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ATC-2, Solid-State Pre-amp from Toft Audio Designs.


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Toft Audio Designs ATC-2 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Toft Audio Designs
  • Model: ATC-2
  • Category: Solid-State Pre-amps
  • Added in our database on: 05/24/2006

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Toft Audio Designs ATC-2 user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 2 reviews )
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mako05/21/2006

mako's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Toft Audio Designs ATC-2
Preamp + EQ (trident) + Stereo Compressor everything.
Is the transistor, but very good.
Input 2-XLR (mic + line) and Jack assym + DI input on the front.
Output XLR and Jack assym.
2U

UTILIZATION

Usage is classic.
The preamp: 60dB gain and 48vlts for the mic and 20dB of gain for the Line.
EQ is next to a filter at 50Hz, a Bass (60 or 120Hz) a LMF and HMF semi-parametric (no Q) and HF (12kHz or 8KHz) all + /-15dB.
Compressor: gain (preamp gain), Attack, Release, Ratio, and MakeUp (output). No Threshold, you have to play with the gain and frankly it's not annoying.
Buttons and switch high quality but a bit narrow. We must take it easy!
Simple manual but there is no discourse on the subject ...

SOUND QUALITY

The preamp is a classic (I think it's Burr Brown!) Its very clean and the distortion is interesting.
The EQ is very good. The choice of frequencies and very musical, is the British (a boost at 60Hz and your Kik is very big!).
The compressor takes more practice but its possibilities are truly amazing. For the drums is very cool.
You can really crush while keeping the bottom of the attack (something rare in this price game). To compress a mix, that's fine too (especially with the help of the EQ).
A small problem for stereo link. We must respect the settings on both sides and even the stereo balance ratio and the make-up.

OVERALL OPINION

It is a machine that I test for a week. I had the opportunity to try it in preamp in stereo compressor (for the drum or a mix) in mono compressor (guitar, vocals).
It's a good machine complete and well versatile. The combination EQ + COMP gives very good results.
A very good value for money.
I'll keep it.
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PeterCocteau04/19/2009

PeterCocteau's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Toft Audio Designs ATC-2
Stereo Rack-prampli (with phantom power) Eq Compressor

Simple and effective.

UTILIZATION

Config simple and classic. No rglage threshold, we will seek it with rglage gain.

The stro rglages are sometimes a bit "tired", although care must be taken equilibrate the beast.

Ralisations solid and treats .... plus it is beautiful.

SOUND QUALITY

Making the electro, I use it mostly for "Dsigner" my sounds. Soften and color a synth line to find a harmonic sound of Charley saturated to flicker ...
His EQ is really quality but it is mostly on the medium rather crative and treble. To increase the bass you choose a machine oilier. A true happiness is nevertheless have the top end, it's clean, precise, a thousand leagues from the EQ plug-in.

FET compressor is quite Features and is not necessarly gnraliste. It sounds easy "mtallique" and sometimes gives the feeling of "tic" attack ... On sounds alone Reveals Yet he respects their place and the color of the EQ.

For my part I 'to quickly saturate the device, its distortion is not at all my musical taste or balance.

OVERALL OPINION

In conclusion, the ATC-2 is a typical machine of great quality. I use it for 5 months ct of my other compressors and EQ.

It is an appliance of exceptional finesse but do not use on everything, prfrera compressor warmer on low, for example. We must use the ATC-2 for its qualities: the work on medium rather acute and ... it will be great with the guitars for example.
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