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TK Audio announces the new BC1-THD Bus Compressor
Old 25th January 2019
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TK Audio announces the new BC1-THD Bus Compressor

TK Audio proudly introduces a new version of its flagship bus compressor – the BC1THD. The BC1-THD replaces the BC1-S with a new striking black faceplate extra feature set and is a permanent addition to the TK Audio line up. Compared to the BC1-S, the THD model adds several user-requested features, including the new Grab setting. This adds a more obvious compression character in addition to the usual transparent mode that BC1 is famous for.

ADDED FEATURES

Grab
BC1 was designed to add glue to mixes in a transparent and musical manner, and owners of the Ltd version will still be able to achieve that. But in addition, the new Grab setting offers a more aggressive and apparent compression behavior. This may be desirable on the drum bus or for a more snappy sounding mix.

THD and filter options
The BC1-THD also has a THD switch, which adds a bit of crunch and tasty overdrive to the table. And in order to not have bass instruments having a too apparent impact on the mix, there are now three switchable high-pass filter options for the sidechain signal.

Attack time tweaks
Lastly, some new Attack time settings have been added, to make the unit useful in even more situations.

SPECS

Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz less than -0,025dB
Frequency response: 20Hz to 80kHz less than -0,3dB
Blend control fully CW (dry)
THD+N @ 0dBu: less than 0,0045%
THD @ 0dBu: less than 0,001%
THD+N @ +26dBu: less than 0,02%
THD @ +26dBu: less than 0,02%
Blend control fully CCW (straight)
THD+N @ 0dBu: less than 0,00045%
THD+N @ +26dBu: less than 0,0003%

Input impedance: 20kohm
Output impedance: 50ohm
Max input level: +26dBu
Max output level: +27dBu @ 600ohms load

Features:
Threshold: -20dB to +20dB
Ratio: 1.5:1 / 2:1 / 4:1 / 10:1 /
HP Filter: 80Hz, 150Hz, 220Hz, -6dB octave
THD: adds more even harmonics
Grab: selects a harder thres hold knee
Attack: /0.1/0.3/0.6/1/3/6/10/30/60/120mS
Release: 50mS/100mS/300mS/600mS/1.2S/Auto
Gainreduction meter
Make-up: 0 to +20dB
External sidechain: in/out
Straight signal mute
Blendcontrol: from dry to compressed
Compression in/out
External sidechain input: unbalanced TRS jacks
Internal, regulated powersupply with a toroidal transformer
115 or 230V, selectable

MAP: $1399
Available Feb.
Attached Thumbnails
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Last edited by raddistribution; 26th January 2019 at 04:38 PM..
Old 25th January 2019
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That looks like a good workhorse!
Old 25th January 2019
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Price?
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Price?
$1399
Old 25th January 2019
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I bet this thing rocks!
Old 30th January 2019
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Like those new features! What´s the price in Sweden?
Old 30th January 2019
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So is this basically the white anniversary one? Just black instead?
Old 30th January 2019 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by szyam ➡️
So is this basically the white anniversary one? Just black instead?
Yes but the anniversary model had a slightly different layout and they were also individually numbered by hand.
Old 30th January 2019 | Show parent
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Like those new features! What´s the price in Sweden?
Listprice is 12.495:- (inkl moms)
Old 31st January 2019 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by Tekay ➡️
Yes but the anniversary model had a slightly different layout and they were also individually numbered by hand.
I have the BC1 Ltd nr 15/100

I also have a BC1-S, two DP2's and the new TK-lizer 2 Ltd
Old 7th February 2019 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by BM Grabber ➡️
I have the BC1 Ltd nr 15/100

I also have a BC1-S, two DP2's and the new TK-lizer 2 Ltd
Sounds like a happy TK user there. I'm quite interested in these now.
Old 10th March 2019
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My dear slutz, I have question regarding to m/s feature.

I do have BC1 Ltd, but do not have Tk-lizer and never worked with m/s in analog domain. The question is, if I place TK-lizer in m/s mode before BC1, how BC1 reacts to m/s mode? Or is it better to go with TK-lizer in m/s mode after BC1?

Thanks
Old 11th March 2019 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by Solic ➡️
My dear slutz, I have question regarding to m/s feature.

I do have BC1 Ltd, but do not have Tk-lizer and never worked with m/s in analog domain. The question is, if I place TK-lizer in m/s mode before BC1, how BC1 reacts to m/s mode? Or is it better to go with TK-lizer in m/s mode after BC1?

Thanks
The M/S process is inside the TK-lizer 2, the signal is encoded before the EQ circuits and then decoded back to L/R again at the output.
Old 11th March 2019 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by Tekay ➡️
The M/S process is inside the TK-lizer 2, the signal is encoded before the EQ circuits and then decoded back to L/R again at the output.
Well, this explains everything. Thanks for clarifying this for me.

Btw, do you know if I can get Tk-lizer 2 LTD through Sweetwater?

Thanks again.
Old 11th March 2019 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by Solic ➡️
Well, this explains everything. Thanks for clarifying this for me.

Btw, do you know if I can get Tk-lizer 2 LTD through Sweetwater?

Thanks again.
Yes you can! Just call your contact.
Old 11th March 2019 | Show parent
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Yes you can! Just call your contact.
Great, thank you!
Old 11th March 2019 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by Tekay ➡️
The M/S process is inside the TK-lizer 2, the signal is encoded before the EQ circuits and then decoded back to L/R again at the output.
There is also a nifte feature with the HiPass filters in M/S mode... I guess you can explain it better than me

But as far as I can explain (without manual at hand), is that in M/S mode the HPF on the Mid channel is an overall HP filter... for the full stereo image (L+R)...

And the HP filter on the Side channel is used for "monoizing" the signal below the selected frequency...

Off to read the manual again
Old 18th March 2019
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When are these arriving in the US?
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When are these arriving in the US?
They are available in the US.
Old 18th March 2019 | Show parent
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They are available in the US.
I now see them at just one location which I've never heard of. Where else? Google search just points to a few press releases and this post.
Old 18th March 2019 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by ripripstabstab ➡️
I now see them at just one location which I've never heard of. Where else? Google search just points to a few press releases and this post.
We have shipped them to our US distributor so I guess the dealers have not just updated their pages yet.
Just drop your dealer and email.
Old 23rd March 2019
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Hello There,
Could you please tell us the difference with the TK Audio’s BC2-ME ?
Thanks
Old 24th March 2019 | Show parent
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Hello There,
Could you please tell us the difference with the TK Audio’s BC2-ME ?
Thanks
Transformer balanced class-A, more ratios and HPF frequencies.
LED meter with 0.5dB resolution.
BC2-ME is discontinued.
Old 13th April 2019
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why are there no dealers in germany?
Old 13th April 2019
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There are a few, check the dealer section.

Retailers – TKAudio
Old 13th April 2019 | Show parent
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why are there no dealers in germany?
It's available at Digital Audio Service - they have almost everything. Just check if they have stock or order from the manufacturer.
Old 7th June 2019
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Has anyone tried one of these?
Old 16th December 2019
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Does anyone here have experience of this unit? I am saving to buy a BUS compressor and this one is one of the contenders. Any thoughts on how this compares to other clones of this type?
Old 16th December 2019
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Does anyone here have experience of this unit? I am saving to buy a BUS compressor and this one is one of the contenders. Any thoughts on how this compares to other clones of this type?
Old 16th December 2019
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It's not an SSL clone per se. "Evolution" is a better term.
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