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

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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:

  • Controls:
    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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