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Retro Instruments STA-Level - Tube Compression Amplifier

£2,988.00 inc. vat
£2,490.00 ex. vat
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Retro Instruments STA-Level - Tube Compression Amplifier

The Retro Instruments Sta-Level is a replica of the radio standard 1956 Gates Sta-Level, which dominated the sound of radio through the 1960’s. The device performs with density and consistency while curtailing many common compressor side effects at up to 40db gain reduction.

The Retro Instruments incarnation contains modern revisions to the classic design. Two Sta-Levels can be paired together for stereo usage, the valves can switched between a single 6386 or a pair of 6BJ6s depending on user preference, side chain operation, XLR input, IEC power input and custom wound transformers.

Retro Instruments STA-Level Specifications

  • Gain Reduction Threshold: Continuously adjustable from +24dBm to -20dBm
  • Available Gain Reduction: 40dB
  • Total System Gain: 35dB (with standard input and output pads)
  • Distortion: 1 percent or less from 0-30 dB gain reduction
  • Frequency Response: ± .25dB from 20-20,000 Hz
  • Noise: -70dB or better referenced to gain reduction threshold
  • Output Level: Continuously adjustable from -40 dBm to +18 dBm
  • Input Impedance: Accepts low impedance active or transformer balanced 0-600 Ohms
  • Output Impedance: 600 Ohm transformer balanced, terminated and resistive pad coupled
  • Tube Complement: 2-6BJ6), 1-12AT7, 2-6V6GT, 1-6AL5, 1-OB2, 1-5Y3
  • Power Requirements: Three prong IEC - Switchable 115-230 VAC - 50/60 Hz
  • Mounting Requirements: 3U metal rack 5.25" high, 19" wide, 8" deep