Proxima v. Nitrous

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by Exmun, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. Exmun

    Exmun Guest


    What's the difference between the compressor sections in the Nitrous and and Proxima? Are they the same?

    Also, I'm trying to decide whether to get a Nitrous or a Proxima and trying to decide whether to get a compressor only or a preamp/compressor. I really want just the compressor but it would be nice to have another high quality preamp in the rack. Could I feed the compressor in the Proxima with a line level signal from another preamp?

    Thanks in advance. I'm a very happy VMP-2000 user of ~4 years. I'm excited about how you will do with a solid state design.
  2. Sebatron

    Sebatron Well-Known Member

    Dec 22, 2002
    Hi Xmun. :lol:

    Pretty much.
    Fet compressor with Precision rectifier circuit doing the detection.
    Both behave the same , it's the front end that's different..

    I think Proxima may be of more use to you as you can track with a little bit of compression...
    Proxima can take line level signals but you may have to pad them down a little... use an unbalanced cable so your signal is not as hot...

    Likewise , Nitrous can look at an SM57 on a snare.... but obviously not the type of gain that Proxima can supply..

  3. Exmun

    Exmun Guest


    Thanks for the response.


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