FLORENCE 1176

OPTICAL COMPRESSOR

€429,00

INFORMATIONS

FLORENCE 1176 is an optical compressor that is inspired and evolves the “signal way” of the historic compressor 1176. Unlike its predecessor, it uses a latest generation of optocoupler that allows us to offer three different modes of use: compressor, limiter, sustainer.

FLORENCE 1176 is a compressor that does its job without altering the tone of the sound. To do this we used the highest quality Jfet IC components combined with a sophisticated design. The new generations of opto couplers are more faster and for this reason the signal enjoys excellent benefits. This compressor can be used at the beginning or end of the effects chain with input signal levels up to a maximum of 1.5Vpp. Great together with tools (Guitar, Bass, Vocal, Drums) great with recording devices.

 

Simple and intuitive to use FLORENCE 1176 offers great performance and three modality of use:

COMPRESSOR: The use of compressor is often necessary to guarantee a great sounds; a better length of the note played; to attenuate excess signal peaks thus ensuring a unique sound stroke.

LIMITER: The use of limiter it’s right when we want to get up to a certain output level threshold. In this mode the input level control will mark the exact point from where to start cutting.

SUSTAINER: the optical compressor sustainer is the mode of use with long release times combined with mid/hi ratio and hi sensivity input level.

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COMPRESSOR/LIMITER/SUSTAINER

The function of compressor is to automatically reduce the level of peaks signal so that the overall dynamic range turn out better. Compression or limiting enables even the quietest sections to be made significantly louder while the overall peak level of the material is increases only minimally. In the digital age, the compressor offers great benefits and is especially important in recordings. It’s helps ensure that the signal is encoded at the highest possible level and offers a better signal definition. Other question, it helps to prevent a particularly harsh type of distortion known as “clipping”. This is one kind of limitations of digital technology.

RATIO selector allow four different modes:
4:1 (moderate compression)
8:1 (midd-hard compression)
12:1 ( best use to mild limiting)
20:1 ( best use to hard limiting)

It’s necessary to remember that a ratio of 4:1, however, means that any time there is an increase of 4 decibels in the loudness of the input signal, there will only be a 1db increase in output signal.

The decibel is a logarithmic form of measurement. Approximately 10db is normally required to increased the gain for a signal to sound twice as loud.

CONTROLS

TONE: Compression tone control
RELEASE: Signal release speed
OUTPUT: Output level
METER: 3 view modes of "VU"
ATTACK: Signal attack speed
MODE: Compressor to Limiter balance
RATIO: 4 ratio modality
INPUT: Input level
D.I. OUT: DI balanced/unbalanced out
OUT: Output signal
INPUT: input signal
BYPASS: On/On switch

SPECIFICATIONS

Power In

9 to 12VDC (Negative Tip)

Consumption

From 350 to Max 500mA

S/N Ratio

87db @ Max Lim. Value

Input Impedance

<1M Ohm

Max Input Signal

1.5Vpp

Out Impedance

<100K Ohm

Max Output Signal

2.2Vpp

Gain Reduction

Up to 42db +/- 1db

Distortion

<0.28% @ +24db

Tone Level and Filter

-6db @ 4400Hz

Max Return Signal

0.5Vpp

Max Spk Sim Out Signal

0.5Vpp

Volume Out

+4db

Tube Type

12AU7/ECC82

Estimated Tube Life

Up to 3000 hours

Weight

0.7Kg (1.5 lbs)

Dimensions

220 x 130 x 50mm (8.6" x 5.1" x 1.96")

Connections:

Main Power (DC 2.1mm)

Input (Jack mono 6.3mm)

Output (Jack mono 6.3mm)

DI Out (Jack St/mono 6.3mm)

Bypass Function:

Buffered

Linearity:

20-40000Hz

Compression Rate:

4:1 - 8:1 - 12:1 - 20:1

Attack Time:

From 800 to 80mS

Release Time:

From 1.5 to 90mS

Tone Q

4400Hz

Tone Level

-6db

Circuit Technology

Tube/JFET

Int. Power Booster

Dual Pwr +/- 12VDC

Meter VU and Peak

Input/Out Sig. Display

Preamplifier Class

A

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