This is the 1U rack mounting version of the SSL G Series console master bus compressor. It utilises the classic SSL G Series centre compressor design elements within a SuperAnalogue design topology. This brings the dual benefits of spectacular audio performance with a universally acclaimed compressor characteristic.
The Solid State Logic SL 4000 G Series is the world's most successful studio production console. Its reputation is built upon SSL's design excellence, advanced electronic engineering and a sound quality that has produced hundreds of best selling recordings.
A key element in the sound of many of these recordings is punch and drive of the mixes created by the classic G-Series centre section compressor.
|Depth||350mm / 13.8 inches |
425mm / 16.75 inches including connectors
|Height||44.5mm/1.75 inches (1 RU)|
|Width||480mm / 19 inches|
|Weight||3.3kg / 7.5 pounds|
|Power||23 Watts / 29VA|
|Boxed size||520mm x 520mm x 182mm (20.5" x 20.5" x 7.2") |
12.75" x 21.75" x 3.25"
|Boxed weight||5.6kg / 12.5 pounds|
|* All values are approximate|
Source impedance 50 ohms unless otherwise stated. All measurements are RMS and are made using a 22Hz to 22kHz filter unless otherwise stated.
Input terminated with 50 ohms. Compressor switched in and Makeup set for 0dB gain.
Headroom is defined at the output level at which THD exceeds 1%.
|Headroom||> +28dBu output level, 20Hz to 20kHz at 0dB gain|
|Dynamic Range||> 118dB|
|Frequency Response |
Measured reference level at 1kHz. Any gain setting. Source impedance 50 ohms.
|20Hz to 20kHz||±0.2dB (–3dB @ 100kHz)|
|Common Mode Rejection Ratio (CMRR) |
Input level +20dBu, ground referenced.
|20Hz to 10kHz||> 50dB|
|THD + Noise |
Gain +0dB, input level +4dBu. Compressor switched out.
|20Hz to 20kHz (80kHz filter)||< 0.008%, typically 0.005%|
|Gain +0dB, input level +20dBu. Compressor switched out.|
|20Hz to 20kHz (80kHz filter)||< 0.01%, typically <0.006%|
|THD with the compressor switched in is dependent on attack and release times and signal content.|
Apply +20dBu test tone to either channel input with the other input terminated with 50 ohms. Crosstalk is the ratio of level at the output of the test channel and the output of the channel to which the signal is applied.
|Crosstalk @ 50Hz||< –110dB|
|Crosstalk @ 1kHz||< –100dB|
|Input Impedance||> 10k ohms|
|Output Impedance||< 50 ohms|
"Most studio engineers look upon the SSL console mix-buss compressor as an essential tool of the trade, and having access to one in a stand-alone box, with the added sonic benefits of the SSL's Superanalogue topology, is a masterstroke" - SOS Magazine 2006
Read the full review from Sound on Sound here
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