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Review: Purple Audio Action – 500 Series FET Compressor

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Submitted On May 24, 2013 by Contributor:
PURPLE-ACTION-2T

Rating

Sound
80%


Build Quality
100%


Ease of Use
80%


Versatility
78%


Overall Value
80%


Total Score
84%

84/ 100

Review Details

Price: 725
 
Manufacturer:
 

Positives:

Great sound, versatile
 

Negatives:

This is picky but the knobs are slick and tough to turn
 
by 
My Review

This is a great 1176 style FET compressor in a 500 series size. Not much to say other than if you are looking for a 500 series 1176 style comp. get this one. Has the usual In/Out knovs, attack, release and ratio. Also has bypass and a link switch that requires the use of the Purple Audio Sweet 10 rack for stereo use.

In use it is what you come to expect from this type of compressor, very versatile and can go from plenty fast to very slow, and subtle to squashed. I liked it especially on snare, bass, and guitars. For vocals its great too but I usually reach for an LA-2a type for this task.

 

Recommend to a friend

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