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Golden Age Project Comp 54 Compressor

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Product Description

Heard on countless recordings, the Golden Age COMP54 is a vintage style compressor based on a classic circuit with characteristics that audio engineers still desire. The COMP54 uses a diode bridge as the gain controlling element, a method that was used by vintage products from Neve, EMI and others. The COMP54 contains no ICs in the signal path and it uses three transformers. 

The controls are versatile and cover most situations.The IN/OUT switch makes it possible to switch the compression action on and off, while still having the coloring from the transformers and the discrete circuits. There is also a hard Bypass switch that just passes the signal between the input and output connectors.

You will find a 600 ohm termination switch on the back panel if you are using using modern equipment after the COMP54, as most users do most of the time. This switch affects the frequency response and the square wave response. So, if you want a slightly pronounced high end, leave the switch out. The square wave response is better when the output transformer is correctly terminated but it is perfectly ok also in the unterminated mode. The frequency response has been tailored so that there is nearly no pronounced peak above 20kHz and upwards, resulting in a smoother phase response.

A LINK connector at the back makes it possible to connect two COMP54s together to form a stereo compressor. The production model will have slightly different settings for Attack and Release and a custom meter combined scale for output level and gain reduction.

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Marcus from Valencia, CA
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Now I Have a Vintage Channel Strip!
Quality
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
The build is solid and heavy. Knobs are solid.
Features
What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could?
The compressor has the full set of controls and is suitable for all instruments and genres of music.
Ease of Use
How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be?
Very simple to set up with the Pre 73. The manual is a one-sheet, but it's a compressor, easy operation.
Sound
How is the tone?
Sounds fantastic. I don't know if it actually sounds close to a Neve since I haven't heard it to compare.
Reliability
How has it stood up over time?
I just got it, so we'll see. But based on my existing Pre 73, I don't foresee any issues.
General
Your general opinion of this product.
Overall, it's great. It's the perfect companion for the Pre 73.
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