Heritage Audio HA 609A Elite

2-Channel Mono / Stereo Compressor / Limiter

  • Fully discreet class A circuit
  • Three Carnhill / St. Ives transformers per channel
  • Exact adjustment of the compressor characteristics / response from channel to channel thanks to a unique diode bridge circuit
  • True bypass per channel
  • Line input impedance: 10 kOhm, transformer balanced
  • Output impedance: <75 ohms, transformer balanced
  • Frequency range: 20 to 20000 Hz
  • Threshold: -20 to +20 dBu (compressor), 0 to +20 dB (limiter)
  • Ratio: 1.5: 1 to 6: 1 (compressor)
  • Attack: Fast / Normal (compressor, limiter)
  • Release: 100 ms to 1,500 ms, 2x depending on the auto program (compressor)
  • Release: 50 ms to 800 ms, 2 x auto-program dependent (limiter)
  • Makeup Gain: 0 to 20 dB
  • 2 Line inputs: XLR
  • 2 Line outputs: XLR
  • Design: 19"/ 2 U
  • Includes external power supply (100 - 240V)

Further Information

Compressor Yes
Gate No
Peak Limiter Yes
2-Channel Unit Yes
Attack/Release Adjustable Yes
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Heritage Audio HA 609A Elite bei mir im Tonstudio
luppes, 25.08.2020
Sauber verpackt und gut verarbeitet. Durch Bassfrequenzen wird nichts vom Gehäuse in Schwingung gesetzt. (Bei der Manley VoxBox schwingt das obere Abdeckungsblech erheblich mit)
Limiter:
Die Schalterstellungen von LIMIT IN und ATTACK FAST wie auch COMPRESS IN und ATTACK FAST sind in der Draufsicht nicht sehr gut zu erkennen. In der Seitenansicht ist aber alles ok.
Sämtliche Potts wie LIMIT LEVEL, THRESHOLD und GAIN MAKEUP sind gerastert.
Somit ist jede Einstellung nachträglich wiederholbar.
Im LINK-Modus schaltet der LIMIT IN-Schalter des 2. Kanals die beiden Limitier ein und aus.
Ebenso ist der RELEASE-Schalter des 2. Kanals für beide Kanäle zuständig.
Kompressor:
Im Kompressorteil verhält es sich im LINK-Modus etwas anders.
Der niedrigste Wert vom THRESHOLD von einem der zwei Kanäle bestimmt ab wann der Kompressor arbeitet.
Bei der RELEASE bestimmt der höhere Wert von einem der zwei Kanäle wie der Kompressor arbeitet.
Um ungewollte Einstellungen zu vermeiden sollte man bei Stereomaterial auf gleiche Einstellung beider Kanäle achten.
GAIN MAKEUP kann für beide Kanäle auch getrennt eingestellt werden, so kann eine Stereoaufnahme auch etwas nach links oder rechts verschoben werden.

Der Sound ist sehr gut, erst bei fast vollem GAIN MAKEUP wird ein leises Rauschen wahrnehmbar.
Im ausgeschaltetem Zustand wird leider kein Signal zum Ausgang geführt.
Alles in allem ein tolles Gerät zum bearbeiten von unterschiedlichem Material.
Macht einfach nur Laune um mit diesem Gerät zu arbeiten.
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