Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Shadow Hills Dual Vandergraph

The Shadow Hills Dual Vandergraph is a 500 series compressor based on their flagship mastering Compressor. This is definitely a case of big things come in small packages as the sound of the Vandergraph can be described as "larger than life". It is fairly easy to use and the compression ratios and fixed attack/release times are well matched.

Compression Ratios     Attack            Release
1.2:1                                    30ms             100ms
2.5:1                                    30ms             500ms
4;1                                       10ms             500ms
8:1                                       0.5ms            250ms

  • Input impedance 20k
  • Minimum load impedance 600 ohms
  • Stereo
  • Fully Class-A
  • Discrete audio path
  • Discrete gain cells from Mastering Compressor
  • Sidechain Filter Matrix from Optograph (high-pass filters - 90,150, 250 hz and bandpass 250hz - 6khz)
  • Swiss made discrete attenuators
  • Military Spec build quality
  • Meets the specifications of the VPR Alliance

Here's a TapeOp review of the Dual Vandegraph.
$1875 at Vintage King.

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