Millennia TCL-2


Twin Topology Two-Channel Compressor/Limiter


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Millennia TCL-2

Control Dynamics With Total Signal Integrity

  • Two paths to perfection with Twin Topology™
  • Stereo optical compressor/limiter with unprecedented sonic purity & integrity
  • All triode 300 V vacuum tube signal path or…
  • All discrete J-FET solid state signal path
  • Both topologies are entirely transformerless, high voltage, pure Class A
  • Minimalist design: only one active stage in the audio path
  • Threshold: Infinity to + 20 dBu
  • Ratio: 1.4 : 1 to 30 : 1
  • Attack: 2 to 100 ms
  • Release: 100 ms to 3 s
  • Large meters: switchable for VU or Gain Reduction
  • Constructed for demanding professional applications
  • Ultra-Premium components throughout
  • Gold relays, connectors, switches, tube sockets
  • Silver Teflon power wiring, Mogami Neglex OFC audio wiring
  • Detented, loggable controls (option)
  • Lovingly hand-crafted in Northern California


Threshold RangeInfinite to +20 dBu, Continuously Adjustable
Maximum Output Level> + 32 dBu
Maximum Input Level+ 30 dBu
Output Gain ControlContinuously Adjustable
Frequency Response+0 / -3 dB sub 5 Hz to 100 kHz
Noise (20 Hz – 22 kHz)-87 dBu (SS), -82 dBu (VT)
Attack Range2 ms to 100 ms, Continuously Adjustable
Release Range100 ms to 3.0 S, Continuously Adjustable
Compression Ratio Rangeminimum 1.4 : 1, maximum 30 : 1
Continuously Adjustable
THD + Noise (20 Hz – 30 kHz)< .01 %, typ .003 % (VT or SS)
Common Mode Rejection Ratio (10 Hz – 20 KHz, 100 mV C.M.)> 50 dB, Typ > 70 dB
Dynamics Bypass For Each Channel?Yes
Meter Gain Reduction Or VU Selection?Yes
Stereo Linking Switch?Yes
Input Impedance25k Ohms
Minimum Output Load Impedance300 Ohms (SS), 1k Ohms (VT)
Recommended Minimum Load600 Ohms (SS), 3k Ohms (VT)
Output Impedance< 5 ohms (SS), < 300 ohms (VT)
Twin Topology Compressor AmplifiersSwitch In: Pure Class-A Discrete J-FETs
Switch Out: Pure Class-A Triode Tubes
Power Consumption55 watts maximum
Power RequirementsSelectable: 100-120, 200-240 V ac, 50/60 Hz
Dimensions/Shipping Weight19” W x 12.5” L x 3.5” H, 26 lbs.

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