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Golden Age Project COMP-554

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The Golden Age Comp-554 500 Series Vintage Compressor features a classic diode design with a transformer balanced in...  All product info

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Golden Age Project COMP-554

1-channel vintage style compressor in 500 format

The Golden Age Comp-554 500 Series Vintage Compressor features a classic diode design with a transformer balanced input and output. The Comp-554 is a one-channel vintage-style compressor with a signal path that uses only discrete components including resistors, capacitors and transistors. The unit uses a third interstage transformer. The unique sound character of this compressor is warm, smooth, sweet and musical. The Comp-554 is prepared for a Carnhill Transformer Upgrade, which comes as standard in the Comp-554 Plus. Please see for more information on this version.

The main features of the Golden Age Comp-554 500 Series Vintage Compressor include:

  • Vintage-Style Electronics
  • Based on Classic Diode Bridge Design
  • Transformer Balanced Input & Output
  • Prepared for Carnhill Transformer Upgrade
  • Flexible Control Range for Threshold, Ratio, Attack & Recovery
  • All Controls are Stepped (Aside from Gain Make-Up)
  • 3x Selectable Sidechain Filter Frequencies
  • 3x Flexible Sidechain Options; Internal, Insert & External
  • Electronically Balanced External Sidechain I/O is @ 4dBu
  • Separate Switches for Hardwire Bypass & Compression Out
  • 2x Insert Connectors for Inserting EQ-573 in Main Audio &/or Sidechain Signal Path
  • Meter Selectable for Output (2x Reference Levels, +4 & +12 dBu) & Gain Reduction
  • Can Link 2x Units for Stereo Operation
  • 3-Position Air EQ Switch, Flat, +3 or +6 dB @ 30 kHz
  • 2-Position Output Termination Switch
  • Soft Start Circuit Ramps Supply Voltage Slowly to Avoid Power-On Current Surge
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