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TransY – Two Channel Discrete Transistor Fet Based Compressor/Limiter


The TransY compressor/limiter features a discrete, low noise transistor audio path using a Field Effect Transistor for level control producing incredible detail. The unique feed forward detector topology and the servo FET drive circuitry provide a new level of flexibility and tone. The unit can be set to control audio levels from smooth and unobtrusive to full-blown deep sustain.

From the Active balanced input to the transformer-coupled output, the TransY abounds with easily adjustable reliable, repeatable functions due to the attention to detail in the design. The TransY adapts to a multitude of applications with its’ +4/-10 level switch. A wide range of adjustments are available through the front panel controls always producing a musical result. Even the universal power supply adapts to line voltages allowing you to tour the world or connect to portable power sources without interruption.

Apply the TransY as your secret weapon from playing out live to recording and mastering. The TransY can handle whatever you throw at it producing a professional result. Master your unique sound with the TransY.

Key Features


Equivalent Input Noise -90dBu/ -102dBu “C” wtd. (+4/-10)
Input Impedance Balanced Input: 33kΩ
Detector Input: 2M Ω
Output Impedance Balanced, +4/-10: 110 Ω
Detector Output: 270 Ω
Maximum Input Level Balanced, +4/-10: +21dBu / +9dBu
Detector Input: +20dBu
Maximum Output Level Balanced, +4/-10: +21dBu / +9 dBu
Detector: +20dBu
Frequency Response 15-100kHz (+/- 0.5dB)
De-Esser 0 to -16dB @6kHz
Attack Time 0.5 mSec. to 100 mSec.
Release Time 50mSec. to 3 Sec.
Slope 1.2:1 to ∞:1, selectable in 12 steps
Total Harmonic Distortion <0.05% (typical) 20-20kHz
C.M.R.R. 80dB typ.
Power Requirements Input Requirements: USA – 85 to 250 VAC / 50-60 Hz
Export units configured for country of destination.
Output Requirements: 48 V dc, 10 Watts
Chassis Steel, Painted finish
Dimensions 1.75″H x 19″W x 9.5″D (44mm x 483mm x 241mm)
Weight 7.95 lbs (3.62 kg)
Notes With the locking power supply plug connected, the depth increases to 11.6-inch (295mm) total

0 dBu = 0.775 VRMS

ART maintains a policy of constant product improvement. Therefore, specifications are subject to change without notice.