Chandler Limited LTD-1

1-channel Preamplifier and Equalizer
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$2,575.00
Sweetwater Savings: $125.00 MSRP: $2,700.00
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Chandler Limited LTD-1
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A New Take on a Classic Preamp!

The Chandler Limited LTD-1 is a hand-wired, handcrafted 10-series preamp/equalizer utilizing parts and build techniques from the original manufacturer (that would be Neve). The Neve 1073, of course, is the stuff of audio legend. In the LTD-1, Chandler Limited has, as usual, obsessed themselves with grounding, wiring techniques, original transformers, transistors, and inductors in their quest to give you the sonic spittin' image of the vintage original. Have they succeeded? We certainly think so. Put one through the paces in your studio and hear for yourself. We bet you're going to love the Chandler Limited LTD-1.

Chandler Limited LTD-1 Single-channel Preamplifier/Equalizer at a Glance:
  • Original specs, parts, and wiring techniques give you authentic sonic results
  • How do you improve upon the most sought-after preamp/EQ of all time?
  • Vintage goodness - with additional modern flexibility
Original specs, parts, and wiring techniques give you authentic sonic results

Like the rest of the famous Chandler Limited hand-wired 10-series, the Chandler Limited LTD-1 equalizer and preamplifier not only gives you the sound of the classic original, it also features the same transformers, transistors, inductors, and wiring techniques used to make it. (That may be your first clue as to how they achieve the jaw-dropping results.)

How do you improve upon the most sought-after preamp/EQ of all time?

In addition to classic 10-series sound, Chandler Limited juiced the LTD-1 with all the modern functionality you need. They expanded the EQ section, giving you a much larger palate to choose from. Additional features include a front-panel high-impedance DI, 48v switching, an output fader, EQ in/out, phase reversal, balanced mic in, balanced line in, an overbuilt power supply to ensure max headroom, and the aforementioned nine additional EQ points.

Vintage goodness - with additional modern flexibility

Unlike the original Neve 1073, the Chandler Limited LTD-1 offers a wide variety of frequency settings (nine more total additional EQ points), giving you incredible tonal flexibility and control over your sound. For many of us who have been fortunate enough to record through vintage Neve consoles, that sound is the standard by which all other gear is measured. A little more flexibility would have been nice, though. That wish is reality now, thanks to Chandler Limited. When you factor in the vintage sonics, modern features, and weapons-grade build quality, the Chandler Limited LTD-1 becomes a must-have preamp/equalizer.

Chandler Limited LTD-1 Single-channel Preamplifier/Equalizer Features:
  • Vintage sonics and modern features - what's not to love?
  • 20dB to 80dB microphone gain
  • -10dB to 20dB line-level gain
  • Locking DI input
  • +48V phantom power
  • DI in/out switch mutes the microphone input
  • Highpass filter
  • Shelving low frequency EQ control
  • Peaking mid frequency EQ control
  • Shelving high frequency equalizer
  • Note: this unit requires the Chandler Limited Power Supply
Chandler Limited's LTD-1 gives you classic sound with modern flexibility!

What Does "Special Order" Mean?

A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

Additional Media

LTD-1 Cue Sheet
LTD-1 User Manual
Studio Preamp Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Preamp Type Solid State
Number of Channels 1
Phantom Power Yes
EQ Yes
Analog Inputs 1 x 1/4", 2 x XLR
Analog Outputs 1 x XLR
Rack Spaces 1U
Height 1.75"
Depth 19"
Manufacturer Part Number LTD1

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Sweetwater Advice

AJ Becerra

The Chandler Limited LTD-1 is one of my favorite Pre/EQs of all time. It's everything that makes a 1073 great, but with more flexibility. There are a lot of 1073 "clones" out there, but in my opinion this is by far the best and most musical sounding. If you dig the Neve sound, you owe it to yourself to try the LTD-1, you will love it!!!
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