|The Acme Opticom XLA-3 MKII is an optical audio limiter built to exacting military-style specifications, designed to produce a full range of non-linear, dynamic audio effects.
The heart of the XLA-3 is a unique triple optoelectronic circuit that combines the best characteristics of 3 separate compression curves into a single unit. The result: a high-speed optical limiter with tones that range from ‘clean’ to ‘harmonically rich’ to ‘dirty’.
The Opticom uses high-speed cadmium-selenide (CdSe) photocells, all-tube circuitry, and military style point-to-point wiring. From the 16 gauge, cold-rolled steel chassis to the high quality components, the XLA-3 is built to provide years of reliable, solid performance that will meet, if not exceed, the exacting demands of the audio professional. Just a few of the standard features: custom-ordered Bakelite analog control knobs, full-sized backlit panel meters, Neutrik/Cliff connectors, heat resistant Micalex tube sockets.
Triple optoelectronic circuit