The Daking FET Compressor II gives you the control you need over your tracks and mixes, while its transparency and subtlety allow your audio to sound uncompressed. The FET Compressor II, like Daking's EQs and preamps, uses discrete transistor technology, Class A amps, and transformer balanced inputs and outputs for great performance and low-noise operation. You get seven release time constants for an array of classic performance characteristics, and operation is incredibly intuitive.
The FET Compressor II an impressive studio performer!
Daking FET Compressor II Class A Comp/Limiter Features:
- All discrete transistor circuitry
- Transformer balanced inputs and output
- Class-A amplifiers
- Threshold adjustable from -10 to +10 in 2dB steps
- Ratios: 1.5:1, 2:1, 3:1, 5:1, 10:1, and 20:1
- Attack: 250 microseconds to 63 milliseconds
- Seven release time constants
- Make up gain: 0 to 11dB in 1db steps
- 3-function VU meter: Input/Output/Gain Reduction
- Two Inputs: XLR +4dbm transformer balanced; 1/4" TRS -10dB transformer balanced
- Stainless steel construction
The FET Compressor II includes seven release time constants:
- .5, 1, 1.5,
- Neve 33609 Auto
- A&D Compex Auto
- Fairchild 670 #5
- Fairchild 670 #6
Daking's FET Compressor II uses discrete transistor circuitry, transformer balanced inputs and outputs, and Class A amplifiers. The amplifiers are based on the original "A Range" circuits. The FET II uses a Field Effect Transistor as the gain change element. It's a great feeling to know you're working with a piece of gear that keeps your mixes under control transparently while giving you very reliable, low-noise operation.
Mono in operation, it has a link feature for using two together in stereo operation. The supplied universal power supply can operate at any voltage for use worldwide.
The versatile Daking FET 2 Compressor/Limiter uses all-discrete transistor Class A circuits, the best transformers available, printed circuit board mounted switches and pots, and custom low distortion inductors. There is no audio in the mute, bypass, phase or pad switches. These functions are accomplished by relays with bifurcated gold contacts. Signal capacitors are precision polypropylene or ultra low-leakage electrolytic types. Circuit boards are assembled on a mil-spec assembly line. Only through-hole construction, not surface mount, is used to ensure long-term reliability and serviceability.
The chassis is stainless steel for maximum RF and hum rejection and long-lasting finish. The faceplates are laminated with 10mil polycarbonate with the silk screening on the back so that the printing can never rub off. Every unit is hand finished, tested, burned in, and tested again.
Also, Daking just couldn't stand to use plastic knobs, so they designed massive anodized, engraved aluminum knobs that give a much more precise and quality feel.
“.....The compressor works well on drums, room mics, electric guitars, vocals etc. It can go from the subtle musicallity of a vintage Neve type sound to the aggressive crunch of an eighties ADR Vocal Stressor or even a modern day Distressor....” Joe Chiccarelli
Insiders say: ".....Fast and sweet, this compressor will soon become one of your favorites! Many find it to be the most flexible and useful compressor they own."
The History behind Daking :
Having broken into the music industry as the drummer for '60s psychedelic band the Blues Magoos, Geoff Daking went on to truly make his mark designing and building boutique-quality studio gear. His company's latest offerings not only look classic, sound great, and perform solidly - you'll be knocked out by their decidedly non-boutique prices. Daking puts a premium on putting quality components at the heart of his gear, from circuits to transformers to amplifiers, while implementing modern techniques to ensure reliable, consistent performance.