The Chandler Limited TG1 is an ode classic EMI TG12413 Limiter used in custom EMI and Abbey Road recording and mastering consoles from the late '60s, used in The Beatles "Abbey Road" and Pink Floyd "Dark Side of the Moon"
These rare pieces were never commercially available, and only EMI owned studios had access to them. The TG1 Limiter was originally designed to be like the Fairchild 660/670 which was loved by many EMI engineers including Geoff Emerick, but it ended up with its own very special sound.
The Limiter/Compressor features an all discrete circuit with transformer balanced input and output. The limiting element is a rarely seen diode network that produces smooth, pleasing distortion. The warm open sound, often compared to a Fairchild 670 set to stun, is very audible and squishy sounding while maintaining its clarity and high frequency response.
Now standard on all Abbey Road Special Edition TG-1's, you can bypass the compressor/limiter threshold but leave all the circuits in the signal path, turning the unit into a powerful Harmonic Distortion generator capable of kicking out up to 2% Total Harmonic Distortion. That's more than 2 times the amount of analog tape! And all with 100% discrete transformer balanced circuits. Adjust the input for amount of THD and the output to match level. Try running Distortion on one channel and hard limiting on the other. The ultimate in retro! This option is placed on the front panel of the unit with a toggle switch for each channel.
All TG units require and function on the PSU-1, Chandler Limited power supply (not included). The PSU-1 has an internal switch for setting voltage to 120V or 220V (115V/230V).
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