The Ratio control employs stepped attenuators, however the others do not. This is because analog attenuators have a maximum of 23 positions. This is not enough for very fine mastering-level adjustments to the controls.
Dangerous gear does not get extremely hot. However, we always recommend leaving blank spaces anyway. More ventilation always equals longer gear life, no matter how hot or cool your gear runs. Do not rack your Dangerous gear next to very hot gear such as power… READ MORE Do I need to leave blank rack spaces above/below my gear?
The separation does not change, but the perceived image depends on the program material. Smart Dyn adds a limiter with a fast release, so on certain tracks the middle may come forward, but the channel separation is better than 115dB no matter what the controls… READ MORE Does the Smart Dyn function change the stereo image?
In the unlikely case of drift, you can readjust your meters using the recessed trim on the back of the unit. Without anything connected to the input and after the unit has been on for 2-4 hours, select VU/COMP button and turn screwdriver in appropriate… READ MORE My analog meter is off.
When Stereo is engaged on the Compressor, only the Threshold and Gain controls are linked. Attack and release remain independent when manual mode is engaged and the Compressor is in Stereo mode.