Sought-after stereo compressor from Brooke Siren Systems of North London. These DPR-402s are hard to find in decent condition and it’s rare to find one in complete working order without broken pots or switches
The DPR-402 has a de-esser, compressor and limiter for each channel. The back panel has fast/ slow limiter release switches and a stereo link switch plus a terminal block which allows access to more complex functions such as frequency-dependent compression and HF limiting. See section 14 of the owners manual (link under the Links tab) for details
Operation of the DPR-402 is straightforward . The panel layout is logical and switch placement good with the exception of the bpypass switches which are directly above the power switch. use with caution!
You can get up & running with the DPR-402 in minutes but it’ll take some time to get to grips with what it is capable of. It’s a real Swiss Army Knife of a compressor. It can be subtle & smooth, or pumpy, or brutal – choose ratios & release times with care and explore the controls
BSS packed a lot into the DPR-402 and it repays experimentation. There are very few dynamic effects it can’t achieve. My advice is not to bury it in a rack but keep it front & centre till you’re familiar with it. That way you’ll get the best out of it
In good, used condition with marks & signs of use. Knobs & switches are original and work as intended. Tested & working 100%