Pre-Owned Empress Compressor MkII - Silver Sparkle


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Empress Compressor MKII


Elevate Your Sound with the Empress Compressor: Studio-Grade Excellence in a Pedal

Empress has long been a revered name in the world of compression pedals, and now they've taken their game to a whole new level. Born from the feedback of guitarists and bassists who demanded more than just run-of-the-mill controls, the Empress Compressor is a true marvel of modern engineering.

Studio-Grade Features at Your Feet

This pedal is more than just a compressor; it's your secret weapon for crafting the perfect tone. An all-analog signal path ensures that your instrument's true character shines through, even as you add dynamic control. With three compression ratios (2:1, 4:1, and 10:1), you have the flexibility to sculpt your sound precisely. Take command of your compression with independent attack and release controls. The mix knob lets you blend the uncompressed signal with the compressed one for that classic New York-style punch.

Innovative Additions for Ultimate Control

Empress has gone above and beyond to give you studio-level capabilities. Gain reduction and input levels are both metered separately, ensuring you're always in the know about your signal. A unique tilt-style tone knob centered at 500Hz lets you dial in your ideal tone effortlessly. But that's not all. This pedal introduces a sidechain high pass filter built into the detection circuit, saving you the hassle of external filtering. With a 3.5mm TRS jack send and return for sidechain compression, it opens up new creative possibilities.

Empress has crafted a compressor pedal that not only meets but exceeds the demands of discerning musicians. Whether you're on stage or in the studio, the Empress Compressor will empower you to shape your sound like never before.

Empress Compressor Specifications:

  • Input Impedance: 1M
  • Output Impedance: 2.2k
  • Frequency Response (-3dB): 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Distortion: Less than 0.1%
  • Noise: -101dB
  • Power Input Voltage: 9 - 18 V DC (Negative tip)
  • Power Consumption: ~ 100mA
  • Enclosure Material: Die Cast Aluminum
  • Input Connector: 1/4" Jack
  • Output Connector: 1/4" Jack
  • Height (Enclosure only): 1.5"
  • Height (including controls): 2.5"
  • Length: 4.8"
  • Width: 2.6"
  • Weight: 1 lbs.

Brand: Empress


This pedal works nicely as intended and is in very good condition, exhibiting gentle external wear and has had velcro applied to the bottom as can be seen in photos. 

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Type: Effects