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10DCF MKII Compressor/Limiter




"I love my BAE 10DC compressor Limiter.... I've been using it for a while now.. Very reminicent of a Neve 2254.. but with quiet switches and smaller increments..It's got a gorgeous flavour that none of my other classic original comps have."


Jeremy Darby
Canterbury Music


10DCF MKII Features

The 10DCF MKII includes the original features of the 10DCF, along with a couple of new upgrades such as an internal power supply. The 10DCF MKII now also features two independent switches rather than one dual concentric switch.

The 10DCF, which builds on the capabilities of the 10DC compressor/limiter, features Carnhill and Jensen transformers, all discrete circuitry while adding a brand new, inductor-based bypass filter.

The 10DCF bypass filter delivers increased flexibility while recording low frequency ranged instruments, and engages at 50, 80, 160 and 300 Hz — perfect for users who want to compress a broad frequency range while leaving lower frequencies uncompressed. The 10DCF units are also stereo linkable, making them the perfect complement for the output stage of a mixer.

The 10DCF is an incredibly versatile tool for both tracking and mixing. It retains the same top grade, Class A circuitry that is present in BAE gear, while providing bypass filter options that make it more customizable, especially useful for drum and bass applications.

Aside from its unmistakably authentic sound quality, the 10DCF also features a useful range of features on its front panel, including Elma stepped switches for each control, BAE Audio's trademark Marconi knobs, and a gastank style analogue meter. The combination of these elements provides users with accurate visual and tactile reference points as they adjust and shape their sounds. The metering on the 10DCF incorporates a sleek and simple design, with easy to read white lettering set against a black background in a rugged gastank style encasement.

The 10DCF MKII is hand assembled in California using only premium grade analogue components.

  • Discrete Class A transformer-coupled circuit throughout.
  • Fully independent Compressor and Limiter for separate audio dynamics control.
  • Intuitive layout with illuminated meter showing gain reduction.
  • High quality stepped Elma® switches for dialing accuracy and repeatability.
  • True bypass even when the unit is off.
  • Internal power supply.

Single Channel Limiter Compressor with PSU MAP: $1,900.00
Stereo Pair Compressors with PSU MAP: $3,800.00

10DCF MKII Specifications

Frequency Response
5Hz to 45kHz -1dB Measured at +8dBu

Noise
-80dBu with 200ohms source

Maximum Output Level
+33dBu into 10kΩ
+27dBU into 600Ω

Distortion
Varies from 0.03% to greater than 1%

Compressor
Threshold:
-20dBu to +16dBu with 2dB steps
Ratio:
1.5:1 to 10:1 with 6 position switch
Attack:
2mS to 80mS with 6 position switch
Recovery:
100, 200, 400, 800mS
Auto 1 100mS isolated peaks, 2 Sec prolonged levels
Auto 2 50mS isolated peaks, 5 Sec prolonged levels

Limiter
Threshold
+4dBu to +15dBu with 0.5 dB steps
Attack:
Slow 4mS, Fast 2mS
Recovery:
100, 200, 400, 800mS
Auto 1 100mS isolated peaks, 2 Sec prolonged levels
Auto 2 50mS isolated peaks, 5 Sec prolonged levels

Bypass Filter
50, 80,160 and 300 Hz

Gain Make-up:
0 to +20dBu in 1 dB steps

Output Impedance
100Ω Balanced earth free

Power Consumption
200mA at 24VDC

Dimensions in Inches
19W x 1.75L x 9D

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