A mainstay of both the live sound and studio environments, the DCL-200 has helped shape the sound of countless concerts and albums for decades, as well as holding down the fort in many of the best dance clubs around the world.
Dual hybrid design
The Summit Audio DCL-200 is a dual channel hybrid design compressor/limiter that incorporates hand selected vacuum tubes with high reliability 990 op-amps in a transformerless signal path, giving you an incredibly clean, precise sound with the subtle overtones and warmth of tube technology.
Studio and stage
The DCL-200 uses a soft-knee and program dependent transition characteristic that is extremely versatile and musical sounding, making it a go-to piece for tracking, mixing, and even mastering. Because of the program dependent nature of the DCL’s compressor, a higher slope will result in more compression but the circuit constantly adjusts itself to the incoming signal, making it easy to set and forget.
Hand-crafted in the USA
Each piece of Summit gear is meticulously crafted by hand in our shop using only the best quality components and attention to detail. Quality components and engineering know-how are the critical element to the sound and longevity of audio gear.
Features And Specs
Size and Weight
3.5 inches (8.89 cm)
19 inches (48.26 cm)
10 inches (25.40 cm)
17 pounds (7.71 kg)
Internal AC Supply
40watts, 115 or 230 volts, 50 or 60 Hz (Rear Switchable)
Fuse Size: 0.5 Amp for 115 VAC, 0.25 Amp for 230 VAC
Release Time: 45 mS to 10 S
Slope: Adjustable from 1.1:1 to 7:1
Size and Weight
Inputs: +4 dB female XLR, Channel 1 & 2
Outputs: +4 dB male XLR, Channel 1 & 2
Side Chain: 1/4" jacks
Frequency Response: 5 Hz to 70 kHz
Noise: Less than –80 dBu at unity, 10 Hz to 80 kHz
Distortion: Less than 0.05% at +4 dBu
Output impedance is 75 W. The recommended output load is