Sound Skulptor is a French based audio manufacturer that specializes in high quality D.I.Y.
kits. The CP5176 is a 500 series module that is based on the Urei 1176 Limiter/Compressor which is considered a studio classic. I would love to demo the CP5176 in the studio. (Think I might have to call Josh and Chris over at Little Fish Audio to see if we could arrange it.)
You can read my post on the Urei 1176 here.
- Cinemag transformers on input and output,
- 5 ratios + SLAM mode (all buttons mode),
- All discrete class A audio path,
- DOA based, API* 2520 compatible, output stage (discrete Op-Amp),
- High pass filter in the sidechain,
- Distortion mode adds 3% of second harmonic, close to Rev A,
- High resolution gain reduction meter,
- Available assembled or as a full kit (everything included)
1 Input Potentiometer that sets the signal level before compression. It defines the compression threshold.
2 Out Potentiometer that set the signal level after compression (make up gain).
3 Ratio Rotary switch that sets the compression ratio from 2 to 20. Ratio 2, allowing more subtle compressions, has been added to the original circuit. The SLAM mode is the "all buttons pressed" on the 1176.
4 Attck Potentiometer that sets the attack time: The delay before the compressor starts reducing gain.
5 Rel Potentiometer that sets the release time: Time that the compressor takes before returning to the "no gain reduction" state.
6 Gr High resolution gain reduction display: 16 LED's from -1dB to -22dB.
7 HPF Inserts a 80 Hz high-pass filter in the sidechain. Produces a Fat sound and eliminates bass driven pumping.
8 Dist Modifies the signal balance on the FET, adding second harmonic distortion. Close to the Rev A version of 1176.
9 Link Connects two compressors in stereo mode.
10 LED that shows the bypass status.
11 Off Compressor bypass button (hardware by relay).
1 Original Cinemag input transformer.
2 All discrete audio path with high grade components.
3 Discrete Op-Amp output circuit, pin compatible with API* 2520.
4 Original Cinemag output transformer.
5 Easy setup of 3 trimmers with a voltmeter, without iteration.
6 16 LED's gain reduction meter.
Get complete info on the CP5176 including assembly guides on the website.
Kit: 295.00 €/ $407.51
Assembled: 495.00 € / $683.79