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Used / Vintage Dynamics

.When you are in the market for sonic color, the used/vintage dynamics page
should be your first stop at Sonic Circus. There, you will find a revolving selection
of some of the most desirable pro audio compressors, limiters, and gates. Some
are truly vintage, and some are pre-owned units that are looking forward to a new
life in your studio. Some of our engineering heroes suggest that new sonic
coloration can be had by just passing a signal through a compressor - nothing
more! Hereʼs your chance to give it a try.

API 2500 Compressor (Used)

Stereo Buss Compressor This used stereo/dual mono API 2500 lets you choose between 'old' and 'new' -style compression characteristics. It also employs API's proprietary 'thrust' function for enhanced low end and features the extremely handy auto-makeup gain, which maintains a constant output level, regardless of threshold and ratio settings. All this in addition to standard comp/limiter features and the sought-after 'API sound.'

Price: $2,675.00



Alan Smart C1 Compressor (Used)

Classic Dual Mono / Stereo Buss Compressor The Alan Smart C1 Compressor is identical to the C2, but with original black front panel, and lacks the sidechain inputs and ''crush'' setting.
Pretty much the definitive mix compressor, the Alan Smart C1 is based on the much-missed SSL bus compressor (Mr. Smart used to work for SSL...) Ridiculously wide bandwidth along with ridiculously quick attack times make the C1 the beautiful, singular device that it is.

Price: $2,175.00



Pendulum OCL-2 (Used)

Electro-Optical Compressor As with everything Pendulum makes, the OCL-2 Stereo Electro-Optical Compressor is in a class by itself. Fast and clean with a transformerless all-tube signal-path, the OCL-2 provides ultra smooth and transparent dynamic control. Like the ES-8, it has three attack/release modes; fast, presets and manual. Use the two channels independently or link 'em up for flawless stereo performance.

Price: $2,500.00



Neve 2254E Racked Pair Compressor/Limiters

Vintage Circa early 1970's with fast release mod Neve 2254e (Vintage) Compressor/Limiter racked pair with stereo link button & psu. Discrete Class A. Variable Threshold and Fast Release mod to 100/200/400/Auto Rare Circa Early 1970’s, round and thick sounding vintage Neve Comps, expertly racked by our friends at BAE.  These beauties are becoming increasingly sought after. The 2254 uses diode bridge that acts as the level control element as well as a BA183/283 amplifier (as fitted to the 1272) and this raises the level back up but then, at the gain make up, the 20dB gain is achieved by bypassing a 20dB pad, sequentially, until the attenuation is removed.

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Calrec CL1170 Limiter/Compressor Modules - Pair (Vintage)

Racked Pair of Vintage Calrec Compressors This is a racked pair of 70s era Calrec CL1170 limiter/compressor modules. These units were built by Calrec from parts supplied by the BBC. The same parts were assembled by Audix (AM6/17) and Neve  to fit in consoles they supplied to the BBC. Some compare the sound to an 1176 or a  Neve 33609.

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Teletronix LA1 Leveling Amplifier Compressor (Vintage)

Very Rare Teletronix Compressor Designed by Teletronix founder Jim Lawrence, the LA-1 is the predecessor to the storied LA-2. There were only about a hundred of these units ever built, so they are extremely rare. The LA-1 gained popularity after legendary singing cowboy Gene Autry used it on his studio recordings and in his radio show. Front panel control knobs for gain and peak reduction. Meter selector switch for gain, reduction, and output on single meter. All-tube design, xlr and barrier strip connections.

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Junger D01 Digital Dynamics Processor (Used)

Compressor, Limiter, Expander - Fully digital processing device  
audio data word length: 24 bit
- Compressor, expander, limiter
- 4 presets (universal, pop music, speech, live)  
for stereo or 2-channel-mode 
complex, signal dependent control algorithms 
- Linear gain   - 6 dB ... +15 dB, in 1 dB steps 
- Digital deemphasis filter
- Multicoloured LED display shows either input level, output level or gain change with peak hold and digital full scale display 
- Digital audio interfaces
Yamaha Y2 
Sony SDIF-2 
input and output may be different 
- Analog output 24 bit oversampling DAC, adjustable level, balanced  
- Redithering for 16 or 20 Bit digital output format 

Price: $2,500.00



Tube Tech SMC2B Compressor (Used)

Stereo Multiband Opto Tube Compressor The TUBE-TECH SMC 2B Stereo Multiband Compressor features three independent optical stereo compressors. Combining the effect of wide 3 band level control with individual compression of the three bands creates pure magic, especially on the main mix bus, but also on submixes like drum buss, instrument groups and single tracks.

Price: $3,800.00



Aphex 612 (Used)

Noise/Gate Expander
The Model 612 Expander/Noise Gate is a true dual channel expander using downward expansion with a variable ratio (1.2:1 to 30:1), thus allowing an infinite variety of dynamics control which are impossible with a gate.

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Aphex 612 (Used)

Noise/Gate Expander
The Model 612 Expander/Noise Gate is a true dual channel expander using downward expansion with a variable ratio (1.2:1 to 30:1), thus allowing an infinite variety of dynamics control which are impossible with a gate.

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Drawmer DL241 Noise Gate USED

Price: $500.00



Drawmer DL241 Noise Gate USED

Drawmer DL241 2 Chanel Compressor Gate.  Well built analog piece.  Great for drums or cleaning up buzzy peaky guitar tracks.  The Drawmers have been a standard in live tour rigs for years and equally useful for analog outboard recording rigs.  Great ancillary pre-set compression.  More colored that clean.  Excellent piece for a seriously low price.

Price: $500.00



ADL 670 Tube Compressor (Used)

Pre owned ADL 670 Fairchild repro tube compressor in excellent condition.  Recently re-tubed and serviced by ADL.  Anthony DeMaria Labs has matched part for part the specs and sound of the original unit. Every detail has been scrutinized to corners were cut. Yes...believe it or not, ADL has painstakingly sourced all the parts of this puzzle to offer a very limited run on these uncompromised, untouchable sonic giants!!! Many in the past have attempted to reproduce the sound of the classic Fairchild 670 but no one until now has taken it to the level ADL has with the ADL 670 compressor. With it's beautiful "military strength" chassis, stand alone PSU, 20 vacuum tubes and 14 doesn't get fatter than this. 

Price: $12,500.00



Elysia Xpressor (Used)

Stereo Compressor w/ Side Chain Send and Return Used Elysia Xpressor stereo compressor.  19" rackmount in excellent original condition.  Discrete Class-A.  Elysia compression is variable from tight and focused to saturated.  Extremely flexible.  Well built, great metering and stepped potentiometers not generally found on compressors in this price class.

Price: $1,250.00



Neve 2254 Racked Pair (Vintage)

1970's compressor/limiters Racked Pair of vintage 2254 Compressor Limiters.  All original Class A discrete 1970's.   Built solid these Neves transcend time.  Fatten up any track.  These properly serviced Neves only getter better with age.

Price: $11,500.00



Telefunken U73B

Vintage Racked Pair Tab/Telefunken racked pair of U73B compressors with NTP metering (input and output) with input faders.  19" racked with power supply.  Extremely rare!

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