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TK AudioBC501-GR 500-Series Stereo Bus Compressor (Original)

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TK Audio BC501-GR

The BC501-GR from TK Audio is a 500-series stereo bus compressor, perfect for gluing your tracks together with a distinctive dynamic character. Building on its predecessor, the BC501, this new iteration adds some notable features and refinements to the original design, including additional high-pass filter responses, a Grab function – which hardens the threshold knee of the compressor, perfect for punchy mixes – and improved graphics on the Threshold, Makeup, and Blend pots for a clear overview while dialing things in.

On top of all of this, the BC501-GR brings back many of the functions from its beloved predecessor, including front panel sidechain input, THD function for pleasing even harmonic distortion, and a blend function for stellar parallel compression. With this impressive set of features, the BC501-GR is an extremely capable and versatile stereo bus compressor.

BC501-GR Features

  • Sidechain via a stereo 1/8" (3.5mm) TRS (unbalanced stereo)
  • THD circuit adds mellifluous second-order harmonics
  • 41-step blend control from dry to compressed
  • 'Grab' function hardens threshold knee
  • 80Hz, 150Hz and 220Hz selectable cutoff for the high pass filter
  • Current draw: +120mA @ +16V, 100mA @ -16V
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz +/-0dB
  • THD+N @ 1kHz: <0.005%
  • Signal to noise ratio: 95dB
  • Crosstalk: -90dB
  • Input impedance: 24kohm
  • Output impedance: 50ohm
  • Max input level: +26dBu
  • Max output level: +27dBu
  • Threshold: 41 steps from -20dB to +20dB
  • Make-up: 41 steps from 0 to +20dB
  • Ratio: 1:25, 1.5:1, 2:1, 4:1, 6:1, 10:1
  • Attack: 0.1, 0.3, 0.6, 1, 3, 6, 10, 30, 60, 120ms
  • Release: 50, 100, 300, 600ms, 1.2s and Auto (50ms/2s)
  • HP Filter: 80Hz, 150Hz and 220Hz (-6dB per-octave)
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