This pair of Gates Solid Statesman AGC broadcast limiters are a something of a studio secret weapon. They are part of the consignment of gear we have received from the studio of Prince Fatty – the other items (including a very clean Grampian Type 636 and a Langevin EQ) are for sale via sealed bid auction – read about it here.
They are not something we’ve had through before and so we asked Prince Fatty for some more information:
‘these are overlooked 1960s broadcast compressors with huge transformers and are very warm sounding. Very clever and musical HF reduction when hit hard, I used these a lot for vocal stems and also for gentle drum compression. They are solid state but behave in a tube MU style sound-wise. Can be used for mastering.’
They are for sale via this listing as a pair, but we will consider offers for one unit – get in touch if interested.
Both are in good working order and good (for their age) condition with some scuffs to the casing and rack rash – see the photos for more information. They are covered by our usual guarantee.
They are 110v units.
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