Welcome to the Neve 2254/R

Nov 25, 2015 Written by 
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We have just received two 2254R Compressor/Limiters from AMS Neve, UK.

They are classic mono limiter/compressors made to the late-1960’s design.

Originally designed in 1969, the original Neve 2254 mono Limiter/Compressor unit quickly became a legend in its own right. Discreet, Class A design and transformer-coupled circuits used in the input, innovative bridge-driver design, side-chain and output stages ensured a totally unique sound. The original 2254 units are still sought after today by audio pioneers, decades after production stopped and they remain one of the “milestone” pieces of audio equipment.

Features:

  • Hand-made in Burnley, England using original Neve specification transformers
  • Original Neve 2254 discreet, Class A circuit design
  • Transformer-coupled circuits used in Input, Bridge-driver, Side-chain and Output stages
  • Manual Fast Attack Time adjustment and transparent level control
  • Independent Limiter In/Out and Compressor In/Out selection
  • Total bypass switch
  • Multiple units can be linked together to provide multi-unit side-chain control from a single unit
  • Compatible with Neve Recall software, simply connect the 2254/R using USB to a host PC or Mac running Neve Recall software
About the original 2254E

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HOW MUCH: £9,500.00 / $14,400 (pair)

THE HISTORY: Designed in 1969, the original Neve 2254 mono Limiter/Compressor unit quickly received legendary status. Featuring a discrete, Class A design and transformer-coupled circuits – used in the input, innovative bridge-driver design, side chain and output stages ensured a totally unique sound. They were used in studios across the world and are still highly sought after, decades after production stopped – and even if you find one you’ll also often have it built into a rack enclosure with a custom power supply.

REPLICAS AND MODERN EQUIVALENTS: Neve have recently recreated a version of this compressor  that they now call the 2254/R. Designed as accurate replica of the original Neve 2254 Limiter‑Compressor, with its smooth sound character, it is available from most larger music dealers. Plug-in designer Waves also used the 2254 as inspiration for its V-series compressor.

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