Empirical LabsELDS-V DerrEsser De-Esser


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Empirical Labs ELDS-V DerrEsser De-Esser

The Empirical Labs ELDS-V DerrEsser is a multi-functional dynamic filtering module that is capable of functioning like a traditional de-esser, but can also be utilized for a variety of alternative processing means.

This is the VERTICAL version of the ELDS DerrEsser.

ELDS-V DerrEsser De-Esser Features

  • Possibly the highest performance analog De-esser in existence
  • HF Lim Mode — High Frequency limiting with a tailored soft knee. The Dynamic Section can be used for De-essing or smooth high frequency softening
  • A "BAD!" Hard Clip Indicator light — This "Bad" Clip LED that lets user know he is within 1dB of hard clipping. It monitors several sections within the DerrEsser for possible clipping
  • Unity Gain in and out
  • Foolproof operation - it's almost impossible to clip or get a bad sound
  • Industry standard API 500 Series Rack compatible
  • True bypass - Know what it's really doing
  • High reliability parts and military grade switches and relays
  • Three year unlimited warranty
  • Interface and features found nowhere else
  • Hand built and calibrated in USA
  • Shipping weight 1 Lbs


  • Freq. Response is 3 Hz to 120 kHz (-3dB points)
  • Dynamic Range - 115 dB from maximum output (.5%THD soft clipping) to minimum output. Transformerless noise floor typically — 93dBu
  • Distortion Ranges between .0035% and .01% depending on mode and settings
  • DC coupled Input and Outputs
  • High quality audio caps used internally
  • Input Balanced, Output single ended but with balanced impedance
  • Pin 2 hot
  • Input Impedance is 20k Ohm. Output impedance is less than 51 ohms
  • D-S Dynamics Time Constants - Attack time is less than 1mS. Release .04 sec, fixed internally
  • Power Consumption — 8 Watts max. 4 Watts Typical
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