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SPL IRON V2 Model 1524 (Red)

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SPL Iron V2 Mastering Compressor 1524 (Red)

Precision in Every Note

Unlock the true potential of your audio mastering with the SPL Iron Mastering Compressor. Merging the vintage warmth of legendary tube compressors with the cutting-edge SPL 120V technology, the Iron delivers a musical compression reminiscent of the radio era while catering to the demands of modern mastering studios.

Key Features:

  • Vintage Sonic Alchemy: The Iron seamlessly blends vintage charm with modern precision, resulting in a pleasant, melodic compression that adds power, size, and depth to any signal without overwhelming it.

  • Variable-Bias Limiter/Compressor: The IRON operates on the principle of bias-controlled remote cutoff tubes, providing a well-balanced sound and highly controllable parameters for your mastering needs.

  • Wathen CryoTone™ Tubes: Equipped with specially matched 12AU7 and Wathen CryoTone™ 12AX7-WCM Long Plate tubes, the IRON ensures optimal performance, soundstage, depth, and frequency balance.

  • 120V Technology: The SPL 120V technology sets new standards, offering exceptional technical specifications, including dynamic range, signal-to-noise ratio, and headroom, resulting in a relaxed and detailed listening experience.

  • 2-Year Warranty: Enjoy peace of mind with a 2-year warranty, showcasing our commitment to the durability and reliability of the SPL Iron.

Technical Specifications:

  • Input/Output: XLR (balanced)

  • Maximum Input/Output Gain: 32.5 dBu

  • Frequency Range: 10 Hz to 40 kHz (-3 dB)

  • THD (+10 dBu): 0.002%

  • Noise (A-weighted): -98 dBu

  • Operating Voltage: +/- 60 V

  • Dimensions: 482 x 177 x 300 mm (19 x 6.97 x 11.8 inches)

Precision Control:

  • Attack and Release: Six-step adjustment for precise response control, from Fast to Slow.

  • Threshold: Adjustable in 41 steps for fine-tuned compression tailored to your audio material.

  • Rectifier: Six diode control characteristics for varied attack and release times.

  • Side Chain EQ: Six-position switch for frequency-selective compression, allowing you to focus on specific ranges for a tailored sonic experience.

  • Tube Bias: Three settings (Low, Mid, High) for varied compression strength, modulated by various parameters.

IRON v2 Update:

  • Side Chain Inserts: Balanced with XLR sockets for enhanced flexibility.

  • Side Chain EQ Filter Curves: Additional presets for more creative control.

  • Tubes: Equipped with Wathen CryoTone™ 12AX7-WCM Long Plate tubes for unparalleled sound quality.

Musical Versatility:

The SPL Iron is designed to handle a diverse range of musical genres and audio styles, making it a versatile choice for any discerning producer or mastering engineer. Whether you're sculpting the dynamics of a delicate jazz arrangement or bringing intensity to a powerful rock mix, the SPL Iron excels across the spectrum of musical expression.

Why Choose SPL Iron:

Trusted by mastering engineers worldwide, the SPL Iron stands at the intersection of vintage magic and modern technology. Elevate your sound with a compressor that transcends boundaries, delivering a signature warmth and precision that defines the SPL legacy.

Rediscover your music with the SPL Iron Mastering Compressor - where every note is sculpted with precision, every detail enhanced, and every listening experience becomes a journey.

The IRON is part of a whole new 120V Mastering Universe which will include, PQ Active EQ, PASSEQ Passive EQ, DMC Mastering Console, Phonitor Headphone Amp, MC16 Monitor Controller, Gemini M/S processor, Mercury 786 kHz DAC, and the Hermes Mastering Router.

Short Description:
Stereo Mastering compressor with discrete (Red)
california pro_65:
Form Factor:
3 RU
Number of Channels:
Type (Signal Processors):
2 Years