Altec 436C Compressor

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Beautiful  condition Altec 436C. Just had all the capacitors replaced and the selenium rectifier replaced with diodes.  Aside from that and the V1 tube, it is completely original. I had this up on Reverb and got offered 1,500$ (before recapping and tube replacement) I turned it down. I have a NOS Mallory knob that is identical to the stock Volume knob. I was going to add an output attenuator but I couldn't bring myself to drill on such a clean original faceplate. These compressors can be a little harsh when they first kick in so I sourced a V1 tube with extremely closely match halves which helped with this immensely. The selenium rectifier had to go because they are problematic and dangerous when they get this old. The original metal can capacitors were left on the chassis to preserve the look and the new caps were installed without any drilling or fabrication done to the chassis. The goal was to keep it as original as possible yet still functional. There are no exact reproduction of the power cap cans for this unit currently in production so quality coaxial electrolytic caps were used. All the original components and the spare knob will ship with the unit. Also properly terminated pigtails with XLR's and canari cable are included.

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This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

Product Specs

Listed2 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more

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