Lisson Grove has announced the introductory pricing on its first product, the R-124 valve compressor, will soon come to a close. Effective March 1, retail price for the hand-built, variable-gain unit will increase to $5,495 (USD). Those wishing to still purchase an R-124 for the initial discounted list figure — $3,330 street — should contact Vintage King Audio, the exclusive US distributor for the brand, prior to the end of February.
Highly praised by well-known producer/engineers such as Jack Joseph Puig and Nigel Godrich, the Lisson Grove R-124 is an all-tube compressor based on the classic ’60s British studio units used extensively on all of the Beatles’ recordings. Meticulously reverse-engineered from one of the highly-modified Altec 436 originals, the new R-124 recreates the same recognizable compression characteristics of the vintage unit while benefitting from modern components (enhanced performance and reliability).
Founded by Grammy Award-winning mixer/producer/engineer Hugo Nicolson (Radiohead, Primal Scream, Julian Cope, etc.), Lisson Grove is a manufacturer of professional audio products for the studio and home recording markets. Primarily dedicated to recapturing the finest sounds of yesteryear, the company is located in Los Angeles, California.
Price: $3,700 list (until February 28, 2011); $5,495 (from March 1, 2011)
Contact: Lisson Grove | lissongrove.us
Exclusive US Distributor: Vintage King Audio | 888.653.1184 | vintageking.com