Empirical Labs EL8X-S Distressor

This item runs exclusively on an operating voltage of 230V and therefore requires a voltage transformer to run in your country of United States of America.

Stereo distressor pair

  • Includes British Mode and Image Link functions
  • Includes 2 separate mono-channel devices that can be connected to each other via the image-link connectors
  • Classic knee compressor
  • Tube saturation
  • Opto mode
  • XLR (balanced) and 6.3 mm jack (unbal.) I / O
  • One of the most versatile compressors on the market
  • The distressor is used in many professional sound studios
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  • Acousticband medium Compression
  • Drumset heavy Compression
  • Guitar light Compression

Further Information

Compressor Yes
Gate No
Peak Limiter Yes
2-Channel Unit Yes
Attack/Release Adjustable Yes
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Must have compressor
Steirt, 06.01.2021
The distressors are absolutely amazing. Great build quality, many features, very precise recall and most important great sound. They are my favorite compressors for snare, but they shine on basically everything! You can't go wrong investing in distressors for tracking, mixing and live sound!
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reference compressor
bowaa, 24.10.2018
Nice product, nice sound, good quality...
A reference compressor to have.
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Stefan6814, 04.06.2014
Klanglich genial und äusserst vielseitger Kompressor. Ich setzte meine Stereogelinkten Distressoren für Parallelkompression, Vocalaufnahmen und Bässe ein.
Toller Sound und eine ordentliche Portion Punch!
Kaufempfehlung mit 5 Ausrufezeichen !!!!!
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Un must have !
DKProd.ch, 19.02.2015
Un compresseur d'anthologie, très transparent qui fonctionne très bien et peut tout faire, autant de la compression légère que de l'écrasement et de la distorsion.
La fabrication cependant est un peu légère, les potentiomètres ne sont pas très bien fixés et n'ont pas tous la même résistance. C'est dommage pour un produit de ce niveau.
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