A Designs HM2 Compressor"Nail"

  • Item # 1054639
  • Model # HM2 COMP A Designs A

A Designs Audio HM2 Compressor "NAIL"-After taking the recording industry by storm with the Pacifica preamp, A Designs Audio has once again outdone themselves with the HM2 Compressor "NAIL." It's exce… Learn More


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A unique solid state/tube hybrid compressor featuring parallel compression and a high-pass filter for bass-heavy mixes.


  • Solid state/tube design
  • Dual channel
  • Filter (to 250Hz): prevents bass from being "dragged down"
  • Mix control lets you blend wet/dry signal for parallel compression
  • Hard Threshold gives you choice of filter frequencies and amount of compression
  • Custom-milled aluminum knobs
  • Custom-milled aluminum faceplate
  • LED Indicators switchable to stereo
  • Gain-reduction switch for meters
  • Balanced XLR outputs
  • Threshold
  • Attack
  • Release
  • Gain
  • Carling toggle power switch
  • Red jewel power indicator
  • In/out switch
  • Dual rack mount

Technical Specification

A Designs HM2 Compressor"Nail"

  • Mix Direct/Compressor: Bypass to full compression
  • Noise: -89dBu
  • Balanced output: XLR
  • Balanced input: XLR
  • Clipping: +20dBu
  • Filter: 8Hz to 250Hz
  • Channel Isolation @ 1kHz: 90dB
  • Variable ratio design: Self adjusting
  • Frequency response: 3Hz to 50kHz
  • Power Requirements: 120/230 VAC - 23W
  • Dimensions 19" X 3-1/2" X 10"
  • Weight 10 lb.; 12 lb. shipping weight