1U rack-mounted hand-made preamp and equaliser derived from upgraded Neve 1073 design
The Chandler LTD-1 is a hand-built 1U rack-mounted preamp and EQ inspired by the design of the original Neve 1073 unit.
Extending the scope of this venerable design, the Chandler LTD-1 took the sound that turned the records around, the original Neve 1073 preamp module, and brought it into the present day; a tall order perhaps, given the status that the vintage unit particularly enjoys, even now. But Chandler Limited doesn’t let that sort of thing hold it back. Its reputation for terrific build quality – sourcing original parts, plans and designs where necessary – and the unparalleled sound that it achieves, is also the stuff of legends.
By increasing the range of the LTD-1 EQ section, including a DI, phantom power and phase reversal on the front panel and output control, Chandler Limited added the functionality that today’s users demand. Re-engineering the power supply gave the Chandler LTD-1 greater headroom, too.
The EQ on the Chandler LTD-1 sounds as sweet as its inspiration, providing smooth mids, warm bass that adds fullness without contributing boominess and with mellifluous highs that never become shrill.
For a preamp that just sounds right, right from the start, you have to start with the best. And then improve it. There you have it: the Chandler LTD-1.
Chandler LTD-1 Overview:
CIRCUIT: Discrete, Transistor
Mic Input: -20db to -80db, 5db increments Line Input: +10db to -20db
CONNECTIONS I/O: XLR, Transformer Balanced, Pin 2 Hot DI, 1/4″ Unbalanced, 100k input impedance
POWER Phantom Power: +48v Power: +/-28v Requires the Chandler Limited PSU-1 MKII power supply