Altec Lansing 1605C NOALA


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The NOALA is a gain-controlling amplifier designed for installed sound system use. It has inputs for music and page (microphone) and a noise sense input to adjust sound levels according to ambient noise levels. All inputs & outputs are transformer-balanced

This would be a great basis for a custom compressor – it has four front-panel pots, two banks of three pushbutton switches and a huge Altec-logo’d VU meter. Internally it has multiple audio transformers, a switchable-voltage (110/220V) power supply and plenty of room for circuit boards & other hardware

Very suitable for conversion into a compressor, for harvesting parts or for other projects. The NOALA has:

  • two input transformers (Altec 15443)
  • one output transformer (Altec 15444)
  • large VU meter
  • opto gain reduction circuit
  • sidechain circuit
  • all-discrete, Class A circuitry
  • 2U rack case
  • 110 / 220 V power supply

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B Stock items are sold as-seen with no returns. They have been tested, and a brief description of the faults or damage is given, but they may have other faults and may not test the same in future