AMS Neve 2254/R Mono Limiter/Compressor

SKU: 2254/R Mono Limiter/Compressor
$ 2,950.00

Discrete, Class A design and transformer-coupled circuits – used in the input, innovative bridge-driver design, sidechain and output stages ensured a totally unique sound.

Not only does it retain the original 2254’s unique sonic characteristics – using the same architecture, matching components and original hand-wound transformers – but enhances it with the features that modern-day producers and engineers have asked for. Whereas the original, developed before outboard designs had been standardized, was roughly cubic in shape, the new 2254/R comes in 1U 19” rack-mount form. And the new model allows settings to be saved and recalled using Neve Total RecallTM software via USB.

There’s also manual adjustment of Fast Attack Time, continuously variable between 100µS and 2mS. Plus enhancement of the signal presence LED, which changes from green to red to warn of imminent clipping.


  • Classic mono limiter/compressor made to the exacting late-1960s design
  • Hand-made in Burnley, England using original Neve specification transformers
  • Original Neve 2254 discrete, Class A circuit design
  • Transformer-coupled circuits used in Input, Bridge-driver, Sidechain and Output stages
  • Manual Fast Attack Time adjustment and transparent level control
  • Independent Limiter In/Out and Compressor In/Out selection
  • Total bypass switch
  • Multiple units can be linked together to provide multi-unit side-chain control from a single unit
  • Compatible with Neve Total RecallTM software, simply connect the 2254/R using USB to a host PC or Mac running Neve Recall software


Power                                              500 mA, 36 volts DC
Input                                                10k ohm, bridging, balanced, earth free
Output                                              Source Impedance: 80 ohms, balanced & earth free
                                                         Maximum Output: +26dBu into 600 ohms
Gain                                                 0dB, preset adjustment
Noise                                               -72.5dBu in the band 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Frequency Response                     Flat, within 1dB from 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Distortion                                         0dBu: 0.03%
(Typically measured at                    +15dBu: 0.2%
+8dBu, 800mS Recovery)

Ratio                                                 >100:1
Level                                                 Adjustable from +4 dBu to +20dBu in 1dB steps
Attack Time                                       5 mS (slow) or selectable between 100 µS to 2 mS (Fast)
Recovery Time                                 Selectable between 100 mS / 200 mS / 800 mS / Auto
Ratio                                                  Selectable between 1.5:1 / 2:1 / 3:1 / 4:1 / 6:1
Threshold                                           Adjustable from -20dBu to +10 dBu in 2 dB steps
Attack Time                                        5 mS
Recovery Time                                   Selectable between 400 mS / 800 mS / 1500 mS / Auto
Gain Make Up                                    Adjustable Gain make-up available from 0 dB to +20 dB
Meter                                                   Switched to indicate either:
                                                             • Gain reduction control (up to 16dB), or
                                                             • Input or Ouput signal level (-16dBu to +12dBu)
                                                           Action approximates to that of PPM.



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