Heritage Audio Announces HA-609A Analog Compressor

December 9 2019, 00:20
Spanish company Heritage Audio announced the HA-609A, a modern, improved take on the classic tracking/mixing diode bridge compressor. As with the other outboard products in their Elite Series, the HA-609A dual-mono/stereo compressor and limiter takes advantage of the latest in manufacturing technology to offer improved value without compromising audio quality — all built at the Heritage factory in Spain. 

The latest analog marvel from a company firmly committed to bring back the "Golden Age of Recording" and adapting it to the 21st century studio, the HA-609A is a modern take on the classic transformer coupled diode bridge compressor/limiter design, with several improvements brought in to accommodate the modern workflow. While some classic iterations of this design utilized some IC chips and a class A/B amplifier stage, the HA-609A features an entirely discrete, class A design and a total of three Carnhill/St Ives transformers per channel.
According to the company, thanks to a proprietary system of diode bridge matching, the HA-609A has better channel matching than any earlier incarnations; while the use of rotary switches and high quality, stepped pots allow for easy recall and maintain a perfect stereo image.

The addition of a fast attack mode for both the compressor and limiter section allow the HA-609A the flexibility to handle individual tracks as well as groups and 2-bus program material, making it a perfect choice for both tracking and mixing.

The HA-609A is scheduled to ship worldwide in December 2019, with an estimated street price of $1,799 USD.
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