Unity Audio Lisson Grove
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newUnity Audio Unity Audio Lisson Grove AR-1 Compressor

Re-invented classic valve compressor.
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The Unity Audio Lisson Grove AR-1 Compressor is a vintage-style valve compressor based on the legendary Altec unit from the 60s, and still found in discerning recording studios today.

The Unity Audio Lisson Grove AR-1 has a couple of key modifications on the original Altec model. Hand built at every stage, Unity Audio’s re-make of the classic compressor is of the highest standard, making it a powerful tool in the studio, while retaining that recognisable “Altec” sound.

Modifications on the Unity Audio Lisson Grove from the original Altec include a slightly quicker release time. There is also an Output Load pot that has been added to the new version. This is because the original had a fixed impedance of 200 ohms, which some found a little dark, and was not adjustable. With this new feature the impedance is now variable from 600 ohms to 200 ohms, giving a bit more variety in tone without adding anything too radical to the circuit design.

There’s also an infinity control on the U…

The Unity Audio Lisson Grove AR-1 Compressor is a vintage-style valve compressor based on the legendary Altec unit from the 60s, and still found in discerning recording studios today.

The Unity Audio Lisson Grove AR-1 has a couple of key modifications on the original Altec model. Hand built at every stage, Unity Audio’s re-make of the classic compressor is of the highest standard, making it a powerful tool in the studio, while retaining that recognisable “Altec” sound.

Modifications on the Unity Audio Lisson Grove from the original Altec include a slightly quicker release time. There is also an Output Load pot that has been added to the new version. This is because the original had a fixed impedance of 200 ohms, which some found a little dark, and was not adjustable. With this new feature the impedance is now variable from 600 ohms to 200 ohms, giving a bit more variety in tone without adding anything too radical to the circuit design.

There’s also an infinity control on the Unity Audio Lisson Grove, which is a setting in-between the recovery settings (of which there are 6), providing a very long recovery time. There’s a great number of uses for this, including the handy use of having the compressor not bringing up the gain during silent parts. It can even be controlled by an external footswitch using the newly added jack on the rear of the unit.

Also included is a balance control, which provides a method of balancing out the signal from either side of the valve responsible for gain reduction. It minimises distortion and thumbs, and uses a combination of a push button and trim control for easy balancing of the valve.

All in all the Unity Audio Lisson Grove AR-1 a beautifully made faithful reincarnation of the classic Altec valve compressor, with a few subtle additions to make it a more flexible and adaptable compressor, perfect for the modern studio.

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