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CHANDLER LIMITED RS124 Compressor

The Chandler REDD.47 mic pre was so popular that it won our Gear Of The Year award. Now, the company with the EMI touch has the follow-up RS124 ready to go. Will John Pickford fall for its charms in a similar way?

Hot on the heels of its REDD.47 microphone preamplifier, winner of a coveted Music Tech Outboard Of The Year award, Chandler Ltd has released the second of its units based on the valve gear used at EMI’s Abbey Road studios throughout the 1960s and beyond – the RS124 compressor. Back in the day, EMI was justifiably known by its slogan – The Greatest Recording Organisation In The World – and who could argue with that? Not only did it build its own equipment, it also produced some of the finest classical orchestral recordings and filled the pop charts with innovative records by the leading artists of the day, not least The Beatles.

There’s no getting away from the fact that many potential customers for the RS124 will want one (or more) of these units precisely because of its association with the Fab Four. It’s this association that has made the Fairchild 660 limiter the most sought after and expensive vintage dynamics processor on the planet. The RS124 isn’t as well known as the 660 because it was never produced commercially, making it much more rare than its famous cousin.

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