LA Audio GCX2
Dual Compressor / Gate
The GCX2 is a 1U Rackmount Vintage Dual Compressor / Gate from British Manufacturer LA Audio. Essentially, the GCX2 is a two‑channel processor, where each channel comprises one stage of gating and one stage of compression.
Both the compressor and the gate operate from the same side‑chain RMS level detector, which in turn monitors the input signal level. This is a slightly unusual arrangement, as most compressors derive their control information from the VCA’s output rather than from the input, but as this is how some of the older vintage models got their dramatic sound, LA Audio may have adopted it for this very reason.
The 6‑LED gain‑reduction meter monitors the compressor action, while a single green LED shows what the gate is up to. When the gate is bypassed, the green LED dims but continues to monitor the gate action.
The GCX2 features balanced XLR ins and outs at +4dBu, as well as balanced TRS jacks at ‑10dBV, plus TRS side‑chain insert jacks.
Because of the simplified control system LA Audio have adopted for the GCX2, the unit is very easy to set up, yet you rarely feel that you’ve lost control in an area where you really needed it. For general‑purpose gating and compressor applications, the GCX2 provides all the control you need.
This LA Audio GCX2 is in Really Excellent Condition and had Little Home Use Only. It comes with it’s Original Box, Manual and Power Cable.