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Xotic SP Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal
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      Xotic SP Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal (H89770)
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A simple and versatile compressor good enough for the likes of Steve Lukather, Oz Noy, Michael Thompson and more.

The new Xotic SP Compressor offers the same OTA (operational transconductance amplifier) technology used in what many guitar players consider the best compressor ever, the Ross Compressor. The SP Compressor has superb tone quality featuring a wide variety of compressor tones from vintage to subtle to modern and more. It's super flexible and features a dry blend knob, up to +15dB of boost and an internal dip switch for attack control. This compact design is a powerful tool for working musicians. True bypass for eliminating any signal interference when switched off. Can be used with AC adaptor (optional) or 9V Battery.



Xotic SP Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal Specifications:

  • Dimensions (W/H/D): 3.5" x 1.5" x 1.5" (89mm X 38mm X 38mm)
    Weight: 0.57 lb. (260g)
    True Bypass Switching
    Power Consumption: 9VDC/5mA
    Battery Type: 9VDC (006P) x 1
    AC Adapter (Optional): 9VDC, Negative Tips (Regulated)
    Input Impedance: 1M ohm
    Output Impedance: 10k ohm
    Nominal Input signal level: -20dB (100mVrms)


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  • Small, Rock solid, sweat sounding and versatile Compressor!

    As reviewed by Joel Feldman on 9/23/2013

    Out of the box, this Xotic pedal size is quite small, but still heavy (260g), rock solid and very well built. A comp level toggle switch and 2 big knobs (plus 4 internal dip-switches) are very versatile and offers great sounds from each and every configuration. The pedal sound is just great. Dead quiet (if set right in the pedal chain) and offers a very sweet sound. I like my settings with a very subtle compressor, but even when you push it to the maximum option - this pedal offers sweat compressed sound, which is not too much squashy and feels pretty musical to my ears. Every knob tweak will put your sound in a all new place, making this easy-to-use compressor a very diverse pedal. One of the top features is the clean boost. Set the volume knob just a bit above the amp's volume, and the pedal just makes the amp worm and clean, pushed to the right place. I just can't turn it off. The value for money is just by far without any competition at this range. I highly recommend this pedal.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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  • Xotic Effects SP Compressor

    As reviewed by Roger Morton on 6/13/2013

    Having used many compressors through the years I am really impressed with the Xotic SP. It is very quite and can be transparent or add a pump depending on how it is set. There is a high/medium/low value switch with controls for volume and blend. Inside there are 4 mini 'dip switches'. Although it sounds great as set from the factory these dip switches can really focus how the compressor works to suit your taste/need for the moment. They are something you HAVE to play with or you'll miss out on a great feature. I set the volume and blend controls to unity at 12:00 and then started on the suggested settings with the dip switches and used the low/medium/high switch until I found MY most useful setting. The level switch up top really gives variety to how the unit works and each level is useful. Once you have the dip switches set button up the bottom and start using the highly interactive volume/blend controls. The blend varies the dry guitar signal with the compressor and the volume boosts or cuts the overall level. Using the level switch varies the amount of compression. This is probably THE most acrobatic compressor I've use. Regardless of how or what I hook it up to be it an electric guitar with SC or HB pups, an acoustic with piezos, a home made box guitar or a bass it is highly useful to crafting a great sound. Dunno how I ever got along without it. Without doubt the best compressor I've used in 40+ years and in a little teeny pedal no less. I suspect battery drain to be nominal but its generally on a pedal board with a power supply, it sounds great with the couple of battery powered amps I have and gives a little extra oomph to them as well. Great job Xotic.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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  • THE BEST!!! It deserves 6 Stars!!

    As reviewed by Scott Vernon on 9/9/2013

    If you are thinking of buying a compressor, or, your like myself and have not had the best experience with them in the past, LOOK NO FURTHER!! As one musician to another, if your thinking of spending 99 bucks on other brands, do yourself a favor and save 40 more dollars and buy this thing, it is a truly amazing compressor. (lots of options) I run it through my effects loop as a solo boost, with the EP booster in the pre amp section of my amp, and swinggggg its fantastic!!! Thanks Xotic, you've done it again!!!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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