The Acme Opticom XLA-3 MKII is an optical audio limiter built to exacting military-style specifications, designed to produce a full range of non-linear, dynamic audio effects.
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The heart of the XLA-3 is a unique triple optoelectronic circuit that combines the best characteristics of 3 separate compression curves into a single unit. The result: a high-speed optical limiter with tones that range from 'clean' to 'harmonically rich' to 'dirty'.
The Opticom uses high-speed cadmium-selenide (CdSe) photocells, all-tube circuitry, and military style point-to-point wiring. From the 16 gauge, cold-rolled steel chassis to the high quality components, the XLA-3 is built to provide years of reliable, solid performance that will meet, if not exceed, the exacting demands of the audio professional. Just a few of the standard features: custom-ordered Bakelite analog control knobs, full-sized backlit panel meters, Neutrik/Cliff connectors, heat resistant Micalex tube sockets.
• All tube circuitry
• High-speed cadmium-selenide (CdSe) photocells
• Custom Bakelite analog control knobs
• Full-sized backlit panel meters
• 15db switchable input pad
• Hand-wired 2 stage bypass switch
• Triple optoelectronic circuit
• Cinemag input transformer
• IEC power connector
• 115/230V AC Mains
• Neutrik XLR input and output connectors
• Stereo link connector
• Micalex tube sockets
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Al runs his own recording studio Rustbelt, in Royal Oak Michigan. It was there that the Opticom was born. Danny Russel, designer of the Naylor Guitar Amplifier came to Al with the idea of taking the optical compressor to the next level. After many trials, the Opticom-XLA-3 was finally complete, and ready to be manufactured. All Opticoms are painstakingly built by hand right in Metro Detroit.
Acme Audio is built by people who know audio, for people who know audio.