IGS Audio Photon

£669.00

Sweet and classy.

The PHOTON 500 is an optical compressor, based on technology from the 60's, first used in the early LA-2A limiters and later in the LA4. As an homage to these legendary products, we packed this technology in a 500-series module. The PHOTON 500 uses an opto-coupler, which introduces negative feedback in the audio path, taking care of gain reduction, being the basics of all compression. The PHOTON 500 has an electronically balanced input with 2520 compatible op-amp in the gain stage. The output is balanced by a Carnhill transformer.

Device type
Optical Compressor Yes
Basic features
All stepped manipulators Yes
Sidechain HPF OFF, 60Hz, 120Hz
Input & Output
Input Impedance (balanced) 10k ohm
Output Impedance (balanced) 600 ohm, Carnhill transformer
Audio transformers Yes, Carnhill
Levels
Operating Level +4 dBu
Max input level +20 dBu
Max output level +22 dBu
Noise Level -99 dBA
Max. gain 30 dB
Max Gain Reduction 20 dB
Time constants
Ratio 2:1, 4:1, 12:1
Bandwidth
Frequency response 8 Hz to 20 kHz, +/- 0.1dB
Distortion (@ 20 Hz - 20 kHz)
THD+N 0.012%
Power
Power consumption 2.5W
Packing box
Shipping weight 1kg