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[NAMM] TK Audio BC2-ME

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TK Audio has announced the BC2-ME, a new mastering compressor unit.

The BC2-ME is a unit suited for mastering. TK Audio have added features such as illuminated switches, switchable output-stage between electronically-balanced or transformer balanced class-A.

 

BC2-ME uses the same basic sound path as the BC1, plus the extra features. The class-A mode is designed to offer a more vintage tone, like fat, punchy low-end response with more low mid character, the company says. The output section is the same as the one used in the DP1.

 

BC2-ME also has a switch designed to add extra harmonics to the compressed signal. The blend control offers 23 steps from straight to compressed signal.

 

BC2-ME Features

  • All rotary controls stepped.
  • All push buttons illuminated. Soft light when not engaged.
  • THD switch, adds extra harmonics (even) to the compressed signal.
  • New VCA circuit.
  • Can be upgraded with separate VCA modules that holds up to eight VCA chips in parallel.
  • True bypass.
  • Stepped precision blend control using a 4-deck ELMA switch.
  • Five HPF frequencies.
  • Gain-reduction meter with 20 LED’s, 0.5dB resolution.
  • Ratio starts at 1.25:1.
  • Threshold -20dB to +20dB. 41 steps. (picture shows -10dB to +10dB)
  • Make-up gain 0 to 10dB, 41 steps.
  • Output switchable between electronically-balanced or transformer-balanced class-A built around heavy Carnhill transformers.
  • Balanced, external side-chain inputs.

 

Availability:

The BC2-ME is expected to ship in February 2012.

 

More information: TK Audio

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