The BC501 is one of the most transparent stereo bus compressors ever made.
It’s manufactured and assembled in Sweden and thoroughly tested before leaving the factory.
Since the BC501 was released in 2015 it has found its way into a great numbers of 500 racks all around the globe and now the new updated BC501 is here!
The smooth, soft compression together with the blend control, high-pass filter and the THD function are much appreciated features that now have been expanded with the grab function, known from the BC1-THD. The grab function turns the threshold knee harder and makes the compressor even more perfect for the drum-bus.
□ Selectable grab function which offers a harder threshold knee. □ Three HPF frequencies; 80Hz, 150Hz and 220Hz. □ Selectable THD function for more “even” harmonics. □ Smooth blend control for parallel compression.
Power requirement: +120mA / -100mA (total)
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz +/-0dB
THD+N @ 1kHz: less than 0.005%
Signal to noise ratio: 95dB
Cross talk: -90dB
Input impedance: 24kohm
Output impedance: 50ohm
Max input level: +26dBu
Max output level: +27dBu
Threshold: 41 steps
Make-up: 0 to +20dB in 41 steps
Ratio: 1:25, 1.5:1, 2:1, 4:1, 6:1, 10:1
Attack: 0.1, 0.3, 0.6, 1, 3, 6, 10, 30, 60, 120mS
Release: 50, 100, 300, 600mS, 1.2S and Auto (50mS/2S)
HP Filter: 80Hz, 150Hz and 220Hz (-6dB/octave)
Grab: selects a harder threshold knee
External sidechain: input via a stereo 3.5mm TRS (unbalanced stereo)
THD: circuit that adds even harmonics
Blend control: dry to compressed in 41 steps
Shipping weight: 1kg / 2,2lbs
Shipping dimension: 30x20x15cm / 12x8x6”