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B16 Compressor
The SCA B16 is a basic VCA compressor designed around the powerful THAT Corporation 4301 dynamics processor IC. It shares the basic features and familiar controls of popular VCA compressors such as the dbx 160, but includes features especially useful for tracking and mixing. First, the relay-switched 6dB pad allows the module to accommodate signals up to +30dBu without clipping. Second, the mix control enables the user to balance compressed and uncompressed signals without using an extra effects return or mixer channel. State of the art line receiver and driver ICs along with Burr-Brown op-amps provide a pristine signal path, and the board can accommodate any of three optional output transformers. Despite its power and features, the B16 has relatively few components and is very easy to assemble.
CH02-SP-B16 subpanel must be ordered separately.
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Input Pad and Bypass
Relay switched 6dB pad and direct bypass
Switchable Hard / Soft Knee
Soft knee for unobtrusive gain reduction or hard knee for aggressive limiting.
Mix Control
Combine direct and compressed signals without an effects return or mixer channel
Wide Control Range
Makeup Gain:   +/-24dB
Threshold:   -40dBu to +20dBu
Ratio:   1:1 to infinite
Optional Output Transformer
Install the same output transformers used on our very popular A12 preamp module. Solve isolation problems or just add transformer coloration to the signal.

CMOQ-2S - 100% Steel laminations for maximum "color".
CMOQ-2L - 50/50 Steel/high-nickel laminations, maximum versatility.
CMOQ-2H - 100% High-nickel laminations for maximum accuracy.
Program dependent attack and release
Non-linear capacitor circuit adapts timing according to the speed and level of signal transients.
High Quality Components
Bourns concentric potentiometers, E-Switch sealed toggle switches, and Neutrik connectors will provide years of service.
Flexible Power Supply
Huge reservoir capacitors and on-board voltage regulators minimize noise and crosstalk.
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