Valley People Dyna-Mite Compressor / Limiter / Expander (Refurbished & Recapped) #2


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Rare, original-model Valley People Dyna-Mite in the yellow plastic case. Refurbished in our workshops

The Dynamite was designed by Paul Buff, founder of Valley People. It uses the Valley People TA-101 VCA as the active gain element. Like all Allison Research & Valley prooducts, the Dyna-Mite is a super-fast compressor that excels at clean compression and is particularly good at crushing room mics & generating drum ambience. It’s also a useful expander / gate

In this original two-channel Dynamite the channels are stacked one on top of each other in a plastic case. This example is in very good condition with all original knobs & switches. The case and front panels are in equally good condition but there are broken corners on a couple of the back panels. These don’t affect operation. The plastic panels are quite fragile and this one has survived the last forty years pretty well!

This Dynamite has been refurbished as follows:

  • new, 220 Volt power transformer
  • upgraded power supply
  • recapped with high-quality Panasonic capacitors
  • caps in the audio path replaced with Panasonic bipolar caps

The original Dyna-Mite was also available in a black & silver 1U rack case with black knobs – I have one in prep now

Subsequent Dynamite models had a very different style with one-piece front panels

VCA-based compressor designed by Paul Buff

Free-standing, not rack mounting


Refurbished & recapped. vVery good, vintage condition in original case with original knobs & buttons. Broken corners on a couple of the back panels. These don't affect operation

Tested & working 100%. Photos show the compressor for sale