Atlas Pro Audio Questions About This Item? DTL - Limiter /Mic Pre. DTL - Double Triode Limiter is an expanded version of the Double Triode microphone preamp. Design was upgraded with a opto-limiter. The limiter is based on classic solutions used in the 60s and 70s.The component in charge of compression is a IGS Audio custom designed photocell. It consists of a electroluminescent subcomponent and a photo resistor.
This subcomponent illuminates the photo resistor which reduces the audio path amplification. Limitation of the amplification is directly proportional to the light intensity in the photocell. The limiter threshold is indicated by a diode labeled Limit on the front panel. Audio path is a 2-steped tube amplifier with individual drive of both steps.The saturation of the first step is dependent on the input signal (with possibility to use Pad -20dB). The saturation of the second step is dependent on the Output regulator. Inputs and outputs are balanced with Sowter and Edcor (USA) transformers (custom selection possible). The anode voltage is close to 300V DC. For each of the channels Gain, Output and Limiter threshold can be regulated smoothly.
The featured switches are: +48V, Mic/HiZ, Phase, Pad -20dB. Hiz inputs are located on the front panel.
The meters show output signal level. The DTL is a typical double microphone preamp. It is adapted to work with any type of microphone.
A wide range of amplification makes it possible to record drums as well as the quietest ribbon microphone. The Pad -20dB makes it possible to work with line signals as well.In this case the DTL does a great job of recording tracks from external devices such as synthesizers or drums machines (like Akai MPC). Great results are achieved through resampling tracks from DAWs.
The DTL adds a tube saturation as well as a opto-compression to the sound. The high impendence inputs (HiZ) enable connecting a guitar or bass guitar directly into the grid of the first step of amplification (Typical HiZ solution). Additional device capabilities are activated by the Limiter section. This can be used to limit peak levels of the input signal.
The wide range of Limiter settings goes from slight compression to hard limiting. This is especially useful in vocal recording where the wide range of signal dynamics is controlled. The limiter controls the louder parts and prevents digital audio path distortion. Another trick could be using the DTL as a drum compressor or sum compressor. It can increase the overall dynamics of the mix and give it a brighter sound.
This is a very versatile device for audio processing. Specifications: Inputs: 2 Mic/Line XLR and 2 HiZ Jacks on the front Outputs: 2 XLR Tube Only audio path Operating Level +4dB Maximum Output +29 dBV, Meters reads Output VU, Max. IGS makes excellent gear at affordable prices. A trusted name in the industry.
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Upon request, we may require proof of identity and address, either passport ID or driver's license. Always check voltage and fuses before 230V usage. Unauthorized reproduction is prohibited by law, subject to criminal prosecution. The item "IGS Audio DTL Dual Triode LA-2A Style Opto Comp/Limiter withTube Mic Preamp, NEW" is in sale since Wednesday, September 03, 2014. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Pro Audio Equipment\Preamps & Channel Strips".The seller is "www-atlasproaudio-com" and is located in Brandon, Florida. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, Japan, Australia, China, South Korea, Indonesia, South africa, Thailand, Hong Kong, Israel, New Zealand, Singapore, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Malaysia.