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IGS Audio Tubecore 500 Series Varimu Tube Compressor
IGS Audio Tubecore 500 Front
IGS Audio Tubecore 500 Rear
IGS Audio Tubecore 500 Box Manual
IGS Audio Tubecore 500 Rear

IGS Audio Tubecore 500

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IGS Audio Tubecore 500 Series Vari-mu Compressor

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The Tubecore 500 is a fully symmetric transformer balanced stereo mastering compressor. The structure is based on a typical vari-mu solution. The Tubecore 500 is a true tube mono compressor where compression is achieved using the remote cut-off of tube biasing. Could be used as a mono tracking compressor or (as a matched pair) as an advanced mastering tool.

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Basic Features
Stereo Link                Yes
Hard wire bypass       Yes

Input & Output
Input Impedance (balanced)        600 ohm
Output Impedance (balanced)     600 ohm
Audio transformers                       Yes, IGS Custom

Levels
Operating Level                +4 dBu
Max input level                 +22 dBu
Max output level              +22 dBu
Noise Level                      -99 dBA
Max. gain                          40 dB
Max Gain Reduction         30 dB

Time constants
Attack:                     0.1 - 30 ms
Release:                   0.1 - 4s

Bandwidth
Frequency response     8 Hz - 20k Hz, +/- 1 dB

Distortion (@ 20 Hz - 20 kHz)
THD+N                     0.002% @ 0dBu

Front Panel
VU Meters                 Yes, GR (backlit)

Power
Voltage     API Standard, internal DC-DC conversion for powering tubes (250V DC)
Power consumption    12W

Packing box
Shipping weight          3 kg

Others
Tube set           ECC82, 6AK5 x2
IGS Audio Tubecore 500 Rear
IGS Audio Tubecore 500 Box Manual