Excellent Condition and is Used. This compressor is near impossible to over-push into hearing undesirable compression artifacts. While producing extremely dense, full-bodied audio, the Sta-Level adds a layer of tube polish and warmth that is unmistakably musical, smooth, and pleasing.Being a Vari-Mu, youre able to push the Sta-Level harder without getting over compression artifacts. With that, youre also driving the tube circuit harder, resulting in the ability to produce more color and tone out of the Sta-Level. Because the Sta-Level has Recovery control, this allows you to prevent over compression caused by slow recovery times during large dynamic shifts.
If you like the simple control layout of a tube opto but are after slightly more control and more access to rich, tube color, the Sta-Level is one of the best options out there. The Retro Sta-Level is a replica of the legendary 1956 Gates Sta-Level.The Sta-Level dominated the sound of hit radio in the 1960's. Now these super musical sounding compressors have found their way into today's hits. The Retro Gold Edition celebrates fifty years of the products existence. The Sta-Level uses the coveted 6386 tube in a classic G. Alternatively, the Gold Edition Sta-Level uses a pair of commonly available 6BJ6 tubes (stock).
The choice is yours and the sound is undeniably true to the original either way. The original 6386 compressor developed by G. Utilized a novel program controlled release circuit. The Sta-Level implementation creates density and consistency while minimizing typical compressor side-effects at up to 40dB of gain reduction! The program path is transformer balanced throughout to cancel control-induced distortion.Push pull circuitry with 6V6 output stage provides wide voltage swing for gain control and line output. The result is that the Sta-Level brings a uniquely familiar intimacy, air and warmth to your tracks.
Revisions to the original design include; Tube balance can be instantly aligned without test equipment; Uses 6386 tube or a pair of 6BJ6 tubes; Two or more Sta-Levels can be coupled together for stereo, surround or sidechain operation; XLR transformer balanced input and output; IEC Power Connector; Hand matched audiophile-grade coupling capacitors; High quality, custom wound transformers used throughout; Internal component safety cover. Ships to United States only. The item "Retro Sta-Level Tube Compressor" is in sale since Monday, May 4, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Pro Audio Equipment\Preamps & Channel Strips".
The seller is "ratbuy" and is located in Miami Beach, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.