Chandler Limited RS660 Compressor

Vacuum Tube single channel compressor

CAP2: 324917.0
£3,645.00 £3,899.00
£3,037.50 ex VAT
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Single channel valve compressor inspired by the iconic EMI RS124 and Fairchild 660 compressors that were in use at Abbey Road studios in the 1960’s.

"My usual time to integrate new analogue gear is anywhere from two weeks to two months. The RS660 went right into action on the Norah Jones vocals of the unreleased songs from her seminal 2020 release of "Come Away With Me." I’m old enough that my ears remember the sound of well-designed tube analogue gear. The RS660 compressor is nostalgia for my ears, warm, accurate and simple. I’ve come to realize that whatever piece of gear Wade develops I’m going to need it in my hybrid set up. The RS660 Compressor is another piece I will use on every mix, for all my days; save up for this one!""


At a glance

  • Single-channel vacuum tube compressor inspired by two iconic compressors
  • Innovative design suited for modern applications
  • 6386 vacuum tubes
  • Mono / Linkable (for stereo operations)

The Chandler RS660 compressor is a single-channel valve compressor inspired by the iconic EMI RS124 and Fairchild 660 compressors used at Abbey Road studios in the 1960s.

The Chandler RS660 Compressor is not an imitation of existing equipment; instead, it represents an innovative approach to the design of recording-studio equipment.

Centred around a 6386 vacuum tube, the RS660 Compressor is tuned to reproduce the classic sound of its predecessors, achieving this through a more efficient design.

The RS660 Compressor and Limiter is capable of taming an array of dynamic sources, from sensitive vocals to explosive drums. Inspired by historic compressors, the RS660 is a great addition to the modern engineer's cache of analogue signal processors.

The Chandler Limited RS660 Compressor is a mono/linkable vacuum tube compressor and limiter packaged in a dual rack space configuration with an internal power supply.

The Chandler Limited EMI Abbey Road Studios RS660 Compressor offers the following features: 

  • Input, output, 
  • Time constant, 
  • THD, 
  • Comp (compression), limiter, 
  • Link (bypass),
  • Selectable output impedance. 

Stereo-matched pairs and stepped I/O controls are optionally available.

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

Chandler Limited and their associated logos are registered trademarks of Chandler Limited, Inc. Abbey Road Studios, EMI, TG, REDD and RS and their associated logos are trademarks of EMI (IP) Limited.

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