E-Series Dynamics Module 500 Series

SRP £499.00 + VAT

A compressor with three distinct voices, each with its own musical character

The E Series Dynamics Module for 500 Series racks reproduces the legendary sonic signature of an early 80's classic, the SL 4000 E console channel strip, which was featured on countless 1980's recordings. The E Series Dynamics Module features a compressor/limiter and an expander/gate, both of which return faithfully to the circuitry and key components which define the sound of the original SL 611E Series channel strip. A true RMS converter is used in the side chain while the gain element is an all discrete design identical to the Class A VCA chip used in the original unit. The compressor contains additional switching options to defeat the over-easy curve and to use a linear release instead of the more usual logarithmic curve. The result is a compressor with three distinct voices, each with its own musical character.

  • Immortal SSL 4000 Series circuitry
  • Class A VCA replication
  • Expander/Gate
  • Based on classic 611E console channel strip
E-Series Dynamics Module
Depth200 mm (including front panel knobs, excluding connectors
-275 mm (including front panel knobs and connectors)
Height171 mm
Width35 mm (front/rear panels)
-49 mm (overall width (front and rear panels are offset))
Weight260 g
Boxed Weight460 g
Ratio (slope)Variable from 1 to infinity (limit)
ThresholdVariable from +10dB to –30dB
Attack SlopeNormally ‘Over Easy’, switchable to ‘Hard Knee’
Attack TimeNormally 30mS per 20dB, switchable to 3mS (‘Fast Att’)
ReleaseVariable from 0.1 to 4 seconds
Release SlopeNormally ‘Logarithmic’, switchable to ‘Linear’
RangeVariable from 0 to 40dB
ThresholdVariable from –30dB to +10dB
Attack TimeNormally 1.5mS per 40dB, switchable to 100μs
Release TimeVariable from 0.1 to 4 seconds
Performance Specification
THD + Noise (+20dBu applied)< 0.05% at 1kHz
Noise< –75dBu
Output Headroom> +26dBu at onset of clipping
Frequency Response*–3dB at 130kHz
-±0.25dB from 20Hz to 20kHz