Empirical Labs EL8-S Distressor Stereo Pair

Dual Mono / Stereo Pair Analog Compressor with Harmonic Distortion
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$2,700.00
Sweetwater Savings: $300.00 MSRP: $3,000.00
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Empirical Labs EL8-S Distressor Stereo Pair
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Classic Compression!

The Empirical Labs "Distressor" is an analog compressor similar to the ELI8M Single Channel Distressor, but in a stereo/dual mono channel package. Users can add 2nd or 3rd order harmonic distortion to the signal to emulate tape saturation of the classic tube compressors from the 60's and 70's. Other features include classic knee sound delivered with modern noise specs in an indestructible, digitally-controlled, single-height box.

What Does "Special Order" Mean?

A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

Additional Media

EL8 Distressor Cue Sheet
EL8 Distressor User Manual
Signal Processing Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Number of Channels 2
Controls Ratio (Button), Input, Attack, Release, Output
Ratio 1:1 to 20:1 (And "Nuke")
Frequency Response 2Hz-160kHz (-3 dB)
Inputs 2 x XLR, 2 x 1/4", 2 x 1/4" (Stereo Link)
Outputs 2 x XLR, 2 x 1/4", 2 x 1/4" (Stereo Link)
Rack Spaces 1U
Height 3.5"
Depth 10"
Width 19"
Manufacturer Part Number EL8-S

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