The Empirical Labs EL8X Distressor is a single channel analog compressor that adds some distinctive British flavor to an already outstanding unit. The EL8X features the “all buttons in” characteristics of the classic LN1176, courtesy of the British Mode switch. The Distressor functions very smoothly and transparently on it’s own, but the British Mode featured on the EL8X gives it a very “un-subtle” character, giving you the best of two compressors in one ergonomic unit.
- “All buttons in” British Mode switch with LED
- Frequency response: 2Hz to 160kHz in clean audio mode (+0, -3 dB). Response is shaped in distortion modes (Dist 2, Dist 3)
- Dynamic range: 110 dB from max. output to min. output in 1:1 mode.
- Distortion ranges between .02% and 20%, depending on distortion mode and release times set on front panel.
- DC coupled output – high quality input caps.
- Input impedance: 20K ohms
- Output impedance: < 75 ohms
- Time constants: Attack range 50uS – 50mS
- Release range: .05 sec to 3.5 seconds, normal modes and up to 20 seconds in 10:1 opto mode. Time constants are dependant on ratio.
- Metal chassis
- Dimensions: 1.75″ H x 10″ D x 19″ W