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Organic three dimensional quality and transparent but
The Orange KONGPRESSOR is an Analogue Class A Compression
100% ANALOGUE | CLASS A | HIGH HEADROOM DESIGN
SO GOOD, YOU WON'T WANT TO SWITCH IT OFF
The Kongpressor is an analogue Class A compression pedal which
adds an organic three dimensional quality to any rig. The pedal
takes its inspiration from some of the world's most iconic vintage
optical studio units, employing a re-issue of the famous vactrol
VTL5C3 optocoupler that was responsible for the sound heard on
countless hit records.
At lower compression levels the Kongpressor's effect is
transparent but somehow fattening. It adds mojo and a glossy sheen
to your core tone that you'll truly miss when it's bypassed. Even
at extreme settings, the tone always remains musical with great
feel under the fingers.
With controls for attack and release time, the Kongpressor can
be tweaked to fine tune the transients and the bloom. We worked
hard to make these parameters as forgiving as possible whilst still
allowing players full control over the compression response. The
pedal's internal charge pump doubles the headroom of the unit, so
however the dials are set, the compression tracks seamlessly and
remains clean across its range. There's also an active treble
control for adding in extra chime and jangle, making the
compression even more transparent. So whether you are new to
compression or a seasoned studio user, it's impossible to get a bad
sound from this comp.
Of course it's outstanding for crystal clean country pickin',
but the Kongpressor also maintains the bottom end that seems to
gets lost in many compression pedals. This means it behaves
impeccably with overdrive pedals or the lead channel of your
amplifier, adding fullness and sustain.
Optical Class A Compression
The Kongpressor's analogue, Class A design makes for very
natural sounding compression. The vintage-inspired optical circuit
adds extra depth your guitar or bass tone, making it seem 'larger
The attack and release times can be adjusted to taste allowing
for fine tuning of the bloom and perceived plectrum gauge. Faster
attack times will react to the front of the note faster, while
slower attack times will add punch to the sound as the compression
reacts slower on the transient. Fast release times will give more
perceived clean volume along with a more transparent compression.
Slower release times will yield more compression and a slower,
mellower bloom. With any attack or release setting, the Kongpressor
has a satisfying, springy playing response under the fingers.
12dB Clean Boost
With up to 12dB of clean gain available on the Volume control,
the Kongpressor works brilliantly as a transparent clean boost
pedal, but with a little extra 'something'. With the compression
turned up, your lead lines will cut through the band with plenty of
fat, singing sustain.
Internal Charge Pump
Like all Orange pedals, the Kongpressor features an internal
charge pump which doubles the operating voltage of the pedal to
18V. This has the effect of drastically increasing the headroom for
super clean compression. The Kongpressor can be powered by 9V
battery or standard DC adapter, or for even more output can also
run on 12V DC.
Transparent Buffered Bypass
The Kongpressor's bypass features an ultra-linear buffer which
retains your guitar's upper harmonic content when the pedal is
switched off. Maintain tonal integrity even with long cable runs
and large pedalboards.
- STUDIO QUALITY OPTICAL COMPRESSOR WITH ULTA-SMOOTH BLOOM
- 12DB CLEAN BOOST
- INTERNAL CHARGE PUMP
- TRANSPARENT BUFFERED BYPASS
- TOP PANEL (LEFT TO RIGHT): VOLUME (OUTPUT LEVEL) | SQUASH
(COMPRESSION LEVEL) | RELEASE | ATTACK | CHIME (HIGH-END)
- POWER: 9V BATTERY OPERATION OR 9V-12V DC ADAPTER. MAX CURRENT
- UNBOXED DIMENSIONS (W X H X D): 9.5 × 6.5 × 13CM (3.74 × 2.56 ×
- UNBOXED WEIGHT: 495G (1.1LB)
Double the headroom so the compression tracks seamlessly and
remains clean across its range.