 500 series module
      Size: Standard 500 series rack format
      Shipping Size (L x W x H) : 9 x 6.5 x 2 (inches)
      Weight: 1.5lbs (0.7Kg)
      Conditions: For indoor use at temperatures between +5° c and +40° c
      Warranty: 3 Years, transferable

      Requires 500 Series compatible rack that meets power requirements
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