BAE10DC Compressor Limiter (w/ PSU)

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BAE Audio introduces the model 10DC compressor/limiter to compliment their line of Class A series outboard gear. The 10DC features a transformer coupled, all-discrete circuitry which is sonically familiar to the BAE Audio Class A line of gear, like the 1073, for the classic analog sound favorable in today's digital recording. Stepped switches for every control, a reverse analog meter, and the trademark Marconi knobs makes seeing what you're doing easy and repeatable. Independent circuitry for compressor and limiter - use one, or both, for greater control. Also implements a true bypass and is stereo linkable. The 10DC is nicely housed in a steel chassis using the same remote supply as other BAE Audio units.

10DC Features

  • Discrete Class A transformer-coupled circuit throughout 
  • Fully independent Compressor and Limiter for separate audio dynamics control 
  • Intuitive layout with illuminated meter showing gain reduction 
  • High quality stepped Elma switches for dialing accuracy and repeatability 
  • True bypass even when the unit is off 
  • Same remote power supply as used on other 24VDC BAE units 
  • One power supply can run two units

Frequency Response

  • 5Hz to 45kHz -1dB Measured at +8dBu


  • -80dBu with 200ohms source

Maximum Output Level

  • +33dBu into 10kΩ +27dBU into 600Ω


  • Varies from 0.03% to greater than 1%


  • Threshold:  -20dBu to +16dBu with 2dB steps
  • Ratio:  1.5:1 to 10:1 with 6 position switch
  • Attack:  2mS to 80mS with 6 position switch
  • Recovery:  100, 200, 400, 800mS
  • Auto 1   100mS isolated peaks, 2 Sec prolonged levels
  • Auto 2   50mS isolated peaks, 5 Sec prolonged levels


  • Threshold:  +4dBu to +15dBu with 0.5 dB steps
  • Attack:  Slow 4mS, Fast 2mS
  • Recovery:  100, 200, 400, 800mS
  • Auto 1:  100mS isolated peaks, 2 Sec prolonged levels
  • Auto 2:  50mS isolated peaks, 5 Sec prolonged levels

Gain Make-up

  • 0 to +20dBu in 1 dB steps

Output Impedance

  • 100Ω Balanced earth free

Power Consumption

  • 200mA at 24VDC

Dimensions in Inches

  • 19W x  1.75L x 9D
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