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Chandler Limited TG Opto Compressor

CHANDLER LIMITED TG Opto Compressor - 500 Series Optical Compressor
The Chandler Limited TG Opto compressor is a handmade, fully discrete, mono, dual space module, designed for the 500 Series format.

The TG Opto for 500 Series is a relative of the TG1 Opto, found in Chandler Limited’s TG Microphone Cassette, the TG1 Limiter and Zener Limiter, and traces its lineage to the historic EMI TG12413 limiters found on the TG12345 mixing and mastering consoles of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s.

The TG Opto compressor control-set includes: selectable sharp and rounded knees, continuous input, output (makeup gain), attack, release, and true bypass.

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Description

The attitude of the TG Opto is one of two personalities, each actuated by the selectable sharp and rounded knee types. In sharp, the TG Opto is capable of explosive drum sounds, and set to rounded, it is well suited to scenarios where the artifact of compression is required to be less obvious or gentle.

The continuous control-set affords the ability to fine-tune compression to respond to an array of sources and create a variety of tones.

Create your own TG console channel today by adding the TG Opto compressor, TG2-500 preamp and TG12345 MKIV equalizer to your 500 Series rack!

Chandler Limited is the only company in the world authorized to develop, manufacture and market the “Official Equipment” of EMI/Abbey Road Studios.

TG HISTORY
Conceived from meetings in 1967 between Abbey Road engineers and EMI’s Central Research Laboratories technical team, the EMI TG12345 desk (later known as the Mark I), would usher in a sea change in sound and flexibility at Abbey Road Studios.
The new transistor based EMI TG12345 recording console was modular in design, with twelve dual channel microphone cassettes. The TG desks featured expanded EQ, and for the first time ever, a compressor/limiter on every channel. The compressor was originally supposed to replicate the sound and behavior of the Fairchild 660 and RS124 tube devices, but ended up with a completely unique character.

Installed in Abbey Road’s Studio Two in November 1968 and making its debut on an 8-track recording by the Shadows, the new transistor desk marked a departure from the earlier REDD valve consoles. The following year, the EMI TG12345 desk helped shape the sound of the Beatles’ final album, Abbey Road, which was markedly richer sounding to that of the band’s earlier work. The sonic qualities of classics like “Here Comes the Sun,” “Come Together” and “Something” would have been very different without the EMI TG12345.

The desk encountered many revisions throughout the ‘70s and became the main recording console used throughout the studios until 1983. The EMI TG12345 console Marks I–IV were used on everything from Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here to John Lennon’s Plastic Ono Band, George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass to epic film scores including Raiders of the Lost Ark.

The EMI TG12345 recording consoles were never commercially available to the public.

Features
• 500 series modular Compressor (2 slots)
• Opto Compressor - Special adaptation of the Chandler Limited TG1 Limiter, based on the historic EMI TG12413
• Tow characteristics: Sharp and rounded
• Continuous input, output, attack, release controls
• Gain reduction meter
• True bypass
• “Official Equipment” of EMI/Abbey Road Studios
• Handmade in the U.S.A

Specifications
• Connectors: Multiport Connector (500 series)
• Ciruit: discrete, Transistor
• Controls: Attack, Release, Knee (Sharp/Rounded), Input, Output (makeup gain), Bypass
• Power: +16 V / 110 mA (max.), -16 V / 80 mA (max.)    
• Dimensions (W x H x F): 76 x 133 x 153 mm (2 slots '500' rack)

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Condition
New
Type
Optical Compressor
Application
Tracking & Mixing
Channels
Mono
Circuit
Solid State
Format
500
Chassis
2 Slots
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1
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TUBE CIRCUITRY: Audio passes through two vacuum tubes for smooth warmth
CUSTOM METERING: Backlit meter displays gain reduction accurately
ATTACK & RELEASE: Variable attack & release timing allows for great flexibility
ROUND | DRIVE MODES: When run in “Round” mode, a smooth, sweet and pure tone will result. If switched to “Drive” mode,  an enhanced harmonic structure and overall driven tone will result.

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Compressors
Bettermaker
€3,099.00 (incl. VAT) €3,199.00
Availability : In stock
Limited special offer

Bettermaker Mastering Compressor offers 100% analog signal path, high class VCA compression with, 3 different compression modes, sidechain with HPF, parametric and LPF section with hardware insert and preview function, Stereo/Dual mono/MS operation, adjustable THD saturation and more..

All this with mastering grade sound and recall with a speed of a native plugin.
• Advanced analog VCA compressor with PEAK or RMS detection and switchable forward/backward feed
• All parameters are digitally controlled via front panel and/or DAW (with dedicated plugin)
• Stereo, dual-mono and mid/side operation modes with with focus and sidechain preview function
• BM, SG and DX compression modes
• Adjustable 15 – 30 Hz high pass filter at the compressor input
• Dry/Wet MIX control for parallel compression
• HPF, LPF and fully configurable parametric filter in sidechain with option of hardware insert
• Adjustable drive (for odd/even clipper) and THD function for harmonically rich sound
• Range Setting – limit the maximum amount of gain reduction!
• On-board measurement of PEAK/RMS levels
• 100% analog audio signal path
• Total recall and A/B comparison
• Five inch capacitive touchscreen with backlight
• USB connectivity with MAC/PC

Compressors
Chandler Limited
€2,020.00 (incl. VAT)
Last items in stock

Chandler Limited Germanium Compressor GCOMP - One Channel Germanium Compressor
The GERM Comp uses the same all class A amp found in the GERM Pre and Tone Control and is transformer balanced in and out. The Compression circuit uses a FET gain reduction element but with the tricks and flexibilty of all the GERM units. Some of the most notable additions include a WET/DRY mix (for "submixing" tracks within the comp), COMP CURVE (which selects the knee using various diode combinations), CLEAN/DIRTY COMP, and SIDECHAIN FILTER. Many of the GERM Comp parameters have been purposely set by studio use and listening, not by over analyzing them with test gear. The result is a musical powerhouse for ready for tracking, mixing, and mastering.

Tube Compressors
Undertone Audio
€3,194.36 (incl. VAT)
Last items in stock

Undertone Audio UNFa-1 Accessory Box
The UNFa-1 Accessory is an add-on to the UnFairchild 670m mkII vari-mu tube compressor/limiter. It adds a whole new world of flexibility and function to the already versatile recreation of the Fairchild circuit. There were certain features that didn’t make sense to have included in the UnFairchild design because it would have strayed too far from the mission of faithfully recreating the original Fairchild circuit. Being outside the boundaries of the original Fairchild circuit doesn’t make these new features any less desirable. An optional add on product was and is the perfect solution. With these added features, UnFairchild users can have an authentic hardware recreation of the legendary vintage musicality of an original Fairchild WITH a level of control and flexibility that many plugins don’t even offer. It is truly unfair.

Compressors
Dramastic Audio
€3,526.24 (incl. VAT)
Availability : 3 weeks

Dramastic Audio Obsidian 500 is derived from the 19" rack mount series Obisdian Stereo Compressor, but adds more flexibility with selectable high-pass filters. This 500 series version is also provided with a soft additional ratio of 1.5: 1. This module can also be completed with the Obisdian Dual Mono Expansion  offering all dual mono features like independent L/R channels metering, a side-chain input crucial for some applications and a a duplication of the front panel controls.

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Compressors
Chandler Limited
€7,893.39 (incl. VAT)
Avaiilability : 4 weeks

Chandler Limited RS124 Mastering, Matched Pair and stepped - EMI/Abbey Road Tube 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, reimagined for use in the modern studio environment.

The RS124, a “variable-mu” compressor circuit, was built for use at Abbey Road Studios, and was never commercially available until now.

Along with features traditionally found on the original counterparts, Input control, Output attenuation, ‘Recovery’ (release) control and the unique ‘HOLD’ setting, the Chandler Limited RS124 Compressor includes modern facilities such as adjustable attack, selectable output impedance, and a special twist, dubbed the ‘SuperFuse’.

The RS124 brings home the sound of a legend, reimagined for the modern era, today.

Preamplifiers
Chandler Limited
€2,995.00 (incl. VAT)
Availability : 4 days

Chandler Limited TG2 - Two Channel Mic Preamp/DI
The Chandler Limited TG2 is a recreation of the rare EMI TG12428 pre amp used in EMI/Abbey Road recording and mastering consoles used in the late 60's and early 70's. The sound was used on many famous recordings done at Abbey Road including The Beatles "Abbey Road" and Pink Floyd "Dark Side of the Moon." The amplifiers were also used in many EMI circuits of the time. Our version was remade from original design notes and circuit board drawings, provided by Abbey Road and EMI to ensure extreme authenticity!

This Mic Pre features the same discrete transformer balanced amplifiers as the TG series limiter and offers a creamy, smooth tone with a surprisingly open, clear top end (dare we say nicer than Neve....) The sound, as explained by many users, has the Neve "warmth" and punch, but with a "nicer" expanded top end. In fact the unit does have a small rise in its top end frequency response and some warmth inducing distortion which contribute to its sound.

Microphones
Chandler Limited
€2,750.00 (incl. VAT)
Avaialability : 4 days

Chandler Limited TG Microphone  - Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
The Chandler Limited EMI Abbey Road Studios ‘TG Microphone’ is a solid-state large diaphragm condenser microphone. Continuing the rich tradition of innovation, the TG Microphone is unique in its feature-set and as the name implies, the sound is TG.

The TG Microphone’s unique on-board EMI ‘Tape Equalizer’ section combined with its ‘Dual Tone System’, dedicated PSU and other features create an extremely flexible microphone capable of rivaling scenarios where the FET47, C414, U87, and U47 traditionally have found favor.

The Tape Equalizer is adapted from the NAB/IEC tape equalizer facility found on vintage EMI TG mastering desks, and applied to great effect in the TG Microphone. Historically used to compensate for tapes played back on machines of the opposite standard, the repurposed tape equalizer allows the engineer to sculpt the sound at the source in lieu of external processing.

The microphones shaping possibilities are further expanded when the Tape Equalizer is combined with the selectable 90/50 Hz Low-Cut filter.

Preamplifiers
Chandler Limited
€1,215.00 (incl. VAT)
Availability : 4 days

Chandler Limited TG2 500 - 500 Series Preamp
Building upon the popularity of the company’s acclaimed TG2 Pre Amp / DI, the TG2-500 delivers the classic sound of the EMI TG12428 pre amp used in EMI/Abbey Road recording and mastering consoles in the late 60s and early 70s—in the company’s 500 series module form factor.

Using the identical TG2 circuit, transistors, and transformers, the TG2-500 delivers 10 – 60 dB of gain and uses a coarse gain control and a fine gain control as found on EMI consoles. The unit provides 300 and 1200 Ohm input impedance as on the TG2.

Channel Strips
Chandler Limited
€3,680.00 (incl. VAT)
Availability : 4 days

Chandler Limited TG Microphone Cassette - EMI / Abbey Road Channel Strip
The Chandler Limited TG Microphone Cassette is a full-featured mixing console channel strip, incorporating elements of the historic EMI/Abbey Road Studios TG12345 recording and mastering desks of the late ‘60s and ‘70s.

Chandler Limited’s critically acclaimed TG1 Limiter, TG2 Pre-Amp, and Curve Bender EQ, each known for their remarkable reproduction of the EMI TG sound, have been combined to form the ultimate TG Microphone Cassette reimagined to work in a modern recording studio context.

Compressors
Chandler Limited
€6,390.00 (incl. VAT)
Avalability : 4 days

Chandler Limited Zener Limiter - TG 12413 Zener Limiter
The EMI TG12413 Zener Limiter is the ultimate TG Limiter issued in celebration of the 75th birthday of Abbey Road Studios. The Zener Limiter was conceived by Chandler Limited designer Wade Goeke and is based on the vintage EMI circuits used to record The Beatles and Pink Floyd. This newest EMI Limiter continues the tradition of EMI Limiters started in 1956 with the RS114 tube limiter, and continued with the RS168 Zener Limiter in 1966, part of the TG12345 console channel in 1968 and TG12413 in 1974. The newest version borrows from the RS168 Zener Limiter and TG12345 console strip to make a new fully featured and flexible unit for modern use. It is interesting to note that the TG Limiter was originally designed to replace both the Fairchild 660 (Limit Mode) and the Altec 436 / RS124 (Comp 1 Mode)

The main reason for Zener Limiter reissue was to add features and flexibility to the powerful and vintage sounding TG limiter circuits. To that end Wade has added many new controls including switchable input impedance for hard of soft driving of the unit, 11 position attack, 21 position release, side chain filtering, and Comp1, Comp2, and Limit settings.

A simple Limiter from the rich past of EMI and Abbey Road has now come full circle into a modern powerhouse suitable for recording, mixing, and mastering. The rest is NEW Chandler Limited/EMI/Abbey Road history....

Compressors
Chandler Limited
€3,560.00 (incl. VAT)
Avaiilability : 4 days

Chandler Limited RS124 - EMI/Abbey Road Tube 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, reimagined for use in the modern studio environment.

The RS124, a “variable-mu” compressor circuit, was built for use at Abbey Road Studios, and was never commercially available until now.

Along with features traditionally found on the original counterparts, Input control, Output attenuation, ‘Recovery’ (release) control and the unique ‘HOLD’ setting, the Chandler Limited RS124 Compressor includes modern facilities such as adjustable attack, selectable output impedance, and a special twist, dubbed the ‘SuperFuse’.

The RS124 brings home the sound of a legend, reimagined for the modern era, today.

Preamplifiers
Chandler Limited
€3,199.00 (incl. VAT)
Avaialbility : 4 days

Chandler Limited REDD 47 - Tube PreAmp
Chandler Limited’s REDD.47 microphone pre-amplifier is a recreation of the original valve line amplifiers used in Abbey Road Studios’ heralded and rare EMI REDD.51 recording consoles circa 1959-1968.

Designed as a central component to the EMI REDD.51 recording console, the original REDD.47 line amplifier was used to amplify virtually every stage of the audio path (mic inputs, line inputs, echo sends and monitors).
The REDD.47 lent its unmistakably punchy, aggressive character to music recorded at Abbey Road Studios between 1964 and 1968, including many tracks by The Beatles.

The Chandler Limited REDD.47 pre-amp offers many additional benefits to the original design including increased gain, allowing a range of tonal options from pristine clean sound to classic rich, saturated tone with up to 2% harmonic distortion before clipping. The Chandler Limited REDD.47 pre-amp easily reproduces the distortions heard on The Beatles’ ‘Revolution.’

Chandler Limited’s REDD.47 tube microphone pre-amplifier delivers the legendary sound of Abbey Road Studios’ ‘Holy Grail’ pre-amp, with extra features to meet today’s recording studio standards.

Microphones
Chandler Limited
€6,350.00 (incl. VAT)
Last items in stock

Chandler Limited REDD Microphone - Large-diaphragm Tube Condenser Mic with Onboard Preamp
The Chandler Limited REDD Microphone is a large diaphragm tube condenser microphone, combining mic and preamp into a single, beautifully handcrafted professional recording device. Featuring the vacuum tube based REDD.47 Mic Amplifier circuit directly coupled to a custom handmade premium platinum membrane capsule, the REDD Microphone can be used with or without an external preamplifier.

This unique microphone design provides the shortest possible distance between the two most important elements in the recording chain – delivering a larger than life full-bodied sound, with silky smooth top-end.

The Chandler Limited REDD Microphone was designed to handle a variety of source materials, including: vocals, strings, piano, drums, bass guitar, electric and acoustic guitars.

Equalizers
Chandler Limited
€7,890.00 (incl. VAT)
Availability : 5 days

Chandler Limited Curve Bender - 2-Channel TG12345 Curve Bender Equalizer
The EMI TG12345 Curve Bender is the ultimate TG equalizer issued in celebration of the 75th birthday of Abbey Road Studios. The Curve Bender was conceived by Chandler Limited designer Wade Goeke and Abbey Road senior engineer Peter Cobbin and is based on the vintage EMI TG12345 desk used to record The Beatles and Pink Floyd. This newest EMI equalizer continues the tradition of EMI eqs started in 1951 with the RS56, affectionately entitled the Curve bender by EMI designers and continued with the TG12345 in 1968, and TG12412 in 1974. The newest version takes the simple but beautiful sounding TG12345 equalizer and realizes it in a fully featured and rethought package for today's use.

Preamplifiers
Chandler Limited
€1,170.00 (incl. VAT)
Availability : 4 days

The Germ 500 MKII is an updated version of our original Germ 500. This unit has an improved faceplate layout and nicer look. It uses classic germanium transistors in all class A, transformer balanced circuits. We have also updated the power on the MKII so there no known power-up issues with current lunchboxes and rack systems.

Compressors
Chandler Limited
€2,020.00 (incl. VAT)
Last items in stock

Chandler Limited Germanium Compressor GCOMP - One Channel Germanium Compressor
The GERM Comp uses the same all class A amp found in the GERM Pre and Tone Control and is transformer balanced in and out. The Compression circuit uses a FET gain reduction element but with the tricks and flexibilty of all the GERM units. Some of the most notable additions include a WET/DRY mix (for "submixing" tracks within the comp), COMP CURVE (which selects the knee using various diode combinations), CLEAN/DIRTY COMP, and SIDECHAIN FILTER. Many of the GERM Comp parameters have been purposely set by studio use and listening, not by over analyzing them with test gear. The result is a musical powerhouse for ready for tracking, mixing, and mastering.

Preamplifiers
Chandler Limited
€1,420.00 (incl. VAT)
Last items in stock

Chandler Limited Germanium Pre/DI - One Channel Germanium Preamp/DI
Chandler's newest series of units starts off with the GERMANIUM pre amp. A completely new design by Chandler Limited designer Wade Goeke that uses classic germanium transistors in all class A, transformer balanced, circuits. The use of germanium devices opens a whole new sound palate not found in any pro audio equipment currently manufactured.

Compressors
Chandler Limited
€1,459.00 (incl. VAT)
Avaialbility : 4 days

Chandler Limited Little Devil Compressor - 500 Series Compressor Module
The Chandler Little Devil Compressor uses all discrete circuits that combine Chandler's best designs with the hottest designs from the past, transformer balanced everything, and the American hand made quality you expect from Chandler, the LITTLE DEVILS will take the lunchbox UP to the next level...

Equalizers
Chandler Limited
€1,530.00 (incl. VAT)
Availability : In stock

Chandler Limited Little Devil Equalizer - 500 Series 4 band Parametric EQ Module
The Chandler Little Devil Equalizer uses all discrete circuits that combine Chandler's best designs with the hottest designs from the past, transformer balanced everything, and the American hand made quality you expect from Chandler, the LITTLE DEVILS will take the lunchbox UP to the next level...

Preamplifiers
Chandler Limited
€1,140.00 (incl. VAT)
Availability : In stock

Chandler Limited Little Devil Preamp
The Little Devil Pre Amp might be the best piece of Chandler gear yet! Several things make it so special.

The class A gain stage sounds like no other design we've done. It's big, yet open and full of life. Just about any parameter of the sound is changeable including the ability to change both the Feedback and Bias of the amplifier. The Feedback control increases harmonics thousands of times over the range of the control. The nature of clipping and distortion also changes and ranges from soft Class A clipping to super soft gushy tube type. The sounds range from a very colored and "overbiased" tone to a gently colored and "in your face" tone.

Analog Consoles
Chandler Limited
€9,750.00 (incl. VAT)
Avaialbility : 10 days
Chandler Limited Mini Rack Mixer - 16/2 Mini Rack Mixer
The Chandler Limited Mini Mixer is the culmination of Chandler's experience working with many types of vintage, discrete circuits. The Mini Rack Mixer traces its lineage back to several types of these amplifiers developed in the 60's and 70's that have been Chandlerized for modern usage.

Each Channel of the 16x2 Mixer is transformer balanced and driven by the New Chandler Line Amp, which borrows from Chandler's other products but has been redesigned for use in this mixer. The Mini Mixer is jam-packed with discrete amps and classic sound, 20 discrete amplifiers and 22 custom wound transformers in the unit, and delivering all the punch and tone you need for today's digital environment.

Analog Consoles
Chandler Limited
€9,281.00 (incl. VAT)
Avalability : 10 days

Chandler Limited Mini Rack Mixer Expander - 16 Channel Expander for Mini Rack Mixer
The Expander for Chandler Limited Mini Rack Mixer allows you to expand it to 32 channels or more (with more expanders) when combined with the Chandler Limited Mini Mixer.

Together, these units make an attractive, space-saving mixer for studios that are moving from a full-size mixer to a more hybrid setup with a digital audio workstation, but still need enough channels to control your machine's outputs (DAW or tape). Each channel is transformer balanced and driven by Chandler's new Line Amplifier, which is borrowed from other Chandler products but has been redesigned for use in the mixing console and expander. Like the Mini Mixer, the Expander is filled with discrete amps and classic sounds. The unit features 20 discrete amplifiers and 22 custom wound transformers. So it delivers all the punch and tone you need in today's digital environment.

Chandler Limited's Expander mini-mixer is only an additional 16 channels of the mixing section and therefore does not contain a monitor and master control section . Contact Floating Point Audio to build your system!

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