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Old 16th January 2012
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TK Audio BC2-ME

Just got this newsletter from TK Audio...



TK Audio’s vision is to make products that will satisfy our customers needs. During years of success with our BC1 we have received a lot of requests of customize units with stepped controls, more suitable for mastering. Therefore we now launch BC2-ME, a unit perfect for mastering. Except for the stepped controls we also added some nice features like illuminated switches, switchable output-stage between electronically-balanced or transformer balanced class-A.

BC2-ME uses the same basic sound path as the BC1, plus the extra features. The class-A mode offers a more vintage tone, like fat, punchy low-end response with more low mid character. BC2-ME also has a switch that adds extra harmonics to the compressed signal. The blend control offers 23 steps from straight to compressed signal.

Features:

* All rotary controls stepped.

* All push buttons illuminated. Soft light when not engaged.

* THD switch, adds extra harmonics (even) to the compressed signal.

* Improved VCA circuit.

* Can be upgraded with separate VCA modules that holds up to eight VCA chips in
parallel to get as low noise as possible.

* True bypass.

* Stepped precision blend control using a 4-deck ELMA switch.

* Five HPF frequencies.

* Gain-reduction meter with 20 LED’s, 0.5dB resolution.

* Ratio starts at 1.25:1

* Threshold -10dB to +10dB. 41 steps.

* Make-up gain 0 to 10dB, 41 steps.

* Output switchable between electronically-balanced or transformer-balanced class-A.

* Balanced, external sidechain inputs.


More info and price on the web page very soon!
Shipping expect to start in February 2012.
Old 16th January 2012
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Can we get a hi-res pic somewhere? Prince info anywhere? Thanks.
Old 17th January 2012 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Krubbadoo ➑️
Can we get a hi-res pic somewhere? Prince info anywhere? Thanks.
Was just thinking the same. Love my BC1
Old 17th January 2012
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++1
Old 17th January 2012
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When it was called the BC1 PRO!

TK Audio - The strip and BC1 Pro - YouTube
Old 17th January 2012
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Stepped controls? Switchable transformer-balanced output?

This is great!!!!
Old 17th January 2012
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Even bigger picture is available at www.tkaudio.se under support/downloads. Threshold range is -20db to +20dB, not as shown on the prototype picture.
More info when available.

Preliminary list prices:
$ 2,208:- USD
Β£ 1,432:- GBP ex VAT
1,727:- Euro ex VAT
15,196:- SEK ex VAT
Old 17th January 2012
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I always wished my BC1 had more HP freq to choose from and a switchable transformer output stage.

This is really some great news! I have a feeling this will be another hit from TK Audio.
Old 17th January 2012
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Woow..finally arrive.great news Tekay....
Old 18th January 2012
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Well the inside layout took much longer than expected as we have been pretty busy last year. More units in this line will be presented soon.
Old 18th January 2012
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Hi, I was wondering how different is this unit in comparison with the vintage design CL1mk2 ?

Thanks
Old 18th January 2012 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tekay ➑️
Listprices:
$ 2.208:- USD
$2.21 (rounded up) Heh I will take 100.

Yes, I know, this is $2,208
Old 18th January 2012
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The only thing CL1mk2 and BC2-ME is charing is the output stage. CL1mk2 uses a diode bridge and three transformer so the sound is quite different.
Old 18th January 2012
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Hi Tekay!
This product seems really nice.
One question about the CL1mk2... Is it more compressing in a 2254 or 33609 way?
Old 18th January 2012
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The sound path is a mix of a 33609 and 2254, all class-A.
Old 18th January 2012
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Another question... For a more authentic FX384 compression is it possible to replace the VCA by an older one as in the 384?
I love the idea of carnhills on an SSL Bus style comp so much.
Old 18th January 2012
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Haven't tried an old DBX VCA in there but I can't see any problems of putting one in there. The old VCA circuits that DBX used is not available any more.
Old 18th January 2012
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Thanks very much
Old 18th January 2012
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May I ask you what exactly does the THD do?
Your adaptation of the crush section on Alan Smart?
Old 19th January 2012
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The VCA circuit has a trimmer for lowest THD, the THD switch will raise it to the about 0,5-1% THD. Harmonics are mostly even.
Old 25th January 2012
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Was gonna grab a Dramwer 1968 now this!
Hope KMR will stock it so i can get it on credit!
Old 25th January 2012
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+1, seems like you've captured all my wants.
Old 25th January 2012
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KMR is a TKA reseller so I guess you should just give them a call.
Old 26th January 2012
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Wow, this looks great! Stepped controls and transformer on/off are particularly exciting!
Old 26th January 2012
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It's not just the transformers that is switched in and out, it's also a discrete class A circuit that is driving the transformers.
Old 27th January 2012
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tekay ➑️
The sound path is a mix of a 33609 and 2254, all class-A.
Tekay, please remind me again which these are? Neve and?? So is this a departure from the more SSL like sound? Wish I could hear it...
Old 27th January 2012
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33609 is NEVE and 2254 is also NEVE
Old 27th January 2012
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Thanks! So this is a significant departure from the BC1 then... Very interesting.
Old 28th January 2012
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Wow. Pricey, but has fantastic features and stepped is worth it. Looks like it's worth every penny. Also, love the idea of switchable between electronically balanced and transformers. Beautiful stuff.

Congrats. Gonna definitely get around to demoing this.

Regards,
Frank
Old 28th January 2012
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I'm more into SSL kind of compressing, so that wound be BC1 right?
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