Madrid, Spain (December 15, 2020)—Heritage Audio has launched BritStrip — a single-space 19-inch rack device that recreates a British-spec discrete Class-A console channel strip with the same diode bridge compressor found in Heritage’s Successor stereo bus compressor.
Heritage Audio’s BritStrip console channel strip combines a 73 mic preamplifier, an expanded 73 equalizer, and a discrete Class-A DI (Direct Input) with the Successor’s diode bridge compressor.
The BritStrip begins its journey with the same preamp found in Heritage Audio’s 73JR II, flavored with a new custom input transformer co-designed with Carnhill, also responsible for the custom output transformer that completes its all-discrete, Class-A, three-gain stage design. From a preamp perspective, the unit includes -80 dB of gain, a 20dB PAD, phase reversal and an impedance switch for 1,200 or 300 ohm input.
The BritStrip console channel strip’s D.I. is also taken from the 73JR II, an all-discrete Class-A JFET (Junction Field-Effect Transistor) circuit fronting the microphone transformer, and includes a passive THRU output to feed a separate amplifier.
The BritStrip’s EQ features three Vinkor pot core inductors in the MID band and H.P. (high-pass) FILTER sections. Its inductor-based low-pass filter, directly taken from the 73 design, lets users control out of range low end reportedly without affecting the quality of sought-after frequencies. Additionally, shelf settings have been extended to include a bell mode, making them more versatile.
The BritStrip also offers a Blend control and SC (sidechain) Filter , and the compressor section provides five frequency choices and an external sidechain (SC. EXT) option. Owners of two BritStrip console channel strips can link their respective compressors for a stereo tracking solution.
The BritStrip is available now for $2,499.00 USD via RAD Distribution in the U.S.
RAD Distribution • http://www.raddist.com/heritage-audio.php
Heritage Audio • https://heritageaudio.net/catalogue/britstrip