EU Alctron CP540V2 2254 Compressor and Limiter

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  • $328.99
  • Regular price $449.00

This item ships from Ireland—not the US, but comes with a US power cord, so you will need an IEC cable with the proper plug for your country.  If you are in the US please see my US listing to order this item.


CP540V2 Stereo-Linkable Mono Compressor

The Alctron CP540V2 is an updated version of its predecessor, the CP540, which is modeled after the classic 2254 compressor. This new version adds a limiter section for even greater dynamic range taming, along with improved metering, a new improved transformer, updated power supply, and a new sleeker design. This one-channel audio compressor and limiter can be paired with a second unit via TRS link for stereo operation. Both the compressor and limiter circuits are completely independent and can be used concurrently or be individually bypassed via the LED-illuminated buttons. The chassis is made from high-quality steel to provide extra shielding against electromagnetic and RF interference, and the circuit uses high-quality components to ensure low distortion and clear sound quality for years to come.


* Frequency response: 20hz-20khz
* Noise: <-80dBu
* Max output level: 20dBu
* Distortion:  <0.5%@1khz, +4dBu
* Compressor threshold: -20dBu to +10dBu
* Ratio: 1.5:1 to 6:1 with 5 position switch
* Attack: 0.5ms to 50ms with 8 position switch
* Release: 25ms, 50 ms, 100 ms, 400 ms, 800 ms, 1.5s, auto1 and auto2
* Limited threshold: 1dB to +16dB
* Release: 25ms, 50 ms, 100 ms, 400 ms, 800 ms, 1.5s, auto1 and auto2
* Input impedance: 50kohm balanced
* Output impedance:  200ohm balanced