Chiswick Reach Valve Stereo Compressor

£2,550.00

In stock

Description

Just serviced by a top UK tech. Aligned, meter bulbs replaced & checked over. Tested & working 100%. Photos show the compressor for sale


The Chiswick Reach Stereo Compressor is an all-valve, transformer-coupled compressor built in traditional point-to-point style with no circuit boards. With its roots in designs from the 1960s, the compressor circuitry has been refined over the years to create a “vintage” unit suitable for modern studios. Hand-built in London, the Chiswick Reach is a proper high-end compressor with very low noise and distortion

The specifications are remarkable

  • Frequency response +/- 0.5dB 18Hz to 25kHz
  • High frequency -3dB point 55kHz
  • Low frequency -3dB point 15Hz
  • Distortion at +8dB input level and 5dB compression less than 0.08% predominately second order
  • Broadband noise better than -70dB peak 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Within 1 degree of phase from 10Hz to 25kHz
  • Release Time 0.25 second to 2.5 seconds
  • Threshold range – 7.5dB
  • Max attainable output before soft clipping +22dB

“My Chiswick Reach, with vintage Triad transformers, provides great low-midrange focus for hard rock drums, guitar, and bass”

“Whilst sounding good on almost every individual instrument or vocal, across a main mix this unit really excels, unobtrusively reducing dynamic range if necessary, or sounding warm and squidgy – like putting your mix through rich chocolate gateau”

“The Chiswick Reach is capable of some very subtle but effective compression — the kind of processing which seems barely noticeable, but makes all the difference to a completed track!”

“Full range of compression effects from virtually transparent through to hard and dirty, it never fails to sound fabulous”

This Chiswick Reach compressor is direct from the effects rack of a well-known UK producer and is in lovely condition. It is the perfect mixing compressor for vocals or the mix bus and would be ideal for final sweetening during mastering

Balanced inputs & outputs are on XLR connectors. Power input (230 Volt) is on a standard IEC connector. UK IEC or European Schuko lead supplied on request

Standard, but deep & heavy, 3U device suitable for 19" racks. 230 Volt AC & standard IEC mains socket. UK IEC or European Schuko lead supplied on request

Product Page

http://www.chiswickreach.com/stereo-valve-compressor/

Sound on Sound Review

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/feb00/articles/chiswick.htm

George Shiling Review

http://www.recordproduction.com/chiswick-reach-stereo-valve-compressor.htm

BPM Mixing Online Review. With added cheese

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cT6hO2501vY

3U

Just serviced by a top UK tech. Aligned, meter bulbs replaced & checked over. Tested & working 100%. Photos show the compressor for sale

Vintage Gear

All vintage gear will have case scratches and marks. It may also have, or develop, noisy pots and switches. I make my descriptions as accurate as possible and note any existing defects. I test each item before shipping but please understand that vintage gear will not be perfect and adjust your expectations accordingly