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Art VLA-500 - ART 500 Series Compressor based on the PROVLA design

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Price:$ 194.00

The VLA-500 brings the same VCA-less Vactrol based compression circuit used in ART's legendary Pro-VLA, putting to a convenient 500 Series format for the first time. Capable not only of delivering incredibly smooth compression and overall dynamic control, the VLA-500 also offers two user selectable tone shaping circuits making it one of the most versatile signal processors in your 500 Series rack.

The 'Punch' circuit is a J-FET Harmonic Enhancer that adds even-order harmonic distortion for a fuller, 'punchier' tone while taming nasty peaks that may escape the Vactrol. The Grit circuit adds frequency-dependent signal distortion to make any track truly stand out. This is a highly creative effect that can work especially well on drums and percussion, solo brasses and woodwinds and even vocals when added presence and position in a mix is required. Bypassing both 'Punch' and
'Grit' circuits delivers the purest Opto-compressor tone, perfect for critical solo instruments and clean vocals. ‘Punch’ and ‘Grit’ circuits can even be combined for additional tone shaping options.

Key Features
500 Series Form Factor Compressor Module
Based on Popular PRO-VLA Technology
VCA-less Vactrol Opto-Compressor Design Two Additional Selectable Solid State Tone Shaping Circuits (Punch & Grit)
Variable Threshold, Ratio and Output Controls
Stereo / Multi-Channel Linkable
LED Metering

Equivalent Input Noise -102dBu (‘A’ weighted)
Input Impedance 10K Ohms
Output Impedance 100 Ohms
Inputs Level +20dBu
Output Level +20dBu
Output Gain +20dB max
Frequency Response 20Hz to 100KHz (+/- 0.5dB)
Dynamic Range >120dB (20-20KHz)
Attack Time 0.25msec. to 50msec. variable
Release Time 150msec. to 3 sec, variable
Slope Variable: 2:1 to 20:1
Total Harmonic Distortion <0.003% (@1kHz, typical)
Power Requirements 80mA (75mA @+ 15V, 4mA@48V)
Max Gain Reduction 30dB
Dimensions 5.23″ H x 1.49″ W x 6.6″ D
Weight 0.7 lbs (0.32kg)

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