Crane Song STC-8

$ 4,449.00
The STC-8 is a high quality compressor that delivers consistent gain control without sacrificing musical definition or harmonic richness. It utilizes a remarkably dependable peak limiter that provides overload protection that is critical to digital recording and broadcast transmitters. The STC-8 is engineered to provide musically transparent gain control, but is also capable of emulating vintage equipment and creating distinctive new sounds. In addition, a switchable enhancement circuit creates analog and tube-like warmth to enrich lifeless audio and digital recordings. This vast flexibility is simplified by the inclusion of several optimized presets, allowing fast, easy set-up on a wide variety of sounds. It can operate in true stereo or discrete independent mono, accessible by a front panel switch. The STC-8s features include:

* Simultaneous Compression/Limiting

* Discrete Class A

* Balanced/Transformerless I/O

* Quick & Easy Presets

* 'KI' & 'HARA' Sounds

* Transparent Overload Protection

The STC-8s sophisticated side-chain allows both compression and peak limiting to take place simultaneously, using the same proprietary gain control circuit. High signal quality is maintained by utilizing the discrete class A audio path and by eliminating any VCA or optical gain control elements.


Compressor Attack Time: < 1 ms to 18 dB of Gain Reduction (.4mS to 12 dB of Gain Reduction)

Compressor Release Time: 12 dB of GR to No GR in 50 mS

Limiter Attack Time: less than 1 uS.

Limiter Release Time: 60mS for 6 dB of Gain Reduction

Maximum Signal Level: Input or Output, +25 dBm

Noise Floor: -88 dBm measured 20 Hz to 20 kHz

Frequency Response: 5 Hz to 55 kHz (Hara Mode)

Limiter Slope: Greater than 10 to 1

Line Voltage Range

@100V (91V min. 112V max.)

@120V (104V min. 130V max.)

@230V [same as 220V] (190V min. 236V max.)

@240V (206V min. 257V max.)



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