THE LUCAS LIMITING AMPLIFIER
The Lucas Limiting Amplifier is one of the few compressors made that uses the actual vacuum tube as the 'voltage-controlled amplifier.' No optical devices! No VCA's! This is the REAL tube sound! Each limited edition unit is carefully hand constructed to order of the highest grade components, including a proprietary custom designed and hand wound output transformer.. The Lucas Limiting Amplifier is in daily use by professionals at the highest levels. The reason is the sound!
No other compressor has the incredible warmth and body of The Lucas. Try it on a lead vocal and see! The Lucas combines the best of the old technology with a dash of the best of the new.
The Lucas Limiting Amplifier utilises the 6BQ7 valve as the volume controlling element. Other valves which may be used include the 6BC8 or the 6DJ8/6922, but of course the unit must be rebalanced if any valve other than the original that comes in the unit is inserted. We have used many of our own units in the studio almost daily for up to fifteen years with the original tubes
Single channel Lucas Limiting Amplifier $2695
Also available: our three and four band fully vacuum tube equalisers, the incredible Lucas CS-1 and CS-4 handmade vacuum tube and transformer microphones, and The Deceiver, the finest guitar recording tool ever conceived. Don't be fooled by most products which only have a tube preamp, but still call themselves 'tube' equipment. Our compressors and equalisers utilise the tube itself as the active element of sound control!
The Deceiver $ 695
Single channel Equaliser $2695
The Lucas CS-1 Microphone $3775
The Lucas CS-4 Microphone $4490
Single channel Microphone Preamplifier (Price on request)
Single channel Monoblock Power Amplifier (Price on request)
P.O. Box CB-13327
LUCAS LIMITING AMPLIFIER MANUAL