Crane Song STC-8/H

£0.00 £5,349.00 inc. VAT
£4,457.50 exc. VAT

As standard STC-8 but with Detented Output Pots


Standard STC-8 but with Detented Output Pots

The STC-8 is a high quality compressor that delivers consistent gain control without sacrificing musical definition or harmonic richness. It utilizes a remarkably dependable peak limiter that provides overload protection that is critical to digital recording and broadcast transmitters. The STC-8 is engineered to provide musically transparent gain control, but is also capable of emulating vintage equipment and creating distinctive new sounds. In addition, a switchable enhancement circuit creates analog and tube-like warmth to enrich lifeless audio and digital recordings. This vast flexibility is simplified by the inclusion of several optimized presets, allowing fast, easy set-up on a wide variety of sounds. It can operate in true stereo or discrete independent mono, accessible by a front panel switch. The STC-8s features include

The STC-8s sophisticated side-chain allows both compression and peak limiting to take place simultaneously, using the same proprietary gain control circuit. High signal quality is maintained by utilizing the discrete class A audio path and by eliminating any VCA or optical gain control elements.

  • Simultaneous Compression/Limiting
  • Discrete Class A
  • Balanced/Transformerless I/O
  • Quick & Easy Presets
  • 'KI' & 'HARA' Sounds
  • Transparent Overload Protection
Compressor Attack Time
FAST = measured by doing 18 dB of Gain Reduction. The time to 18 dB of Gain Reduction is less than 1mS. 12 dB of the 18 are reached in .4mS.
Compressor Attack Time
SLOW = for 6 dB of GainReduction, 100mS
Compressor Release Time
FAST = From 12 dB of Gain Reduction to No Gain Reduction. 11 of 12 dB are reached in 50mS (Non Program Dependant Release)
Compressor Release Time
SLOW = 20 sec for a full 12 dB release with PDR enabled.
Limiter Attack Time
less than 1uS. Limiter Release Time: 60mS for 6 dB of Gain Reduction.
Maximum Signal Level
Input or Output, +25 dBm
Noise Floor
-88 dBm measured 20Hz to 20kHz
Frequency Response
5Hz to 55kHz (Hara Mode) Greater than 10 to 1
Shipping Weight
19 lbs. (8.6 kg)
Balanced XLR