1073-derived mic preamp/e.q.
List Price $2300, call for price
Chandler LTD-1 is a hand-wired pre amp/ equalizer using parts
and construction techniques painstakingly faithful to original 1073
modules. Point-to-point wiring, original British transformers
and transistors all contribute to the classic sound of these
In addition to the classic Neve 1073 type sound, the Chandler LTD1
has additional modern functions and an expanded
EQ section to give more sonic options. Features include
high impedance direct in, 48v phantom, output fader, eq in/out,
phase reverse, balanced mic in, balanced line in, nine additional
eq points, and an over-built power supply for maximum headroom.
Requires PSU-1 external power supply.
Ltd1 in stock and on sale!
input sensitivity: Selects between the mic or line inputs,
and attenuates the selected input. Right side of the switch is the line
input with 30db of gain. Bottom and left side of this switch control
the mic input and gives from 20 to 80db of gain.
Equalizer: The Chandler LTD-1 features a greatly enhanced
eq selection that was borrowed from consoles that were custom ordered
by the BBC from Neve, Calrec, Audix and others. It is a three band eq
that offers very good coverage of the bands and very musical selection
of eq points. The LTD-1 offers great 1073 type eq with many more additional
eq points: 16k, 12k, 6.8k, 4.7k, 3.3k
Mid eq points: 270hz, 390hz, 560hz, 820hz, 1.2k, 1.8k, 2.7k, 3.9k,
5.6k, and 8.2k
Low eq points: 220hz, 110hz, 60hz, 35hz
Filter Points: 300hz, 160hz, 80hz, 50hz
Eq: High end shelving characteristic with five selectable frequencies:
16k, 12k, 6.8k, 4.7k, and 3.3k. (By comparison, a standard 1073 only
utilizes the 12k frequency).
Mid Eq: This is a mid frequency peaking characteristic
with ten selections: 270hz, 390hz, 560hz, 820hz, 1.2k, 1.8k, 2.7k, 3.9k,
5.6k, and 8.2k. (1073s had 360hz, 700hz, 1.6k, 3.2k, 4.8k, and 7.2k).
Low Eq: This is a low end shelving characteristic with
four selctions: 220hz, 110hz, 60hz, 35hz. These are the same as found
on classic 1073s.
Filter: This is a high pass characteristic with 3db loss at
300hz, 160hz, 80hz, and 50hz. These are the same settings as vintage
Equalizer Hints: With the added flexibility of the LTD-1, the
mid and high eq can be used to greater effect. For example, on a kick
drum or bass guitar you can now take out the mush (390-560hz) while
still adding upper end eq, even into the mids (3.3k or 4.7k). The low
eq and filter can be used in conjuction to turn the low shelving control
into a low peaking control. For example at 110hz you select
the filter setting just below that (80hz) which will make 110hz into
a peaking type characteristic. This technique lets you have much more
versatility with low end contouring.
Output: This functions as the fader on a mixing console.
Use it to adjust between the 5db steps of the input or to drive the
input for extra coloration.
Line impedance 10k ohms
Output impedance 600 ohms
Noise Better than -85 dbm at -35dbm sensitivity
Output Maximum output +28dbm
Frequency response flat 15hz-20khz (-3db at 7hz & 35khz)
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