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RJR TUBE OPTO COMPRESSOR

The RJR TOC is the compressor to get that famous classic huge vintage sound.  And with many optional features that make the RJR TOC more versatile than the original, there's no reason to buy a 2A-style compressor from anyone else!

 

The following are a few examples of custom RJR OPTO compressors.  These units have already been built and shipped to the customers that ordered them, and are not available for immediate order.  If you would like to order a custom RJR OPTO compressor, or if you would like to inquire about pricing, available options, or have any other questions, please inquire on the CONTACT page!  Due to the complexities involved in custom orders, please be aware that there is usually a 2-3 month lead time involved. 

Unless otherwise specified by the customer, RJR OPTO comps are hand wired point to point on a turret board from the 1968 LA2A schematic, and utilize metal film resistors, Orange Drop film capacitors, Sowter Transformers, Kentek T4B, new JJ/Tesla and EH tubes, and a Sprague Atom output capacitor.

 

The RJR OPTO is currently only available as a custom order unit.

Built for a private customer

RJR OPTO with Sowter input and output transformers; Sprague Atom output capacitor; switchable Kenetek T4 units for fast/medium/slow release switching; R37 sidechain filter control moved to front panel; new JJ/Tesla and EH tubes; vintage Weston VU meter; new synth-style knobs; 4U two-piece front panel: grey-white powdercoat with black infill engravings outer panel, and turquoise powdercoat with white infill engravings inner panel.

Built for Blu Simon, LLC

RJR OPTO with Sowter input and output transformers; Mallory TC72 output capacitor; switchable T4 units b/w Kenetek (green) and Lightning Boy (blue); R37 sidechain filter control moved to front panel; vintage NOS RCA tubes; vintage Weston VU meter; aluminum knobs; blue anodized panel with red and white infill engraving.

Built for Michael Singh at Desi Standard Time Records

RJR OPTO with Sowter input and output transformers; Sprague Atom output capacitor; Kenetek T4 unit; new JJ/Tesla and EH tubes; vintage Triplett meter; vintage Gates/Harris knobs; grey-white powdercoat panel with red and black infill engraving.

Built for Chris Kuffner at Sideways House in Brooklyn, NY

RJR OPTO with Sowter input and output transformers; Sprague Atom output capacitor; Kenetek T4 unit; new JJ/Tesla and EH tubes; vintage Weston VU meter; vintage Dakaware knobs; custom logo engraving; traffic white powdercoat panel with black infill engraving.

Built for Noisematch Studios in Miami, FL

Stereo RJR OPTO with Sowter input and output transformers; Drip Electronics T4B; Mallory TC72 output capacitor; new JJ/Tesla and EH tubes; stereo link switch; vintage Simpson VU meters; custom logo engravings; red anodize panel with yellow and black infill engraving.

Built for Eric Wallen of the band Minor Stars

RJR OPTO with Edcor input and output transformers; Kenetek T4B; Mallory TC72 output capacitor; new JJ/Tesla and EH tubes; vintage Phaostron VU meter; vintage Dakaware knobs; green anodize panel with orange infill engraving.

Built for Chris Cubeta at Galuminumfoil Productions

RJR OPTO with Sowter input and output transformers; Drip Electronics T4B; Sprague Atom output capacitor; vintage RCA tubes; vintage Dakaware knobs; vintage API/LFE VU meter; anodize bronze panel with white infill engraving.

Built for a private customer

RJR OPTO with Sowter input and output transformers; Kenetek T4B; Mallory TC72 output capacitor; vintage Sylvania and RCA tubes; vintage Weston meter; Davies knobs; aluminum-grey powdercoat panel with red and black infill engraving.

Built for 1st Level Recording Studio in Chicago, IL

RJR OPTO with Sowter input and output transformers; Drip Electronics T4B; Mallory TC72 output capacitor; new JJ/Tesla and EH tubes; Sifam AL39WF meter; Davies knobs; black anodize panel with white infill engraving.

Built for a private customer

Matched pair of RJR OPTO comps with Sowter input and output transformers; Kenetek T4B; Mallory TC72 output capacitor; new JJ/Tesla and EH tubes; Sifam AL39WF meter; aluminum knobs; black anodize panel with white, yellow, and blue infill engraving.

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