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User Manual for Serpent Audio 500 Series CHIMERA Opto Compressor

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Serpent Audio 500 Series CHIMERA Opto Compressor Contents of the user manual for the Serpent Audio 500 Series CHIMERA Opto
  • Product category: 500 Series Serpent Audio
  • Brand: Serpent Audio
  • Description and content of package
  • Technical information and basic settings
  • Frequently asked questions – FAQ
  • Troubleshooting (does not switch on, does not respond, error message, what do I do if...)
  • Authorized service for Serpent Audio 500 Series

User manual for the Serpent Audio 500 Series CHIMERA Opto contain basic instructions that need to be followed during installation and operation. Before starting your appliance, the user manual should be read through carefully. Follow all the safety instructions and warnings, and be guided by the given recommendations. User manual is an integral part of any Serpent Audio product, and if it is sold or transferred, they should be handed over jointly with the product. Following the instructions for use is an essential prerequisite for protecting health and property during use, as well as recognition of liability on the part of the manufacturer for possible defects should you make a warranty claim. Download an official Serpent Audio user manual in which you will find instructions on how to install, use, maintain and service your product.

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Product description

500 Series: Guide to Effects Read More The 500 Series CHIMERA Opto Compressor from Serpent Audio features a discrete circuit design, Orange Drop and Elna capacitors, full steel enclosure and cover, class AB transistor output, true T4B optical cell, and transformer balanced input and output.
  • Discrete transistor design
  • Transformer balanced input and output
  • User replaceable/upgradable true T4B optical cell
  • Cinemag input transformer
  • Full steel enclosure and cover
  • Custom wound interstage and output transformers
  • Infamous "Mod" incorporated for increasing signal to noise ratio
  • Hard bypass (relay controlled)
  • Stereo linkable
  • HF Sidechain boost (for De-Essing)
  • Compress/Limit Mode: Sealed Pots
  • Sifam VU meter
  • VPR compliant (100mA total power consumption)
  • Made in the USA
In the Box Serpent Audio 500 Series CHIMERA Opto Compressor
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents

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    Technical parameters

    Serpent Audio CHIMERA Specs

    Number of Channels 1 (mono) (stereo linkable)
    Inputs 1 x transformer balanced input
    Outputs 1 x transformer balanced output
    Maximum Input Level +16 dBu
    Compression Ratio Varies
    Attack Time 1.5 ms or less (program dependent)
    Release Time Program dependent
    Maximum Output Level +19 dBu
    Output Load 600 Ohms minimal
    Gain Reduction True T4B optical cell
    Make-up Gain 50 dB (±1 dBu)
    Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Noise >80 dBu
    Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.25 x 1.5 x 6.8" / 13.3 x 3.81 x 17.3 cm
    Weight 2.2 lb / 0.9 kg


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