The Chandler Limited RS660 Compressor builds upon the technological advancements that began with the historic EMI RS124 and Fairchild 660 compressors used at EMI’s Abbey Road Studios during the 1960s, and distills them into a refined and elegant compression circuit!
Rather than a reproduction of existing equipment, the Chandler Limited RS660 Compressor stands apart and represents a path forward in the recording engineering development department. Built around the 6386 vacuum tube, the RS660 Compressor is meticulously tuned for a sound, and the result is a more efficient means to achieve the desired characteristics of the historic 660 and beyond. Capable of taming an array of dynamic sources from sensitive vocals to explosive drums, the Chandler Limited RS660 and limiter is at home alongside the historic units from which it was hewn and adds to the modern engineer’s cache of analog signal processors. The Chandler Limited RS660 Compressor is a handmade, mono/linkable, transformer-balanced valve (vacuum tube) compressor and limiter, packaged in a dual rack space configuration with an internal power supply.
Chandler Limited RS660 Compressor Specifications
- Channels: Mono
- Type: Valve — 6386, 6CG7, 6AL5
- I/O: XLR, Transformer Balanced
- Output Impedance: Selectable, 200/600 Ω
- Input/Output Control: Continuous (Stepped Version Available)
- Time Constant: 7 Positions, Stepped
- Modes: THD, Comp, Limit
- Stereo Link: Switchable, 1/4" Jack
- Power: Internal, Wired for Region — 110-120V/220-240V
Chandler Limited RS660 Compressor Features
- Chandler Limited RS660 Compressor
- IEC Power Cable
- Manufacturer Warranty
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This is it folks. It has the simplicity of a thoughtful design, so you don't have to spend much time finding the perfect setting. Time constant 1 or 2 is magical on vocals. I've owned/own a lot of nice compressors, and don't get me wrong, I love my RS-124, but the RS-660 is my goto most the time for vocals and electric guitar. It's pricy, but when you get it, you'll know it's going to stay in your studio forever. No more trading up for something better.