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
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%
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
Meter Indicates 0 to 20dB of gain reduction with approximate PPM ballistics.
Power Supply Requirement 24 volts at 50mA