Smart Research C1 Stereo/Dual Compressor

2.050,95 1.695,00+VAT

Stereo or dual-mono compressor. Without Side-Chain, Fats Limit & Crush Mode

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The Smart Research C1 compressor is the original black front panel version of C2 compressor. (Two sets of controls and two audio channels, but NO sidechain inputs, or crush facility). Popular in UK and US west coast studios.

Often compared to the legendary SSL G384 ‘Quad Compressor’ (which Alan helped to design whilst at SSL), the C1 is in fact an original design. There are similarities, as is to be expected from units coming from a similar design background, and both compressors have a tight ‘in your face’ characteristic which gives a huge amount of apparent gain, allowing tracks to stand out on the radio or on the dancefloor with a solid bottom end. Partly for this reason, the SSL and Al Smart have become industry standard as mix buss compressors, and no self respecting R+B, Rap or Drum and Bass mix engineer would dare leave home without one.

Smart Research C1 Features:

  • Power: 100v-240v AC selectable, 30 watts.
  • Noise floor: Below -92 dBm (flat 20Hz-20Khz).
  • Distortion: Below 0.025% (1K/+4 THD 20Hz-20Khz)
  • Frequency Response: Within 1/2dB from 20Hz to 20Khz.
  • Depth in rack: 240mm.
  • Main input: Balanced, impedance 10K per leg.
  • Output: Unbalanced (p2 hot default). Above +21dBm.
  • Threshold: Adjustable -15 to +15dBm.
  • Make-up gain: Adjustable 0 to +15dBm.

Additional information

Weight 10 kg