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Audio & Design 760 X-RS stereo comp Dynamics Processors (HW)
Old 14th July 2009
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There is another ADR Thread that is also very interesting here's a LINK

What can you tell me about ADR gear ?

Would'nt be nice if we could join them up (Series) or such like.

Best Regards,

Tony.
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Old 14th July 2009
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my compex is usually on the mix buss, but last night i tracked piano thru it. Just perfect for the rock track we were doing. amazing on the mix-buss.
david
Old 15th July 2009
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I have PM'd you Tim's details your gear will be with a great Tech, Tim and I are both appointed by ADR for servicing the Classics, Tim looks after the USA and I Europe.

By the way ADR are still making gear, and I do recomend their DMA-2, it has received some nice reviews
DMA-2

for one review
Audio & Design DMA2
I would echo this - the DMA-2 is excellent. If you read the SOS review linked to above, virtually all the "reservations" in the review were fixed.

I spoke to the people at ADR when the review came out and they said: "why didn't he contact us - that's easy to fix" and the fixes were implemented in the next production run.

And they were only minor things anyway, as I had reviewed the DMA-2 when it first came out and they implemented my suggestions in the first proper production run.

The DMA-2 is excellent, I have one myself and may get another soon.

The one thing I find about ADR is that they care about the products and want to get it right and the backup is superb.
Old 15th July 2009
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Tony,

Thanks for the recommendation! I just wanted to clarify my location, I'm near Detroit, not Chicago.

As stated in another thread, I'm currently working on a re-issue of the ADR F760X-RS. I have a prototype on my bench (finally!) and I'm working out some PCB bugs - quite exciting after all the time spent working on it. My day job is with Vintage King Audio. I accept side work on the ADR F760's (Compex) or F769's (Vocal Stresser) as time allows. I can be contacted via PM on this forum.

Best,

Tim Mead

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Dear Mike,
The Helios F760 manual is slightly differant from the ADR one, but drop me a line @
[email protected]

And I will Pando you your requirements
Download and Share ... BIG | Pando

There is a guy called Tim Mead at Vintage King Audio in Chicago, he's an excelant Tech, and is very much up on the ADR F760, after you received the Manual, unless you want to carry out the Line-Up Calibration yourself, I can really recommend Tim.

Best Regards,

Tony.
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Old 16th July 2009
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Tony,

Thanks for the recommendation! I just wanted to clarify my location, I'm near Detroit, not Chicago.

As stated in another thread, I'm currently working on a re-issue of the ADR F760X-RS. I have a prototype on my bench (finally!) and I'm working out some PCB bugs - quite exciting after all the time spent working on it. My day job is with Vintage King Audio. I accept side work on the ADR F760's (Compex) or F769's (Vocal Stresser) as time allows. I can be contacted via PM on this forum.

Best,

Tim Mead
Dear Tim
"Sorry mate", my Geography can be out a bit sometimes,!! ?.
Natalie (My wife) asked if we could possibly go to the South of France for a little bit of Winter Sunshine, we ended up in Iceland.

But some others have a similar problem
I was on a Amazon expedition, the guide warned us to keep close as we could easily get lost.
I did not stay close and I got lost !! ?
A guy came speeding towards me on a Sledge with 8 Huskies pulling up front, I asked .

"Could you possibly know how I could find my way back to Base"
He replied

"Hey man" “you think your lost" “I got my own problems”.

Best Regards,

Tony.
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Old 20th January 2010
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A bit off topic but does anyone have manual/schematics for the Audio + Design F601-RS (Superdynamic Limiter)?
I may well have worked on that one.

Ought to be manuals around somewhere but remember this predates widespread computer use. Company wasn't networked at that time.
Nightmares, tube pen and film doing manuals.

The chap who did the majority of bench work is still around but long out of electronics. I probably did 197x through 1996, lot of doing design.
Used to avoid 760.

Still have the JFET selection computer, not that it is usable. That's what found the devices for most of the units.

601 is on different technology.

I might have a few schematics archived (unofficial) on stuff I did here using CAD. Mostly be specialist or to do with digital. Doubt you will come across broadcast stuff.
Old 20th January 2010
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Tim thanks for joining in, any info you could provide would be helpful. I know a few other members here have that unit too and are happy with it. It put a big smile on my face when I first tested the unit, knew it was a winner!
Old 9th March 2010
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I thought new compex will see light last year in 2009 ..BUT nothing hit market yet!!!

so i was searchin and found this I think this guy is close to offer it on DIY group and it looks AWESOME!!!!!

Audio and Design F760

looks nice and pro!!!!



Old 10th March 2010
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Old 10th March 2010
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Strange.... That DIY's PCB looks absolutely nothing like the cards inside my F760.
Old 10th March 2010
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What, if anything, do Scamp compressors have in common with the 760?
Old 30th March 2010
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Strange.... That DIY's PCB looks absolutely nothing like the cards inside my F760.
Today recieved my F760X-rsheh.
Picture inside, each channel has 3 cards:
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Old 22nd April 2010
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i got mine today , it is a

"ADR F760X RST"

labeled just like that by ELMUS BERLIN, with transformers labeled same "ELMUS"

did any of you ever hear about those ELMUS transformers?
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Old 27th April 2010
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What, if anything, do Scamp compressors have in common with the 760?
S01 is allmost same thing as compex... with all discrette balanced (or unbalanced) in and out stage + S01 dont have expander

F300 is expander to work with S01.. to get that COPMPEX COMBO!!!!

s31 is latter VCA compressor for scamp... they are good ..but not as S01!!!
Old 27th April 2010
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I love ADR. I had my F-760 compex fully serviced by David Kulka at Studio Electronics. He added input and output transformers and completely serviced it sounds great. I also have an ADR F-769 Vocal Stressor which I love as well. Another very cool piece that it silillar but has its own unique tone is the OC version of the ADR boxes. I have 5 OC units and they blow the ADR stuff away.
Old 27th April 2010
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We have a Compex, a Vocal Stresser and a Compex 2. And what should I say...they are the most used pieces of equipment in the studio! thumbsup
Old 27th April 2010
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I agree... ADR IS GREAT! OC IS THE GREATEST!
Old 27th April 2010
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i got mine today , it is a

"ADR F760X RST"

labeled just like that by ELMUS BERLIN, with transformers labeled same "ELMUS"

did any of you ever hear about those ELMUS transformers?
Elmus was the german distributor for ADR gear. They labeled every piece they sold with their stickers. Since transformers were optional they probably did it with these cards, too.
Old 27th April 2010
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Does anybody have any clips of these?

What's a used f760 stereo unt worth these days?
Old 28th April 2010
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A lot I have seen them go as high as 3k if not more.
Old 6th May 2010
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I agree... ADR IS GREAT! OC IS THE GREATEST!
Do you mean OC as in Orange County Electronics?

hehheh
Old 6th May 2010
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A lot I have seen them go as high as 3k if not more.
Wow I did not think they were worth that sort of money

Anyway I love mine and I plan on keeping her for sometime yet
Old 7th May 2010
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Do you mean OC as in Orange County Electronics?

hehheh
Yes, he does.
They are very nice boxes from Canada.
Old 8th May 2010
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The Orange County boxes are the ticket. By the way they are completely different animal then the ADR units.
Old 9th May 2010
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this is quite interesting-- my compex looks quite different inside than the pic of Schaaps.
How many versions were made? Tony, can you give us a bit of history? thanks,
David
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Old 9th May 2010
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this is quite interesting-- my compex looks quite different inside than the pic of Schaaps.
How many versions were made? Tony, can you give us a bit of history? thanks,
David
HI

that what you have is latter revision of Compex... I had bouth

here is some info I made :

COMPEX vs. COMPEX:
Note: Two versions of compex are out there…. With and without transformers….
Also small electronic differences on SUB board but “A”, “B”, “C” boards are same
Transformers used in original compex:
INPUT = Sowter 3276
OUTPUT = Sowter 3497
Older version also have peak limit pre emphasis position on PEAK limit switch!
WARNING!!!
In earlier version of compex boards sitting in rack: “C” – “B” – “A” , and in latter transformerless versions they were: “B” – “A” – “C”. (from top)

earlier version of compex had PSU part on switch front panel PCB.. latter have that on separate small PCB near power transformer!!
Old 6th June 2010
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HI

Older version also have peak limit pre emphasis position on PEAK limit switch!
I think that NEWER version has peak limit pre emphasis position.
Old 6th June 2010
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maybe you are right i got that conclusion based on serial numbers of compex i had heh
Old 7th June 2010
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The ADR / OC Rack.
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Old 7th June 2010
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For years Mike Chapman used one on every record he made. He always kept a signal path with his on the two mix to reference, and took it to mastering.

I picked mine after those sessions. Its pretty much the total antithesis of a Manley Mu.

Plus it has some of the most flamboyant lights on any piece of gear ever.
I think it's safe to say Micheal (as well as John Agnello) got it from me.

before me, I don't think Mike used ANY bus compression

the A&DR was my go-to already when we worked together.

it, or Dakings, are still me favourites
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