T-Komp 500

500-series mono compressor

The T-Komp 500 has a unique design which offers a modern take on the old vari-mu ratio curve. The ratio is progressive and increases with the threshold level.

To make the T-Komp 500 more useful it has two ratio ranges. The first one goes up to 20:1, perfect for instrument tracking and smashing drums etc., the second, 2:1, is a more narrow range which makes it more suitable for soft compression. The RMS detector has five settings, four from fast to slow where number four, the slowest, is similar to the old 160VU. The fifth position is a program dependent adaptive mode.


Input impedance: 24kohm
Output impedance: 50ohm
Max in/output level: +26dBu
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz +/- 0,1dB
Signal to noise ratio @ 0dBu: better than 94dB
THD: level and compression dependent, mostly even harmonics


Make-up gain: 0 to +20dB
Blend control: from dry to wet
Average timing:

  1. 1mS / 40mS (most useful for peak limiting)
  2. 5mS / 200mS
  3. 10mS / 400mS
  4. 25mS / 1000mS (similare to the old 160vu)
  5. Adaptive mode
The attack and release are locked in relationship to each other

In: compression in/out
2:1: selects a more narrow ratio range
Gain reduction meter

Specifications and components may be changed or updated without further notice.


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