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Retro Revolver Dual-Channel Tube Compressor  From Retro

 Legendary compression based on the famous British-modified Altec 436. It's unmistakable, lively and vibrant dynamics make it great for tracking, mixing and mastering!

Retro Instruments Inc.


Retail:  $3,695.00

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Manufacturer's Description from Retro

Retro Revolver - A Revolution in a Rack.
When you first put your ears to the Retro Revolver, you'll hear some very legendary compression, an ingredient many have kept secret. You will hear lively and vibrant dynamics, the same you have imagined for your own project. Now you will know the sound, it's as unmistakable as applesauce.
7 years of Development.
As an experimental project in 2011, a few Revolvers were built and field tested by select studios. We started with the famous British-modified Altec 436 compressor and added features you need for tracking, mixing and mastering. We needed it right for Rev. A. Here it is. 
The Retro Revolver puts you in Control. 
For the first time ever, you get all the adjustments to dial in the type of dynamics you've heard on numerous albums. We've added features like a side-chain filter, stereo linking and continuously variable threshold, attack and release. 
Built like a Tank.
The Retro Revolver might be guilty of being slightly overbuilt here in the USA, but it's definitely done purposely to give you years of uninterrupted performance. Each unit passes a series of critical tests. Tubes and other components are selected for top performance and proper stereo tracking. 
Retro Revolver Dual-Channel Tube Compressor Features:

• A most desired compression signature
• Ideal for the stereo bus and excels at tracking, mixing and mastering
• Independent controls with stereo linking
• continuously variable input, output, attack, release, and threshold
• Dual Threshold Control allows control of ratio and amplifier saturation
• Low noise and high separation
• Differential all-tube signal path
• Transformer-balanced inputs and outputs on XLR connectors
• Illuminated VU meters
• Front panel meter zero controls
• Internal tube balancing facility
• 120 or 240 Volt operation 
Retro Instruments Inc.

About Manufacturer

Retro Instruments was founded by Phil Moore in 2006 to re-introduce classic-quality tube audio products to the professional recording industry. The initial product brought to market was a re-creation of the classic Gates Sta-Level, re-designed by Phil simply because it was his favorite piece of gear and he wanted to recreate it for the modern market. Over the years, Retro has evolved into a company with a diverse and extensive portfolio including re-imagined vintage products that are used by award-winning recording professionals around the world.


Technical Specifications:
• Number of Channels: 2
• Controls: Input, Output, Attack, Release, Threshold, Side-chain filter select, Stereo Link
• Ratio: Adjustable between 1.5:1 and 5:1
• Usable Input level range: -20 to +20 dBu
• Output level range: -30 to +18 dBu
• Output clip level: +23 dBu (1% dist)
• Attack Time: 2 to 40 milliseconds
• Release Time: 200 milliseconds to 2 seconds
• Highpass side-chain filter: Selectable 6 dB detector roll off at 90 or 250 Hz.
• Distortion: Less than 0.05% below compression threshold. Approx. 1% at full-scale compression.
• Frequency Response: 20-20,000 Hz. +/- 0.5 dB
• Rack Space: 2U
• Depth: 9.5 inches
• Weight: 22 pounds
• Connections: IEC Power, XLR input, and output x2
• Power Requirements: 120 VAC or 240 VAC. 22 Watts
• Fuse Rating: Standard fast-blow 3AG-style fuse. 1A 120 VAC, 1/2A 240 VAC