Pre-Owned Effectrode PC-2A Photo-Optical Tube Compressor


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This pedal includes the original box and power supply.

From the manufacturer:

The PC-2A is a true vintage studio compressor in a stompbox—there are no cheap VCA chips, opamps or budget components in the signal path which is 100% analogue and built on a hand selected photocell, polyester coupling capacitors, precision resistors (with silver/palladium contacts) and Sylvania N.O.S. (new old stock) 6111 sub-miniature tube operating at real amp plate voltages all on a special silver-plated printed circuit board.

The tube circuitry delivers stacks of head-room and very, very low noise floor for outstanding dynamics, preserving the attack characteristics while creating musical and natural compression—the PC-2A wraps your signal in velvet, enhancing your guitar tone without stamping a solid-state signature on it. Useful in live situations for adding ‘punch’ or fattening up thin single coil pickups and indispensable when recording direct to digital audio workstations (computer) to prevent nasty transient distortion artefacts that modern digital recording devices produce if overloaded. Acoustic players will also appreciate the smoothness and sustain the PC-2A will add to amplified acoustic guitar, especially those fitted with piezo pickups.

The tube is manufactured to meet the stringent MIL-E-1 specification for reliability and designed for long service life under conditions of severe shock, vibration (20,000G!), high temperature and high altitude. The sub-miniature tubes represent the absolute pinnacle of tube technology and offer exceptional musical performance and reliability making this the perfect compressor pedal for studio and touring in even the harshest conditions. Like my other sub-miniature tube pedals, the PC-2A is true bypass for uncoloured feed-through.


Type: Effects

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