The SPL IRON mastering compressor is now available in stores 23/09/15
SPL tells us that the newest member of their 120V mastering series, the IRON mastering compressor, is now available in stores in black (Model 1520) and red (Model 1524) versions.
A spokesperson told Sonic State, "The goal of the company was to conceive a compressor that provided a pleasant, melodic-sounding, transparent compression, inspired on the vintage compressors of the radio era. And it had to be versatile enough to adapt perfectly to the needs of modern mastering studios. Thus, the IRON combines not only the sonic virtues of legendary vintage tube compressors with the advantages of the High Dynamic 120V operating voltage in a single unit. It also sets a new benchmark in terms of tube compressor technology, with the innovative implementation of a parallel dual-tube circuit."
Variable-bias tube compressor
Parallel dual-tube circuit
Tubes are selected and matched using a PC measuring system especially developed for the IRON
Custom-made Mu-Metal iron transformers
Feed-forward resistive opto-isolator in the control path of the variable-bias tube circuit
Six different rectifier settings
Sidechain with bypass, four EQ presets for the internal or an external sidechain signal
All functions can be adjusted via buttons or detented potentiometers
Stereo Link mode to control the Threshold, Tube Bias, Attack, Release, Rectifier, and Sidechain EQs with the right side (channel 2) of the unit
Passive 120V equalizer with two presets for the output signal