The xpressor 500 is an extremely versatile stereo compressor available in API's 500 series format. With its many unique features taken from our flagship products, you not only get great compression, but an amount of control on processing which is hardly ever experienced elsewhere.
No matter if you want to set and forget or plunge deep into the secrets of compression, the xpressor 500 is for you. Its discrete audio path running in constant class-A mode provides a superior audio quality which combines a clear and open sound with a good lot of punch.
Stereo buss compression, processing single signals, approaching dynamics in creative ways - the xpressor 500 shines in many different applications. Best of elysia? You got it!
• Discrete Class-A Topology
Pristine audio quality
• Auto Fast Attack
Perfect attack in any situation.
• Switchable Release Characteristic
Smooth or crisp - the choice is yours.
• Warm Mode
Transparency? Saturation? Both!
• Gain Reduction Limiter
Ultimate control over compression.
• Parallel Compression
Mixing direct and compressed signals. • Sidechain Filter
Frequency selective compression.
• Made in Germany
Build quality without compromise.
Features:Discrete Class-A Topology
As a true elysia specialty, the audio path of the mpressor 500 is completely based on discrete circuitry and does not use any integrated circuits at all.
This switchable harmonics generator allows on-the-fly signal coloration and saturation effects capable of delivering a grittier flavor.
Inspired by its big brothers: The switchable semi automation for a perfect attack on the basis of the value set by the user.
This alternative characteristic of the release curve follows an antilogarithmic course instead of the standard linear progress and produces a much more striking result.
The compression curve bends and goes back down! Heavy pumping, backward sounds, etc. - perfect for very cool compression effects...
Gain Reduction Limiter
This unique limiter is not placed in the audio path as usual, but it restricts the control voltage of the compressor instead.
Analog Dynamic LED Meter
The gain reduction meter modulates its LEDs in their brightness in order to show the action of the compressor in a truly analog way: Fast and with smooth transitions.
The custom discrete gain reduction cell of the mpressor 500 provides low noise, extremely fast time constants and all the punch in the world.
All potentiometers of the mpressor 500 have 41 steps, which is a great help for recalling your previous sessions fast and precisely.
Ground Layer Shield
One of the six layers of both PCBs is a full copper plane which helps to reduce interferences caused by electric fields.