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Retro Doublewide II | 500-Series Compressor
Retro Doublewide II | 500-Series Compressor

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Retro Doublewide - 500-Series Compressor

  • Single channel tube compression in a two-slot 500-Series module
  • Front panel meter zero control
  • Stereo link switch and indicator
  • Wider range of Attack and Release Times
  • Aggressive capability similar to the Retro Instruments 176 Limiting Amplifier
  • Improved signal-to-noise ratio, better frequency response, and tube character
  • Uses premium-quality Cinemag input and output transformers
  • Uses readily available 12AT7 and 12AU7 tubes
  • Durable stainless steel chassis, hand-wired
  • Gold-plated edge connector
  • 130 milliamps Power consumption

The Doublewide II is a single-channel compressor that installs into two slots of a standard 500 series rack yet it requires only 130-milliamps of current—just like the original Retro Doublewide compressor. Also retained from the original are the gray painted front panel, high-quality US-made Simpson gain-reduction meter, and hand wiring throughout (no troublesome ribbon cables). Doublewide II's excellent build-quality is apparent starting with the American-made PC board and extends to the durable and attractive stainless steel case. It also uses Cinemag's highest-quality input and output transformers for authentic tone and weight with the complete freedom from external interference and noise.

he Doublewide II has increased flexibility and control that many original Doublewide users demanded. With both faster attack and release (recovery) times now possible, the Doublewide II excels at energizing vocal tracks as well as controlling bass, guitars and drum tracks in an elegant and transparent way or go extreme and radical—or dial in anywhere in between!

he Doublewide II is nearly magical for processing all percussive sounds easily; it's capable of tight, sonic consistency all the way to explosive, full-bodied impact on snares, kicks and tom-toms. With the addition of the new stereo linking feature (in a 500 racks that support linking), two Doublewide II's are just amazing for drum overheads, pianos, stereo pads, backing vocals, and much more.

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