Chandler Limited REDD.47

1-channel Tube Mic Preamp with Transformer Balanced I/O, 57dB of Gain, DI Input, LPF, 20db Pad, Polarity Reverse, Phantom Power, and Internal Power Supply
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Abbey Road's Holy-grail Preamp

The Chandler Limited REDD.47 mic preamp re-creates the original tube line amps used in Abbey Road Studios' rare, custom EMI REDD.51 recording consoles. This is the unmistakably punchy, agressive sound that characterized recordings made in Studio Two between 1964 and 1968 - including legendary tracks by The Beatles. Modern features have been added to meet contemporary recording studio standards, such as increased gain that gives you a range of new tonal options, from pristine cleans to rich, classic saturation. Take it from Sweetwater, with its inimitable sonic moxie, the Chandler Limited REDD.47 will work wonders in your studio.

Chandler Limited REDD.47 Mic Preamp at a Glance:
  • The workhorse line amp of the REDD.51
  • Enjoy an expanded range of tonal options
The workhorse line amp of the REDD.51

A critical component of the EMI REDD.51 console (REDD being an acronym for Abbey Road Studios' in-house Record Engineering Development Department), the REDD.47 line amplifier was used in virtually every stage of the audio path, including the mic and line inputs, the echo sends, and the monitors. With its spunky, in-your-face sonics, the REDD.47 lent its unique character to all the music - including every Beatles track - recorded in Abbey Road Studio Two during its mid-'60s tour of duty.

Enjoy an expanded range of tonal options

Chandler Limited's REDD.47 preamp gives you added benefits never offered by the original design, including an increased gain range that greatly expands your tonal options. Imagine being able to dial between immaculate cleans and classic tube saturation with up to 2 percent harmonic distortion before clipping! Think of the gnarly, distorted guitars in The Beatles' "Revolution." They were DI'd straight into the board; all that seething mad-dog bite is the REDD.47. And speaking of direct injection, Chandler Limited has thoughtfully included a DI input on the REDD.47 front panel.

Chandler Limited REDD.47 Mic Preamp Features:
  • Delivers the legendary sound of Abbey Road Studios' "holy-grail" preamp
  • Modern features to meet contemporary recording studio standards
  • Increased gain allows tonal options from pristine cleans to classic rich saturation
  • Inputs: Mic/Line (Balanced XLR), D/I (1/4")
  • Stepped gain: 6dB increments; fine gain: variable +/-5dB;
  • Total Gain: +57dB; output control: variable
  • Rumble filter; 20dB pad; Polarity reverse; +48V Phantom power
  • Tubes: EF86, E88CC (input/output)
  • Transformer balanced I/O (custom wound)
  • Internal power supply
Get classic Abbey Road sound with the Chandler Limited REDD.47!

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Tech Specs

Preamp Type Tube
Number of Channels 1
Phantom Power Yes
Analog Inputs 1 x XLR, 1 x 1/4"
Analog Outputs 1 x XLR
Manufacturer Part Number Redd.47

Customer Reviews

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Chandler Limited REDD.47

I bought 1 loved it so much I bought another - Everything I run through these units sounds great - Highly Recommended.

It's probably one of the best pres I've used

I've used a ton of nice pres, vintage 1073s, ma5, neve dpa, La-610, vintech 573, warm audio pres, shadow hills mono gama and frankly this is possibly one of the best I've used on vocals. It does the clean tones quite well, as well as the more nevish , pushed mid forward sound, but with a 3d quality not usually there with the Neve 1073. You can dial it dirty or clean, the tones are endless really. It does have that tape sound, the kind of sound I've heard with a burl b1. My voice paired with the Redd, a c800g and wa76, pure awesomeness, sounds like a record. I'll be using this on a few radio releases and I can't recommend this pre enough! It really has that Abbey road sound. I think I'll also get a tg2 or slate fox to complement it and sell the LA 610 that I still have.

Just buy it already!

I can easily geek out on why this pre amp is so amazing. But for the sake of wanting to get back to the studio ASAP. I'll just leave you with this... BUY IT. YOU WON'T REGRET IT. :-)
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Sweetwater Advice

Carson McClain

The Chandler REDD.47 preamp is a licensed re-creation of the pre out of Abbey Road's Redd 51 Console. The first time I heard a drum kit recorded through it, it sounded like the drums had been compressed, EQed, mixed, and mastered! If I had to choose a "desert island" preamp, this would be a top contender.

Stuart Niven

Hearing the heft, girth, and silk that the REDD.47 imparted when tracking a bass guitar through it was was mind blowing. All other preamps fade away - this one is a must-have.

AJ Becerra

If there's one mic pre out there that I could use on any source, with any mic, any genere of music, it's the Chandler REDD.47. I can run anything through it and it sounds like a finished mix!
See also: Chandler Limited, Chandler Limited Preamps