FX Engineering RAF Mirage Pro Compressor  From FXengineering

High quality, subtle compression with audiophile components built right here in North Carolina!

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$259.00

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What We Think

Designed for the guitarist who "doesn't like compression" but does love sustain and bold tone! This compressor is an extremely musical compressor that is extremely responsive and full of clarity! You don't get the squashed attack like most compressors. You only get the fullness and longevity, which, let's face it, is what most guitarists love.

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Manufacturer's Description from FXengineering

Designed for the discerning guitarist who "doesn't like compression" but does love sustain and bold tone! This compressor is an extremely musical compressor that is responsive and full of clarity! You don't get the squashed attack like most compressors. You only get the fullness and longevity, which, let's face it, is what most guitarists love.

With the Pro Compressor We have taken the best features from the legendary RAF Mirage and improved on it to make the most refined, meticulously hand crafted compressor we have ever produced. The RAF Mirage is already regarded as one of the quietest comps on the market, now through careful research and testing we have pushed the noise even lower. We have upgraded using exotic audiophile grade Silk/Hemp low ESR electrolytic’s, ultra-low noise amplifier, Polypropylene foil caps and precision thin film resistors throughout. We have also added additional power filtering to eliminate supply noise. The result is a Compressor / Limiter that has stunning clarity and transparency. It is perfect for studio recording where clarity and low noise is critical!

  • Meticulously hand crafted with the finest components and wrapped in modern graphics.
  • Transparency - There are no audible artificial sonic anomalies, imposed on the musical. program. i.e., audible attack and release mechanics. You may ask yourself: "Is it on?"
  • Musical - The tonality of the processed music is very natural and pleasing to the discerning ear.
  • Compression visual indicator brightens dynamically as compression is sensed.
  • Studio Quality in a simple-to-use pedal.
  • Internal attack trimmer to dial in a little Nashville pluck.
  • Tough, Durable and "road ready".
  • True Bypass Switching
  • Audiophile grade Polypropylene foil capacitors
  • Silk/Hemp audiophile electrolytic capacitors
  • Precision Metal film Resistors
  • Made in Raleigh NC USA
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Specifications

Quick Start
Plug the Amp Cord into the left jack and the Instrument Cord into the right jack. Plugging the instrument cord automatically turns on the power to the pedal. Set both CMP and LVL to 12:00 and Play! 

Controls
CMP - Compression - This controls the gain into the compression circuitry. The higher the gain, the greater the compression ration. The red lamp brightens when compressed signal activity is present.

LVL - Output Level - It is a post compressor volume control 

Internal controls - Attack - The Rev-9 introduces this new feature to the Mirage. On the board you will find a blue trimmer labeled "Attack" this controls how fas the compression grabs the note. Turned CW = slower for more "pluck". This also cures the rare distortion from high output pickups. The second trimmer labeled R-LED is to calibrate the voltage to the red LED. No need to adjust unless using higher voltage power.

Footswitch True Bypass - Pressing the foot switch engages the effect in the signal path (Blue lamp ON), or by-passes it (Lamp off)

Power
The Mirage is powered by an internal 9 volt battery for about 20 to 25 hours of "jacked in" time. It also accepts a standard 9 volt power supply. Can be run between 9 and 18 volts. Uses up to 10 mA!