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Smart Research C2B

Smart Research C2B offers an additional parallel compression stage to the standard C2, or a Blend function to the famous C2 VCA compressor by Alan Smart. The pot is located on the left of the front panel. The unit houses two independent mono compressors, in stereo mode, the left channel controls adjust the settings of both channels, so the right channel controls are no longer used, offering a real stereo operation. The C2M version has a set of controls and two audio channels for stereo use, while the C2R is a two-channel extension allows you to build a system with up to 8 channels controlled from a single C2 or C2M.

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The characteristic sound of the Smart Research C2 arises mostly from the fast response at the onset of compression, which when delayed to occur around the mid range attack settings (after 0.3 to 3 milliseconds) results in a window through which transients can still pass. When used across a mix, or with any dynamic program, this has the effect of adding 'punch', as the sidechain 'breathes' around these transients, while still controlling overall levels. CRUSH mode has been developed as an extension of this 'musicality', adding to and accentuating the factors involved in producing the character of the unit. CRUSH may sound surprising to those interested in more gentle applications, being capable of exaggerated compression effects, but in conjunction with the fast limit settings also introduced with this unit, it allows the C2 to be used for a much wider range of applications than the C1.
• Blend or parallel compression
• Fast attack and limit settings for protective limiting
• Crush mode gives f.e.t 'over compression' with tailored frequency response, and higher distortion, for 'huge' dynamic effects
• External sidechain inputs, (for ducking etc.)
• Power fail bypass for broadcast or live sound
• Ratios 1.5:1, 2:1, 3:1, 4:1, 10:1 and Limit
• Attack 0, 0.1, 0.3, 1, 3, 10, and 30 m/sec
• Release 0.1, 0.3, 0.6, 1.2, and 2.4 seconds

• External fader level control input, (to order) (stereo mastering etc)
• Extra dual channel slave units, for multi-channel applications, (film / surround formats etc.)

Sidechain High Pass filter cables
Reduces sensitivity to low frequency compression. The C2 input is split through 150Hz -6dB/octave High Pass filter to feed the External Sidechain input. The C2 operates as normal, untill the 'External Sidechain' switches selected. (External signals can still be connected if required, with or without the filters)

• New generation of Voltage Controlled Amplifiers
• High slew rate amplifiers, with hybrid f.e.t/ transistor inputs (Analog Devices)
• High current push-pull transistor outputs
• Total symmetry throughout signal path
• No electrolytic capacitors used in main signal path
• All inputs and outputs balanced

C2 Family Specifications
• Power: 100v-240v AC selectable, 30 watts
• Noise floor: Below -104 dBm (flat 20Hz-20Khz)
• Distortion: Below 0.005% (1K/+4 THD 20Hz-20Khz)
• Frequency Response: Within 1/2dB from 20Hz to 100Khz
• Depth in rack: 258mm
• Main input: Balanced, impedance 1K8 per leg
• Sidechain i/p: Balanced, impedance 10K per leg
• Output: Discrete transistor. Above +26dBm into 600 ohm load
• Threshold: Adjustable -20 to +20dBm
• Make-up gain: Adjustable 0 to +20dBm

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VCA Compressor
Tracking, Mixing & Mastering
Dual Mono
Solid State
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