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IGS Audio Tubecore 3U | Vari Mu Mastering Compressor
IGS Audio Tubecore 3U | Vari Mu Mastering Compressor

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IGS Audio Tubecore 3U - Vari Mu Mastering Compressor

  • Fully symmetric design, from Input to Output
  • Precise analog scales and ultra fast VU Meters
  • Hard-wired BYPASS switch
  • Stepped controls
  • Sidechain HPF
  • Mid/Side Processing
  • Wet/Dry Mixer
  • Frequency response +/-0.2dB: 20Hz-20KHz
  • Release: 0.1s - 4s
  • Attack: 10 - 300 ms
  • Max. gain: 35dB
  • XLR input/output
  • Input - Carnhill transformer
  • Output - Sowter transformer
  • 230V/115V Power option
  • Power Consumption: 44 Watts
  • Dimensions: 19" 3U, 180mm deep
  • External power supply

Comfort of Use
The Tubecore was designed as a studio mastering compressor. It is built using the 3U enclosure, which improves front panel clarity and makes it easier to replace tubes located at the back. The compressor allows you to work either in dual mono or mid/side mode (M/S). The Mode switch has two bypass positions – they both do the same, but we added the second one for your comfort and quick A/B comparing.

The Tubes
The design of the Tubecore 3U is based on the possibility to replace the tubes. As a user, you can choose between a few types: 6N1P-EW (6N3P-EW) – standard set of tubes, “standard” IGS compression, 6BC8/6BZ8 – tight, transparent, punchy compression, 6386 – legendary compression, by famous twin triode, 5670 – deep and dark tube compression. The User's Manual describes in detail how to replace tubes, so it is quick and straightforward.

The Quality
Every single TUBECORE 3U is hand made with high quality, matched components (1% metal film resistors, Wima caps). It is equipped with 6N1P-EW (6N3P-EW) NOS tubes and individually calibrated to give you the unique and unspoiled experience of one of the best vari-mu compressors in history. It is equipped with Carnhill and Sowter audio transformers.

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