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WesAudio RHEA 500-Series Vari-Mu Tube Comp w/ Digital Recall  From WesAudio

An ingenious infusion of analog performance and digital convenience. 500 Series Stereo Vari-Mu Tube Compressor with digital recall!



Retail:  $1,499.00

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Manufacturer's Description from WesAudio

Since digital footprint became part of the modern age, analog flavor was demanded more than ever. It is hard to imagine more musical and rich sounding compression than vari-mu desgin. This time ng500 line presents _RHEA – most noble of all, where modern age meets vintage, literally.


About Manufacturer

WesAudio is a manufacturer of professional audio equipment. By utilizing the latest technology, introducing unique design solutions as well as using measuring devices such as Audio Precision, Agilent, Tektronix, Fluke, we are proud to present the first devices available in the sales offer of WesAudio.We strive to assure that our products are of high quality and precision. We provide full warranty and service of all the equipment available for sale.


Main features summary:
  • 100% analog device with +24dBu of headroom
  • True stereo tube “vari-mu” style compressor
  • High voltage tube operation
  • Interstage CARNHILL transformers
  • Input and output level control for maximum flexibility
  • Mix knob for parallel compression
  • THD – harmonic distortion with two modes (Medium & High)
  • SIDE CHAIN FILTERS – 3 high pass filters at 60,90 and 150 Hz
  • 500 series and ng500 (e.g. _TITAN) series compatible
  • Total Recall and plugin control compatible with most DAWs.
  • Analog automation in DAW
Other features:
  • Fully digitally controlled and isolated analog circuit,
  • Digital recall can be acheived by connecting unit directly through front panel mini USB socket, or using it inside _TITAN chassis,
  • 4 touch sensitive encoders allow record automation of particular parameters (Threshold, Mix, Input, Output) in DAW,
  • True bypass,
  • Accurate analogue GR meter and its precise simulation implemented in the plug-in itself,
  • Free software and firmware upgrades.


  • Frequency response: 10Hz-150kHz (-3dB)
  • THD+N < 0.03% (1kHz,0dBu) – no compression
  • THD+N >= 1% – at maximum compression level
  • Input impedance: 20kohm
  • Output impedance: < 100ohm
  • Max signal level: +24dBu
  • Crosstalk:< -80dB
  • THD (MID switch): 1%
  • THD (HIGH switch): 3%
  • Attack: 0.5,1,3,10,30,50 (ms)
  • Release: 0.1,0.3,0.6,0.9,1.8,3.6 (s)
  • SC Filter: 60,90,150 Hz
  • Power consumption: 190mA per rail
  • Dimensions : 76x133x158mm