Inward Connections The Brute II Stereo Limiter Demo/Open Box  From Inward Connections

Discrete Amp Stereo Limiter from Inward Connections

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Manufacturer's Description from Inward Connections

The Brute is Inward Connections’ most popular offering to date.  It borrows the ultra-smooth opto-cell circuit of the flagship Vac Rac TSL-4 and pairs it with the VF600 discrete amp block, making the Brute a tremendous value.   It smoothly controls transients while adding vibe and character with an airy quality.  For 500 Series users it has become a near instant classic the world over.  

For non-500 Series users, that revered sound is now available in a stereo-linkable, 1RU rackmount version, the Inward Connections Brute II.  The Brute II’s new, rugged steel chassis leaves plenty of room for features not previously offered in its 500 Series predecessor.  The most notable new features are built-in Wet/Dry Mix control, internal linking and four Ratio settings to choose from.  These new features open new doors for tracking and mixing possibilities.  The Brute II is the optical limiter for every engineer.

Features:

  • TSL opto-cell reduction circuitry
  • Transformer-balanced I/O
  • VF600 discrete amp blocks
  • Analog VU meter – switchable between GR and Output
  • Mix control – mix dry and processed signal together
  • Gain Reduction control
  • Output control
  • Four Ratio modes: Classic, Scary, Crazy, Psycho
  • Link switch for stereo operation
  • Bypass switch – relay controlled true bypass
  • High-Pass Filter switch – 250Hz filter in the limiter detector circuit
  • Heavy-duty steel 1RU enclosure
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About Manufacturer

In 1987 Steve Firlotte established Inward Connections, bringing years of experience to the marketplace by designing his own line of audio products aimed at the discriminating professional. His initial offering was the Vac Rac TM modular tube audio system which set the pace for products to come, including the DMS Discreet Monitoring System which was the first-time that a control room monitor module was redesigned to fit into a 19" rack unit. The Vac Rac modular system was the result of collaboration by Firlotte and renowned audio designers Steve Barker and John Hall. Hall is the 2006 recipient of the AES Silver Medal Award for his outstanding achievement in the field of audio engineering and his SPA690 Discreet Class A Amp Block is used exclusively in Inward Connections products.
In addition to products for Inward Connections, Firlotte also creates an array of custom items such as mic pre's, equalizers, rack mixers and mixing consoles for musicians and recording, mixing and mastering engineers.

In the late 1990s, Steve Firlotte and Ian Gardiner of Boutique Audio and Design began working together. They soon discovered Steve's expertise in electronic design complemented Ian's mechanical design and fabrication skills. Their first major recording console project was the F & G Dymaxion 24X24X8 Tube/Discreet Mixing Console with 8-Channel Tube Side Car built for Danny White of Sixteen Ton Recording in Nashville, Tennessee (see photo below). This hybrid tube/transistor console was such a success they then built other custom consoles for clients such as Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Weezer, Daniel Lanois and other major artists.

Late in 2007, the two began Tree Audio as division of Inward Connections. In Mid-2008, Tree Audio released the "Tree 500 Console", the world's first fully customizable "500 Series" console.

Specifications

  • Gain Reductions: up to 40dB
  • Input Impedance:  >100K ohms balanced
  • Output Impedance:  600 ohms balanced
  • Frequency Response:  +/- 0.5dB @ 20Hz to 50KHz
  • Output Signal to Noise Ratio:  -95dB or greater
  • THD + Noise:  0.01% @ 1KHz/+4dBu
  • Reserve Makeup Gain:  +15dB

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