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Behringer T1952 Tube Composer

Interactive compressor, expander, and gate. Features fully automatic or manual attack and release, Ultra Tube circuitry for added warmth without distortion and warmth control for generating tube sound independently. (73) Read 4 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

The Behringer Composer Pro has become the industry standard compressor for numerous applications. Today, you'll find stacks of Composer Pros in the racks of professional touring companies as well as in leading studios the world over. Now there's a device that combines the Composer's famous interactive concept with modern tube technology: the Tube Composer T1952.

Features
Interactive Tube version of "industry standard" compressor-expander-gate

Fully automatic and manual compression, expander/gate, clipper, and program limiter functions

Innovative Interactive Knee Adaption circuit gives you the best of Hard- and Soft-Knee compression in a single dynamic process

Patented "Ultra-Tube" circuitry warms up your signal without bringing in unwanted noise, hum, or hiss

"Warmth" control lets you dial in as much tube sound as your want

Tube Composer features Sovtek tubes, large backlit analog VU meters and a "Retro" design with polished chrome front panel and vintage look

Interactive Ratio Control Expander/Gate lets you make incredibly "natural" fades to silence and eliminates "chattering"

Dual-action Interactive Gain Control Peak Limiter circuit provides both instantaneous "brickwall" limiting and reduces overall output level to avoid distortion

"Intelligent" Auto and Manual Attack and Release compression

Switchable true Stereo or Dual Mono operation and switchable +4 dBu/-10 dBv operating levels for the widest variety of applications

Servo-balanced XLR and TRS inputs and outputs

Special relay-controlled hard bypass prevents accidental "thumps in the night" in case of accidental power-down

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Audio Input
Connectors: XLR and 1/4 in. TRS jack

Type: RF filtered, servo-balanced input

Impedance: 50 kOhm balanced, 25 kOhm unbalanced

Nominal Operating Level: +4 dBu/-10 dBV switchable

Max. Input Level: +21 dBu balanced and unbalanced

CMRR: typ. 40 dB, >55dB @ 1 kHz

Audio Output
Connectors: XLR and 1/4 in. TRS jack

Type: electronically servo-balanced output stage
(optional transformer-balanced)

Impedance: 60 Ohms balanced, 30 Ohm unbalanced

Max. Output Level: +21 dBu, +20 dBm balanced and unbalanced

SC Input
Connector: 1/4 in. TRS jack

Type: RF filtered, DC de-coupled, unbalanced input

Impedance: >10 kOhm

Max. Input Level: +21 dBu

SC Output
Connector: 1/4 in. TRS jack

Type: RF filtered, DC de-coupled, unbalanced output

Impedance: 2 kOhm

Max. Output Level: +21 dBu

System Specifications
Bandwidth: 18 Hz to 30 kHz, +/- 3 dB

Signal-to-noise ratio: > 100 dB, unweighted, 22 Hz to 22 kHz

THD: 0.008 % typ. @ +4 dBu, 1 kHz, Gain 1
0.04 % typ. @ +20 dBu, 1 kHz, Gain 1

IMD: 0.01 % typ. SMPTE

Crosstalk: < -100 dB, 22 Hz to 22 kHz

Stereo Coupling: true RMS detection

Expander/Gate Section
Type: IRC (Interactive Ratio Control) Expander

Threshold: variable (OFF to +15 dB)

Ratio: variable (1:1 to 1:8)

Attack: < 1 ms/50 dB, program dependent

Release: variable (SLOW: 100 ms/1 dB, FAST: 100 ms/100 dB)

Compressor Section
Type: IKA (Interactive Knee Adaption) Compressor

Threshold: variable (-40 dB to +20 dB)

Ratio: variable (1:1 to oo:1)

Threshold characteristics: variable (Interactive or Hard Knee)

Auto characteristics: Wave Adaptive Compressor

Manual Attack Time: variable (0.5 ms/20 dB to 100 ms/20 dB)

Manual Release Time: variable (0.05 ms/20 dB to 5 s/20 dB)

Auto Attack Time: typ. 15 ms at 10 dB, 5 ms at 20 dB, 3 ms at 30 dB

Auto Release Time: program dependent, typ. 125 dB/s

Output: variable (-20 to +20 dB)

Peak Limiter Section
Type: IGC (Interactive Gain Control) Peak Limiter

Threshold: variable (+4dB to OFF (+22dBu))

Ratio: oo:1

Stage 1 Limiter Type: Clipper

Attack: "zero"

Release: "zero"

Stage 2 Limiter Type: program Limiter

Attack program: dependent, typ. < 5 ms

Release program: dependent, typ. 20 dB/s

Function Switches
SC Extern: switches the detector section to the external SC input

SC Mon: monitoring the external SC input, disengaging the normal audio

Interactive: enables the "Interactive Knee Adaptation" characteristics

Contour: allows for frequency dependent detection

Auto: enables the automatic and program dependent setting of the Attack-/release times, disengaging the manual Attack-/Release controls

I/O Meter: switches between input and output for the Level Meter

In/Out: relay-controlled hard-bypass

Operating Level: changes the internal reference level from +4 dBu to -10 dBV

CH 1 Master: linking both channels for stereo operation. Channel 1 becomes master

Warmth: variable (+10 dB to +60 dB)

Indicators
Expander/Gate Threshold: 2 LED for under "+" and above "-"

Compressor Threshold: 3 LEDs for under "+," Interactive in0lr and above "+"

Peak Limiter Threshold: 1 LED for Indication of Limiter function

Function switch: LED indicator for each

Warmth: analog meter for the UTC circuitry

Options
Output Transformer: Behringer transformer OT-1 retrofittable

Power Supply
Mains Voltage: USA/Canada ~ 120 V AC, 60 Hz

Fuse: 100-120 V AC: 1 A (slow-blow)

Power Consumption: 25 Watts

Mains Connection: standard IEC receptacle

Physical
Dimension (H x W x D): approximately 3-1/2 x 19 x 8-1/2 in. (89.5 x 482.6 x 217 mm)

Net Weight: approximately 8.0 kg

Shipping Weight: approximately 10.0 kg
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 702-800-8290
Customer Reviews
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Behringer T1952 Customer Review
Sound: Re-tubed it's a 10. Standard tubes - 8.5. This is my main compressor. I used it with standard tubes for a lonmg time. It is nice as is. I have used it on every thing. It's great on drums, guitar, and bass. I sometimes use it on vox too. I revalved it with two different vales and it rocks. Gonna buy at least another 3 for my studio? Feature: All the standard stuff. With the right valves the 'Warmth' control rocks. Quality: Nothing wrong with it. They have done a stunning job re-creating a vintage look and feel. The knobs may be plastic, but they are replicating backerlite knobs of years gone by. Backerlite is very britle and breaks easy. Value: So in-expensive that it's a joke. Manufacturer Support: Not had to use it. The Wow Factor: Not one person / band / A&R guy etc has NOT commented on how cool it looks. Overall: I'm buying 3 more! They are hand to find though.
Style of Music: All - what ever the customer wants.
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Sound: This was just what I was looking for, a transparent compressor unit that doesn't color the sound. Feature: Lots of features and adjustments, I just set and forget. Ease of Use: Easy to use, and the documentation is easy to read. Quality: Very well made. Value: This is the best compressor/limiter for the best value, I'm getting another. Manufacturer Support: I haven't needed support. The Wow Factor: Cool looking piece of gear. Overall: Overall this is what I was looking for, compressor/limiter that is transparent with a warmth control.
Style of Music: All Styles
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