Originally designed in 1974, the Neve 2264A mono Limiter/Compressor unit quickly became a legend. Delivering similar facilities and performance as the earlier 2254 Limiter/Compressor type, it did so despite being packaged in a more compact form-factor. Discrete, Class A/B 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 2264A units are still sought after, decades after production stopped, and they remain one of the milestone pieces of studio equipment.
And now the 2264A is available for your LunchboxTM in the form of the AMS NEVE 2264A LB Compressor
Crafted in England by Neve engineers, the 2264ALB retains the unique sonic characteristics of the original 2264A by using the same architecture, matching components and original hand-wound transformers as its classic counterpart and adds new features: a Signal Presence indicator LED and a Slow Attack option. And it delivers it in a modern and portable form-factor which professional producers and engineers demand.
Simply install into an empty slot in your compatible LunchboxTM rack, connect your line level signals and inject the legendary Neve dynamic sound into your audio creations. And it’s the perfect pairing for the incredible Neve 1073LB microphone pre amp module. The AMS NEVE 2264A LB Compressor module can be inserted between the input and output stages of the 1073LB module, creating an all-new Neve classic audio path.
Classic… and Revolutionary.
Highlights of the AMS NEVE 2264A LB Compressor
Classic mono Limiter/Compressor, available in a 500-series format
Transformer-coupled circuits used in Input, Bridge-driver, Side-chain and Output stages
Independent Limiter and Compressor IN/OUT selectors
BYPASS switch connects input terminals directly to output terminals
Slow Attack switch changes between classic 2264A attack settings and new Slow Attack setting for buss compression work
Digital LED meter with approximate PPM ballistics indicates 0dB to 20dB of gain reduction
Audio Processing Insert design allows the audio to/from the 2264ALB module to be inserted into the audio path of an existing 1073LB module (modules must be fitted in the same LunchboxTM)
Fully screened module, packaged in Mu-metal case helps eliminate stray electromagnetic fields from LunchboxTM PSU or other module types