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The AD2044 features 100% discrete, pure class A signal amplifier configured with high speed current monitored optical control elements. These "invisible" opto elements enable the AD2044 to deliver totally transparent, low noise gain reduction within the minimalist signal path design. No VCAs are incorporated. Variable attack and release controls plus side chain access, provide unlimited creative control from soft compression to hard limiting. AD2044 FEATURES Smooth musical detail and sonic excellence Minimum audio signal path Pure Class A, 100% discrete design Dual mono or Stereo operation Transparent, non-invasive compression Very low noise -94dB High headroom +30dB Fully balanced inputs and outputs Long lasting, stainless steel hardware External 150W toroidal power supply 100% discrete power supplies for audio path All signal routing w/sealed silver relays External side-chain access XLR Low distortion less than 0.5% THD and IMD Wide bandwidth -3dB 1Hz to 450kHz Large accurate professional VU meters Variable threshold, ratio, attack & release DC coupled, no transformers in audio path Fully balanced inputs and outputs


Avalon AD2044 (having Uad plugins)

...of plugins and compressor, but I´m usually tempted about having a hardware compressor. Have read about the Avalon Ad2044 that is very transparent, no color, that I bound it good for a hardware compressor, because if go colored one, should be more limited on the sources. So in short, do you think...

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Buzz SOC vs Avalon 2044

Thanks for this, except now I kind of want both... any experience with the ELOP?

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MIA Laboratories Release 'MIA Compressor One'

...that.........its not good for you!!!! LCA 2B doesn't sound nor look like yours in PD. The same applies to Manley Vox box.....Avalon AD2044 ,SSL bus compressor,Urei 1178,LA 3a,and GML 2020....those are my guesses. Τhere is no harmonic distortion just weird/bad eq curves. What you hear is just EQ.....there is no harmonic distortion. Check this link to hear how a...

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