The Seventeen is not your grandfather’s ’76 compressor. It’s not even a remake, but rather Black Lion’s take on what the classic ’76 limiting amplifier could have been, given the benefit of today’s technology. Designed in collaboration with pro audio and plug-in guru Tobias Lindell and featuring an improved and redesigned IC-based front end, the Seventeen delivers profound detail and nuance never before heard with this type of compressor.
It isn’t even a remake but rather the Black Lion spin on what the ’76 Should have been. Designed in conjunction with hitmaker Tobias Lindell and featuring a redesigned and improved IC based front end, the Seventeen shows incredible detail and nuance normally not possible with this style compressor. This new front end circuit is coupled with our custom designed, made in Chicago output transformer, designed to give this unit a huge bottom end that balances out the open top end very nicely. We also include our proprietary Black Lion style power decoupling for an incredibly low noise floor. The Seventeen also uses high grade nichicon signal capacitors, widely considered some of the highest quality caps available.
Never the ones to settle for “good enough,” we have added features that users normally consider as upgrades or mods including, a frequency adjustable side chain, separate selectable high and low pass filters, a wet/dry mix knob to allow users to blend in dry signal into their compressed signal, the Seventeen has a palette of tones not available to anything else on the market today. It also includes the all important stereo link function for linking together two units.
• Inspired by the classic ’76 FET compressor/limiter
• Designed in collaboration with pro audio and plug-in guru Tobias Lindell
• Improved and redesigned IC-based front end
• Custom-designed, made in Chicago output transformer
• Proprietary power decoupling for an impressively low noise floor
• Employs high-grade Nichicon signal capacitors
• Frequency-adjustable sidechain
• Separate selectable high-pass and low-pass filters
• Wet/dry mix knob
• Stereo link functionality
Number of Channels:Single
Controls:Attack, Release, Comp Mix, Input, Output, HPF/LPFswitches
Ratio:4:1, 8:1, 12:1, 20:1
Inputs:1 x XLR
Outputs:1 x XLR
Sidechain I/O:Frequency adjustable High Pass Filter sidechain
Other I/O:1 x RCA (link)
Power Source:Standard IEC AC cable