High quality stereo LA-2A style valve/tube compressor. Upgraded by the current owner with NOS vintage valves.
For sale in full working order.
Commission sale item from a working studio. We have it here and it will be fully tested once more immediately prior to shipping.
The ADL 1500 is simply the stereo version of Anthony DeMaria’s ADL 1000 – his very well-respected take on the classic LA-2A.
Note that the current owner has upgraded the unit with NOS Mullard, Brimar and JJ valves to further enhance the sound – see the photos for more information.
Blurb from the brochure:
The Anthony DeMaria Labs ADL C/L 1500 is dual channel all tube compressor and limiter that offers an incredibly transparent sound and discreet design. The ADL C/L 1500 has a phenomenal dynamic range and has a clean, punchy, warm sound.
Each ADL C/L 1500 is completely hand made using only the best components and workmanship available which result in outstanding performance and what people are calling “invisible” compression.
ANTHONY DEMARIA LABS ADL 1500 SPECIFICATIONS:
Frequency Response: 15Hz-30kHz ± 0.5 dB
Clip: [email protected]+4 + 0.75% @+20 + 0.18%
Noise: -80 dB
Input/Output Impedance: 600 Ohm Balanced XLR
Gain Reduction: 40 dB
Gain: 40 dB ± 1 dB
Attack Time: 10 uSec.
Release Time: ~0.07s. for 50% Release, 0.5s – 4s for 100% Release
Panel Size: Standard Two Rack Space (2U)
Panel Controls: Gain Reduction/Output +4 Switch Gain, Peak Reduction
Power: 117 (Standard), 240 (Available on Request)
100-120-V FUSE: 1/2-A S/B 5x20mm
220-240-V FUSE: 1/4-A S/B 5x20mm
Tube Complement: (2) 12AX7A, (1) 12BH7A, (1) 6AQ5A
In excellent cosmetic condition with some minor wear around the edges and rack ears. See photos for more information on cosmetic condition.
For sales in UK/EU the price will include 20% VAT. VAT-free sales are possible to businesses and individuals in the EU (outside the UK) with a valid VAT Number - please get in touch if you wish to buy this way.
220/240v unit. A step-up transformer will be required for use on 110/120v supplies. Please ask if you need advice on what to use. We do not recommend using cheap, generic Chinese mains transformers.
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