Handcrafted by the elysia team, the stunning front panels created from these pieces of wood are rock solid, and a truly sophisticated four-layer construction: beautiful spalted beech on contrasting dark wenge on regular beech on black powdered steel. The result is simply breathtaking!The wood has been carefully treated with a hand applied wax/oil finish to preserve the natural appearance. The special composition used is free of any poisons, and none of the woods is registered on the CITES list of endangered species. The combination of all these custom materials creates an individualized, coherent appearance - an outstanding gem in any 500 series rack for sure.The xpressor 500 is an extremely versatile stereo compressor available in API's 500 series format. With its many unique features taken from our flagship products, you not only get great compression, but an amount of control on processing which is hardly ever experienced elsewhere.No matter if you want to set and forget or plunge deep into the secrets of compression, the xpressor 500 is for you. Its discrete audio path running in constant class-A mode provides a superior audio quality which combines a clear and open sound with a good lot of punch.Stereo buss compression, processing single signals, approaching dynamics in creative ways - the xpressor 500 shines in many different applications. Best of elysia? You got it!Each elysia xpressor 500 - Beech Boys Limited Edition 500 Series Compressor features it's own unique wood grain. No two are alike!!!