Chandler Limited RS124 Compressor - Mastering MFR# RS124 - Stepped Input/Output
Chandler Limited RS124 Compressor - Mastering
Chandler Limited RS124 Compressor - Mastering Chandler Limited RS124 Compressor - Mastering Chandler Limited RS124 Compressor - Mastering
Not one, but three historic Abbey Road RS124s compressors in a single complete unit - mastering version with stepped Input/Output modification
Ships directly from the manufacturer This item ships directly to you from the manufacturer. To ensure that the manufacturer currently has stock, please chat, call or email for the latest availability status.
  • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders.

    50% off shipping outside the US and to Hawaii and Alaska.
    Free Shipping (USA)
  • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support
  • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
$3,125.00
24-month 0% financing available with the Vintage King Credit Card

EASY PAYMENT AND FINANCE OPTIONS

At Vintage King, we make it easy to get what you want and pay for it however you like best. Take a look at our convenient payment, financing, and leasing options below. For questions or to learn more, just give us a call at 888.653.1184 or contact our Sales Team.


VINTAGE KING CREDIT CARD

Apply today for the Vintage King Credit Card and take advantage of exclusive promotional financing offers. Now it's even easier than before to get the sound you've been dreaming of. Hurry, our limited-time offers won't last forever. Apply now!


PAYPAL CREDIT

Get 6-month, 0% interest when you spend $99 or more with PayPal Credit®, a convenient and secure payment method designed for purchasing on the web or over the phone. As a credit account, PayPal Credit® provides you with the flexibility to purchase without using your credit card. PayPal Credit® does not require a lengthy application process, offers "zero fraud liability" protection, and offers flexible repayment options. Learn more.


AMAZON PAYMENTS

Buy what you want, and get on with your life. When you login and pay with Amazon, say goodbye to long checkout processes and missed mobile taps. (Please note that Amazon.com gift cards entered into your Amazon.com account cannot be used when making purchases with Amazon Payments on third-party websites.) Learn more.


FINANCING AND LEASING

Building your dream studio or looking to make a long-needed upgrade? We can create financing and lease options to fit nearly any budget. We have relationships with several reputable financing institutions that can keep your cash flow intact, while helping you get the gear you need right now. Equipment leasing lines are another option, giving you the chance to build up your inventory of income-producing equipment — after all, we believe that equipment should pay for itself. Whatever your unique needs, together, we can come up with a strategy that makes solid business sense for you. Contact our Sales Team to learn more.

contact an expert

  • (888) 653-1184
  • Chat Offline
  • Email Us
Description

We, at Vintage King, are really excited about this one! For the first time ever, the sound and personalities of the legendary EMI/Abbey Road RS124 compressor can now be at your fingertips with the release of the Chandler Limited RS124 Compressor. In addition to all of the features of the original, the RS124 Compressor also includes modern facilities such as adjustable attack, selectable output impedance, and a special twist, dubbed the ‘SuperFuse’.

First designed in 1960 by Abbey Road Head of Techncial Bill Livey, Deputy Head Len Page and seasoned EMI Audio Designer Mike Batchelor, the Abbey Road RS124 compressor is one of the most coveted pieces of recording gear ever developed. Born out of the inadequate Altec 436Bs acquired by EMI in the late 1950s for Abbey Road Studios, 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 period.

The RS124 compressor circuit, was built for use at Abbey Road Studios, and was never commercially available. Through the years, from incomplete information and supposition, some have tried to recreate the holy grail of tube compressors, though never fully capturing theelusive Abbey Road RS124 in all its glory.

Schematics themselves only told part of the story, and access to Abbey Road Studios’ historic units and various hand written modification notes would prove paramount towards understanding the true nature of the Abbey Road RS124 compressor and variances between units.

Many revisions were carried out since its inception, and as a result, the Abbey Road RS124 valve compressor has remained a mystery for decades, until now.

Available now, for the first time ever, the Chandler Ltd. RS124 Compressor harnesses the sound and personalities of Abbey Road Studios’ favorite historic RS124 Compressors (Ser. No’s 60070B, 60050A, and 61010B) still in use at the famed studio to this day, all in a single unit.

 

Features

  • Stepped input control
  • Stepped output attenuation
  • ‘Recovery’ (release) control
  • The unique ‘HOLD’ setting
  • Adjustable attack
  • Selectable output impedance
  • The ‘SuperFuse’


Bring home the sound of a legend, re imagined for the modern era, today.

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

Technical Specifications

Additional Information

Condition New
Channels Single-Channel
Chassis 19-in Rackmount
Rack Spaces 2u
Digital I/O No
Input Connectors Analog XLR
Output Connectors Analog XLR
Reviews

Be the first to review this product

Write Your Own Review

Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register

Q & A
Testimonials