Lucas Engineering is a specialty manufacturer of extremely high end professional audio equipment. LUCAS equipment is primarily intended for the professional recording industry, but is at home in any application where the highest quality audio is desirable. With the exception of The Deceiver, all LUCAS equipment utilises the vacuum tube, or valve, as the controlling element of sound, a difficult to implement, and costly way to achieve the desired effect. The difference is obvious, however, once one listens to a LUCAS device in a professional application.
LUCAS ENGINEERING currently manufacture THE LUCAS CS-1 MICROPHONE, THE LUCAS CS-4 MICROPHONE, THE LUCAS LIMITING AMPLIFIER, THE LUCAS EQUALISER, THE LUCAS DECEIVER, THE LUCAS MICROPHONE PREAMPLIFIERS, and THE LUCAS GUITAR PREAMPLIFIER.
Many other audio manufacturers who make so-called "tube equipment" only use a tube in a simple gain-makeup stage. This circuit is usually merely an amplification stage; the actual work is being done elsewhere. In an equaliser, in most cases (even the famous Pultec), the actual equalisation is done within a passive resistor network. These devices are not really tube equalisers, they are equalisers in the same box as some tubes, the tubes merely boosting the level back to +4. Unlike any other unit we know, THE LUCAS EQUALISER performs the actual equalisation inside the tube itself! In many compressors, the actual volume change is performed by a VCA, an optical device, or other non-tube method. These devices are not really tube limiters, they are limiters in the same box as some tubes, the tubes again merely providing amplification. THE LUCAS LIMITING AMPLIFIER performs the actual limiting (compression) inside the tube itself! In both of these cases, the use of the tubes in THE LUCAS results in a superior sound than in any other audio device, regardless of cost!
THE LUCAS CS Series microphones represent the very highest technology possible today, yet hearken back in many ways to the very elemental design principles established in the most sought after vintage classic microphones.
THE LUCAS DECEIVER, whilst not a tube device, has become one of the most popular control room devices ever. The distribution of guitar level signals, in the recording studio or on stage, without loss, hum or buzz ,is truly a time and sanity saving miracle.
All LUCAS devices are custom-built, hand constructed one-at-a-time by audio technicians, not factory workers. Each device is carefully tested in a professional studio situation before delivery. Only the highest quality components are used, and where practicable, "new old stock" components are employed. Transformers are custom wound only for us to our proprietary specifications by the finest manufacturers in the business. No other devices can offer the quality of sound and construction of THE LUCAS!
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THE LUCAS CS-1 MICROPHONE
THE LUCAS CS-4 MICROPHONE
AND OUR ALL TIME GREATS!
THE LUCAS LIMITING AMPLIFIER
THE LUCAS EQUALISER
THE LUCAS DECEIVER
THE LUCAS MICROPHONE PREAMPLIFIERS
LUCAS LIMITING AMPLIFIER ONLINE MANUAL
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Bulldog Microphone Upgrades
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