AMS Neve 8051 5.1 Surround Compressor
Made by hand, the 8051 is an analogue compressor with six transformer balanced audio paths, complemented by two side chains and a key input.
Based on six 2254 compression circuits – using the same feedback topology as our legendary 33609 stereo compressor – the 8051 delivers the famous Neve sound in spades. Flexible side chain routing, trimming and filtering make this a powerful and responsive tool for surround mixing and mastering.
The key input and LFE filter inputs are electronically balanced with an input impedance of 10kohms.
All other inputs are transformer balanced with 3.6kohms input impedances.
All outputs are electronically balanced post the output transformers, with maximum output of
+26dBu into 600ohms.
The unit is calibrated for bridging loads greater than 10kohms.
Control Voltage I/O is provided for linking multiple units, or linking to 33609 compressors.
Connection is by 15 pin D-Type (see the section on EXT control for details).