Chandler Limited TG1 Limiter Abbey Road Special Edition

Chandler Limited TG1 Limiter Abbey Road Special Edition

Product code: chatg1

The Chandler Limited TG1 is a recreation of the classic EMI TG12413 Limiter used in custom EMI and Abbey Road recording and mastering consoles from the late '60s.


  • Chandler Limited TG1 Limiter Abbey Road Special Edition

    The Chandler Limited TG1 is a recreation of the classic EMI TG12413 Limiter used in custom EMI and Abbey Road recording and mastering consoles from the late '60s.

    Main Features

    • Selectable Compression/Limiting
    • THD control lets you bypass Comp/Limiting but still pass audio through the circuitry
    • Transformer balanced inputs and outputs
    • New input control provides better control at lower amounts of compression
    • Note: this unit requires the Chandler Limited Power Supply
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    These rare TG1's were never commercially available, and only EMI owned studios had access to them. The TG1 Limiter was originally designed to be like the Fairchild 660/670 which was loved by many EMI engineers including Geoff Emerick, but it ended up with its own very special sound.

    TG equipment was used on many classic records. The Limiter was featured on every channel of TG consoles used to record The Beatles 'Abbey Road' and Pink Floyd 'Dark Side of the Moon', in addition to albums by Paul McCartney and the Rolling Stones.

    The Limiter/Compressor features an all discrete circuit with transformer balanced input and output. The limiting element is a rarely seen diode network that produces smooth, pleasing distortion. The warm open sound, often compared to a Fairchild 670 set to stun, is very audible and squishy sounding while maintaining its clarity and high frequency response.

    Harmonic Distortion Function
    Now standard on all Abbey Road Special Edition TG-1's, this option allows bypassing of the compressor/limiter threshold but leaves all circuits in the signal path, turning the unit into a powerful Harmonic Distortion generator capable of kicking out up to 2% Total Harmonic Distortion. That's more than 2 times the amount of analogue tape! And all with 100% discrete transformer balanced circuits. Adjust the input for amount of THD and the output to match level. Try running Distortion on one channel and hard limiting on the other. The ultimate in retro! This option is placed on the front panel of the unit with a toggle switch for each channel.

    All TG units require and function on the PSU-1, Chandler Limited power supply. The PSU-1 has an internal switch for setting voltage to 120V or 220V (115V/230V).

    Abbey Road Studios, EMI and TG and their associated logos are trade marks of EMI (IP) Limited.


    TG1 Limiter Technical Specifications

    Channels: Stereo / Dual Mono
    Circuit: Discrete, Transistor
    Connections
    I/O: XLR
    All Connections Transformer Balanced Pin 2 Hot
    Power: ±28V
    Requires Chandler Limited Psu-1 Mkii Power Supply.



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  • Additional Information

    On demo in store No
    Brand Chandler
    Condition New