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Pendulum DS-500

500 Series De-Esser Module

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£900.00 (inc VAT) £750.00 (exc VAT)
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The DS-500 is a single channel, solid-state version of the De-esser in the Pendulum Quartet Tube Recording Channel.

It uses the same highly selective inductive detector and opto-inductive notch filter as the the de-esser in the Quartet, so it has the same charcteristics, and very fast response.

By pairing it with a unity gain class A solid-state line stage, the DS-500 retains the transpar - ent character of the de-esser action, while keeping the signal path clean and uncolored.

The DS-500 is fully compatible with any rack that adheres to the API spec.

Owners of the Quartet have found the de-esser to be effective in many other applications, which include removing finger squeaks in acoustic guitar tracks, and "wisp" sounds on electric bass.


  • Format: API ® 500 series standard, fully compatible
  • Input Impedance: 20KΩ, balanced
  • Output Impedance: less than 50Ω
  • Gain: unity (0 dB)
  • Max. Output Level: +27dBu, balanced
  • Threshold: off to +30dB of detector gain
  • Detector: 11 center frequencies at 3.4, 4.5, 5.7, 6.6, 7.5, 8.0, 8.8, 9.4, 10.0, 10.5, and 11.5 kHz
  • Depth: continuously variable from -2 to -10 dB
  • Frequency Response: +/- 1 dB from 10Hz to 20kHz
  • Noise Level: better than 90 dB below +4dBu, 0-80kHz
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: less than 0.01%, 20-20kHz

SKU: ds-500

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