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TC Electronic C400XL

Balanced Dual Gate Compressor

Product Code 44930

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The C400XL is a supreme Dual Gate/Compressor specially designed for audio professionals on the road. Combining award-winning multiband compression technology with an extremely fast and intuitive user interface as well as a super silent click free gate, the C400XL is made for the uncompromising live engineer.

The C400XL uses advanced TC Electronic multiband dynamics technology to compress any source - from vocals and percussion to guitars and even keyboards. If you want the sound of a full band/one band compressor you can do that too; even de-essing and de-hiss is an option. The inherent transparency of the multiband compressor brings out the qualities of the source material, yet secures a firm and consistent level. The optimized and super-fast gate offers a click free and high precision gating of any source.

The C400XL stands out in three distinct areas that make it the ideal unit for the live circuit. First there is the sound quality – this quality is ensured by source-based multiband compression and ultra fast gating. Another great aspect of the C400XL is its versatility – adapt to any source, analog or digital, decide on gate, compression or a combination, and C400XL is up for the task at hand. And finally there is the intuitive, fast use of C400XL – source-based compression, intuitive user interface and a mix knob for parallel compression makes for a fast, professional unit.

Like the C300, C400XL features a TC Electronic exclusive ‘Mix' knob allowing parallel compression without complicated routing schemes.

To assure smooth operation, C400XL is equipped with high resolution input, gain reduction metering and threshold LED indication. Choose between true dual mono for superior channel separation, stereo or serial operation. C400XL features brickwall limiting for peak stop and hot levels prevention.

C400XL is the ideal choice for parallel compression, gating and/or compressor applications. A C400XL channel transforms from multiband compressor to ultra fast gate and back at a flick of a switch. Gate and compressor functions can be serial or parallel at the choice of the engineer, thus allowing e.g. awesome combinations of compressor and gate on a snare drum giving that tight and snappy impact sound. Balanced Analog (XLR) and Digital AES/EBU (XLR) connectors make C400XL the perfect solution for any pro sound engineer looking for high-end compression/gates to complement his analog or digital console.

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MPN: 965300011

- Balanced analog XLR
- Balanced digital (AES/EBU)
- Precision gating – ultra fast and click free
- De-essing
- Dual engine compressor or gate
- High resolution input and gain reduction metering
- Threshold LED indication
- True dual mono, stereo or serial operation
- Brickwall limiting for peak stop and hot levels
- Dual band expansion for non-percussive sources

Digital Input and Output
- Connector: XLR (AES/EBU)
- Formats: AES/EBU (24bit)
- Sample Rates: 48 kHz. (44.1 kHz only @ Digital Input)
- Processing Delay: 0.08 ms @ 48 kHz
- Frequency Response DIO: DC to 23.9 kHz ± 0.01 dB @ 48 kHz

Analog Inputs
- Connectors: XLR balanced (pin 2+, pin 3-)
- Impedance, Bal / Unbal: 20 kOhm / 11 kOhm
- Max. Input Level @ 0 dBFS: +21 dBu
- A to D Conversion: 24 bit, 128 x oversampling bitstream
- A to D Delay: 0.9 ms @ 48 kHz
- Dynamic Range: Typ < -110 dB, 22 Hz to 22 kHz
- THD: Typ < -102 dB (0.0008 %) @ 1 kHz, -1 dBFS
- Frequency Response: +0/-0.1 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
- Crosstalk: Typ < -115 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz

Analog Outputs
- Connectors: XLR balanced (pin 2+, pin 3-)
- Max. Output Level: +21 dBu
- D to A Conversion: 24 bit, 128 x oversampling bitstream
- D to A Delay: 0.58 ms @ 48 kHz
- Dynamic Range: typ < -110 dB typ, 22 Hz to 22 kHz
- THD: typ < -94 dB (0.002 %) @ 1 kHz, +21
- Frequency Response: dBu+0/-0.1 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
- Crosstalk: typ < -100 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz

- Operating Temperature: 32° F to 122° F (0° C to 50° C)
- Storage Temperature: v-22° F to 167° F (-30° C to 70° C)
- Humidity: Max. 90 % non-condensing

Control Interface
- MIDI In/Out: 5 Pin DIN

- Finish: Anodized aluminum front. Plated and coated steel chassis
- Meter: 2 x 6 LED's in each channel
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 19 x 1.75 x 4.2 in. (483 x 44 x 105.6 mm)
- Weight: 3.3 lb. (1.5 kg) (auto-select)
- Mains Voltage: 100 to 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz
- Power Consumption: <15 W
- Warranty parts and Labor: 1 year

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