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Daking Fet II Compressor - Used  From Daking

Daking's single channel compressor/limiter with with Discrete Circuitry, Seven Release Time Constant Settings, 3-Function VU Meter, and Stereo Linking capability.


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Manufacturer's Description from Daking

The Fet II Compressor is a super fast FET (Field Effect Transistor) type compressor with transformer balanced inputs and outputs, all class "A" amplifiers and discrete circuitry. Jensen transformers are used for clean, accurate performance. All the parameters are set with positive switches, not pots, for accuracy. Tolerances of the components are low and each unit is tested and adjusted at the factory to make sure it falls within our tight specifications.* 

Linking two units for Buss work is a breeze. Stereo linking is done by summing the DC control voltages of 2 or more units. (We have some customers who link 6 for 5.1 mixing). Because of the inherent accuracy of the mono units, the units track very well as multiple units. Fortunately the FET II does not trap you into one set or master controls. Each side of a stereo pair can be set identically (because of the positive switches) or individually. This gives you a great deal of flexibility with problem program material.

The attack and release times are picked by Geoff as the most useful and popular he has encountered. The attack times go from a quick 250 microseconds, up to 64 miliseconds. The longer attack times allow transients through for more "punch." Release times vary from single time constant at .5, 1, and 1.5 seconds, to more complex dual constants like the Neve 33609 auto mode, and A&D Compex 760 Auto. The last two are the level and time dependent triple time constants found on the Fairchild 670 settings 5 and 6; the second of which can have a release time as long as 200 seconds.

The VU meter can monitor input, output or gain reduction, and the compress/bypass/stereo link switch allows you to use each unit individually, not at all, or linked. As many as 8 units can be linked together for surround mixing.

  • All discrete transistor circuitry transformer balanced inputs and outputs
  • All discrete transistor circuitry
  • Transformer balanced inputs and output
  • Class "A" amplifiers
    • All parameters switch selectable & repeatable
    • Threshold adjustable from -10 to +10 in 2dB steps
    • Ratios: 1.5:1 2:1, 3:1, 5:1, 10:1 and 20:1
    • Attack 250 microseconds to 63 milliseconds
    • Seven release time constants;
      • a: .5
      • b: 1
      • c: 1.5
      • d: Neve 33609 Auto
      • e: A&D Compex Auto
      • f: Fairchild 670 #5
      • g: Fairchild 670 #6
    • Make up gain: 0 to 11dB in 1db steps
  • Three function VU Meter:
  • Input/Output/Gain Reduction
  • Two Inputs:
  • A. XLR +4dbm transformer balanced
  • B. 1/4 TRS - 10dB transformer balanced
  • Stainless steel construction
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About Manufacturer

Geoff Daking, long a premier name in the recording industry, has used his extensive experience in recording and studio setup to create a line of studio products whose sound quality and workmanship are second to none. Factor in their reasonable cost and Daking's excellent product support, and you have a value unmatched in the pro audio industry today.


  • Method of Limiting: FET (Field Effect Transistor) used as a variable resistor
  • Dimensions: 12.25”H x 1.75”W(V) or 1.75”H x 19”W(H)
  • 10.5”D knobs to back of unit
  • 5 lbs-12 ozs
  • Power: 48volts dc @ 150 ma
  • Output Drive: transformer balanced
  • +28dbv @ 1kHz 600½
  • +26dbv @ 31.5 Hz 600½
  • Frequency Response: ±1db 10Hz to 56kHz 3db down 63kHz
  • Noise: -82db 10Hz to 25kHz
  • Distortion: THD+N 0.033 @ IkHz
  • Line Input: The XLR input is transformer balanced, has an input impedance 
  • >15k½ and accepts input levels to +30dB.
  • The 1/4” jack has 14dB of gain to accept -10dB input signals.
  • Stereo Link Connection: Use a 1/4” mono to 1/4” mono cable.

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