Empirical Labs EL8-XS Distressor Stereo Pair w/ British Mod

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  • $1,970$2,760

The Empirical Labs EL8-X Distressor is a digitally controlled analog compressor which models the action of eight classic compressors and limiters. Second or third-order harmonic distortion can be applied to a signal, thereby emulating tape saturation or tube compression.

EL8-X gives two additional features -- British Mode and Image Link. British Mode is an emulation of the 1176LN's "All-Buttons" mode, a very aggressive limiter widely used on room mics. Image Link improves the stereo image when two EL8-X are linked for stereo operation.

EL8-XS is the designation for a stereo pair of EL8-X.

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