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Crane Song STC-8/H

Crane Song STC-8/H
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Stereo Compressor Limiter with Detented Gain Pots.
NZ $8,217.00

Key Features

  • Simultaneous Compression/Limiting
  • Discrete Class A
  • Balanced/Transformerless I/O
  • Quick & Easy Presets
  • 'KI' & 'HARA' Sounds
  • Transparent Overload Protection
The STC-8 is a high quality compressor that delivers consistent gain control without sacrificing musical definition or harmonic richness. It utilizes a remarkably dependable peak limiter that provides overload protection that is critical to digital recording and broadcast transmitters. The STC-8 is engineered to provide musically transparent gain control, but is also capable of emulating vintage equipment and creating distinctive new sounds. In addition, a switchable enhancement circuit creates analog and tube-like warmth to enrich lifeless audio and digital recordings. This vast flexibility is simplified by the inclusion of several optimized presets, allowing fast, easy set-up on a wide variety of sounds. It can operate in true stereo or discrete independent mono, accessible by a front panel switch.

The STC-8s sophisticated side-chain allows both compression and peak limiting to take place simultaneously, using the same proprietary gain control circuit. High signal quality is maintained by utilizing the discrete class A audio path and by eliminating any VCA or optical gain control elements.
Compressor Attack Time FAST; measured by doing 18 dB of Gain Reduction. The time to 18 dB of Gain Reduction is less than 1mS. 12 dB of the 18 are reached in .4mS.
SLOW; for 6 dB of GainReduction, 100mS
Compressor Release Time FAST; From 12 dB of Gain Reduction to No Gain Reduction. 11 of 12 dB are reached in 50mS (Non Program Dependant Release)
SLOW; 20 sec for a full 12 dB release with PDR enabled
Limiter Attack Time less than 1uS
Limiter Release Time 60mS for 6 dB of Gain Reduction
Maximum Signal Level Input or Output, +25 dBm
Noise Floor -88 dBm measured 20Hz to 20kHz
Frequency Response 5Hz to 55kHz (Hara Mode)
Limiter Slope Greater than 10 to 1

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