Audio Ltd are delighted and excited to announce that the fabulous
Lisson Grove R-124 valve mono compressor will be made under license
in the UK by Unity Audio Ltd. The R-124 will be built to the
exact same specification using the same components including the
identical Sowter and Cinemag transformers, and identical Mullard
Lisson Grove R-124 is based on EMI’s RS124 compressor, which,
alongside the Fairchild 660, provided much of the dynamic control
processing at Abbey Road Studios throughout the 1960s and beyond. The
original RS124 was itself based around the American Altec 436, which
EMI’s technical engineers modified to create a compressor that met
with their very high standards. In 2010, this version of the RS124
design was produced and further modified by Lisson Grove, a US -based
company formed by British Grammy Award-winning engineer/producer Hugo
Nicolson, intent on ‘recapturing the finest studio sounds of
Unity Audio's Kevin Walker explains: “I
was approached by Hugo
at the winter Namm show as he was keen for Unity Audio to take over
the manufacturing under a licensing arrangement. Hugo ideally wanted
to concentrate on design rather than manufacturing and as Unity Audio
has been manufacturing our own brand of studio monitors for some
years now, we were keen to expand this side of the business further.
has already started and new R-124 will be available from August.
to be £2,395.00, $4,295.00, €2,875.00 all ex VAT.