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Ashly Audio CLX-52 2-Channel Peak Compressor/Limiter  

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This product has been discontinued but may be available as a Open Box item.

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Low noise, smooth sound, and excellent stereo tracking.

The Ashly CLX-52 is a 2-channel compressor/limiter that uses an "infinite soft-knee" characteristic and timing based on compression ratio. This, combined with a dual release time, allows program density to increase as the input signal increases. The result is a peak controller with very low noise, smooth sound, and excellent stereo tracking, and without the usual "constricted" limiter sound. The CLX-52 has many ways to deal with any gain structure. The mechanical design is ready for years of rugged service and is backed by Ashly's exclusive Five Year Worry-Free Warranty. The CLX-52 is extremely useful for such diverse applications as loudspeaker protection, vocal level control, broadcast limiting, musical instrument sustain, special effects, and CD to cassette transfers.

Extremely low noise and distortion 
Dual release time for minimum "pumping"
Detector Patch Point
Wide-range control of all parameters
Powerful peak control with minimum audible side effects
Both XLR and 1/4" input and output connectors
Balanced Inputs and Outputs
Five Year Warranty

CLX-52 2-Channel Peak Compressor/Limiter Specifications:

Gain: ?15dB
Threshold: -40dBu - +22dBu
Ratio: 2:1 - infinite
Attack Time: 200uSec - 20mSec
Release Time: .1Sec - 3Sec
Output: -40dBu - +20dBu
Stereo Tie Switch: Yes
Defeat Switch: Yes
Detector Patch Point: Allows side-chain connection of equalizer for frequency selective operation

Input Impedance: 20kohms, balanced bridging
Output Impedance: 200ohms quasi-balanced (terminate with >600ohms)
Frequency Response:± .2dB 20Hz-20kHz
Distortion:<.01%, +15dBu, 1kHz; <.15%, +15dBu, 20Hz-20kHz
Hum And Noise: -96dBu, unity gain
Power Requirements: 93VAC-120VAC, 50-60Hz, 5W
Dimensions: 19"W x 1.75"H x 6"D
Weight: 8lb.
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(4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)


good features, awful sound


from massachusetts

Comments about Ashly Audio CLX-52 2-Channel Peak Compressor/Limiter:

i bought the ashly clx-52 for my new bass rig because i was looking for something a step up from the alesis 3630 that i had in my last rig, and with confidence in the ashly name, since i used one of their old sc-40 preamps for years and loved it. boy was i wrong! while the clx-52 does have the excellent build quality and features i expected from ashly, the sound of the unit is downright awful. it's so dirty when it's working that it sounds like a fuzz box. after 30 years playing, i know how to adjust levels so as not to overload the input stage - that's not the problem here. maybe this thing could be used for a drumkit or something, but it's not getting anywhere my bass tone ever again. beware!

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