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Channel Strip from TK Audio

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Public price: $1,287 incl. VAT

The Strip (ST1) is a channel strip with a mic preamp, compressor and EQ.


The preamp is a transformerless design with up to 75 dB of amplification, to power low output ribbon and dynamic microphones. The instrument input on the front is designed for instruments like synthesizers; acoustic, electric and bass guitar.


The switchable high-pass filter is designed to remove unwanted low-frequency energy below 80 Hz. The compressor uses RMS detection without timing controls to use for different instruments like vocals, bass, acoustic guitar and more. The depth and character of the compression is set with the Threshold and Ratio parameters. Parallel compression can be done by adjusting the blend of dry and compressed signal. There is a 10 LED meter showing the gain-reduction with a dot or the preamp headroom with a bar.


The EQ is a Baxandall design with two shelving filters; the 100 Hz low-shelf filter is designed for removing excessive bass energy or adding weight to the low-end; and the 12 kHz high-shelving filter designed for adding some “air”.


Finally ST1 has two different output stages, an electronically balanced output stage or a transformer-balanced class-A stage, built around a heavy Carnhill output transformer. The vintage class-A mode is designed to produce “a fat and punchy sound with mid range character and a warm top-end, ” according to TK Audio.


Announced Key Features:
● Up to 75dB of gain
● RMS compressor
● Blend control for parallel compression
● Shelving filters at 100Hz and 12kHz
● Vintage class-A mode selectable
● Carnhill output transformer
● Hi-Z input on the front


Pricing & Availability

List price 10.595:- SEK incl VAT (1200 Euro) / 8.476:-SEK ex VAT.


Introduction price for orders placed in Jan-Feb 2011: 9.995:- SEK incl VAT (1132 Euro) / 7.996:- SEK ex VAT.


Shipping expected to start this month.

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