This project is a replica of the of the vintage Altec 436c compressor. The Altec 436c was a tube, vari-mu compressor, similar to the Altec R124 used by The Beatles at Abbey road and the Universal Audio 175. Drip Electronics offers a PCB and support for this project.
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- Star grounding
- Cathode balance and plate balance circuit to reduce noise
- Accepts Sowter’s Altec transformer replicas or Sowter’s Fairchild input and UA 175 output transformers
- Tube compliment:
- All PCB traces are curved to emulate the electrical response of point-to-point wiring
Price: $150 for PCB