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Summit Audio - DCL-200 (Dual Tube Compressor)

Original price $3,699.99 - Original price $3,699.99
Original price
$3,699.99 - $3,699.99
Current price $3,699.99

A mainstay of both the live sound and studio environments, the DCL-200 has helped shape the sound of countless concerts and albums for decades, as well as holding down the fort in many of the best dance clubs around the world.

It is a dual channel hybrid design compressor/limiter that incorporates hand-selected vacuum tubes with high reliability 990 op-amps in a transformerless signal path, giving you an incredibly clean, precise sound with the subtle overtones and warmth of tube technology.

The DCL-200 uses a soft-knee and program-dependent transition characteristic that is extremely versatile and musical sounding, making it a go-to piece for tracking, mixing, and even mastering. Because of the program dependent nature of the DCL's compressor, a higher slope will result in more compression but the circuit constantly adjusts itself to the incoming signal, making it easy to set and forget.

Product Highlights

  • 2 Channel
  • Tube/Solid State Design
  • True VU Meters
  • Sidechain Insert
  • Stereo Link
Dual channel compressor limiter with tube/solid state signal path
Continuously variable attack and release times
Adjustable threshold and variable ratio
Soft-knee transition characteristic
Sidechain insert for EQ dependent processing or ducking
Output gain control
Stereo link switch links both channels for stereo operation with the AC Threshold, Slope, Attack and Release controls of the top channel controlling both channels
Transformerless signal path
990 output stage (balanced or unbalanced)
Dual true VU meters
Universal internal power supply
Hand crafted in the USA


Function Compressor/Limiter
Number of Channels 2
Inputs 2 x XLR
2 x 1/4" TRS phone Inserts
Outputs 2 x XLR
Maximum Input Level +24dBu
Compression Threshold Variable
Compression Ratio 1.1:1 to 7:1
Attack Time 0.1mS to 100mS
Release Time 45mS to 10S
Maximum Output Level +24dBu
Make-up Gain Yes
Frequency Response 5Hz to 70kHz, -3.0dB
Dynamic Range Not specified by manufacturer
Noise Less than -80dBu at unity, 10Hz to 80kHz
Power Requirements 115 or 230VAC, 50/60Hz
Dimensions (WxDxH) 19 x 10.5 x 3.5" (483 x 267 x 89mm)
Weight 17 lbs (7.7kg) shipping
Specialties The clip LED will light between 0.25 and 0.5dB before clipping
LED is always in the main signal path
Packaging Info
Package Weight 18.0 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 23.5 x 19.0 x 7.5"

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