Elysia Xpressor 500

Stereo Compressor

  • Discrete Class-A topology
  • Auto fast attack
  • Switchable release characteristics
  • Warm mode
  • Parallel compression
  • Side chain filter
  • Gain reduction limiter
  • Analog-dynamic LED display
  • Increment marked potentiometers
  • Frequency range: <10 Hz - 400 kHz (-3.0 dB)
  • Noise: 20 Hz - 20 kHz -94 dBu
  • Dynamic absorption: 20 Hz - 22 kHz 115 dB
  • Maximum level input / output: +21 dBu
  • Input impedance :10 kOhm
  • Output impedance: 68 Ohm
  • Frame is not included with the Xpressor
  • Design: API Series 500 Format
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  • Bass Off On
  • Drums Off On
  • Guitar Pickup Off On
  • Vocal Off On

Further Information

Pre-Amp No
48 V Phantom power No
compressor Yes
limiter Yes
equalizer No
De-Esser No
other processors No
Rack/Frame No
supplies No

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Received two with problems
MrGuelo, 12.10.2020
The first one had 1db unbalance to the left when the warm button wasn't active.
The replacement has missing letter parts from the words, Attack and Release.
I have the XFILTER 500 that I bought in another company, and no problems.
Really disappointment with Elysia.
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Best compressor in its price range!
22.09.2014
One of my favorite 500 series units is the Elysia Xpressor 500. It's a real swiss army knife: it can be transparent as air or it can be used to really smash the signal with a lot of color. The build quality is awesome and the unit looks really nice. Knobs feel sturdy and are easy to handle. Also the amount of controllable features is perfect for the size of a double wide 500 series unit. Even my stubby fingers fit perfectly to dial the knobs. Elysia has come up with nice and innovative ideas like the negative ratio that can cause really strange results if wanted. I also like the "warm mode" that makes the end result softer without sounding muddy. If you are looking for a compressor that sounds professional and is able to do lot of different dynamic sculpting then the Xpressor is yout top choice!
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Useful tool
Fede83, 24.04.2019
Nothing incredibly sounding, it does what it promises. Really useful in terms of funcionalities and features (negative ratios, scf, gain reduction limit) and elegant in its modern suit. Built like tank, nice feeling under the fingers and nice leds. Stepped pots so easy to recall and overall good value for money. I use it especially on drum rooms, toms, percussions. Many say it works incredibly well on bass but I normally go for something less transparent (1176 / API others). Same for 2-bus, where I like to have something tougher and less transparent but when it's a matter of a soft limiting, that's a great tool though.
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natural and modern sounding stereo comp
Jay Elle, 13.03.2019
IMO it's a clearer and natural sounding version of dbx 160a with modern functions like wet/dry, gain reduction limiting stuff. great gear to have.
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