The xpressor 500 (approximately $840 MSRP) is elysia’s new stereo compressor available in API’s 500 Series format. It features a discrete audio path that constantly runs in Class-A mode and is said to combine a clear and open sound with a lot of punch. The xpressor 500 features an aluminum front panel and solid aluminum knobs, and is designed for stereo bus compression as well as processing mono signals and approaching dynamics in creative ways.
elysia states that the xpressor 500 incorporates features from the company’s flagship products, such as auto fast-attack mode, switchable release characteristic, and the warm mode switch for instantly coloring the signal. For additional control, the xpressor 500 also features an integrated sidechain filter, elysia’s special gain reduction limiter and a mix controller for onboard parallel compression.
elysia manufactures the xpressor 500 in Germany using quality components. For more information, visit www.elysia.com.