Chandler Limited RS124 Compressor Stepped I/O

  • Item # 1566038
  • Model # RS124Stepped

The Chandler Limited RS124 Compressor is a recreation of one of the most coveted audio valve compressors of all time, the legendary EMI/Abbey Road RS124, now reimagined for use in the modern studio en… Learn More

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A recreation of one of the legendary EMI/Abbey Road RS124 compressor.

The Chandler Limited RS124 Compressor is a recreation of one of the most coveted audio valve compressors of all time, the legendary EMI/Abbey Road RS124, now reimagined for use in the modern studio environment. First designed in 1960 by Abbey Road Head of Technical Bill Livy, Deputy Head Len Page and seasoned EMI Audio Designer Mike Bachelor, the Abbey Road RS124 compressor is one of the most desired and mysterious pieces of recording gear ever developed. Born out of the insufficient Altec 436Bs acquired by EMI in the late 1950s for Abbey Road, the RS124 compressor is most closely associated with recordings made by The Beatles at Abbey Road Studios. Present on virtually every Beatles session, the RS124 left its remarkable signature across most of the catalog. The RS124's undeniably smooth character and ability to tame transients without muffling the sound at steep compression levels, quickly became popular with Abbey Road Studios engineers and widely used throughout the now historic studio, for tracking, buss compression, mixing and mastering. They were so integral to the recording and mixing process that a pair can be seen in almost every control room photo in Abbey Road Studios during the ’60s. Order the RS124 compressor stepped I/O today.

Technical Specification

Chandler Limited RS124 Compressor Stepped I/O

  • Channels: Mono
  • Circuit: Tube (6BC8,6CG7, 6AL5)

Connections

  • Inputs: XLR (pin 2 hot)
  • Output: XLR (pin 2 hot)
  • Transformer balanced I/O (custom wound)

Controls

  • Input Control: Variable (stepped special order)
  • Output Attenuator: Variable (stepped special order)
  • Attack: Selectable, Stepped (9 settings, including 3 Abbey Road Historic serial numbers)
  • Recovery: Selectable, Stepped (6 settings, and HOLD)
  • SuperFuse (switchable mode)
  • Output Impedance: 200/600 ohms, switchable
  • Stereo linkable: Standard 1/4" jack

Power

  • Internal power supply