The 1909 Optical Compressor
The 1909 Optical Compressor
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The 1909 Optical Compressor

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The 1909 has been compared favorably to many compressors both old and new, but there is nothing that sounds quite like it. We've packed a lot into a small package-- go from gentle transient shaping to explosive compression with ease. Made in small batches by hand, these compressors have amassed a loyal fanbase of dedicated owners worldwide. 

Designed for ease of use on a variety of sources, the 1909 has a reduced set powerful controls. It employs dual opto cells for automatic ratio control giving this compressor a very broad palette of sound. The harmonically tuned Triad transformer input stage adds weight to low frequency material and when combined with the sidechain filter and modest compression settings, it sounds remarkably like tape. 

  • Class A, Discrete Audio Path
  • Automatic Proportional Ratio Control 
  • Sidechain Hi Pass Filter 
  • Transformer Balanced in and out
  • Strobing Gain Reduction Meter
  • True Bypass Function