The TCL-2 from Millenia is a dual-channel optical compressor/limiter that delivers true Twin Topology functioning. The overall sonically neutral, analog dynamics processor is a finely tuned instrument intended for critical professional applications.

With a flick of a switch, the input signal can be sent through either an all triode vacuum tube path, or an all discrete J-FET solid state signal path. The choice of signal path extends the usefulness of the unit by allowing subtle textural differences to be imparted to the source via the two electronic paths.

With the emergence of 24-bit+ digital audio, recording engineers are faced with a new requirement for undistorted dynamic range. The TCL-2 meets this challenge exceptionally well.

Stereo optical compressor/limiter with unprecedented sonic purity and integrity
Constructed for demanding professional applications
+20dBu threshold with sweepable attack and release times
Twin Topology design allows for either an all triode 300V vacuum tube signal path, or an all discrete J-FET solid state signal path
Both topologies are entirely transformerless, high voltage, pure Class A
Minimalist design with only one active stage in the audio path
Large meters, switchable for VU or Gain Reduction
Ultra-Premium components used throughout
Gold relays, connectors, switches and tube sockets
Silver Teflon power wiring
Mogami Neglex OFC audio wiring

Function Compressor/Limiter
Number of Channels 2
Inputs 2 x XLR
Outputs 2 x XLR
Maximum Input Level +30dBu
Compression Threshold -20dBu to +20dBu, continuously adjustable
Compression Ratio 1.4:1 to 30:1
Attack Time 2 mS to 100 mS, continuously adjustable
Release Time 20 mS to 3.0 S, continuously adjustable
Make-up Gain Continuously adjustable output gain control
Maximum Output Level >+32dBu
Frequency Response Sub 2Hz to beyond 100kHz, -3.0dB
Dynamic Range Not specified by manufacturer
THD + N <0.01%, typical 0.002% (20Hz to 30kHz)
Power Requirements 100~120, 200~240 VAC, 50/60Hz (selectable)
Dimensions (WxDxH) 19 x 12.5 x 3.5" (483 x 318 x 89mm)
Weight 25 lbs (11.3kg)
Specialties Both topologies are entirely transformerless, high voltage, pure Class A

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