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AnaMod AM670 Stereo Compressor Limiter Fairchild Recreation
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AnaMod AM670

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Anamod AM670 - used
Excellent near mint shape, hardly used in private home studio.
These are no longer in production and will be getting rare and hard to find. Excellent Fairchild style stereo compressor.
Classic Variable-Mu compression profile and vintage tone

- Six 670 time constants plus two vocal- friendly variations
- Three Modes of Compression
- All analog - no latency or conversion
- Standard 3U rack format

The Fairchild 670 limiter is arguably one of the most famous and sought-after stereo compressors ever made. The magical way it adds density and dimension to a track or a mix has been demonstrated on many of the best-sounding records made in the last 50 years. For buss compression, the 670 Limiter is the standard by which all others are judged.

The AM670 is a faithful recreation of the classic sound and compression profile of the 670, using the AnaMod™ process to model the complex tube circuitry of the 670 and implement it entirely in the analog domain. Unlike a digital plug-in or processorbased outboard gear, there is no latency, and no A/D or D/A conversions to compromise the sound. All the functions of the original 670 have been condensed into three rack spaces.

Like the Fairchild 670, the AM670 has Left/Right (dual mono), and Lat/Vert (M-S encode/decode) modes of dynamics processing. In addition, AM670 also has a Stereo mode, which links sidechains of the two channels.
AM 670 Specifications

Input Impedance: 20KΩ, balanced
Output Impedance: less than 50Ω
Max. Output Level: +27dBu, balanced
Input Gain: -15 to +15 dB
Frequency Response: +/- 1 dB from 40Hz to 15kHz
Noise Level: better than 73dB below +4dBu, 0-30kHz
Limiting Noises: same level as a vintage 660 with GE five star 6386 tubes and properly balanced
Total Harmonic Distortion: level- and compression-dependent
Compression Ratio: Variable from 1: 1 to 20:1, level-dependent

Automatic Gain Control (AGC) Modes

Left/Right: Dual Mono (split) operation
Stereo: Left and Right channels are linked
Lat/Vert: Left and Right channels are Mid-Side (M-S) encoded, compressed separately, and decoded back to Left/Right

Time Constants

1-6 are the classic 670 time constants
2a and 2b are variations on #2

Position Attack Time Release Time
1 0.2ms 0.3s
2 0.2ms 0.8s
2a 0.2ms 1s
2b 0.2ms 2s
3 0.4ms 2s
4 0.8ms 5s
5 0.4ms Auto, as in 670 #5
6 0.2ms Auto, as in 670 #6

Anamod AM670 Manual
AnaMod AM670 Rear
AnaMod AM670 Top Left
AnaMod AM670 Bottom Right