AMS Neve 2264A Classic Mono Limiter/Compressor Module

SKU: AMS Neve 2264A Mono Limiter/Comp
$ 2,995.00

Originally designed in 1974, the Neve 2264A mono Limiter/Compressor unit quickly became a legend. Delivering similar facilities and performance as the earlier 2254 Limiter/Compressor type, it did so despite being packaged in a more compact form-factor. Discreet, Class A/B design and transformer-coupled circuits ­used in the input, innovative bridge-driver design, side-chain and output stages ensured a totally unique sound. The original 2264A units are still sought after, decades after production stopped, and they remain one of the milestone pieces of studio equipment.

Now crafted in England by Neve engineers, the classic 2264A is available again.

Not only does it retain the original 2264A’s unique sonic characteristics by using the same architecture, matching components and original hand-wound transformers ­as its historic counterpart, but it is also available in both vertical and horizontal orientations. Being electrically and mechanically the same D.L.1 format as the Neve 1073 and 1084 Mic/Pre modules, the 2264A can be inserted into any compliant console or rack that houses the 1073 or 1084 module types.

  • Classic mono Limiter/Compressor
  • Available in Vertical and Horizontal orientations
  • Transformer-coupled circuits used in Input, Bridge-driver, Side-chain and Output stages
  • Independent Limiter and Compressor IN/OUT selectors
  • BYPASS switch connects input terminals directly to output terminals
  • Multiple units can be linked together to provide multi-unit side-chain control from a single unit
  • Analogue meter with approximate PPM ballistics indicates 0dB to 20dB of gain reduction
  • Crafted in England by Neve engineers

General
Input                                                       10,000 Ω, bridging, balanced and earth-free.


Output                                                     Balanced and earth-free.
                                                                Maximum output into 600 Ω: 26 dBm.


Gain                                                        Nominally 0 dBm, with +/- 2dB gain variation available by means of a preset
                                                                potentiometer mounted on the module rear panel.
                                                                Compress & Limit thresholds are defined in relation to the output level when terminated
                                                                to 600 Ω.


Bypass switch                                        In the OUT position, the output terminals are connected to the input terminals directly.


Control Voltage                                       Enables the control voltage to be derived either internally or can be externally connected
Ganging Switch                                      to one of two control voltage ganging positions.
                                                                Positions A & B of the switch select these buses while the central position selects the
                                                                internal control voltage.


Noise                                                      Measured between 20Hz and 20kHz.
                                                                RMS output noise does not exceed -75dBm with no gain make up, or -55dBm with 20dB
                                                                of gain make up applied (only when COMPRESS is selected).


Frequency Response                             Relative to 1kHz, response is within +0, -0.5dB over range of 20Hz to 20kHz

Distortion                                                 Measured at 1kHz, distortion does not exceed the following:
                                                                 a) COMPRESS & LIMIT switched OUT, output level at +9dBm: 0.05%
                                                                 b) COMPRESS switched IN, ratio 6:1, recovery 800ms, output level +9dBm: 0.2%
                                                                 c) LIMIT switched IN, recovery 800ms, input level +20dBm, threshold +4dBm: 0.4%
Parameters
Limit Threshold                                        Variable from +4dBm to +15dBm in 0.5dB steps.


Limit Ratio                                                Not less than 100:1.


Limit Attack Time                                     4ms, measured by increasing the input level 10dB, and measuring the time taken for the
                                                                 output level to decay 1dB above the limit threshold level.


Limit Recovery Time                                Six recovery times are available:
                                                                  50ms / 100ms / 200ms / 800ms / Auto 1 (100ms/2 sec) / Auto 2 (50ms/5 sec)


Compression Ratio                                   Five ratios are available:
                                                                  1.5:1 / 2:1 / 3:1 / 4:1 / 6:1


Compression Threshold                           Variable from -20dBm to +10dBm in 2dB steps


Compressor Attack Time                          3ms, measured by increasing the input level 10dB, and measuring the time taken for the
                                                                  output level to decay to 1db above the limit threshold level.


Compressor Recovery Time                    Six recovery times are available:
                                                                  100ms / 400ms / 800ms / 1.5 secs / Auto 1 (100ms/2 sec) / Auto 2 (50ms/5 sec)


Gain Make Up                                          Gain make up control provides 0 to 20dB extra gain in 2dB steps when COMPRESS is
                                                                  selected.
Other
Meter                                                          Indicates 0 to 20dB of gain reduction with approximate PPM ballistics.


Power Supply Requirement                       24 volts at 50mA

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