TK Audio T-Komp

Progressive ratio which increases with the threshold level.

  • Two ratio ranges, 1:1 to 20:1 or soft 1:1 to 2:1.
  • Five RMS settings, fast to slow and an adaptive mode.
  • Classic 160vu RMS mode.
  • Blend control for easy parallel compression.
  • Feed-forward or feed-back mode.

The T-Komp has a unique design which offers a modern take on the old vari-mu ratio curve. The ratio is progressive and increases with the threshold level. To make the T-Komp more useful it has two ratio ranges. The first one goes up to 20:1, perfect for instrument tracking and smashing drums etc., the second, 2:1, is a more narrow range which makes it more suitable for bus compression. The T-Komp can be selected between feed-forward mode for a punchy, modern response or feed-back mode with a smoother, more musical response. The RMS detector has five settings, four from fast to slow where number four, the slowest, is similar to the old 160VU. The fifth position is a program dependent adaptive mode.

  • Input impedance: 24kohm
  • Output impedance: 50ohm
  • Max in/output level: +26dBu
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz +/- 0.1dB
  • Signal to noise ratio @ 0dBu: better than 94dB
  • THD: level and compression dependent, mostly even harmonics


  • Threshold
  • Make-up gain: 0 to +20dB
  • Blend control: from dry to wet
  • Average timing:
    • 1mS / 40mS (most useful for peak limiting)
    • 5mS / 200mS
    • 10mS / 400mS
    • 25mS / 1000mS (similar to the old 160vu)
    • Adaptive mode: To prevent unnecessary low frequency distortion, the circuit acts slower for slow moving signals and faster for fast moving signals.
  • The attack and release are locked in relationship to each other.
  • FB: selects feed-back mode
  • HP filter: 150Hz, -6dB octave
  • In: compression in/out
  • 2:1: selects a more narrow ratio range
  • Gain reduction meter
  • Link switch
  • 115v or 230v, selectable

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