The new gold standard in natural, musical and quiet compression – this little compressor will inspire you to play and create music. The PC-2A is a true vintage studio compressor in a stompbox – there are no VCA chips, opamps or budget components in the signal path which is 100% analog and built on a hand selected photo-cell, polyester coupling capacitors, precision resistors (with silver/palladium contacts) and NOS (new old stock) tube operating at real amp plate voltages all on a special gold-plated printed circuit board.
The tube circuitry delivers stacks of head-room and low noise floor for outstanding dynamics, preserving the attack characteristics while creating musical and natural compression – the PC-2A wraps your signal in velvet, enhancing your guitar tone without stamping a solid-state signature on it. Useful in live situations for adding ‘punch’ or fattening up thin single coil pickups and indespensible when recording direct to digital audio workstations (computer) to prevent nasty transient distortion artifacts that modern digital recording devices produce if overloaded. Acoustic players will also appreciate the smoothness and sustain the PC-2A will add to amplified acoustic guitar, especially those fitted with piezo pickups.
The tube is manufactured to meet the stringent MIL-E-1 specification for reliability and designed for long service life under conditions of severe shock, vibration (20,000G!), high temperature and high altitude. The subminiature tubes represent the absolute pinnacle of tube technology and offer exceptional musical performance and reliability making this the perfect compressor pedal for studio and touring in even the harshest conditions. Like my other subminiature tube pedals, the PC-2A is true bypass for uncoloured feed-through.