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The Channel is a Tube Microphone Preamp and signal processor that is an indispensable tool for Broadcast, Studio, or Live sound.

The Channel incorporates seven powerful devices within a compact, single rack space design, including five of Aphex’s exclusive patented technologies. Together, the result is the highest possible audio quality, processing power and flexibility available.

The elegant front panel not only looks great, but is laid out in an intuitive, easy-to-use workflow with easy to understand labeling. Building on the foundation of the Model 230, the Channel features an instrument input, dedicated output and gain reduction metering, front panel sample rate and clock source selection, and a reference quality internal clock.

• Patented Reflected Plate Amplifier (RPA) Tube Preamp
• Ultra-wide bandwidth, maximum gain and headroom
• Lower operating temperature than conventional tube designs for longer tube life
• Each unit is individually tuned at the Aphex factory for unparalleled consistency – any two units are a matched pair
• EasyRider Class A Compressor automatically adjusts attack and release times according to program complexity
• No-Knee compression curve circuitry – automatically adjusts compression ratio based on program levels
• Includes Aphex’s 1001 Class A VCA, used in the Compellor and Dominator
• Logic Assisted Gate designed to avoid false triggers, clicks and chattering
• De-Esser - split band universal de-esser designed to maintain presence while dramatically reducing sibilance on any voice
• Big Bottom technology for deeper and more resonant bass with little or no increase in peak output
• Parametric EQ for the ability to precisely fine tune the all-important midrange between the Big Bottom and Aural Exciter.
• Aural Exciter technology for increased presence and clarity with improved detail and intelligibility


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