The DPR-404 is a compact and professional four channel compressor and deesser. Based on the well established BSS subtractive gain reduction principle, it offers you four independent channels of high quality, musical compression and high frequency de-essing, with the minimum of operator controls. Designed to be quick and easy to operate by both skilled and novice engineers alike, it makes a compact economical alternative to the fully featured DPR-402 model.
The DPR-404 is the natural complement to the well established DPR-402 unit and will find many applications within professional audio where ease of operation is considered important along with lower cost without sacrifice to quality and musicality. Some of the important features to be found on each channel of the DPR-404 are:
30dB of gain reduction using BSS proprietary subtractive approach.
Fully adjustable soft knee ratio up to 20:1 hard limit.
Automatic adjustment of time constants with two user definable ranges.
Output gain adjustment control with LED clip indicator. BSS proprietary activity meter showing below threshold signal level, gain reduction and usable range.
Bypass in/out switching with LED indicator. Independent high frequency deesser threshold control and tuneable filter allows selective de-essing simultaneously with compression.
Twin LEDs show de-ess activity.
Link switching allows adjacent channels to be linked for accurate stereo working.
One DPR-404 can be selected to process two stereo channels, or one stereo channel and two independent mono channels, or four independent mono channels.
Compressor side chain insert on rear panel 1/4" RTS jack. Electronically balanced inputs and outputs with optional transformer balancing.
|12k ohm electronically balanced, +20dBu (+20dBv) maximum input level via a 3 pin male XLR cable plug. Common Mode rejection: > -50dB, 20Hz to 20kHz
|Electronically balanced and floating, capable of driving +20dBu (+20dBv) into 600 ohms or greater via an XLR female cable plug.
|+/- 0.5dB, 20Hz to 20kHz (Low pass at 29kHz)
|<-86dBu, all controls set flat, 22Hz - 22kHz
|Unity gain +10dBv output, no compression
|< 0.05% (20Hz-20kHz)
|< 0.02% (SMPTE method)
|+20dBv to -30dBv continuously variable
|1:1 to 20:1 continuously variable (Soft knee for low values with hard limit at 20:1)
|Normal: Program dependent, with 200uS for fast transient overdrives.
|Fast: Program dependent, with 20uS for fast transient overdrives.
|Normal: Typically 10 mSecs for 63% recovery from a 10dB 4mSecs overdrive, and 1 Sec for 10dB 40 mSec
|Fast: Typically 2 mSecs for 63% recovery from a 10dB 4mSecs overdrive, and 300 mSec for 10dB 40 mSec
|+20dBv to -30dBv continuously variable
|20:1 at and above twice the set frequency
|1kHz to 10kHz continuously variable. Attack times are those as measured to achieve 63% of final gain reduction with a step signal of 8dB above threshold. Release times are those as measured to achieve 63% recovery of open gain or removal of a signal 8dB above threshold. The frequency at which 3dB of gain reduction occurs for 10dB of signal drive above threshold. 10dB of gain reduction will occur at and above twice this frequency
|13 way dB calibrated LED meter display showing signal level below threshold, threshold point and gain reduction
|Front panel switch selects Channels 1/2 and 3/4 to become stereo pairs. Channel 1 and channel 3 assume master function for their pair. Side chain control signal is mono summed
|Side chain insert:
|Rear panel RTS jack accesses side chain for inserting other equipment at line level. Connections are: Ring: Signal output from 470 ohms source Tip: Return input into 10kohms Sleeve: 0v ground
|AC 50/60Hz 120v/240v switched externally giving operation range of 90-132v and 180-264v. Anchored 2m power cord
|19” x 1U x 11.10
|4.1kg gross shipping
1. At checkout, select Affirm as your payment method
2. Enter a few pieces of information and get a real-time decision
3. Enjoy your purchase, and pay over time. Your payments will be automatically charged, so you can sit back and relax
Payment & Security
Your payment information is processed securely. We do not store credit card details nor have access to your credit card information.