Radial Engineering Komit 500 Series Compressor and Limiter  From Radial

500 series Auto-Track Compressor Limiter

Radial Engineering

$499.99

Retail:  $600.00

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Manufacturer's Description from Radial

  • Single dial auto-tracking compressor-limiter
  • Old school diode bridge clipping limiter
  • Brick wall setting for set & forget recording
  • 100% discrete with Hammond broadcast transformers

The Radial Komit™ is a feature-rich compressor-limiter that simplifies the process of dynamic manipulation while expanding upon creative tone shaping. At one end is a super-clean compressor that delivers amazing results with single knob control. At the other, an old-school diode bridge clipping limiter goes from 'vintage to nasty'. But don't let the minimalist approach deter; the Komit provides exceptional flexibility by integrating a series of automatic functions that are both musical and intuitive. Close your eyes and listen… the Komit does the hard work for you.

The design begins with an auto-detecting feed-forward VCA that reads the incoming program material and reacts 'real-time' to the time constant. Set the 3 position attack-decay switch to slow for vocals, medium for instruments and fast for percussion. As you increase the ratio, the Komit FlexKnee™ compression dynamically adjusts the pivot point, seamlessly transitioning from soft to hard knee for more natural results. Yet unlike most limiters that are designed to be transparent, the Komit Clipper™ is designed to introduce personality to your recordings. The Clipper simulates the sound created by old-school diode bridge circuits from the early days of radio. These clip the input signal when they exceed the headroom. Same deal… only here, you are in complete control. Ten settings are graduated from mild harmonic overload to extreme nasty. Think of Nine Inch Nails.

To ensure absolute signal integrity, full size discrete electronics are employed throughout while the vintage style Hammond broadcast transformers add extra warmth to the signal path. A variable level control provides gain make-up or can be used to drive the Clipper for added distortion. Dual ballistic VU metering makes it easy to simultaneously view compression and output when making adjustments. Designed for use with all 500 series racks, the Komit can be linked for full stereo operation. When used with the Radial Workhorse, the Omniport is assigned as a key input for frequency dependent compression, de-essing, ducking or any number of dynamic manipulation effects.

The Komit transcends the complex world of dynamic manipulation with the simplicity of single dial control. Stand by for take off...

Radial Engineering

About Manufacturer

Radial Engineering is a manufacturer and distributor of professional audio equipment, building tools for the working audio and audio-video professional. Radial is located on the Fraser River, just outside Vancouver, British Columbia in the municipality of Port Coquitlam. The company began operations in the fall of 1991 as the Canadian distributor of Mogami cable and Jensen Audio Transformers. In 1992, it became a limited corporation under the JP Cabletek Electronics Ltd. banner. The Radial name was first used on house branded cables and snake systems. The Radial name and logo represents a cross section of quad cable; Radial being round. In 1996 the Radial JDI direct box was launched. This led the way to the Radial JDV and today, over 50 electronic products are now being produced under the Radial, Tonebone and Forest Audio brands. In 2001, the Primacoustic brand was launched to address the growing demand for acoustic products for the burgeoning home recording market and in 2006, the company officially changed its name to Radial Engineering Ltd.

Specifications

The Komit is a unique dynamic shaping tool that combines a VCA compressor with a diode bridge clipping limiter. Although careful attention has been paid with respect to achieving world-class specifications, this has played second fiddle to delivering exciting audio results. Key to the performance is the way the Komit transitions from soft to hard knee while delivering less than 0.05% distortion in the critical range. And as shown in the Fast Fourier Transform (FFT), the Komit delivers a near perfect cascade of even-order harmonics for the sonic warmth that is characteristic of old-school transformer coupled inputs and discrete analogue circuitry.

 

Specifications

 

 

Circuit type:

Feed Forward with True RMS Sidechain.

Power Requirement:

72mA, ± 16VDC

Compression Ratio - Normal:

1:1 to 10:1

 

Compression Ratio - Brickwall:

1:1 to 25:1

 

Limiter range:

+4dBu to +21dBu

 

Frequency Response:

20Hz~20kHz, -2dB @ 20Hz

 

Maximunm Output:

+22dBu

 

Maximum Gain Make-Up:

+20dB

 

THD+N:

0.025% @ 1 kHz.

 

Intermodulation Distortion:

< 0.1% @ 80Hz/3kHz

 

Input impedance:

9.6k Ohms

 

Output Impedance:

140 Ohms

 

Threshold:

-10dbu or +4dbu

 

Maximum Gain:

Key input to detector

 

Warranty:

3 Years

 

Size:

Standard 500 Series format

 

Weight:

1.5 lbs. (0.7 kg)

 

Compliance API:

Yes (VPR Alliance)

 

Compliance WHOS-Doc:

Yes (Radial Workhorse 500 Rack)

 

Specifications are subject to change without notice.
*Refers to use with Radial Workhorse rack and mixer.

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Komit User Guide