TK Audio BC2-ME
#31
28th January 2012
Old 28th January 2012
  #31
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Don't get confused fellers, this thing is a VCA compressor, i.e. SSL-ish family area. The previous reference of Neve stuff was in regard to the CL1mkII. Two entirely different boxes.
#32
28th January 2012
Old 28th January 2012
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Yeah. Karloff is right. It is a VCA buss compressor , we're only talking about sonic similarities due to the Carnhill transformers and Class A path. Has nothing to do with Neve's gain reduction and diode bridge designs.
#33
29th January 2012
Old 29th January 2012
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Ah,that's good to know. I "was" getting confused. An SSL vca path with a Neve-like warmth? Is that what we're looking at then? If so, that could be interesting. Especially if, bypassing the transformers brings you back to a transparent version of the traditional SSL vibe...
#34
29th January 2012
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Yes this would be a very versatile unit!
#35
1st February 2012
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Anybody heard one yet? A demo or something?
#36
14th February 2012
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BC2-ME finaly starts to ship this week.
Here's some internal pictures of the ELMA switch used for the blend control and the class-A output stage with the two Carnhill transformers.
#37
14th February 2012
Old 14th February 2012
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^^^ OOoohhh, bangtidy, that!!
#38
14th February 2012
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tekay View Post
BC2-ME finaly starts to ship this week.
Here's some internal pictures of the ELMA switch used for the blend control and the class-A output stage with the two Carnhill transformers.
VERY Nice TK!

#39
14th February 2012
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Already saving my pennies!!
#40
14th February 2012
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That ELMA is amazing-looking. Like some 19th Century carousel gone haywire. Really cool.
#41
15th February 2012
Old 15th February 2012
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Will this be a free update for BC1 owners?
#42
16th February 2012
Old 16th February 2012
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Vad kul Thomas! Grattis!
När finns den att "dema" i Deluxe music i Stockholm?
#43
16th February 2012
Old 16th February 2012
  #43
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BC2-ME will be available tomorrow at DLX Stockholm!
#44
16th February 2012
Old 16th February 2012
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Awesomeness!
Now I need to get my BC1 sold ;-)

thanks for the heads up!
#45
16th February 2012
Old 16th February 2012
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BC2-ME will be available tomorrow at DLX Stockholm!
Any resellers in Denmark?
#46
16th February 2012
Old 16th February 2012
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Cyberfarm is distributing our products in Denmark.
#47
23rd February 2012
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looks awesome!
#48
2nd March 2012
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Our second product in the "ME" line will be shown at the Musikmesse in Frankfurt. Halle 5.1 Booth C50.
#49
14th March 2012
Old 14th March 2012
  #49
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Hardware

Ohh, sounds good! Looking forward to the new unit. Any hints about what it is?
#50
2nd April 2012
Old 2nd April 2012
  #50
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The TK Audio BC2-ME is now at ZenPro Audio, initial impressions are very good (I like the optional BEEF of the switchable Carnhill transformer output section!) and it has a very fine control with the stepped design so you have small increments to work with.

I hope to have audio and video posted in the Clipalator by tomorrow.

War
#51
23rd April 2012
Old 23rd April 2012
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It was a pleasure to test the BC2-ME over the weekend. Almost impossible to make it sound bad, looks gorgeous and suited my weekends mastering session so well that I decided to keep it. I'll test it with different material the next days and post my impressions.
#52
2nd May 2012
Old 2nd May 2012
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Well it took me long enough to clear out a day to spend with the BC2-ME but I finally have audio in the Clipalator on our stereo mix (which is the same mix I always use on stereo compressors, has a wide dynamic range that needs to be reigned in and purposeful stray elements that benefit from "glue"). Units are on the shelf and shipping, too.

The Class A output section is definitely a nice touch, growing the size of things and enhancing bass response, as well as a bit more refined / richer sort of tone.

The THD circuit is very good as well, bringing a gentle excitement to things without really sounding distorted (more pleasing, with a "fizz" that you definitely miss when you mute it).

The compressor section's additional low ratio settings are very nice for more gentle work (has a 1.25:1 for example).

Great job, TK.

War
#53
15th June 2012
Old 15th June 2012
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any more user feedback on this unit?
It definately looks tasty!
#54
30th June 2012
Old 30th June 2012
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any more user feedback on this unit?
It definately looks tasty!
+++1
#55
26th November 2012
Old 26th November 2012
  #55
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I´m sorry to wake this thread.

But I tried the BC2ME some time ago and wanted to share my experience on this one.

Long time owner of the BC1 but now it is sold. It had the compression-feel to it but lack of sound imo. Used to the gfx384 so i did not replace the feel.

A short demo of the BC2 was all I needed to be convinced that this sound really good! with the THD and class A pushed in it sounded like the SSL bus compressor! It had a depth and to that the almost flat feel that is so good on rock music.

Just hoping to get some cash to get this one soon!

Great work TK and thanks for the guided tour in your workshop.
#56
21st December 2013
Old 21st December 2013
  #56
Gear interested
SO adding more VCA's to lower the noise threshold. Curious what that's about and how one would go about doing that? Is it a matter of opening the unit and making a mod?

Thank you,
DWPSounds
#57
23rd December 2013
Old 23rd December 2013
  #57
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Quote:
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SO adding more VCA's to lower the noise threshold. Curious what that's about and how one would go about doing that? Is it a matter of opening the unit and making a mod?

Thank you,
DWPSounds
A new VCA modul will be needed and the components that forms the VCA in a stock unit has to be removed. We do not offer that kind of mod or a "multi" VCA modul.
#58
26th June 2014
Old 26th June 2014
  #58
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Quote:
Originally Posted by OlofBerggren View Post
I´m sorry to wake this thread.

But I tried the BC2ME some time ago and wanted to share my experience on this one.

Long time owner of the BC1 but now it is sold. It had the compression-feel to it but lack of sound imo. Used to the gfx384 so i did not replace the feel.

A short demo of the BC2 was all I needed to be convinced that this sound really good! with the THD and class A pushed in it sounded like the SSL bus compressor! It had a depth and to that the almost flat feel that is so good on rock music.

Just hoping to get some cash to get this one soon!

Great work TK and thanks for the guided tour in your workshop.
So, did you eventually get this unit? Are your thoughts still the same?
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