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Mci Tube Mastering Compressor 1960 - £2400


condition: excellent
delivery available
make/manufacturer: Mci
model name/number: Tube Mastering Compressor

Has been extensively worked on by a very experienced tech in London
Has got a separate power supply, with tubes and a large transformer, see pictures.
This thing absolutely rocks!
My father bought from the previous owner: This unit was one of 4 that were designed and hand built by Jeep Harned back in 1964 at his original music center store/shop in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. This is the same type comp/lim. that Mac Emmerman used in his disc mastering system at Criteria Recording Studios up until around 1978 when he sold his original Scully Westrex system. The MCI comp/lim. is a Jeep Harned version of the Fairchild 670 45 45/lat vert type triode comp/lim amp. The unit uses 6ES8, 12AT7 and a pair of 6AQ5 connected as triodes. This unit has an outboard regulated Westrex B+ supply and a 6.3 volt DC power supply for the filaments. The unit uses a triad HS-14 for the input, a Stancor WF-22 interstage and a Langevin 322B output for each channel. This MCI amp has adjustable release time for each channel and adjustable threshold for each channel mounted on a remote panel. The original metalwork had the threshold adjustments on the front of the unit but Jeep changed this to the release time as everyone wanted this adjustment.The threshold was fixed with 1/4" phone jack connectors on the back of the unit if threshold adjustment was wanted. I have included a panel with controls and 1/4" plugs for this. I purchased this unit from Jeep Harned himself in 1967. It is in working condition and sounds great! This is the perfect unit for that clean tube sound.
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