Empirical Labs Distressor EL8 X/S Stereo

Original price was: 4.266,46€.Current price is: 3.978,48€. 3.288,00+VAT

Stereo Pair/Dual Channel w.British Mod & Image Link Feature
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Empirical Labs Distressor EL8 X/S the stereo Distressor with both British and Image-Link mods has an ‘excess’ of tonal variation to explore. Designed to provide excellent stereo tracking and phase-coherency using Image-Link, this pair of EL8X’s is truly mix-bus worthy! We’re talkin’ Xtra-Smooth and Xtremely-Satisfying!

While the Distressor can function very smoothly and transparently, the addition of the British Mode allows it to take on a very “un-subtle” character, giving you the best of two compressors in one!

Empirical Labs Distressor EL8 X/S Specifications:

  • Freq. response is 2 Hz to 160 kHz in clean audio mode (+0, -3 dB). Response is shaped in distortion modes (Dist 2, Dist 3).
  • Dynamic range 110 dB from max. output to min. output in 1:1 mode. Greater than 100 dB signal to noise in distort 3 mode.
  • Distortion ranges between .02% and 20% depending on distortion mode and release times set on front panel.
  • DC coupled output – High quality input caps.
  • Input impedance is 20K Ohms, Output impedance is < 75 ohms
  • Time constants – Attack range 50uS – 50mS. Release range .05 sec to 3.5 seconds, normal modes and up to 20 seconds in 10:1 opto mode. Time constants are dependant on ratio.
  • Metal Chassis – single height 1.75″ high, 10″ deep, 19″ wide.
  • Shipping info – 12.1 lbs mono, 24.2 lbs Stereo pair. Mono box dimensions 22.5″ x 18.5″ x 3 1/4″. Stereo Pair box dimensions 22.5″ x 18.5″ x 6 1/4
  • Available too mono version EL8 X
  • Manual here

Additional information

Weight 10 kg