Locomotive Audio 14B Compressor

The Real Sound of Vari-Mu Tube Compression at Your Fingertips

Description

Locomotive 14B Compressor

Just like its popular vintage inspirations, the Gates Sta-Level, UA 175B, RCA BA-6A and Collins 26U, the results are a sound that cannot be replicated with any other method of gain reduction.

The Locomotive Audio 14B delivers!

Features

  • Stereo Link switch
  • Sidechain Low Cut filter control: Off and 70-350Hz
  • Hard-wire bypass switch
  • Compression turned off with full counterclockwise attack position, switching to line amplifier
  • Two position Compress-Limit Switch
  • Two position VU meter switch: Gain Reduction – Output
  • 6BC8 balance adjustment on interior of unit
  • Custom Sifam backlit VU meter
  • XLR input and output connections
  • Cinemag input and interstage transformers
  • Custom output transformer
  • Hand-built in USA with classic turret board technique
  • Heavy 16 gauge steel chassis
  • 115v/230v AC mains option on rear
  • Lifetime warranty parts and labor

 

Technical Specs

  • Tubes: (1) 6BC8, (1) 12AY7, (2) 6V6s
  • Input load impedance: 5kO
  • Output impedance: <800O
  • Variable Attack: (300µs-20ms)
  • Variable Release: (100 ms-2s)
  • Compression (4:1 ratio) or Limiting 10:1 ratio)
  • Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz
  • THD+N: <1%
  • S/N ratio: >70dB
  • Dimensions: 19″w x 3.5″h x 10″d (2u rackspace)
  • Shipping Weight: 20 lbs.
  • Power Consumption (120/240VAC): 42 watts

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