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Serpent Audio
Chimera 500 Series Opto Compressor

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Item: D15-1752

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Chimera 500 Series Opto Compressor


The Serpent Chimera is a faithful replication of the classic LA3A design, available for the first time in 500 series. Featuring an all discrete circuit design, class AB transistor output, true T4B optical cell, and transformer balanced input & output, the Chimera delivers that thick, rich, & smooth opto compression sound that you're looking for. Built like a tank with zero compromises, the Chimera is Pro Audio at its finest, with Orange Drop and Elna capacitors, full steel enclosure & cover, Hard Bypass, Sifam VU meter, and PCX Power Monitoring feature. The Serpent Chimera is Made In The USA to the highest of production standards.


  • All Discrete Transistor Design
  • Transformer Balanced Input & Output
  • True T4B Optical Cell (User Replaceable/Upgradable)
  • Cinemag Input Transformer
  • Custom Wound Output Transformer (Made to Original Specifications)
  • Full Steel Enclosure & Cover (for maximum signal shielding)
  • Infamous "Mod" Incorporated
  • Hard Bypass (Relay Controlled)
  • Stereo Linkable
  • HF Sidechain Boost (for De-Essing)
  • Compress/Limit Mode -Sealed Pots
  • Sifam VU Meter -PCX Power Monitoring

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  • 500 Series Module
  • Works with API LunchBox Standard
  • VPR Compliant (100mA total power consumption)
  • Made In The USA
  • All Discrete Transistor Design
  • Single Unit standard 500 series Width

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